Careers in Health Promotion
Demand for Health Promotion employees is increasing rapidly, due largely
to the expanding field being incorporated into a wide range of professional
services. Health Promotion Officers land work in a variety of
employments, whether that be specialised agencies such as the Heart
Foundation or community heath agencies such as Dianella.
Graduates of Health Promotion find employment in a wide range of public
and private health services, health foundations, non-government
organisations, industry, and Commonwealth, State and Local
governments, often as Health Promotion officers.
Health Promotion Officers will work with various groups to improve the
health of individuals and the community. Such tasks may include:
planning and coordinating Health Promotion programs for
informing and involving other health professionals in community
designing and developing public information campaigns using radio,
television, newspapers, pamphlets, posters and websites
designing school curriculum material
Health Promotion Officers will often take part in campaigns and small
community programs covering issues such as family, the environment,
social change, nutrition, exercise, drugs and sexuality.
With experience, Health Promotion officers can progress into supervisory
positions such as Health Promotion Coordinator roles, and managerial
positions as well as international roles.
Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to
develop a build a rapport quickly.
Be organised and able to be resourceful with a commitment to
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
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Promotion and Health Promotion resources, please read the following
Career Pathway Options
To become a health promotion officer you usually have to study health
promotion at university. Degree course are offered at many of Victorias
leading Universities. The following universities offer bachelor degrees with
majors in health promotion, 3 to 4 years full time or equivalent.
Australian Catholic University National - Melbourne Campus
Deakin University - Melbourne Campus
La Trobe University - Bundoora Campus
Monash University - Peninsula Campus
RMIT University - City and Bundoora Campuses
Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorn Campus
University of Ballarat - Mount Helen Campus
Victoria University - St Albans Campus
For further information on available courses see:
New South Wales / ACT
Contact your University of interest for more information on application
processes and prerequisite requirements.
Health Promotion Resource Links:
Planning and coordinate is a fundamental process within any agency.
Health Promotion programs will often involve a series of phases which
require thorough strategic planning. This often is found to be a complex
process, and for this reason various government and non-government
agencies have developed frameworks or toolkits to assist in best planning
and coordination for programs. These include:
The Integrated Health Promotion Resource Kit
ACT Online Support for Health Promotion
Quality Improvement Program Planning System
Central Sydney Area Health Service
Program Management for Health Promotion