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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Diploma of Child and Family Health

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1GD539
872122
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TCFH01

Award
Graduate Diploma of Child and Family Health
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Diploma of Child and Family Health will extend the knowledge acquired through your undergraduate health studies and expand your scope of practice.

This course addresses 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 services supporting the healthy development of children and families.

During this course, you will have the opportunity to further enhance your clinical practice, knowledge and skills in child and family health theory, care delivery processes, clinical education and clinical management.

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

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

  • 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)

Course structure

This 80-credit point course consists of six core units and two specialist elective units.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.
 

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(6 units)
60cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA542 Informing Practice with evidence
HEA555 Infant and Child Nutrition
HEA590 Foundations of Child and Family Health Professional Practice
HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health
HEA593 Developing Practice in Child and Family Health  
HEA594 Working in partnership with individuals, families and communities

Specialist Elective

(2 units)

20cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

HEA541 Culture in practice
HEA595 Elective Study in Child and Family Health Studies
MID511 Examination of the Newborn
PHM593 Tropical Child & Adolescent Health

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and 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 the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA590 Foundations of Child and Family Health Professional Practice CO HEA593 Developing Practice in Child and Family Health CO
HEA542 Informing Practice with evidence CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
HEA555 Infant and Child Nutrition CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
HEA594 Working in partnership with individuals, families and communities CO HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health CO

Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA590 Foundations of Child and Family Health Professional Practice CO HEA593 Developing Practice in Child and Family Health CO
HEA542 Informing Practice with evidence CO HEA591 Perinatal Mental Health CO
Year 2
HEA555 Infant and Child Nutrition CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
HEA594 Working in partnership with individuals, families and communities CO Specialist Elective 2 SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

 

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.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

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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