Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

Advance your career as a healthcare professional by gaining leadership skills through this qualification that will equip you to educate those entering health and clinical roles. You will learn strategies for clinical teaching, key criteria for assessment and evaluation, research methodologies and the requirements for curriculum design and renewal. This course is beneficial for those in any field of health, including medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health.

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Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career



  • Online: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

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


2 years part-time

Entry Requirements

AHPRA registration as a health professional; or AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline plus 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.