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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin’s Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce is a versatile course that allows you to take your business knowledge into the fast-growing health sector, or your health expertise into the business world. Examine approaches to improve health systems and outcomes, while gaining practical skills through field-based programs. You’ll also gain a complimentary professional business qualification through your commerce studies.

The hands-on work experience you’ll undertake in a health-related agency will equip you with the skills needed to work in a public health or health promotion role. Build a foundation of robust business and personal skills, and pursue your passions by choosing to major in one of nine specialized areas of business.

Do you want a broad and highly transferable skill set that helps you contribute to the wellbeing of individuals and societies?

This combined course gives you a thorough understanding of the social and environmental factors that cause poor health, as well as those that create and sustain good health.  Examine how health is created and influenced in our society, and explore the different approaches for improving the population’s health.

Through community engagement, program planning and evaluation, capacity building, research, policy development, and health communication you’ll develop professional practices that can be applied to a range of settings and population groups. You’ll also gain a professional business qualification through your studies in the complementary discipline of Commerce.

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.

Intakes

  • March

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

As a graduate of this course, you may find employment in either of these professional areas and work with groups such as children, adults, the disadvantaged, and employees. Knowledge of business and health issues assists with executive management positions within the health industry that have policy development, budget, and staff management responsibilities.

As a graduate, you may qualify to work in positions such as Health Promotion Officer, Community Development Officer, Social Planning Officer, Health Educator, Women’s Health Officer, Health Policy Developer, Planning Officer, Health Researcher, Partnerships Coordinator or Program Evaluator. You will be prepared for a diverse range of employment areas including but not limited to healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, social inclusion, chronic illness (such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease), and women’s health.

The opportunities available to you will be somewhat dependent on the major sequence you choose to undertake as part of your degree.

The degree is a foundation for Honours and postgraduate study that leads to a research career in public health and/or health promotion or commerce.

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%

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

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.