PDC50215 - Understanding the Australian Health Care System

Duration10 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Course codePDC50215

Overview

This online micro-credential introduces the role of governments in the contextual provisions of healthcare in Australia and our recent health reforms. It outlines the multiple systems of health care, the major types of health services available, models of care and the health considerations of vulnerable groups within Australia. Though the Australian healthcare system is far from perfect, it is considered one of the best in the world when it comes to delivery, availability and affordability for the Australian population.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Structure & Availability

Micro-credential

Duration:
10 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.


  1. Explain the role of government in the provision of healthcare in Australia
  2. Outline the National health Safety Quality Service Standards
  3. Compare contemporary models of healthcare utilised in Australia
  4. Describe some of the vulnerable groups in Australia and list the health and support services available to them
  5. Outline the different contemporary models of health care.

Assessment

Online Quiz

Award

Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this micro-credential should work in the healthcare profession.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

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