Graduate Diploma of Health (Rural and Remote Health)
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.
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.
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).
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
- 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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.