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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Endeavor to make a difference in people’s lives on a broad scale through Deakin’s Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. You’ll learn how to tackle health issues and improve the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations. Combined approaches involving community engagement, policy development, research, education, and the media will give you the expertise needed to address the causes of poor health and improve wellbeing throughout society.

Gain extensive practical experience throughout your course, including 120-hours of work experience in a health-related agency in your final year. You’ll be able to start building your own professional network while putting your knowledge and skills to use in a practical setting under the supervision of qualified practitioners. By combining a strong theoretical base with hands-on learning in the field, you’ll graduate confident and career-ready.

Interested in understanding key public health issues to improve the lives of others and contribute to a healthier community?

This course seeks to examine and act on the factors that cause poor health, as well as understanding those that create and sustain good health. You’ll work towards creating a healthier population by increasing health education, encouraging healthy practices, and influencing policy.

Build your expertise in health promotion and gain important skills in industry-recognized competencies, including:

  • planning and evaluation
  • health communication strategies
  • epidemiology
  • health research.

Work-integrated learning is a core component of this course and provides you with the chance to gain real-world experience to further develop your expertise while building your resume so that you can launch a successful career in the booming health sector.

Work Integrated Learning is a core feature of this course and is embedded within all units, which includes assignments that replicate work in the field. Another feature of this course is the capstone experience, a 120-hour practice education placement that provides you with an opportunity to transfer your knowledge and skills to a practical setting, where you can further your learning through realistic field experience. These placements enable you to consolidate your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, which assists you to be work-ready after graduation.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Job growth in the health sector continues to increase as public health issues - such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, food access, sedentary lifestyles, and aging populations - affect healthcare systems globally.

These are just some examples, and with many other public health issues becoming more prevalent, you can mold your career around those that match your interests and passions in the health field. Throughout your degree, we frequently discuss different case studies to help spark ideas for your unique career pathway.

Career opportunities in government and private sector roles across Australia and internationally include:

  • community development coordinator
  • health policy developer
  • health promotion officer
  • health researcher
  • program development coordinator
  • program evaluator
  • social planning officer
  • women’s health officer.

You may find employment in a range of health areas including:

  • tackling chronic illness (such as asthma, arthritis and
  • heart disease), plus developing and implementing prevention strategies
  • healthy eating
  • mental health
  • physical activity and environmental health
  • social inclusion
  • women’s health.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.