Graduate Diploma of Child and Family Health

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This course will prepare students to practise as professional and contemporary child and family health clinicians, sensitive to the cultural needs of consumers in urban, rural and remote environments; to be reflective practitioners, skilled in consuming and conducting research and evidence-based enquiries. It is designed to extend the student's previous professional experiences and provide opportunities to reflect on and critique knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to contemporary evidence, research and literature and apply this to the practice setting.


The course comprises 6 core theoretical units and 2 practicum based units which comprise of 40 days placement. The clinical component of the course is attained mainly in child health centres. Included within the 40 day clinical experience is an Aboriginal Medical Service placement. A minimum of 40 days clinical experience is required throughout the course.


  • Child and family health

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must hold current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have at least two years' employment experience as a registered nurse. All applicants must complete a supplementary clinical information form at The form should be completed as soon as possible after submitting the SATAC application.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina Domestic: $22,752
No information available Yes
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

Criminal History Check: Each State and Territory in Australia has requirements for students undertaking courses involving clinical placements outside their employment to provide documented evidence of relevant health and security checks, e.g. completed immunisation requirements, criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness to practice requirements.

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