Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval
What to expect
How to apply
Gain specialist skills for an exciting and rewarding career with the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval at JCU. Graduate with the expertise to manage patient transportation in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in both domestic and international contexts.
Build on your qualification as a doctor, nurse, or paramedic to work with aeromedical evacuation systems. You will gain specific skills in pre-hospital and secondary retrieval situations in accordance with Australian and International healthcare standards.
Develop a broad understanding of the foundations of aeromedical retrieval and the essential skills required. Choose from various subjects to tailor your degree to your interests.
Enhance your current qualifications. Graduates of JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval are highly-skilled, sought-after health professionals.
Consult the handbook or further information.
JCU Aeromedical Retrieval graduates lead dynamic and engaging careers in health care.
You could find employment as a retrieval physician, a flight nurse, or a flight paramedic. Graduates work in not-for-profit, government health services, military and non-government organisations.
Your work is likely to take you to remote and interesting locations, either in Australia or internationally. JCU Aeromedical Retrieval graduates learn and develop very specialised skills working in high-pressure situations that can broaden career options.
What you need to know before you apply
Certified copies of supporting documents
You must supply the following information with your application:
- Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
- The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
- English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
- Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:
James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA
If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.
An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.
Credit and Articulation
Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.
As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.
Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.
If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.
- 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
- 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)
Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.
How to apply
Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.
Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.
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Help with your application
If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at email@example.com or phone: +61 7 4781 5601
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, from this or another university and two years of relevant postgraduate experience; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above; or
Submission, as an exceptional case, of other evidence of professional and academic attainments, including employment for a minimum of five years in health-related activities.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection. In assessing applications the following will be considered: prior academic performance and prior relevant work experience.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval will be able to:
TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeromedical Retrieval
TM5566:03 Essential Skills in Aeromedical Retrievals
Select 3 credit points of specified level 5 subjects
HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
HS5555:03 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change
TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases
TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine
TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health
TM5503:03 Human Parasitology
TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health
TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine
TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
TM5512:03 Travel Medicine
TM5513:03 Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy
TM5514:03 Environmental Health
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health
TM5518:03 Medical Entomology
TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners
TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control
TM5526:03 Public Health Economics
TM5528:03 Health Promotion
TM5529:03 Applied Health Economics
TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics
TM5536:03 Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace
TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs
TM5552:03 Global Health and Development
TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management
TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management
TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods
TM5571:03 Public Health Placement
TM5576:03 Adult Secondary Retrievals
TM5577:03 Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Some optional subjects may require face-to-face on campus attendance
Expected time to complete
12 months part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable, this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$16,140 (Estimate only)
Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.