Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Make a difference to people's lives on a broad scale with a Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. You will learn how to tackle minor and major health issues and boost the wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Combined approaches involving community engagement, policy development, research, education and the media will give you the expertise needed to address the causes of poor health and boost wellbeing throughout society. This course seeks to examine and act on the factors that cause poor health, as well as understanding those that create and sustain good health. You will work towards creating a healthier population by increasing health education, encouraging healthy practices and influencing policy. Build your expertise in health promotion and gain important skills in industry-recognised competencies, including: planning and evaluation health communication strategies epidemiology health research. You will also earn valuable experience through extensive work placements. Work-integrated learning is a core component of this course and provides you with the chance to gain real-world experience to further develop your expertise. The final year unit, Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum, gives you a 120-hour practice education placement in a health-related agency, where you can put your knowledge and skills to use in a practical setting under the supervision of qualified practitioners. You will be combining a strong theoretical base with hands-on learning in the field and graduating confident and career-ready. With a variety of public health issues affecting healthcare systems globally, job growth in the sector is increasing. There are many different pathways and career opportunities in government and the private sector across Australia and internationally. You also have the option of joining a study tour, where you will use your acquired skills to promote health internationally in countries such as Cambodia.


To complete the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to one credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. The course comprises a total of 24 credit points which must include the following: 3 foundation health units (these are compulsory) 13 core units in public health and health promotion (these are compulsory) 8 elective units chosen from any Faculty in the University No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1. At least 14 credit points of study must be at level 2 or higher at least 6 credit points must be at level 3 Any majors completed will be recognised on a student's final academic transcript. All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit). Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.


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Standard entry requirements

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library Applicants should have successfully completed a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information Entry will be based on performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience.


Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and obtain professional accreditation as a Health Promotion Practitioner with the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

Study pathways

This course provides pathway to the Honours program and subsequently higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework courses.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood International: $98,928
  • ATAR: 60
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
Waurn Ponds International: $98,928
  • ATAR: 51
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

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