Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion will enable graduates to confidently work with communities to contribute to effective and sustainable health promotion practices, both nationally and internationally.

This course

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs efficiently, effectively and appropriately to improve the health and wellbeing of populations. Health promotion focuses on the promotion of health in communities, social sectors and settings, and is a specialisation within the Master of Public Health.

What you will study

Guiding principles articulated in the action areas of the Ottawa and Bangkok Charters for Health Promotion are covered in the subjects Health Promotion and Public Health Policy. Primary investigative skills are developed in the Health Research Methodology subject. This theoretical and investigative base is complemented by opportunities to consolidate skills and apply knowledge in the Health Promotion Competencies subject.

UAC 935090

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine, Public Health

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online

Course Code

1183

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) part-time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants with other relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Registered Nurses) and at least two years' relevant work experience may also be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion will count as credit towards the Health Promotion speciality stream in the Master of Public Health upon successful transfer.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International students should liaise with the Faculty for information regarding course availability.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion will count as credit towards the Health Promotion speciality stream in the Master of Public Health upon successful transfer.

FEES

International applicants should check program availability with the Course Co-ordinator.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$15,504 (2019)

$15,504 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the relevance of models of health promotion for achieving efficient and equitable gains in health outcomes in Health Promotion.
2 Demonstrate critical knowledge of health promotion in relation to the social determinants of health, including local, national, global, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander considerations.
3 Apply appropriate strategies s to critically analyse population health information to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to complex public health problems.
4 Effectively communicate health promotion knowledge, skills and ideas to others using appropriate methods and technologies.
5 Reflect on and apply appropriate ethical, professional, public and personal behaviours within a range of contexts relevant to public health and health promotion.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of subjects in accordance with the subject progression table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
HAS 820 Academic Skills for Postgraduate Social Science Students 6 Autumn, Spring
HAS 948 Health Promotion 6 Spring
Plus two subjects from the following:
HAS 943 Health in All Policies 6 Autumn
HAS 944 Social Complexities and Health 6 Autumn
HAS 947 Introduction to Epidemiology 6 Autumn
HAS 950 Project Planning and Evaluation 6 Autumn
HAS 951 Public Health Communication 6 Not available in 2019
HAS 953 Food and Health 6 Autumn
HAS 946 Health Research Methodology II 6 Spring
HAS 952 Health Promotion Theories and Models 6 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW is home to public health researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise you to build your own research career through our public health projects and our research seminar series. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks so that you are competitive in the workforce.