Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

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

This versatile course allows you to take your business knowledge into the fast-growing health sector, or your health expertise into the business world. The hands-on work experience you’ll undertake in a health-related agency will equip you with the skills needed to work in a public health or health promotion role. Build a foundation of robust business and personal skills and pursue your passions by choosing to major in one of nine specialised areas of business. This combined course gives you a thorough understanding of the social and environmental factors that cause poor health, as well as those that create and sustain good health Through community engagement, program planning and evaluation, capacity building, research, policy development and health communication you’ll develop professional practices that can be applied to a range of settings and population groups. You’ll also gain a professional business qualification through your studies in the complementary discipline of Commerce.

Structure

  • 32 credit points, which must include: 3 foundation health units
  • 13 core units in public health and health promotion
  • 8 Bachelor of Commerce core units
  • a prescribed Commerce major sequence
  • a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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.

Recognition

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 the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA). Commerce graduates may apply for membership of CPA, CAANZ, IPA and ACCA. Students who complete the accounting major sequence are eligible to apply for admission to the: CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - A limited number of exemptions may apply. Please refer to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for further information. The Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning) is a course approved by the new financial planning standards body - the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce will satisfy the education standards prescribed by FASEA to be able to provide financial advice in Australia and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations - the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER? Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one year credit reduction, off the five years, needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

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
Melbourne Burwood No information available No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Geelong Waterfront No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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