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Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote Health)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Rural and Remote (GCHH)

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become a rural and remote specialist

Are you a registered nurse who wants to expand your expertise in rural and isolated practice? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote Health) is designed to enable registered nurses to further develop skills and industry knowledge around their chosen speciality. We understand that your skills and experiences are not the same as working in a city environment, so this degree will enable you to practice nursing in rural and isolated areas.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health.

Strengthening the professional development of health professionals working in related areas of their chosen specialisation, the Graduate Certificate of Health enables graduates to become experts in their field. 

Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Health include: Clinical Education, Clinical PracticeCommunity Health, GeneralGerontology, Mental Health, and Scheduled Medicines.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x core course 1
3 x specialisation courses 3
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 9360

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA).

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.