Frequently Asked Questions
How much time do I need to commit to study?
Time commitment will vary greatly between participants and is largely dependent upon individual study patterns. As a rough guide we can advise there are 16 contact hours per subject, with an indicative overall time commitment of 120 hours per subject.
However, the subject coordinators are committed to ensuring the course fits in amongst your other demands and is designed with the busy work load of clinicians in mind. Course readings are kept to a minimum and aim to be meaningful, pertinent and enjoyable, rather than numerous. Assessment is incorporated as much as possible into the teaching days and relates directly with the work of every day clinical teachers to ensure it synergises as much as possible with the activities you are already doing.
Is there a mid-year intake?
Unfortunately, there is no mid-year intake currently offered. We encourage those who are interested to complete an online Expression of Interest form and this will allow us to keep you up to date with course announcements, including key dates and open of applications.
I'm from overseas, can I live and study in Australia while I undertake your Grad Cert?
Our suite of nested award courses are considered part-time study, and are therefore not eligible to receive a CRICOS code. As an international student, you require a CRICOS code to apply for a student visa to reside in Australia while completing your studies. The international participants who enroll in our course attend the intensive delivery mode, meaning they only need to visit Melbourne once per semester to complete the course. All the pre-reading, discussion items, assessments and other resources are delivered online.
What documentation is required to apply?
The course is administered by the School of Melbourne Custom Programs (UoM Commercial Ltd). They use a generic online Postgraduate Application form which asks you to attach a number of supporting documentation. Please note the requirements for the GCCT are:
- A copy of your health practitioner registration certificate from AHPRA OR an academic transcript (whichever is easier for you to source).
- Resume, documenting clinical and teaching experience.
- Proof of citizenship/ permanent residency to ensure the correct course fees are applied to your application.
When will I hear if my application is successful?
We currently work on a rolling enrolment basis. That is, as your application is received, it will be considered and responded to. Please allow 3 weeks for applications to be received, processed, reviewed, and for a Letter of Offer to be sent. During busy periods, this can sometimes take a little longer.
The course will close as soon as places have filled, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able.