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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 trimester full-time; up to 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching, offered by the University of New England (UNE), is a unique online course specifically for healthcare educators. Those in allied health (such as physiotherapy and speech pathology), community health practitioners, and paramedics can benefit from this course and its opportunities to investigate and apply theory and evidence-based strategy.

The course encompasses learning design, learning-supervisor relationships, clinical simulation and skill development. It incorporates relevant health reform agendas while maintaining a focus on building educational capacity.

Educators who work in either clinical or non-clinical settings are suited to this particular graduate program.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a health or related discipline from a recognised university in Australia or overseas; OR
  • Provide evidence of other relevant qualifications and workplace experience that satisfies the School; AND
  • Meet the University's English language requirements.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

Core unit:

  • Learning design in healthcare

Listed units:

  • Critical reflection for teaching and learning in healthcare
  • Learning-supervisor relationships in healthcare
  • Clinical simulation and skill development in health curricula
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching from the University of New England.

You will be ready for a clinical education role in your healthcare discipline, be it in a learning or a supervision of learning capacity, in a face-to-face or online setting. The course provides expertise in assessing/evaluating diverse learners, and applying theoretical and practical strategies for learning.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Clinical Educator
  • Health Care Educator
  • Learning Supervisor
  • Learning Assessor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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