Graduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury

Course Code





Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a recognised health professional qualification.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Domestic applicants must be eligible for registration in their profession or in the appropriate professional association.

Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury Management will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt specialised knowledge, within a systematic and coherent body of theoretical knowledge, skills and technical competencies, in soft tissue injury management, across diverse contexts

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to provide solutions to complex soft tissue injuries

  • Exercise high-level and independent judgement in the design and implementation of assessment, management and evaluation plans for culturally and demographically diverse peoples

  • Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patientā€centred health outcomes within a clearly defined and accepted scope of practice

  • Communicate theoretical knowledge, therapy concepts, treatment options and professional decisions using high-level oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

OT5001:03 Health Professional Independent Study

OT5006:03 Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

OT5009:03 Advanced Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals

RH5010:03 Soft Tissue Functional Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals

OT5006 MUST be completed before OT5009 as OT5006 is a pre-requisite for OT5009







Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable