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Key details

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, Semester 2
On campus - No
Online - Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Online
Online

Credit points required

40

Course code

UHEPR1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response course is designed to extend knowledge gained through undergraduate or postgraduate health studies. Students will have demonstrated expertise in their current field of practice and this course will provide direct application to their professional practice in this context. The course develops knowledge and practice in the area of health emergency preparedness and response providing the graduate with the skills required to contribute to health planning, preparedness and response in all hazards approach within their health context.

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

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

This 40 credit point course consists of core units building a foundation of specialist knowledge and skills in health emergency preparedness and response at a local, national and international level. The specialist electives build on this knowledge to ensure evidence-based practice in a variety of settings encountered when working as a health professional in a disaster response.

Course structure




  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


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

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(2 unit)
20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the units listed below.

DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics
HEA584 Human System Extremes
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters
PHM592 Global Health
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM567 Public Health

 40cpTotal 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
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters added as a Specialist Elective.
 

Study plan


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and ResponseCO  
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural DisastersCO  
Specialist Elective 1SE  
Specialist Elective 2SE  

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and ResponseCOSpecialist Elective 1SE
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural DisastersCOSpecialist Elective 2SE

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

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA583 Domestic and International LogisticsHEA584 Human System Extremes
PHM592 Global HealthHEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters
PHM516 Indigenous Health 
PHM567 Public Health 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2 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
Calendar Year 1
  HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and ResponseCO
  HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural DisastersCO
  Specialist Elective 1SE
  Specialist Elective 2SE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and ResponseCO
  HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural DisastersCO
Calendar Year 2
Specialist Elective 1SE  
Specialist Elective 2SE  

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

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA583 Domestic and International LogisticsHEA584 Human System Extremes
PHM592 Global HealthHEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters
PHM516 Indigenous Health 
PHM567 Public Health 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree, or equivalent international qualification in a suitable area of study, ie. health, medicine, nursing or paramedicine, environmental health, logistic or health emergency.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents must demonstrate current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) if applicable.

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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CDU student

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Course details

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 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management

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
Online (FF)
1GC564
871282
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Online

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