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Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

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Study load

12 hours per week




January, March, August, October

Immerse yourself in the world of health promotion.

Promote your success in public health

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion is your key to building a successful career in health promotion. In a world of dynamic change hinged on the success of epidemiological outcomes, health promotion focusses on preventive health, with the aim of utilising your skills to to promote health and well-being and prevention to the broader population.

With Monash Online you’ll formulate and develop your repertoire of knowledge in health promotion, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics. With these tools under your belt, you’ll be equipped for achievement in the current market demand of health promotion.

What you will learn 
  • Health promotion
    Examine health promotion frameworks and theories that are used to promote health at a population level to compliment and contrast individual treatment.
  • Principles of public health
    Examine foundational aspects of public health underpinned by expert teachers with The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and explore contemporary challenges facing public health both nationally and internationally.
  • Biostatistics
    Understand the origin, availability and optimal use of major data and information resources to analyse the health of populations

The course is structured in 4 units, providing a full range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills necessary for a career in health promotion.


Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

Core units

You must complete the following units.

Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Challenges in public health

Foundations of health promotion

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline including health science, business, commerce, economics or law, or an equivalent qualification approved by the faculty with a minimum of one or two years industry/management experience.**

*Relevant disciplines include medical, nursing, allied health, other health related degree eg chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics; or in a non-related discipline, e.g. education, law, media, IT, journalism, communications, arts.
2. Relevant work experience includes work experience relevant to the person’s undergraduate or higher degree, in professional practice, in a related field, or that demonstrates application / work experience gained in a relevant field even if the bachelor’s degree was not in a related discipline. Relevant work experience includes in the healthcare industry (e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital or clinic), non-government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting or pharmaceutical company, etc.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.


If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, the estimated cost is $3812.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.


Looking for clarification on fee’s or scholarships?

Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.

Health Promotion at Monash Online

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion offers pathways to enter the field of health promotion. The course develops your knowledge of key public health and health promotion principles that can be applied in public health contexts. This includes biostatistics, health promotion and disease. You will also build your practical epidemiological and data analysis skills, as well as the capacity to implement them in future practical applications with industry leading skills and specialist experience within The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

The flexibility of online theoretical learning is complemented by practical experience in each unit, ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and skills required to face the evolving demands of this sector.


Meet your academic team

Professor Dragan Ilic

Course co-ordinator

Professor Dragan Ilic is the Director, Teaching & Learning and Head, Medical Education Research & Quality (MERQ) unit at SPHPM. Dragan is internationally recognised for his expertise in evidence-based practice (EBP) and health professions education. He is a board member of the International Society of Evidence-based Health Care, editorial member of Cochrane Urology and member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professions Educators.

I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.

Angela Weerasekera

Angela Weerasekera

Masters in Health Administration

Industry insights

With a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, you will be well-placed to take your next step into higher-levels of study to become a leader within the health-care industry, applying your skills as a health promotion expert in any of the following roles:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Health educator
  • Health community officer
  • Health researcher
  • Government roles
  • Non-government organisations
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The Australian government rates job growth for health managers as very strong.

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14.9% growth is predicted over a five-year period for the health sector.

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$110,000 is the most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.