Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice

Centre for Remote Health

Laramba airstrip. Image: Georgina OakmanAbout this Course
This Flinders University Award course aims to meet the higher education needs of health professionals who work in remote areas. It also supports the transition to remote practice for those who have an interest in joining the remote health workforce. 

Study Program
The course consists of 4 topics (18 units), usually undertaken over 2 Semesters (12 months) on a part-time external basis. Some topics have an intensive workshop component held in Alice Springs.

All students study 2 core topics:

  • Context of Remote and Indigenous Health (4.5 units)*
  • Remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care (4.5 units)

*includes compulsory intensive workshop in Alice Springs

The remaining 2 topics are electives offered from various specialty streams. 

Specialty Streams
Available specialty streams include:

For more information relating to specialty streams and elective topics see: 

Further Study
Successful completion of this course allows progression to the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice and then onto the Master of Remote and Indigenous Health.


Entry Requirements
Approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution in a health-related field

Additional Requirements for: 

Nursing Stream

  • Minimum of one year post-registration experience and
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse with no restrictions on practice

Medical Stream

  • Concurrent enrolment in the Flinders University, Doctor of Medicine or
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.


How to apply Applications are made through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) website:
Fees Visit: 
More Details For detailed information on the program of study, topic descriptions and entry requirements see our postgraduate courses page via: 
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