Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval is an innovative course that will extend knowledge gained through your health studies and develop foundational research skills and a complex understanding of aeromedical retrieval. Relevant to nurses, midwives, physicians and other health professionals who wish to undertake postgraduate education in the area of aeromedical retrieval. You can choose to study on campus (internal) or online (external). This flexible course addresses: delivery processes,critical reflection on aeromedical retrieval practice, andthe effects of policy and politics on health care provision, access and individual agency.This course will expand on your current or recent experience within the health service, and you will undertake education and assessments that have a direct application to your current or future professional practice and context. On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval, you may progress to the Master of Aeromedical Retrieval, with advanced standing of completed studies.


This 40-credit point course consists of two core units and two specialist elective units.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore(2 units)20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical RetrievalHEA583 Domestic and International Logistics Specialist Elective(2 units)20cpSpecialist Elective Units totaling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:HEA515 Health InformaticsHEA525 Emotional Intelligence in PracticePHM516 Indigenous HealthPHM553 BiostatisticsPHM592 Global HealthPHM593 Tropical Child Health  40Total Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. 


  • Clinical and Behavioural Sciences, Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Australia Citizens and Permanent Residents must demonstrate current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). International applicants must demonstrate current registration/affiliation/license with the relevant nursing/medical body in their country of origin. It is expected applicants have recent work experience in a health setting.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $14,760 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Online International: $14,760 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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