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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. You have the option to incorporate Scheduled Medicines courses to further advance your knowledge in the industry.

Professional recognition

Students in the Rural and Remote specialisation may include the Scheduled Medicines courses. The Scheduled Medicines specialisation is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council to enable graduates to achieve Scheduled Medicine endorsement through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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.  

Professional accreditation

Students in the Rural and Remote specialisation may include the Scheduled Medicines courses. The Scheduled Medicines specialisation is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council to enable graduates to achieve Scheduled Medicine endorsement through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Other specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Health include Advanced Clinical PracticeCommunity Health, General, Gerontology, Health Leadership, and Mental Health.

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 18720

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

  • 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, 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.