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Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care


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UAC Code
Chronic Condition Management (FF)
Dementia Management (FF)
Skin Health (FF)
Remote Nursing (FF)
Sexual Health (FF)
Oral Health (FF)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
0.5 year/s
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care will course will augment and extend the knowledge acquired through undergraduate health studies and expand scope of practice.

Through this course, you will synthesise the principles of equity, empowerment, and the socio-political determinants of health through an inter-sectoral focus on the individual, family, and community access to health services.

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards that relate to Primary Health such as the Clinical Governance, Comprehensive Care, Partnering with Consumers and Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standards are central components in this course.

This course will expand on your current or recent experience within the primary health service, and you will undertake education and assessments that have a direct application 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.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course will demonstrate expertise in the selected primary healthcare specialty. Career opportunities afforded to graduates of this degree include the possibility of working in specialised areas of primary healthcare. Completion of postgraduate education is a necessity for a wide range of career advances such as management, leadership or education roles or academic or research positions.

Credit transfers & 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

  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2021.

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

Course structure

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

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Study plan

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

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