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C11195v1 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching (GradCertN)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


This course does not have an intake in 2019.

This course is not offered to international students.

Course aims
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


This course is designed to provide health professionals with the skills to deliver quality teaching in a variety of clinical settings. Health professionals engage in clinical teaching at many different levels: with students and new graduates, in orientation programs, ongoing quality improvement and with communities through health promotion activities. This course provides innovative and creative teaching and learning experiences with a focus on the principles of adult learning and practice development.

At a fundamental level, this course aims to ensure that graduates are able to plan effective programs in diverse clinical settings for a variety of learners. Students have the opportunity to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a program of clinical education within their own practice area.

Course aims

Providing a portable qualification and highly sought-after skills, this course focuses on clinical teaching, critical thinking, leadership, social and ethical accountability, communication and professionalism.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who contribute to practice, policy and research to enhance health care and health outcomes
2.0 Are effective, collaborative and responsive leaders
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable and consider health care in a global context
4.0 Communicate appropriately and consistently in diverse situations
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
6.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in a medium to large organisation. Health or human services experience is preferred.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Dates for 2019 are:

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising three specified nursing subjects and one nursing elective. Elective 92713 Health Breakdown is recommended as this subject can be used to progress into the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044) or Master of Advanced Nursing (C04228).

Course completion requirements

92869 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp
92848 Facilitation of Clinical Learning 6cp
92607 Education for Practice Development 6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      92713 Health Breakdown6cp 
      CBK90056 Nursing subjects (PG)6cp 
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044) and the Master of Advanced Nursing (C04228) (for registered nurses only).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Health

Janet Green
Course coordinator