Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

Develop a broad understanding of the foundations of aeromedical retrieval and gain specialist skills within this exciting and rewarding career path. Gain experience in pre-hospital and secondary retrieval situations in accordance with Australian and international health care standards. Graduate with the expertise to manage patient transportation in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in both domestic and international contexts.

Access expertise

Learn from retrieval specialist clinicians from a range of organisations

Build on your qualifications

Doctors, nurses and paramedics can smoothly enter aeromedical evacuation

Real-world experience

Field trips let you examine aeromedical retrieval vehicles up close

Fast Facts


This course may require some on-campus attendance


  • Online: February, July



^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year part-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline and two years of relevant postgraduate experience; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Nurisng


    Ben Turner

    Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

    I have a big love for pre hospital trauma and I would really love to pursue a career in aeromedical retrieval in a civilian and military capacity. This course is the only one of its kind in Australia and it is giving me the base and knowledge I need to expand my career, especially the aerial and the marine diving side.

  • Alumni


    Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

    Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

    The highlight of my 2 years study was visiting the campus to do a study block. As an experienced medical professional already, it was fantastic for me to meet the other students and lecturers who shared my interests. All in all, it was a great experience.

  • A headshot of Anita Wall, lecturer in aeromedical retrieval at James Cook University.


    Anita Wall

    Aeromedical Retrieval

    Pre-hospital and aeromedical retrieval medicine is a highly specialised work environment. This course, and our job, is to teach students how to apply their critical care training and experience, be that from medicine, nursing or paramedicine, to this unique retrieval environment.