La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Health Promoting Palliative Care


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year part-time.
Fees and costs
$25,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

This course is designed for professionals currently working in the health sector. It explores the theory and practice of palliative care.

You'll have the opportunity to examine the relationship between policy, organisation and practice in health promotion and palliative care, and develop skills for interventions at each of these levels.

You'll also explore innovative practices in health promoting palliative care and focus on developing new skills that will assist you in implementing health promotion aspects of your profession and apply these in the field of palliative care.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Entry requirements


Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates can seek roles as health professionals in palliative care services, community health services, local government, aged care, acute hospital units, and drug and alcohol services.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$25,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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