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Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Grafton Campus


Study this multi-disciplinary certificate programme for clinical teachers to become excellent educators and researchers in clinical education.

Programme overview

This programme is for health professionals working in a range of healthcare settings who are responsible for undergraduate education, junior practitioners and other specialist training programmes.

The PGCertClinEd aims to develop the skills necessary to become an excellent educator within a wide range of healthcare settings.

It has a flexible format and provides opportunities for students to undertake research projects in their area of interest.

Programme structure

60-point programme

Entirely assessed by coursework

30 points from an advanced taught course covering topics in clinical teaching and practice (either CLINED 715 Theory and Practice of Clinical Education or NURSING 741 Education for Clinical Practice).

At least 15 points (one course) from a range of 700 level courses in Clinical Education.

Up to 15 points (one course) from other approved relevant postgraduate courses.

The programme must be completed in one semester if enrolled full-time or within two years if enrolled part-time.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates will find that this programme will enhance specialist knowledge and skills and provide possible into specific occupations in areas of education.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical teacher/educator

Further study options

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education

Entry criteria

You must have completed a relevant clinical degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) or a health-professional qualification.

You must have two years’ relevant clinical work experience and currently be engaged in clinical teaching or curriculum development in a health-related discipline.

Relevant clinical degrees include degrees in medicine, midwifery, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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