Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

Explore and evaluate learning strategies for health professionals across the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health. Build your expertise in clinical teaching and consider the factors that promote innovation within health education. Learn to apply action research frameworks to a variety of health contexts and professions.

Build strong networks

Connect with industry professionals

Learn from experts

Small supportive classes

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career



  • Online: February, July




+total estimated Commonwealth Supported Fee

^total estimated tuition fee

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


1 year part-time

Entry Requirements

Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or other health professional in Australia; or AQF level 7 bachelor degree in relevant discipline with 2 years relevant experience; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • Merrilee Frankish  Student of Health Professional Education


    Merrilee Frankish

    Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

    I have learned about adult, interactive education and effective strategies for teaching on the ward when time is short. The lectures and assessment are authentic, promoting good work-based learning. The support from JCU staff is excellent.

  • Dr Angie Nilsson  Graduate, Health Professional Education


    Dr Angie Nilsson

    Master of Health Professional Education

    Health Professional Education helps you not just to move into education, but makes you a better clinician. I can educate my patients better and talk to students and colleagues more effectively. The course has given me a passion for research I never thought I’d find.

  • Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education


    Associate Professor Louise Young

    Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

    The suite of Health Professional Education (HPE) subjects are presented at different levels, for a variety of clinical teaching contexts and for all health professionals. Online learning makes this a highly accessible and flexible way to gain postgraduate qualifications.