Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Course information for - 2024 entry

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$6316 CSP

Start dates
ACU Term 1 - 29 Jan, ACU Term 2 - 22 Apr, ACU Term 3 - 15 Jul, ACU Term 4 - 7 Oct


The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will help you develop an evidence-based foundation of digital health, and a sound understanding of the relevant concepts and application of digital health technologies to suit the health industry. You also will learn how to make ethical decisions regarding the adoption of various digital health technologies into the future.

This contemporary course will address rapidly, ever-changing digital health technologies, and examine the use of these technologies within the industry. The curriculum is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary and will bring together current and new knowledge from health and digital health professionals. You’ll gain skills and knowledge in digital health technologies that you can apply directly to your work.

Professional experience

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health is delivered online and will provide career- and industry-relevant knowledge and skills immediately applicable to your employment situation. The degree embeds research-led teaching at the core of its curriculum to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.

Course details

Course structure

Course map

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Commencing ACU Term 1

Completion of 30cp of Health units and one 10cp Faculty of Theology and Philosophy unit

  • Specified UnitsHLSC505Health Data Fundamentals

    This unit may be completed in ACU Term 3 instead

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsHLSC506Strategic Management In Digital Health Service Delivery

    This unit may be completed in ACU Online Term 3 instead.

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPHIL519Ethical Practice in Digital Health

    This unit may be completed in ACU Term 4 instead

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsHLSC674Electronic Health Records, Health Data Exchange & Standards

    This unit may be completed in ACU Term 4 instead

    10 cp

All units are delivered in Online Unscheduled mode.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit. 

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit.

Graduate statement


As an ACU graduate you have personal insight founded on an understanding of who you are as a professional, a citizen and a scholar. You embrace change and growth through critical self-awareness and learning autonomy. You are empowered to seek truth and meaning, drawing on the principles of justice, equity, and the dignity of all human beings.


As an ACU graduate you value human dignity and diversity. This appreciation is founded on deep reflection, and empathy. You have experience of Indigenous Knowings and perspectives and can engage respectfully when working alongside Australia's First Peoples. You can connect with people and cultures and work with community in ways that recognise the dignity of the human person and all cultures


As an ACU graduate you utilise imagination and innovation to solve problems. You critically analyse information from a range of sources to creatively solve practical problems and use critical thinking to make decisions and advance the common good. You appreciate the role of innovation and creative thinking in developing a better future for each person and community.


As an ACU graduate you recognise your responsibility to work for social justice and a sustainable world founded on a commitment to human dignity and the common good. You lead change through respectful collaboration and effective communication of ideas to diverse peoples, groups and communities in local and global contexts. You are empowered to positively impact your profession and the community.

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Overseas study available

No, but available to offshore students.

Entry requirements

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

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites: 

Bachelor degree (or higher)


Submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study, and industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Applicants with higher education study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner. Speak to your course consultant for more information or to discuss your eligibility.

Applicants with work and life experience

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

English language requirements

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (see English Language Proficiency).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you


Further study

This course is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health and the Master of Digital Health.


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$6316 CSP

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

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.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, a scholarship and income support.


You could be eligible for the Scholarship for ACU Online, ACU's Online Campus created to help ACU online students with the costs associated with studying. We also have university wide scholarships you may be eligible for. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

Check your eligibility

Apply for this course

ACU Online Applicants


Deferment is available for one year. If you wish to defer, please speak to your course consultant.

Staff Profile

Dr Nia Luxton

Senior Lecturer, School of Allied Health

Dr Nia Luxton is a Senior Lecturer at ACU, a Senior Physiotherapist and a Titled Member of the APA. Her areas of interest and expertise are in digital health and health promotion and policy. Her qualifications include PhD (Psychology), MAppSc (Physiotherapy), GCHE (Higher Ed), and BScHons (Physiotherapy). She has postgraduate qualifications in digital health and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Luxton is a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, and a member of various committees and boards including SRNT-Oceania Chapter, TSANZ, CSANZ, and Long COVID Physio.


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