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Health Promotion, Health and Safety

Bachelor Double Degree


Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Learn to assess, manage and prevent injury and disease in the workplace and broader community.

Professional recognition

This course is nationally accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia); and recognised by the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia and the Safety Institute of Australia.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This double degree develops your expertise in both health promotion and occupational health and safety. As a graduate, you can choose to work within either discipline over your career, or you can pursue a career that combines both. Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.

In the following years, you’ll learn how to promote health by creating healthy environments, changing policies and laws to support healthy choices, and strengthening people’s ability to plan and take action to achieve healthier outcomes.

The occupational health and safety component gives you the skills to contribute proactively to risk management and assessment, and help prevent injuries and disease in the workplace.

You will participate in an on-campus health promotion campaign and in fieldwork visits so you can see health and safety in action. You'll also develop your practical skills by completing 350 hours in professional placements, in both health promotion and health and safety organisations.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • You'll gain practical and theoretical skills that are highly regarded by employers. 
  • Staff bring practical and academic experience to their teaching. 
  • The health promotion program is affiliated with the internationally acclaimed Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, giving you opportunities to participate in new and innovative health promotion research.
  • The health, safety and environment program has strong industry links through professional practice in workplaces and off-site field trips.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This course is nationally accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia); and recognised by the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia and the Safety Institute of Australia.

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia,  the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the Safety Institute of Australia.

Career information


  • Health Promotion officer
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • Policy officer
  • Workplace wellness coordinator
  • Youth health coordinator.


  • Community health
  • International aid
  • Local and state government
  • Public and private health services
  • Research and Development.

What you'll learn

  • apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and well-being of populations; demonstrate an understanding of human health, illness and wellbeing from a biological and social context; apply and integrate knowledge and practice required for the prevention of injury and disease in the workplace
  • critically analyse issues relevant to health promotion; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote health; apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs; access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
  • communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication; emphasise the significance of health promotion and health and safety research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication; communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
  • effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the health promotion and health and safety field
  • apply international perspectives and principles to health promotion and health and safety
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • demonstrate independence and leadership in project management; demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

One science subject from the following list; biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, human biology, integrated science, physics or psychology is desirable.

One science subject from the following list; biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, human biology, integrated science, physics or psychology is desirable.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $200*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,500*
Total indicative course fee $148,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,600*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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  • Curtin course code: BB-HPRHSF
  • CRICOS code: 046654D
  • Last updated on: April 3, 2020