Master of Rural Generalist Practice

Advance your clinical and research expertise within rural and remote communities. Cultivate strong leadership skills, with a focus on developing and evaluating health service delivery to enable high-quality patient care in low-resourced communities. Emerge with a degree that is flexible and applicable to a rural generalist in your health discipline.

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

#1 in Queensland

for regional rural and remote health professionals 2016-2020 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

Fast Facts



  • Online: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

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

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

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 or AQF level 8 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, completed more than 2 years prior to admission.

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Real stories

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    Andric Lu

    Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

    I studied a Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice through JCU, which allowed me to advance my clinical skills and develop leadership styles. Currently, I am developing a workplace-based project to improve access and service delivery through an inpatient telehealth Physiotherapy model of care.

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    Emma Rewald

    Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

    I chose to study a Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice at JCU as I saw it as an excellent opportunity to develop my clinical and non-clinical capabilities. JCU’s online learning allowed me to progress through the course content in my own time, juggling commitments with working fulltime.

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    Dr Anne Jones

    Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice

    It can be difficult to access ongoing training and support when you work and live outside the major centres so this program is fully online. Allied Health Rural Generalist training is practical, work integrated development relevant to the needs of rural and remote communities.

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    Helen Weisemann

    Midwifery Unit Manager, Mater Health Services NQ

    I hire JCU graduates because they’re very resilient and resourceful, and they understand the requirements of working in rural and remote environments. They’re real assets to the team.