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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
On campus - No
Online - Semester 1

Locations

Online
Online

Credit points required

40

Course code

UHEPR1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response is designed for students to gain essential knowledge and skills in the local, national and international health related aspects of preparedness and response for disasters. The two core units provide foundation health and disaster system based knowledge and using the context of natural disasters develop the knowledge of how emergency medical teams prepare and respond to disasters. The specialist electives provide an opportunity for students to gain specialist knowledge in areas of interest including human made and communicable disease disasters.

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

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 in health emergency preparedness and response and two elective units building on the foundation of core unit knowledge.

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 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
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Diseases (new from 2023)
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure)

Course Changes from 2022
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters added as a Specialist Elective.

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
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 HealthHEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Diseases
PHM567 Public HealthPHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in ContextDEM512 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

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2 2023.

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, 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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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 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Faculty/College
Faculty of Health
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: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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