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Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine - CL64

The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine is an innovative and unique postgraduate course that will be of interest to first responders including paramedics, nurses, police and medics who deal with acute trauma situations where advanced life support is required in dynamic and high threat environments. This course will be of interest to you if you are involved with mass casualty and terrorist attack response plans and services.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

Mass casualty and terrorist attacks are on the increase in the current geopolitical climate as Australia grows its presence on the world stage. As a result, first responders have to be ready to manage and react to emergencies in very high-risk environments where their personal safety may be compromised. In this unique contemporary course, you will learn to plan and implement strategies and develop a range of clinical, critical-thinking, communications and leadership skills essential for the successful management of acute trauma. Highly relevant to members of the Australian Defence Force, police and ambulance services as well as all those involved at the advanced life support of victims of mass casualty and terrorist attacks, this course will equip you with the skills to quickly react and respond to these events.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete four units. Your studies will focus on providing care at the advanced life support level (ALS). This will include direct threat care, indirect threat care, prolonged field care and casualty evacuation. You will also undertake an evidence-based practice unit.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

INDUSTRY RELEVANT 

As a tactical medicine student, you will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by experienced lecturers with relevant and current experience in tactical response and treatment of critically ill or injured patients in dynamic and high threat situations. 

You will also connect with and hear from industry experts through guest lectures, allowing you to take advantage of the knowledge and insight of leaders in the field. 

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS 

The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine is available to study online giving you the flexibility to study when and where you like.

As part of your online experience, you will attend one residential school for the Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine. Residential schools allow you to complete specific on-campus requirements, gain practical skills and make valuable connections with your peers and teaching teams.

CAREER FOCUSED 

Throughout your course, you will complete industry-relevant, authentic, and project-based assessment tasks. These assessments provide you with opportunities to practically apply your learnings and reflect on your current role in medical response. 

You will be able to apply your learnings to your current knowledge, skills and occupation, whether that be as a paramedic, registered nurse, Australian Defence Force combat medic, Police medic or relevant field.

Our Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine will provide you with the know-how and confidence to progress your career and advance into tactical retrieval, evacuations, treatment and management, take on strategic projects, advance within the ranks, and be prepared for various response situations.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
Some units in this course will require compulsory attendance at residential schools.

Entry requirements:

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Bachelor of Paramedic Science, or equivalent, with 1 year of clinical operational experience at a minimum level of Advanced Care Paramedic; or
  • A completed Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, with 1 year of relevant clinical experience as a Registered Nurse; or
  • A completed Diploma in Paramedic Science plus 1 year of unsupervised clinical operational experience; or
  • Current or past employment as an ADF Combat Medic (with an approved medic qualification, not including combat lifesaver CLS) or Police Medic; or
  • Current employment in a relevant field as well as evidence of a completed short course in Tactical Medicine.

Employment and clinical experience must be demonstrated by providing a letter of employment or an official statement of service, listing duties undertaken and length of time employed in the relevant position. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority within the organisation. 


English Language Proficiency Requirement:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • Tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components

Security Requirements

There are no specific security requirements for enrolment into this course.

Health Requirements

There are no specific health requirements required for entry into this course.

Assumed Knowledge

There is no recommended pre-study required for entry into this course.

The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine is a professional development course aimed at training professionals to respond and manage trauma in high-risk environments where their personal safety may still be under threat. It will also allow those with relevant qualifications or experience to enter the fast-growing field of tactical medicine.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$4,008.00
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$13,032.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

  • Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
  • Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year. 

ABOUT FEES

Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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