Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals looking to specialise in an area of health.
  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options -  on campus or externally, online learning, or block attendance.
  • Students may specialise in: emergency and disaster management, environmental health, health policy and planning, health promotion, health services management, occupational health and safety, or quality and patient safety.

Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals looking to specialise in an area of health.
  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options -  on campus or externally, online learning, or block attendance.
  • Students may specialise in: emergency and disaster management, environmental health, health policy and planning, health promotion, health services management, occupational health and safety, or quality and patient safety.

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What to expect

This program is ideal for clinicians who seek to undertake a specialisation that will meet their professional development needs. It offers flexibility with distance delivery, block attendance, external study and online learning for selected units.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Community Health Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Health Officer

Details and units

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Health Science complete four units from one study area. To complete a major, students must complete at least four units from the same study area within the Faculty of Health. Students can graduate with one specified major only.

Study areas

Study areas are offered in the following:

  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Environmental Health*
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety*
  • Quality and Patient Safety

* Students wishing to complete a graduate diploma qualification in Environmental Health or Occupational Health and Safety should apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

 

Requirements

Course code
HL38
CRICOS code
027285D
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry

Entry requirements

You must have one of the following:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline
  • A recognised diploma qualification (or higher qualification) with at least 2 years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience plus at least 1 year full-time (or equivalent) in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development); or
  • Current registration within your field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body with at least 3 years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience
  • At least 7 years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development).

Overseas qualifications

QUT will consider equivalent overseas qualifications for admissions purposes. If you have qualifications or work experience from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction as recognised by QUT, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

English language proficiency

If you do not have recognised qualifications or work experience in the English language you will need to demonstrate that you can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard via one the following tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 or better overall with no subscore below 6.0
  • CAE: 176 or better overall with no subscore below 169
  • PTE: 58 or better overall with no subscore below 50
  • TOEFL (IBT): 79 or better overall with a writing subscore of 21 or better, a speaking subscore of 18 or better and no other subscore lower than 16

The test must have been completed within 2 years prior to the proposed course start month.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or

A completed recognised diploma qualification (or higher award) with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience which includes at least one year in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development); or

Current registration within the applicant’s field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience

For applicants working in a field of practice that does not have a nationally recognised professional body, at least seven years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional experience in a supervisory or leadership role (eg: with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development).

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $11,100 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

Student services and amenities fees

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

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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