Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education
Expand your skill set as a qualified health professional educator and develop education strategies for teaching in a wide variety of clinical and health settings.
Graduates from JCU’s Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education (HPE) have specialised skills and are employed as educators in a variety of clinical and healthcare settings.
HPE is applicable to a range of healthcare settings. Graduates pursue careers in private and public hospitals, tertiary, rural and remote health services, and in community settings and clinics.
Graduates find work as educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry and all allied health professions. You could find employment as a clinical educator, supervisor or preceptor for health students.
On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education you may choose to go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education or Master of Health Professional Education.
James Cook University is a recognised leader in rural and remote health, tropical medicine and health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
- New teaching facilities including a medical research laboratory
- Research partnerships with Indigenous Australian communities and international organisations
- Clinical schools in Cairns, Mackay, Atherton and the Northern Territory.
The Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education provides students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve their clinical teaching of students in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the allied health professions.
Topics covered include theories of learning, learning styles, microskills teaching, clinical teaching, assessment, and action research skills. Modules are generic and therefore applicable to any/all of the health professions.
Learn how to improve clinical teaching in all health professions, including medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health.
You will develop a conceptual framework for teaching, learning and research in the health context and across multiple health professions.
Broaden your current expertise with knowledge and skills in learning and teaching, clinical education, and educational technology. Your studies will culminate in a real-world project in health professional education.
Help shape the future of health care. JCU Health Professional Education graduates have specialist education skills applicable to all clinical settings.
View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects, as well as course pre-requisites.
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.
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- Submit your application.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or other health professional in Australia; or
Completion of an appropriate AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with 2 years relevant experience or equivalent.
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.
Additional selection requirements
In some instances students may be called for interview, prior to admission.
Post admission requirements
For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education enables health professionals working in regional and remote tropical Australia to complete a postgraduate qualification to enhance their teaching and learning skills. The course introduces basic concepts essential for learning, teaching and supervising in clinical settings for health professionals.
Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes as effective educators to deliver best practice teaching and learning opportunities for students in all health professions.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education will be able to:
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HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching
HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions
HS5410:03 Health Professional Education using Action Research
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year 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
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
3 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and the Master of Health Professional Education. Students may be granted credit for subjects completed under this course.
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.