Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Health in Rural Communities

The experience


In Year One the first week of each subject is a one week on campus intensive at the Shepparton Campus. After completion of the on-campus intensive, weekly online tutorials will be delivered by the subject’s academic staff. You can participate in the tutorials online or in person.

In the second subject you will undertake a project within an Aboriginal community on a topic selected in consultation with the community. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the role and nature of community engagement and participation, application of the project, specifically in rural contexts, and potential outcomes for and empowerment of the specific community. In undertaking this subject, you will gain community development and project management skills.

In Year Two you have the option to select from the approved list of electives for the final two subjects.

Throughout the course Specialist Aboriginal Health educators will provide individualised assistance to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students including:

  • guidance with application and enrolment
  • assistance with accessing financial assistance packages for fees and travel related costs (subject to eligibility criteria & availability)
  • design and provision of individualised training and mentoring programs
  • one on one contact throughout the course to assist with project planning and provide individualised support
  • support to identify relevant community projects

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers, tutors and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from staff as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.