Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance
JCU Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance graduates are specialised professionals who find employment in a variety of local and global health settings.
Graduates pursue careers in healthcare in urban, rural, and remote environments, as well as overseas in developing countries.
James Cook University provides several programs unique to Australia. We have:
- The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine is one of the leading tropical research facilities in the world
- Teaching staff awarded the Australian Learning Teaching Councils’ National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- Mosquito Research Facility
- Cutting-edge teaching laboratories.
Specialise in a field you are passionate about with JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance. This course is designed for health professionals and graduates who want to develop skills and knowledge in this area.
Be equipped to provide a coordinated and informed public health response in humanitarian emergencies and disaster settings both nationally and internationally. Build upon your current healthcare knowledge and learn from award-winning lecturers and experts with real world experience.
Learn and apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge across a range of real-world disaster and displacement scenarios. Take advantage of JCU’s world-class tropical research facilities.
JCU Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance graduates are highly-trained specialists who contribute valuably to the field of disaster health and humanitarian assistance.
This course is delivered externally and is available part-time only.
View the handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.
You will need to supply the following with your application
- Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
- Grading Scale used at the institution/s you have undertaken your studies
- English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
- Passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
- Detailed curriculum vitae with your work and academic history
- Personal statement outlining why you are interested in this degree (100-250 words)
- 2x academic or work related referees to provide a reference for you. Referees need to complete the Referee Report form and send by email (preferred), fax or post (see below for contact details).
Certified copies and original documents
Posted, faxed, scanned or uploaded copies can be used during the assessment process. However once your application is approved you will need to supply original certified documents. These may be posted to:
James Cook International,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA.
If documents are written in a language other than English you will need to provide certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.
An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified as a true copy and signed by the certifier - public notary, registered agent of James Cook University or a representative of the institution. The certification must be original; photocopies or facsimiles of certified copies are not acceptable.
Take note of the duration, cost and campus availability of your selected course. You may wish to include a second course preference.
- Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
- Gather electronic copies of your documentation including advanced standing application if relevant. You will need to provide original certified copies of your documents once your application has been approved.
- Complete all the questions and upload all your documents. You can save and continue the application later if you need to.
- Submit your application.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Heath and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, form this or another university; 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 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance will be able to:
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Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
TM5536:03 Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management
TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Some subjects may require limited face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus
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 DISASTER HEALTH AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
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.