Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

1 year part-time

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The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education is an advanced program that aims to expand the knowledge and skills required for contemporary simulation practice. Graduates of this program should be able to design, deliver and evaluate innovative and effective simulation-based learning, teaching and assessment activities that consider the cultural, social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of health care education. This program combines sound educational theory with an evidence-based focus to meet the needs of the learner, education institutions, the health care industry and other organisations that embrace the use of simulation in health care.

1 year part-time

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

40

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $9052 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. have completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent;
  2. have access to a simulation learning environment*;

This course is not available to international students on an international student visa.

*NOTE: A simulation learning environment may include: a specialised simulation centre; or an environment where simulation resources/simulation is frequently used.

*NOTE: Evidence required for demonstrating access to a simulation learning environment is a letter from the manager of the simulation learning environment stating:

  1. That the named applicant has access to the environment for the duration of enrolment in the course; and
  2. The simulation resources the applicant will have access to within the simulation learning environment.

Graduates should be able to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of simulation education contexts.

Examples of potential employment pathways for graduates include:

  • Simulation centre manager;
  • Lecturer /educator of the health care workforce;
  • Educator of military and emergency services personnel;
  • Researcher of clinical education outcomes, work-integrated learning pedagogy, simulation pedagogy;
  • Simulation technician.

Graduate may be eligible to undertake other postgraduate programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Applicants are expected to have access to a simulation learning environment, this may include: a specialised simulation centre; or an environment where simulation resources/simulation is frequently used.

Applicants are also required to provide evidence to demonstrate they have access to a simulation learning environment. This evidence should be in the form of a letter from the manager of the simulation learning environment stating:

  1. That the named applicant has access to the environment for the duration of enrolment in the course; and
  2. The simulation resources the applicant will have access to within the simulation learning environment.

Domestic Students

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education is an advanced program that aims to expand the knowledge and skills required for contemporary simulation practice. Graduates of this program should be able to design, deliver and evaluate innovative and effective simulation-based learning, teaching and assessment activities that consider the cultural, social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of health care education. This program combines sound educational theory with an evidence-based focus to meet the needs of the learner, education institutions, the health care industry and other organisations that embrace the use of simulation in health care.

1 year part-time

Important Note on Fees

Graduates should be able to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of simulation education contexts.

Examples of potential employment pathways for graduates include:

  • Simulation centre manager;
  • Lecturer /educator of the health care workforce;
  • Educator of military and emergency services personnel;
  • Researcher of clinical education outcomes, work-integrated learning pedagogy, simulation pedagogy;
  • Simulation technician.

Graduate may be eligible to undertake other postgraduate programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Applicants are expected to have access to a simulation learning environment, this may include: a specialised simulation centre; or an environment where simulation resources/simulation is frequently used.

Applicants are also required to provide evidence to demonstrate they have access to a simulation learning environment. This evidence should be in the form of a letter from the manager of the simulation learning environment stating:

  1. That the named applicant has access to the environment for the duration of enrolment in the course; and
  2. The simulation resources the applicant will have access to within the simulation learning environment.