Graduate Diploma in Digital Health

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Study mode
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$27135 Fee-paying

Start dates
Semester 1 - Not on offer , Semester 2 - Not on offer


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The Graduate Diploma in Digital Health aims to help health professionals and IT professionals to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in interpreting meaningful health data, and foundational knowledge in digital health ecosystems to influence strategic direction that greatly benefits healthcare. The diploma will prepare students to collect, transfer, link, analyse, interpret and report meaningful data required for use at various levels within a local digital health ecosystem for the use of advanced technologies and techniques. Further, the course will enable students to evaluate the use of data standards and data integrity when used for health data exchange. The ethical underpinnings of the course will lead to the development of humanistic and ethical strategic directions for future selection of adoption of various digital health technologies.

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Professional experience

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Health will provide career- and industry-relevant knowledge and skills. The degree is delivered online with a curriculum that will provide knowledge and skills immediately applicable to employment situations of the students, thereby having a focus on developing an applied skill base in each student. The degree embeds research-led teaching at the core of its curriculum to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.

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Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • Hospital information technology
  • Health Informatics
  • Business analytic roles in the healthcare sector
  • Medical software
  • Electronic medical records and practice management
  • Biotechnology and consumer technology
  • Health Data
  • Strategic and operational leadership

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Semester 1

HLSC505 Health Data Fundamentals

10 cp 

HLSC506 Strategic Management In Digital Health Service Delivery

10 cp 

 ITEC610 Python Fundamentals for Data Science

10 cp 

ITEC615 Fundamentals of Information Technology

10 cp 

Semester 2

HLSC674 Electronic Health Records, Health Data Exchange & Standards

10 cp 

HLSC675 Health Knowledge Management

10 cp 

 ITEC613 Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning

(P) ITEC610

10 cp 

 ITEC618 Programming Concepts

10 cp

This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

AQF framework

Graduate Diploma - AQF Level 8

Exit Points

3. Exit Point 

A student from Pathway 1 who has completed 40 cp of specified units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, including at least 10 cp from Health Units and at least 10 cp from IT units, may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health. 

 A student from Pathway 2 who has completed 40 cp of specified units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, including at least 20 cp from Health Units, may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health. 

Additional course information

Depending on entry pathway, the program structure may provide the opportunity for elective choices to allow students to tailor the degree to their specific needs.

Overseas study available

This online course is not available to students via international visa, but it is available to international students residing domestically or offshore.

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 in Health or Information Technology 


Bachelor degree in any other field of study 


ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Health 

NOTE: Applicants having completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will be eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to 40 credit points. 

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

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 (Schedule 3).

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.

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Pathways into course for applicants with previous study and/or life experience

  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Further study

  • Master of Digital Health


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$27135 Fee-paying

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, scholarships and income support.

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You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. 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.

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