Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

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.

Five stars

for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services


in Australia for median graduate salary, $110,800* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services

Five stars

for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services


Available to off-shore students only


  • Online: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid 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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.