Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


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.

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. This course is available to all other international students to study wholly online.

Prospective students can access a copy of the program flyer and may contact Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Academic Course Coordinator, Dr Ani Wierenga at wierenga@unimelb.edu.au