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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.

Postgraduate scholarships

In 2020 we are offering a number of partial tuition fee 30th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in either the May or September semester.

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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 will provide students with a sound understanding of Australian and international health systems and evidence-based practice.  Students will be able to compare and benchmark health systems and identify opportunities for evidence-informed innovations. This Graduate Certificate is offered full-time over one semester, or can be undertaken part-time over multiple semesters, and consists of both core and elective subjects.

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 two required subjects plus two electives, from the list below of innovations and health subjects, to complete the Graduate Certificate.

Required subjects: 

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.

  • 2020 fees: $20,280
  • 2021 fees: $21,000

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.


The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine offers students 3 pathway degrees as study options that lead into the Master of Healthcare Innovations. These degrees can also be studied individually and cover a range of different areas that may suit individual needs. For more detail on each degree, please click the links below or submit an enquiry to discuss the best study option for you.  

Graduate Certificate in Health Systems
The Graduate Certificate is four months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will study (HPER71-110) Health Systems: Australia and International, plus one core subject and two electives of their choosing. The Graduate Certificate is designed to build on healthcare knowledge and develop a sound understanding of Australia’s health systems. 

Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (Available to Domestic students only)
The Graduate Certificate is eight months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will study three Evidence Based Practice subjects plus one elective of their choosing. The Graduate Certificate aims to develop a diverse cohort of problem solvers who can apply their knowledge of evidence-based practice to the health workforce and healthcare, to bring about sustainable models of care within the health system. 

Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
The Graduate Diploma is eight months full time, or equivalent part time. Students will complete 8 subjects inclusive of six required and two electives of their choosing. The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations is designed for health professionals interested in leading the required change in the health care system through innovation.

Students may wish to study the above programs and transition into the Masters program, at which time they may wish to apply for credit for prior study.

Enquire about the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems