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Graduate Diploma of Health (Rural and Remote Health)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote (GDHH)

Study Mode
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 2 years part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook

Expand your health care knowledge

USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Health (Rural and Remote Health) will allow you to delve further in to topics relevant with rural and remote health care. If you are a registered nurse wishing to further your knowledge and advance your skills in rural and isolated practice, this specialisation is ideal for you. You have the option to incorporate Scheduled Medicines courses to further advance your knowledge in the industry.

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health will qualify you to continue on to the Master of Health, where you will have the opportunity to enhance your career opportunities as a specialist in your chosen field of study.  

Professional accreditation

Students in the Rural and Remote specialisation may include the Scheduled Medicines courses. The Scheduled Medicines specialisation is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council to enable graduates to achieve Scheduled Medicine endorsement through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Other specialisations for the Graduate Diploma of Health include: Community Health, General and Health Leadership.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 6
Total 8
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 (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 21760

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 2018 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.
  • Be registered as a Division 1 Registered Nurse and must be able to demonstrate at least one years' full-time clinical experience. Applicants must provide a detailed CV including education, clinical experience, professional development, and full time equivalent for each employer.
    USQ requires written confirmation that the applicant is currently practicing as an Registered Nurse and can complete required hours of clinical mentorship in their workplace.

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

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

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