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Innovate and create sustainable change to the future of healthcare with the Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate is designed to build on your healthcare knowledge and develop a sound understanding of Australia’s health systems to be able to compare them to international programs based on foundation knowledge of evidence based practice.

Key features

  • Complete the degree in 4 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time)
  • Course material offered using blended learning approaches to allow flexibility to students and working professionals

About the program

Bond University’s Graduate Certificate in Health Systems is a program designed for health professionals from all medical, nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as health administrators, academics and others interested in health systems and health care. In this program, you will develop a sound understanding of Australia’s health systems and be able to compare them to international programs based on foundation knowledge of evidence based practice. Show more

Bond University’s Graduate Certificate in Health Systems is a program designed for health professionals from all medical, nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as health administrators, academics and others interested in health systems and health care. In this program, you will develop a sound understanding of Australia’s health systems and be able to compare them to international programs based on foundation knowledge of evidence based practice.  You will then be able to discuss how to bring about innovative and sustainable models of care within the health system.  The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems forms part of a suite of offerings that lead to the Master of Health Innovations program. To enable busy professionals to work while undertaking the program it is offered full-time over one semester, or part-time.  Most subjects also have intensive face to face workshops conducted concurrently with other subjects, to enable you to attend face-to-face only once or twice per semester. (All other material will be offered using blended learning approaches). Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-63055
CRICOS code099580A
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

This program will develop a diverse cohort of systems thinkers, knowledge brokers and problem solvers who can apply their knowledge of health and healthcare, to innovate, influence, translate research and technology, to meet the 21st-century health care needs of the Australian population.

The degree will provide graduates with the ability to:

  • Describe the Australian health care system, its governance and economic structures, and how it compares with other countries.
  • Identify how the social determinants of health impact on health care access and outcomes
  • Find, critically appraise and apply evidence relevant to the population, community and individual health care needs
  • Discuss how the health workforce is structured within the health care system

Students will undertake one required subject and one core subjects plus two electives, from the list below of innovations and health subjects, to complete the Graduate Certificate.

Required subject: 

Plus at least one other core subject:

Plus two electives: 

The below fees are based on the total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

  • 2019 fees: $19,560
  • 2020 fees: $20,280

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate requires the following:

  • A minimum Bachelor level degree in Health or a related program with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7), or
  • A minimum Bachelor level degree in a non-health related area with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) plus 3 years relevant work experience

For more information regarding eligibility, domestic students please contact 1800 074 074 and international students contact +61 7 5595 1024 for further details.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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