Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care
Course code: GC016
Course coordinator: Dr Jennifer Chipps
The Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care provides a foundation in primary health care which will expand your nursing practice capabilities. From there you will acquire the knowledge and skills required for primary health care nursing and develop further your capacity for clinical judgement and practice.
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You can either choose to study the graduate certificate alone, or as a pathway into a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. If you haven't studied at tertiary level for some time, you might consider using this route.
A graduate certificate can only be studied part time by domestic students only.
Each unit of study has up to four face-to-face study days. A normal part-time load is two units of study per semester. The graduate certificate is two semesters part time.
The graduate certificate requires a total of 24 credit points. Award units taken at graduate certificate level may also count towards a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. Previously completed non-award units of study may be credited towards a graduate certificate.
Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.
There is one intake of students in March each year.
Applications must be made online. You will also need to scan and upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.
Visit the Costs and scholarships website for detailed information.
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care is open to all nurses registered in Australia.
You will not be required to undertake clinical assessments for this program. Therefore you don't have to fill out a Clinical Assessment Requirements form.
- The following study pattern indicates which units you will study in each semester.
- For full descriptions of each of the following courses, click on the unit of study codes.
- For details on days, dates, rooms and coordinators, view the timetable for all postgraduate advanced learning study days
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
Principles of Chronic Disease Management
Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care
Primary Health Care in the Community