|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
|Study mode||Online, on-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
Help individuals, groups and communities improve their health and make the healthy choice an easy choice.
This course is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills required for a career in health promotion. You will learn how to identify the health needs of individuals, groups and communities, develop people’s skills and knowledge in health, advocate for policies and laws that support healthy choices and plan, implement and evaluate health promotion activities.
In your first year you will learn the foundations of health promotion and study interprofessional units with students from other health disciplines.
In your second and third years you will specialise in health promotion. You will also participate in fieldwork visits, undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign and complete a 100-hour professional placement in a health promotion organisation.You can study this as part of a double degree:
*Please note not all majors are offered online
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Desirable WACE coursesAt least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Health Promotion Officer
This course can help you become a:
- program/campaign/project officer
- policy officer
- health promotion officer
- research officer
- community health development officer.
Potential employers may include:
- Heart Foundation
- Cancer Council of WA
- Diabetes WA
- Injury Control Council of WA
- Act-Belong-Commit (Mentally Healthy WA)
- WA AIDS Council
- Department of Health
- Local government.
Employment for other Health diagnostic and promotion professionals is expected to grow very strongly.*
* (Sources 1, 2: Job Outlook 2016, joboutlook.gov.au)
- Classes in this course are kept small to allow close liaison between students and staff who bring practical and academic experience to their teaching.
- The Department of Health Promotion is affiliated with the internationally acclaimed Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research located at Curtin. The Centre, through the major grants it attracts, will give you the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking health promotion research.
- Department staff have won many teaching awards including a University Innovative Teaching Practice Award. Eight of the Department staff have won Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in recent years.