Credit transfers and advanced standing
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
For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU
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.
Why study health 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 uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
- Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
- Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
- Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance
What will I study?
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Unit type||Credit Points||Specific requirements|
Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points detailed below.
|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.
Students Commencing in Semester 2
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard 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.
Part-time Study Plan
|Legend:||CO = Core Unit|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|HSC502 Recovery Oriented Mental Health Practice||CO|
|SWK556 Trauma Informed Practice||CO|
|HSC501 Interprofessional Practice||CO|
|SWK571 Creative Therapy: Principles and Practices||CO|
Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or equivalent international qualification in a relevant field.
Applicants without one of the above, but who have a minimum of four years' professional experience in a relevant health or allied health related discipline, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must provide further documentation in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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