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Graduate Certificate of Health Clinical Education (GCHE) - GradCertHealthClinEd

Start:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Standard duration:1 year part-time 

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Program aims

This program focuses on developing your knowledge and skills to enable you to facilitate learning in the clinical setting.

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Program objectives

On completion of this program graduates should be able to:

  • Apply specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies within specific health contexts

  • Effectively communicate using high-level written and oral language skills with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and needs

  • Collaborate with a range of healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible healthcare outcomes for individuals and communities

  • Reflect on practice to facilitate awareness and knowledge of one’s own cognition and abilities

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex nursing problems.

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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three-year bachelor degree in a health related field, or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedules.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 1 year to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Access to an up-to-date computer is necessary. On-campus students can access appropriately equipped laboratories, but should consider acquisition of their own computer. Students should be able to access a computer with the following minimum standards. All students should have access to email and the Internet via a computer running the latest versions of Internet web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. The University has a wireless network for on-campus students' computers. In order to take advantage of this facility and further enhance their on-campus learning environment, students should consider purchasing a notebook/laptop computer with wireless connectivity. Specialist software is required for some courses.

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Credit will only be considered where students have completed, within the last five years, a course which has at least 80% equivalency with a course in the GCHE (maximum two courses).

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern - part-time only

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001

And one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: HEA8001 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE