Available to:
Domestic students only.
  • Online

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education allows students to develop skills in designing, implementing and evaluating clinical education programs within the health care workplace. Students will examine the ethical aspects of contemporary health care delivery in respect to clinical education in the health care setting.

The structure of this course allows students to select a project stream or a research stream within the specialty of clinical education.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units


No deferment available.

Credit Points


Exit Point

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, provided they have completed the required units specified within the degree (40 cp from Clinical Education units).

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $18736 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

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

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.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

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

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

Graduates may seek employment in clinical education in government and private health care and education facilities.

English language requirements

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in all tests).

See  English language proficiency (Schedule 2) for details

Pathways to further study

Graduates can progress to a Master of Clinical Education and continue with their chosen coursework stream or research stream.

More course information

The first 40 credit points of this course consist of the units in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

Students then undertake three common units and elect to pursue either a coursework stream or a research stream for their final 10 credit points.

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