How to become a Health Promotion Practitioner

Health promotion practitioners plan projects to improve the health of individuals and the community.

Personal requirements of a Health Promotion Practitioner

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to relate to people from varied backgrounds
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team

Education & Training for a Health Promotion Practitioner

To become a health promotion practitioner you usually have to study health promotion or public health at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2%

NSW 27.8%

NT 1.6%

QLD 25%

SA 7.2%

TAS 0%

VIC 23.6%

WA 12.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 16.9%

Female 83.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 44.8%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 55.2%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 24.2%

Above 35 years: 77%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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