GD169 - Graduate Diploma in Wellness

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Plan: GD169DE - Graduate Diploma in Wellness
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Wellness
Award abbreviation: GradDipWell
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full time (4 course per semester), 2 years part time (2 course per semester)
Location: Bundoora campus (delivered online)
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 061900
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Wellness is designed to produce graduates who have acquired a holistic body of Wellness knowledge and are positioned to contribute to the emerging field of Wellness. Graduates will be able to apply this knowledge and embed Wellness principles and practices in a variety of diverse sectors and settings.  This program may provde a pathway for future study and /or research. 

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Articulation and pathways

In line with RMIT University policy applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning where courses in relevant cognate areas have been undertaken at a post graduate level.

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Wellness Program may be eligible to apply for a Masters by Research award at RMIT University. Students are encouraged to contact the School of Graduate Research for further information regarding this option.


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Entrance requirements

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree,  

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.  

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

Students who enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Wellness are required to undertake a minimum of two (2) courses per semester to completion of the requirements of the program. Students who wish to take less than two courses per semester must negotiate this requirement with the Program Manager.


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External accreditation and industry links

Wellness is an emerging discipline and as such there are currently no external registration boards or accreditaiton authorities. The Graduate Diploma in Wellness is therefore not subject to any external accreditation.

This program is designed to provide a holistic post graduate level of learning about wellness that can be applied in a variety of sectors and settings and augment pre existing qualifications including the areas of business and health.

 Industry Stakeholders include the National Wellness Institute of Australia, the Health and Productivity Institute of Australia, the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners,  as well as international and local hospitality, tourism and spa business groups. 


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT

( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

RMIT librarians have developed a specialist Wellness and Complementary Therapies Subject Guide to provide you with starting points for finding information on wellness and complementary/alternative health care, at

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT ( .

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at


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