Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This is an advanced program that aims to expand the knowledge and skills required for contemporary simulation practice. Graduates of this program should be able to design, deliver and evaluate innovative and effective simulation-based learning, teaching and assessment activities that consider the cultural, social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of health care education. This program combines sound educational theory with an evidence-based focus to meet the needs of the learner, education institutions, the health care industry and other organisations that embrace the use of simulation in health care. Graduates should be able to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of simulation education contexts.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,052

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent; must have and provide proof of access to a simulation learning environment


40 cp

Subjects you can Study:

Education-healthcare simulation

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to undertake other postgraduate programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Further information:

The simulation learning environment may include: a specialised simulation centre; or an environment where simulation resources/simulation is frequently used. Applicants are required to provide evidence in the form of a letter from the manager of the simulation learning environment stating: That the named applicant has access to the environment for the duration of enrolment in the course; and the simulation resources the applicant will have access to within the simulation learning environment.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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