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Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote

Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote (GCHH)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: This degree is currently being re-accredited and, as a consequence, is likely to undergo some changes.

Overview

  • Are you a Registered Nurse who wants to expand your expertise in rural and isolated practice? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote Health) is designed to enable Registered Nurses to further develop skills and industry knowledge to support the health of rural communities.
  • We understand that your skills and experiences are not necessarily the same as working in a city environment, so this degree will enable you to practice nursing in rural and isolated areas.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health.

Career outcomes

  • This degree strengthens the professional development of health professionals working in rural and remote areas.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university three-year bachelor degree in a health-related field, or equivalent.
  • Hold a current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA).

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Additional requirements for placements

All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
  • Australian Police Certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate 
  • a signed USQ Student Declaration.

Plus evidence of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases:

  • Hepatitis B immunisation 
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella immunisation
  • Tuberculosis risk assessment and Influenza immunisation.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees in health for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree. 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.  

Courses to be studied Units
1 x core course 1
3 x specialisation courses 3
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 12000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

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