Deakin University

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

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

Gain extensive practical experience throughout your course, including 120-hours of work experience in a health-related agency in your final year. You will be able to start building your own professional network while putting your knowledge and skills to use in a practical setting under the supervision of qualified practitioners.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.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, while building your resume so that you can launch a successful career in the booming health sector.You will also have the opportunity to join an overseas study tour.


  • 24 credit points which must include: 16 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'
  • and at least 6 credit points must be at level 3.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and 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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $101,272 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $101,272 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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