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    Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
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    Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Diploma

    Study Type

    Part Time



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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 2 years
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 39,280  / year
    Next Intake February-2025

    Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education


    Advance your career as a healthcare professional by gaining leadership skills through this qualification that will equip you to educate those entering health and clinical roles. You will learn strategies for clinical teaching, key criteria for assessment and evaluation, research methodologies and the requirements for curriculum design and renewal. This course is beneficial for those in any field of health, including medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health.

    Become a leader in improving clinical teaching and education research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health. Focus on teaching and learning in health contexts with specific strategies for clinical settings.

    Develop knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in clinical contexts, educational technologies, assessment, curriculum design, and research based on evidence and relevant to your career in health. Take advantage of flexible, online delivery with consistent support from JCU’s outstanding teachers.

    Help shape the future of health care. JCU Health Professional Education graduates have specialist education skills applicable to all clinical settings.

    View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    AHPRA registration as a health professional; or AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline plus 2 years relevant experience; or equivalent

    English language requirements

    Band 3a

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    Graduates from JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education (HPE) are equipped with specialist educator skills that are applicable to a wide range of clinical and healthcare settings.

    HPE is applicable to a range of healthcare settings. Graduates pursue careers in private and public hospitals, tertiary, rural and remote health services, and in community settings and clinics.

    Graduates find work as educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry and all allied health professions. You could find employment as a clinical educator, supervisor or preceptor for health students.

    On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education you may choose to go on to study the Master of Health Professional Education.

    Graduates find work as educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 39,280 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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