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A rewarding career

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.

Strong job growth rate

14.9 growth predicted over a 5-year period.

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Practical skills

Epidemiological and data analysis

Prime these skills for real-world application.

Accelerated & 100% online

Study that’s flexible

Coursework and assessments designed to fit around your needs.

Support seven days a week

Learning advice and study assistance

Dedicated support services designed for your study discipline.

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 focuses on preventive health, with the aim of utilising your skills to promote health and well-being and prevention to the broader population.

Taught by Victoria’s leading public health experts and with strong links to the Alfred Hospital and the Alfred Research Alliance, our courses are highly regarded in industry, the public sector and academia. 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 health promotion job market.

What you will learn 
  • Health promotion
    Examine health promotion frameworks and theories that are used to promote health at a population level to complement 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.
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Our worldwide health rankings

Monash University holds high renown for academic research with prominent rankings in public health domestically and internationally. 
# 3
THE World University Rankings by Subject
# 24
Shanghai Academic Ranking By Academic Subject

Pathways to a masters degree

You can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion in approximately 0.7 years part-time accelerated, after completing 4 units (24 credit points).

You can also continue studying after completing approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, 12 units (72 credit points), and you’ll receive a Master of Public Health

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.

You must complete the following units.

Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Foundations in public health

Foundations of health promotion

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience*

* Relevant work experience in the field of health and public health and includes in the health industry, e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital, clinic, non-government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting, pharmacist and pharmaceutical company etc.

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is not currently accepting international applications.
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 $4,125.00 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 fees or scholarships?

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

Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Health Managers?

Skilled Health Managers are in demand and well-paid, especially those who can lead businesses into the digital space.



The most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.

Industry Growth


Predicted growth for the health sector over five years.

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 Coordinator

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.

Dr Nazmul Karim

Dr Nazmul Karim is a medical doctor and a clinical epidemiologist by training, and the program manager for Monash online courses at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Dr Karim has also obtained a Master of Clinical Epidemiology and PhD. Dr Karim has worked in various capacities, including both developing and developed countries, as well as the World Health Organization.

Associate Professor Baki Billah

Associate Professor Baki Billah received his PhD in biostatistics from Monash University. He has received multiple teaching awards for his biostatistics units. A/Prof Billah has published more than 200 research articles and reports, and supervised 10 PhD students. His current research areas include COVID-19, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.

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

Masters in Health Administration Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Formulating health promotion strategies relies on vital Epidemiology concepts and applications. Epidemiology is researching and understanding health events affecting large populations. When you learn to use biostatistics research methods, typically applied to public health settings, you’ll learn how to summarise and describe pubic health-related data. You can identify public health risks. You’ll then have the evidence to develop effective health promotion strategies for large populations.
According to the Australian Government career data, there’s a very strong future demand for health and welfare services managers. Typically these roles require coordinating health and welfare programs in government and education settings.
Mainly education and training settings. But they can also work in government department administration settings.
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Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate 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.

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