Graduate Certificate

(Health and Social Wellbeing)

The Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Wellbeing offers a holistic perspective on wellness which is delivered online 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 online learning foundations at NTI are unique within postgraduate education.

Course Overview
Head of Program
Dr Susan Sumskis
Course Duration Full-time: 6 months |  Part-time: from 12 months for domestic students 
Delivery Method Online study
Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree with a major in a relevant field, such as health sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, or education, OR

relevant working experience and professional training over at least three (3) years (for example, in the health sector or social services or education).

English Language Requirements

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: Although this course does not directly lead to a registration as a health professional, 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
Tuition Fees 2020# Domestic $7,600*
International $9,600
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
Non-Tuition Fees More about non-tuition fees
CRICOS Course Code 082517C
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C



Course Structure

3 Core Subjects

HSW901 Mind-Body Wellness
HSW902 Nutrition Through the Lifespan

Research Methods and

Evidence-Based Practice


1 Elective Subjects

NTI900 Critical Inquiry
HSW905 Compassion at Work
HSW906 Social and Cultural Wellbeing
ABS901 Introduction to Buddhism

Please note: Not all electives are offered in each semester. Please check the subject timetable for a full list of subjects scheduled



Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.