Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
KG012 Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
KF049 Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
KC068 Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

2 Attendance pattern

(1)
The attendance pattern for Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is full-time in first semester and part-time in second semester (delivered in block release mode).
(2)
The attendance pattern for Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is full-time only (delivered in block release mode).
(3)
The attendance pattern for Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is full-time only in the first year (delivered in block release mode) and part-time thereafter.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
(c)
the Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use).
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) or the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and requires:
(a)
a degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification for which the minimum time to qualify was at least three academic years;
or
evidence that the applicant has certificate III qualification plus at least two years work experience in a field deemed to be relevant to the prescribed courses of study in the subject matter of the award course;
or
at least five years working experience in Indigenous Australian communities, including experience in engaging individuals and/or communities in action to improve their health.
(b)
demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
(c)
support for his/her candidature from his/her community and, where relevant, from his/her employer; and
(d)
an interview conducted by the School of Public Health unless waived by the Head of School.
(3)
Admission to the degree of Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma with a credit average;
(b)
the support for his/her candidature from his/her community and, where relevant, from his/her employer; and
(c)
an interview conducted by the School of Public Health unless waived by the Head of School.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Indigenous Health (Substance Use).
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points of core units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Masters of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study.