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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.

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021. The indicative student contribution fee for eligible students starting and completing this course in 2021 is $3972.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
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.

Eligible students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021. Please note, students are required to complete the course in 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package funding from the Australian Government, and would be charged at a full fee, paying place.

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 a medical research project.

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.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available 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 scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

What type of fees will I pay for this course?
This course is approved to offer postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places in 2021 under the Australian Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package.

Please note, students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place are required to complete all four units of study in 2021. Any remaining units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported and full tuition fees would be payable as a full fee paying student .

What does Commonwealth Supported Place mean?
A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees. As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying. Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

How much will my course cost?
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by viewing our Cost Per Unit table. Please note, this course is currently approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places in 2021 under the Australian Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package. Students would need to complete all four units in 2021 to be able to pay the current student contribution fee for this course.

Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, find out more about fees for international students.

Payment optionsHECS-HELP and FEE-HELP are loan schemes provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their student contributions and tuition fees through a loan.

Eligible students can use a HELP loan to pay for all, or some of their course fees. If you elect to use either a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount or your tuition fees and repay your HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2020-2021 income year threshold is $46,620 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Are there any other fees or study costs?
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

You will also need to fund any travel associated with attending residential schools or work placements. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

You can find out more about fees by viewing our Student Finances information.


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 and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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.


If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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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