Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing

The Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing offers a holistic perspective on wellness which is delivered using mindful and contemplative approaches to learning.

An important element of education at Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is to embody self-care within the process of learning how to care for the health and social needs of others. This approach is essential to successfully addressing the inherent risks of burnout and fatigue when caring for others. The embodied, holistic and contemplative learning foundations at NTI are unique within postgraduate education.


Course Details
Head of Program (Health and Social Wellbeing) Dr Susan Sumskis
Course Duration Full-time: 6 months |  Part-time: from 12 months
Delivery Method On-campus (+ supported online study)
Academic Requirements Either a bachelor degree with a major in health, human services, social sciences, liberal arts, education, or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years for example in the health sector or social services or education.
English Language Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English will need to meet our English Language Requirements.

Please note: On completion of this course, those wishing to register as a health professional in Australia will also need to satisfy the AHPRA requirement of an overall IELTS score of 7.
Related Courses Master of Arts (Health and Social Wellbeing)
Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing
Fees 2019 Domestic $6,600*
International $8,000
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
Fees 2020# Domestic $7,600*
International $9,600
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
CRICOS Course Code 082517C
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C

# Indicative fee, assuming all electives are chosen within the Award program

Course Structure & Subjects

The course can be completed within one (1) semester of full-time study or two (2) or more semesters of part-time study. The Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing qualification requires the completion of 4 subjects (for a total of 24 credit points).

Core Subjects

Note: Not all core subjects are offered in each semester. Please consult the timetable or Student Services for advice.

HSW901 Mind-Body Wellness
HSW902 Nutrition Through the Lifespan
HSW903 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice

Elective Subject 

1 Elective Subject to be chosen from the schedule below:

HSW900 Critical Thinking, Scholarly Capabilities and Academic Inquiry 
HSW905 Compassion at Work (new subject coming soon)
HSW906 Social and Cultural Wellbeing (new subject coming soon)
ABS901 Introduction to Buddhism