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Full fee scholarship opportunities to study health promotion in a social and emotional wellbeing are available from Sydney University.

Are you an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker with an interest in social and emotional wellbeing or mental health? Do you want to take your career to the next level?

In this course, you will learn how to promote social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) in your community from a team led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics.

SEWB describes the holistic understanding of health that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have. It includes the cultural, spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of the individual, family and wider community. It also considers a variety of factors that contribute to health such as policy and the environment.

Promoting SEWB over mental health is a more effective and all-encompassing way to address the myriad factors that contribute to health and wellbeing.

Apply now and be on the path to joining our cohort of graduates, many of whom have fulfilling careers in a variety of sectors including community, health, government and education.

Learn to work with your community

Throughout the course, you will learn to:

  • Identify the SEWB health priorities, needs and strengths of your community
  • Work in partnership with your community to develop SEWB health promotion and prevention programs
  • Implement and evaluate these programs in community, ensuring continued improvement

Where this course can take you

On completion of your studies, you will be able to:

  • Address any SEWB issue using best practice health promotion and prevention tools and processes
  • Act to improve the SEWB of your community and the wider population
  • Progress your career and act as a role model for your family and community
  • Enrol in higher university degrees

What study will look like

The course commences early next year. It is delivered online* over 2 semesters (12 months) and consists of 6 units of study delivered as Blocks throughout the year, they are:

Block 1: Community profiling and setting priorities
Block 2: Health promotion program planning
Block 3: Goals, objectives and strategies
Block 4: Communication
Block 5: Research and evaluation
Block 6: Art, science and politics of prevention

*Face-to-face Blocks may become available subject to health advice around COVID-19.

All costs covered

Thanks to a generous private donation, there are no fees payable to study this course. All students will be awarded a scholarship that covers:

  • All course and course-related fees
  • Access to one-on-one tutorial support
  • A financial contribution towards study costs
  • Travel, accommodation and meals for any face-to-face classes (pending COVID-19 health advice, see ‘What study will look like’)

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • At least three years relevant work experience in SEWB, mental health or a health-related role
  • Proof of prior learning (including technical and vocational training [TAFE] or other university study)
  • A letter from your employer expressing their support for your study plans OR a personal statement explaining how the course will enhance your professional development
  • A statement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification

When and how to apply

Applications close 7 February 2022, places are limited so don’t miss out.

Hit the red ‘Apply now’ button in this email.

Need more information?

Phone us: 02 9351 1973
Email us: [email protected]
Check out our website: sydney.edu.au/courses/graduate-diploma-in-indigenous-health-promotion