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This course is available to be studied in several different study modes, including online or face-to-face. Check study modes offered in the 'course details’ section below.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has also reviewed the availability of the face-to-face version of this course, and this will be available for students to study remotely whilst the Australian border remains closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This course provides an introduction to techniques, approaches and case studies for working in health promotion at the frontlines of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

The Sydney Professional Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion consists of 2 x 6-days of intensive workshops where students will learn indigenous approaches to understanding health and gain skills in health promotion - from research to developing effective partnerships.

Students will be introduced to the overarching principles of health promotion, its conceptual and technical components and its role in preventing or reducing the impact of injury and ill health. Different concepts of health will be explored with a particular emphasis on indigenous approaches to understanding health and wellbeing.

Students will also explore in detail the conceptual components of a planned health promotion course, including the theory and practice of community engagement and participation, defining priority health issue, understanding risk factors and contributing factors, exploring theories and models relevant to health behaviour, identifying target groups and stakeholders, searching the literature for evidence and ideas, and resource mobilisation.

Units of study:

  • Community Profiling and Setting Priorities (INDH5211)
  • Health Promotion Program Planning (INDH5212)

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

Who should study this course?

This course is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

This course is not available to International Students.

This course is not available to International Students.

Starting date

Admissions criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway) requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

Completion of a Sydney Professional Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway) can be used as credit and articulate to a:

Career pathways

The course provides advanced postgraduate training for students who wish to excel in a career in Aboriginal and Indigenous health promotion.

Domestic students

International students

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