University of Technology Sydney

C07150v1 Graduate Diploma in Women's and Children's Health

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Women's and Children's Health (GradDipWomenChldH)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: Online campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This comprehensive Graduate Diploma in of Women’s and Children’s Health prepares midwives, nurses and allied health practitioners to advance their careers in a range of diverse and challenging roles. Developed in close consultation with experts and industry stakeholders, core subjects in women’s health provide contemporary and responsive content that is industry aligned, evidence-based and research-informed, ensuring that graduates are well prepared to meet the current and future needs of women’s health.

Specialisations in, reproductive health, leadership, and research enable students to develop skills and knowledge in their area of interest.

This course is designed to prepare students to assume roles in leadership, research, and advanced practice in a wide range of health services and facilities. The course encourages students to critically reflect on current healthcare models, and whether they are meeting the needs of the diverse populations in our community. The content aims to develop skills in working with a range of people, systems, and processes within health services and drive system-level change that meets the dynamic needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations. The fully online study mode allows students to personalise their learning, with flexible study options.

Career options

The Graduate Diploma in Women’s and Children’s Health appeals to midwives, nurses and allied health professionals such as general practitioners, social workers, psychologists, dietitians and nutritionists, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologists and other allied health professionals who wish to expand their current clinical knowledge and experience and focus their career on supporting the health needs of women and children.

The course supports graduates to pursue roles in:

  • Their current field of expertise but become specialists in women's and children’s health
  • Policy development
  • Leadership and managerial roles
  • Further study (Masters)

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who examine and contribute to practice, policy, and research to achieve clinical excellence and enhance health outcomes
1.1 Demonstrate reflective critical thinking in a logical and systematic manner to enable critical appraisal of current practice, policy and research relating to women’s and children’s health care and health outcomes.
2.0 Are visionary, innovative and responsive leaders
2.1 Are effective, collaborative and responsive health professionals able to identify the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership on matters critical to women’s and children’s health.
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically aware and accountable when engaging with health care consumers, families/significant others, interdisciplinary teams, communities, organisations and authorities
3.1 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable when engaging with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams, communities, organisations and jurisdictions. Justify and promote social justice principles to ensure effective use of resources and equity of access to health care.
4.0 Communicate effectively and professionally in diverse and dynamic situations
4.1 Communicate effectively in healthcare practice in challenging, complex and diverse situations.
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
5.1 Plan for ongoing professional development and commitment to the development of knowledge and skills within their scope of their role in order to support practices which focus on women’s and children’s health.
6.0 UTS graduates will have knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform their capability to work effectively for and with Indigenous Australians within their profession
6.1 Critically reflect on Indigenous Australian contexts to inform professional cultural capability to work effectively with and for Indigenous Australians within the health and social care profession.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of 16 months online study, 1 x 6 credit point subject (or equivalent) per session over 8 x 7-week sessions.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 48 credit points, comprising seven core subjects offered by UTS: Health, and two electives offered by UTS: Health

Course completion requirements

STM91805 Women's and Children's Health Stream 24cp
STM91806 Women's and Children's Health Core and Elective 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor about 100% online study and a possible study program.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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