Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote Health)
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.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 10760|
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4760|
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.
- Completion of an Australian university three-year bachelor degree in a health-related field, or equivalent.
- Hold a current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA).
Additional requirements for placements
All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:
- Blue Card or Working with Children Check
- Australian Police Certificate
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
- a signed USQ Student Declaration.
Plus evidence of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases:
- Hepatitis B immunisation
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella immunisation
- Tuberculosis risk assessment and Influenza immunisation.
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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.