Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

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.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine, Public Health

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1183

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) part-time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

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

Credit Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $14,256
Full Course Fee: $14,256

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

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 Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $10,032

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.

Distance

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $10,032

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion will be able to:

  1. Review and appraise the social and environmental determinants of health and disease - at local, national and international levels by drawing on currently available evidence-based research.
  2. Think critically and evaluate available population health data to generate ideas for effective public health policies, interventions and programs.
  3. Make high level, independent judgements when assessing public health policies and interventions demonstrating an understanding of the core public health values.
  4. Use quantitative and qualitative approaches – to plan and evaluate health promotion programs.
  5. Plan creative programs for groups, communities and populations to improve health outcomes.
  6. Work independently as part of a team, across a range of sectors –to plan, manage and evaluate interventions designed to advance health outcomes.
  7. Effectively communicate theoretical concepts, health knowledge, skills and ideas about groups, communities and populations to a wide range of audiences.
  8. Perform the health promotion competencies laid out by the Australian Health Promotion Association as being integral to beginner practitioner level. 

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 834Health Promotion6Autumn
HAS 841Health Research Methodology6Autumn, Spring
HAS 830Health Promotion Competencies6Spring
HAS 835Public Health Policy6Spring

 

 

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.