Contact us

This course is only available to international students

Overview

  • Receive up to four units (one semester) of credit for prior learning and a place in the Master of Health Safety and Environment, Master of Public Health, Master of Health Management or Master of Advanced Practice Nursing.
  • Study two communication units at QUT International College to improve your English while studying two postgraduate health units at the faculty.
  • Meet the masters English entry requirement - no additional IELTS required.
  • Benefit from additional academic and language support.
QUT course code HL31
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 0.5 year full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 096266B
Careers
  • Advanced practice nurse
  • Occupational Health and Safety Manager
  • Public Health Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Manager

Details

Why choose this course?

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:

Choose your major

As part of this course, you must choose a major.

Nursing

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

Public health

Studying a major in public health leads to:

  • Master of Health Management
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health, Safety and Environment (Occupational Health and Safety)

Environmental health

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

Advanced standing

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:

  • 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).

Course articulation

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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Environmental Health major

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:

  • 12 credit points (one subject) of foundation chemistry or recognised foundation chemistry bridging program; 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) 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) 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)

Public Health

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) 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

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.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 5.0
Writing 5.5
Reading 5.5
Listening 5.0
Overall 6.0

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

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.

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.

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.

2018: $14,200 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

View all postgraduate scholarships

Apply

How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Communication for Health

You're ready to apply 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 costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Apply now

Email me this course

Email me this course as a PDF

Please wait…

Download this course as a PDF

Download

Stay connected

Please wait…

Get just the information you want on courses, scholarships and events.