Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


Adolescent health and wellbeing reflects a complex set of interactions between biology and social context, both of which have changed dramatically over time. The health and wellbeing of 10-24 year old adolescents and young adults has not improved to nearly the same extent as younger children and older adults. At the same time, new scientific understandings, public health interventions and service responses offer more sophisticated opportunities to advance adolescent health than ever before. Delivered online, the Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing will provide you with the latest knowledge of adolescent health and development, prevention frameworks and skills to work more effectively with individuals and populations in schools and communities, and within health services.


There are two specialisations available: health promotion and oncology.

Online learning

The Graduate Certificate program is offered fully online, making it accessible to multi-disciplinary learners no matter whether you live locally in Melbourne, in regional or rural Australia, or internationally (international students pay the same tuition fees as domestic students). This allows you to study at times of the day that suit you, and around your personal and professional commitments.


You’ll be qualified to work in adolescent health and wellbeing practice, program development and policy analysis.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,192 for the entire course Expected Jul 2023 1 year part time
Read more1 year part time

Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

Applicants for the graduate degree need:

An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as Education, Health Science, Social Work or related discipline; or
An undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent, and at least 2 years of documented relevant work experience; or
At least 5 years of documented relevant work experience, including clear evidence of career development, of professional writing, and generally of professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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