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Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote Health)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote (GCHH)

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 1 year part-time

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook

Become a rural and remote specialist

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 around their chosen speciality. We understand that your skills and experiences are not 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.

Strengthening the professional development of health professionals working in related areas of their chosen specialisation, the Graduate Certificate of Health enables graduates to become experts in their field. 

Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Health include: Clinical EducationCommunity HealthGeneral and Scheduled Medicines.

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.

How much will it cost?

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 12000

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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. This program 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.


How to apply

Note

As this degree is only offered in part-time study, international students wishing to come to Australia will be unable to study on-campus.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

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

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.