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Health Promotion and Health and Safety Double Degree

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety) - BSc(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-HPRHSF Health Sciences
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative 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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
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Study mode On-campus or online
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

Work to assess, manage and prevent injury and disease within the workplace and in the broader community.

This double degree course is designed to develop your expertise in both health promotion and occupational health and safety. As a graduate, you may choose to work within either discipline over your career, however, due to the course’s unique integration of the two, you may pursue a career that combines both.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. In the following years, you will specialise in the areas of health promotion and health and safety. You will learn how to promote health by developing people’s skills and knowledge, strengthening the ability of people to plan and undertake action to achieve better health, creating healthy environments and changing policies and laws to support healthy choices.

The occupational health and safety component will equip you with skills to contribute proactively to risk management and assessment, and the prevention of injuries and disease in the workplace.

You will participate in an on-campus health promotion campaign, undertake a 100-hour  professional placement in workplace health promotion, and complete 200 hours of placements in health and safety. Fieldwork visits will also give you the chance to see health and safety in action.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses


Desirable WACE courses

At least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Fieldwork requirements

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

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported 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 (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). 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. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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.

Professional recognition

Professional accreditation

Nationally accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia).

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia and the Safety Institute of Australia.

Professional memberships

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia,  the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the Safety Institute of Australia.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on or 1300 222 888.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer

Potential employers

Health promotion employers may include government, non-government and community-based organisations such as:

  • Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Council of WA
  • Diabetes WA
  • Injury Control Council of WA
  • Drug and Alcohol Office
  • WA AIDS Council 
  • Department of Health
  • local government. 

Health and safety employers include: 

  • government organisations such as local government and Worksafe
  • private companies, particularly in the industry and resources sectors.

Why Health Promotion and Health and Safety Double Degree?

  • Graduates gain practical and theoretical skills that are highly regarded by employers. 
  • Staff bring practical and academic experience to their teaching. 
  • The health promotion program is affiliated with the internationally acclaimed Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research which, through the major grants it attracts, gives you the opportunity to participate in new and innovative health promotion research.
  • The health, safety and environment program has strong industry links through professional practice in workplaces and off-site field trips.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.