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  • Ideal for professionals looking for the flexibility to design a program that suits their career goals.
  • Study areas such as emergency disaster management, environmental health, health promotion, occupational health and safety, or risk management.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options -  on campus or externally, online learning, or block attendance.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the Graduate Diploma in Health Science.
QUT course code HL38
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Online
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code027285D
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  • Health Services Manager
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  • Public Health Officer

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This program is ideal for clinicians who want the flexibility to select a combination of units and specialisations that will meet their professional development needs. It offers flexibility with distance delivery, block attendance, external study and online learning for selected units.

Professional recognition

The Health Services Management study area in the graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters program is accredited with the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Course articulation

The graduate certificate articulates into the Graduate Diploma in Health Science.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Health Science

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Health Science can select to complete four units from one study area or from across a range of Faculty of Health units. 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 Promotion
  • Health Services Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety*
  • Quality and Patient Safety (Graduate Certificate only)
  • Risk Management
  • a cross-specialisation (where no study area is taken but students study across a variety of fields).

* 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 and not the Graduate Diploma in Health Science.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Health Science must have a bachelor degree in a relevant area (or equivalent).

Applicants may be admitted on the basis of work experience, other qualifications or research activities at the discretion of the Executive Dean.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $8,500 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

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.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments


How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Health Science

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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