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Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1
On campus - No
Online - Semester 1

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Online

Credit points required

40

Course code

UAEMR1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval is an innovative course that will extend your knowledge gained through your health studies and develop foundational research skills and a complex understanding of aeromedical retrieval.

Relevant to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and other health professionals who wish to undertake postgraduate education in the area of aeromedical retrieval.

You can choose to study on campus or online. This flexible course addresses delivery processes, critical reflection on aeromedical retrieval practice, and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision, access and individual agency.

This course will expand on your current or recent experience within the health service, and you will undertake education and assessments can be directly applied to your current or future professional practice and context.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval, you may progress to the Master of Aeromedical Retrieval and apply for advanced standing for completed studies.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $14,760.00. This equates to $3,690.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to upskill in the field of healthcare. Advance your career with CDU's wide range of postgraduate health courses to develop specialist skills and knowledge that help you transition into leadership roles.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance
Stephen Kho - Public Health Research

Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance

What will I study?

This 40-credit point course consists of two core units and two specialist elective units.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core
(2 units)
20cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics
 

Specialist Elective

(2 units)

20cp

Specialist Elective Units totaling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

 

 
40
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes from 2022
HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval, HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response and HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters added as additional Specialist Electives from 2022.

 

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval CO  
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics CO  
Specialist Elective 1SE  
Specialist Elective 2SE  

Part-time Study Plan
 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval COSpecialist Elective 1SE
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics COSpecialist Elective 2SE

 

Specialist Elective (SE) units may be selected from the following: 

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM592 Global Health
 
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM593 Tropical Child Health
 

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants with at least five years of appropriate professional experience in a health setting are eligible for entry. Applicants must provide further documentation detailing their employment experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC048
821292
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC548
871292
Online (CSP)
1GC048
821292
Online (FF)
1GC548
871292
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Online

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