Graduate Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing

    Course overview

    • 1 year part time
    • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Mid Year Intake - July


    There is increasing recognition that design plays an important role in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Government bodies, workplaces, schools, universities, not-for-profit and commercial businesses are making health and wellbeing a priority. COVID-19 has further drawn attention to the way space impacts health and human experiences. Design for wellbeing is fast gaining traction as a field.

    The Graduate Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing is rich and multidisciplinary introduction to why space matters, spatial research methods and how users’ health and wellbeing are impacted by their environments.

    The course is for both designers and non-designers and focuses on core theories and principles underpinning design for health and wellbeing alongside practical skills needed to implement new ideas.

    Drawing on a wide range of expertise, including from the fields of design, architecture, planning, medicine, healthcare, design for ageing and disability, engineering, construction and building, and community management, along with Australian Indigenous cultural knowledges and creative practices, you will gain a sound understanding of key concepts and practical skills to consider the physical, psychological, social and ecological dimensions of the built environment. This unique skillset will enable you to make a positive impact immediately.

    Delivered fully online, with the option of face-to-face delivery for certain elective subjects, this is a short yet rich program providing the flexibility to study around other commitments.

    International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

    Course aims

    The course aims to equip you with the unique knowledge and skills to improve health and wellbeing through better-designed spaces.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is suitable for both designers and non-designers from industry as well as recent graduates wanting to expand their knowledge in this emerging field.

    Ideal for a range of career levels, from graduate through to the manager, leader or senior leader, you could be working in architecture, construction, building operations, urban design, engineering, interior design, healthcare organisations, local and state government departments, professional services and engineering. The course also suits those working in human resources and workplace experience leaders or organisational psychology.