Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion

Deakin University

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

The Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion trains you in the analytical, strategic and communication skills needed to improve health and wellbeing through practical action. Gain a deeper understanding of the causes of health issues, then learn how to develop initiatives that address these challenges at a grassroots level. Health promotion can keep half a million Australians out of hospital every year by preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, stroke and depression. With a Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, you can be a key player in this incredibly important field that looks to educate and influence behaviour long before health issues appear. The course explores evidence-based health promotion strategies that improve the health of individuals, families, communities and countries. These are strategies that empower people to improve their health, strengthen community action and create environments that are more supportive of good health.

Designed for

Health professionals and teachers


8 credit points comprising seven 1-credit-point core units (these are compulsory) and one credit point elective unit. The elective unit is selected from a select list.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor Degree or higher or two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be 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.


Graduates in this course should be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Study pathways

Serves as a first year of study of a coursework master degree for those wishing to undertake further study. Advanced standing may be given for studies undertaken at the Graduate Certificate level.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $26,000
International: $37,400
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

This course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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