Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

This course is designed to suit a range of health professionals who seek to develop their knowledge and skills as educators within the health professions.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme have forged exciting careers as:

  • Health Professions Educator
  • Staff Development Educator
  • Medical Educator
  • Clinical Educator
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

Career Pathways

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.
This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

Further Study

Master of Health Professional Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Health Professional Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2020
$39,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$40,700.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
or
(b) a level and duration of health-related education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
or
(c) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education at UWA.
1 A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course explores teaching and learning, assessment, research methods in health professions education.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

Fundamental issues in health professional education are addressed by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration, while developing knowledge and skills as educators within their field.

Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 4 to 6 hours per unit per week, which includes contact hours and personal study, with additional hours required to complete assessments.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91340
CRICOS code
  • 058207F
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 4 to 6 hours per unit per week, which includes contact hours and personal study, with additional hours required to complete assessments.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91340
CRICOS code
  • 058207F
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Take unit(s) to a value of 30 points from Group A;

or

take unit(s) to a value of 18 points from Group A and unit(s) to a value of 12 points from Group B;

or

take unit(s) to a value of 24 points from Group A and options of an equivalent level to a value of 6 points from a course at this or another recognised institution as approved by the Faculty.
Core
Take all units (18 points):
Option - Group A
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes:
Option - Group B
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes:
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

What you'll learn

You'll learn to:

  • Apply educational principles and theories to facilitate teaching and learning in health related contexts
  • Design and critique assessment tools used in the education of health professionals
  • Apply the principles of  research design, including the ability to critique relevant health professions-related educational literature
  • Develop knowledge and skills in particular areas of interest in health professions-related education through the available elective units
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
Study your way

Flexible study

The Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education is designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible delivery mode gives you the opportunity to study full time or part time through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online, additionally each year some units are also available as intensive short courses.
Study your way
Student Experience

Sonja De Munck

Student Experience
Sonja De Munck

Scholarships

The following available scholarships relate to this course. Other scholarships to support your studies may be available through your workplace or college.

 3 reasons to study Health Professions Education

  1. This course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Apply now to save on your course fees.
  2. Our flexible delivery mode gives you the opportunity to study full time or part time through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online, additionally each year some units are also available as intensive short courses.
  3. Multi-disciplinary, passionate teaching team with sustained teaching excellence recognised at various levels, including nationally.