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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online
Chronic Condition Management (FF)
1GC551
871212
Sexual Health (FF)
1GC556
871262
Remote Nursing (FF)
1GC555
871252
Dementia Management (FF)
1GC552
871222
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
No
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UPHC01

Award
Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health

The Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care is designed for healthcare professionals seeking to expand their scope of practice and extend their knowledge of one of the following.

  • Chronic condition management
  • Dementia management
  • Sexual health
  • Remote nursing

This course covers the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards applied to Primary Health such as the Clinical Governance, Comprehensive Care, Partnering with Consumers and Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration.

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

On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care, you may progress to the Master of Nursing, with advanced standing of completed studies.

Credit transfers and 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

Accreditation

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

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree in an associated health, behavioural or social science studies or allied health field; such as nursing, midwifery, pharmacology, social work, oral or skin health.

Applicants to the Remote Nursing specialisation must also hold current registration as a registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

It is expected applicants have current or recent work experience in a primary health care setting. This may include (but not be limited to) Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives, Social Workers and Pharmacists.

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 Module A 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 Proficiency A 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 module A 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.

 

Course structure

This 40-credit point course consists of three core units.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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 indicated.

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

PHC500 Screening and Assessment
PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care

Specialist Elective
(1 unit)

 

20cp Specialist Elective unit totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the specialisations detailed below.

Sexual Health
PHC502 Sexual Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Oral Health
PHC503 Oral Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Remote Nursing
PHC506 Remote Nursing in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Dementia Management
PHC507 Dementia Management in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Skin Health
PHC508 Skin Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Maternal and Child Health
PHC510 Maternal and Child Health in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

Chronic Condition Management
PHC511 Chronic Conditions in the Primary Health Care Context (20cp)

  40cp 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.
 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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 Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHC500 Screening and Assessment  CO    
PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care CO    
Specialist Elective (20 credit points) SE    

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHC500 Screening and Assessment  CO Specialist Elective (20 credit points)  SE
PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care CO

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 Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHC500 Screening and Assessment CO
    PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care CO
    Specialist Elective (20 credit points) SE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHC500 Screening and Assessment CO
    PHC501 Foundations of Primary Health Care CO
Year 2
Specialist Elective (20 credit points) SE    

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Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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