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Graduate Diploma of Health (Rural and Remote Health)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote (GDHH)

Study Mode
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 2 years part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Expand your health care knowledge

USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Health (Rural and Remote Health) will allow you to delve further in to topics relevant with rural and remote health care. If you are a registered nurse wishing to further your knowledge and advance your skills in rural and isolated practice, this specialisation is ideal for you.  

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health will qualify you to continue on to the Master of Health, where you will have the opportunity to enhance your career opportunities as a specialist in your chosen field of study.  

Other specialisations for the Graduate Diploma of Health include: Community Health, General and Health Leadership.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 6
Total 8
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 (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 19680

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 2018 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

  • Completion of an Australian university three year bachelor degree in a health-related field, or equivalent.
  • Be registered as a Division 1 Registered Nurse and must be able to demonstrate at least one years' full-time clinical experience.

Applicants must provide a detailed CV including education, clinical experience, professional development, and full time equivalent for each employer. USQ requires written confirmation that the applicant is currently practicing as an Registered Nurse and can complete required hours of clinical mentorship in their workplace

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, 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.

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.