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Develop English language skills while studying academic content from the masters program by studying two communication units at the College and two postgraduate health units at the faculty.
You will also benefit from additional academic and language support and small classes, allowing for a smooth transition into your related masters program.
This Graduate Certificate program provides a pathway into the following postgraduate health programs:
As part of this course, you must choose a major.
Studying a major in nursing leads to our Master of Advanced Practice Nursing.
Studying a major in public health leads to:
Studying a major in environmental health leads to our Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Environmental Health).
By studying this course, you will be eligible for credit for prior learning (advanced standing) into our masters courses. This means that you will be able to get a head start in your masters course.
You will be eligible for 48 credit points (4 units) towards:
You will be eligible for 24 credit points (2 units) towards:
To progress into your related masters program you will need to successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.
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A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) 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:
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)
A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) 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:
A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) 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) 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)
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).
We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.
You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.
We offer English language courses 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.
If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2018: $14,200 per course (48 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
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