University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Certificate of Health

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health is designed to enable registered nurses to extend their skills in the area of scheduled medicines, and prepare for nursing practice in a rural and isolated practice area. This degree is currently Australia’s only Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)-approved tertiary postgraduate degree that enables you to apply for scheduled medicines endorsement for nursing practice in a rural and isolated practice area. Through work-based learning, you'll be equipped with advanced decision making and diagnostic skills to effectively plan the management of patient care (including initiation of medicines).


  • 4 units - 1 core course
  • 3 courses specific to chosen specialisation


  • Scheduled medicines

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in a health related field, or equivalent. Scheduled Medicines specialisation: must be registered as a nurse in Division 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and demonstrate at least one year's full-time clinical experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 semester

Further information

The Graduate Certificate of Health (Rural and Remote) specialisation is only available to students who hold current nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.

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