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
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 1 year

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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