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Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health

This Graduate Certificate helps you meet the English language requirements to enter a range of Masters degrees in Health.
International
This course is only available for International students.
This course is only available for International students.
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
CRICOS
096266B

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health will help you to meet the English language requirements of the following programs: Master of Advanced Practice Nursing (NS80), Master of Health Management (PU84), Master of Public Health (PU86), and Master of Health, Safety and Environment (PU80). This program will help you to improve your English language capability and academic literacy skills while studying advanced Health topics. On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Communication with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in your chosen Master program.

Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Master of Advanced Practice Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Health Management, and Master of Health, Safety and Environment degrees.
  • Suitable for international students who have not met the minimum English language requirements to enter the Masters degree.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in your chosen Health discipline and develop your English language capability and academic literacy.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 semester of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards one of the approved posgraduate Health degrees.

What to expect

This course is intended primarily as a pathway for international students who want to study Master of Advanced Practice Nursing (NS80), Master of Health Management (PU84), Master of Public Health (PU86), or Master of Health, Safety and Environment (PU80) but have not met the English language requirements for direct entry. Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist Health discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy.

You will be studying two Communication units at the QUT International College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two Health units at the faculty from your chosen degree.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in one of the approved Health degree with up to 1 semester of advanced standing.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Choose your major

As part of the Graduate Certificate, you must choose a major:

Nursing

Studying a major in nursing leads to: Master of Advanced Practice Nursing.

Public health

Studying a major in public health leads to: Master of Health Management, Master of Public Health, or Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Occupational Health and Safety).

Environmental health

Studying a major in environmental health leads to: Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Environmental Health).

Brochure

You can read about our Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health in this brochure: Download a printable course flyer (PDF file, 279.1KB)

Career outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Master degree

To progress into one of the approved Health degrees you will need to successfully complete your Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of this Graduate Certificate, you are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards:

  • Master of Health Management
  • Master of Public Health

You will be eligible for 24 credit points (2 units) towards:

  • Master of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Occupational Health, and Safety)
  • Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Environmental Health)

Requirements

Course code
HL31
CRICOS code
096266B
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 6 months full-time
Entry
  • February and July

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Environmental Health major

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline; and a minimum of 48 credit points (equivalent of one semester full time study) of basic science units that were completed at the bachelor degree level and must include:

  • 12 credit points (one subject) of foundation chemistry; and
  • 36 credit points in other science areas (e.g. microbiology, physics, anatomy and physiology, life science).

Pathway leading to Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Environmental Health)

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (Environmental Health) (1 semester) July entry leading to Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Environmental Health) (4 semesters)  February entry (24 credit points advanced standing)

Nursing major

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in nursing; or a completed recognised associate degree in nursing and one of year work experience as a registered nurse (or equivalent).

The Master of Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australia should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider our Bachelor of Nursing program.

Pathway leading to Master of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (Nursing) (1 semester) into:

  • February or July entry leading to Master of Advanced Practice Nursing (Chronic Health Care Nursing) (3 semesters) February or July entry (24 credit points advanced standing).
  • February or July entry leading to Master of Advanced practice Nursing (Health Professional Education) (3 semesters) February or July entry (24 credit points advanced standing).
  • February or July entry leading to Master of Advanced practice Nursing (Cross- Specialisation) (3 semesters) February or July entry (24 credit points advanced standing).

Public Health major

Health Management

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

Pathway leading to Master of Health Management

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (Public Health) (1 semester) February or July entry  leading to Master of Health Management (3 semesters) February or July entry (48 credit points advanced standing).

Occupational Health and Safety

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

Pathway leading to Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Occupational Health and Safety)

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (Environmental Health) (1 semester) July entry leading to Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Occupational Health and Safety) (4 semesters)  February entry (24 credit points advanced standing)

Public Health

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

Pathway leading to Master of Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health (Public Health) (1 semester) February or July entry  leading to Master of Public Health (3 semesters)  February or July entry (48 credit points advanced standing).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019

2019: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

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QUT International College Director's Award for Community Contribution

An award for students currently studying academic or English pathway programs at the college who have made an exceptional contribution to the QUTIC community.

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