Online Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Online Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

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Reshape the future of healthcare.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, April, July, October
Location:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Digital health has enormous potential in addressing some of this century’s biggest healthcare challenges.

Our Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will equip you with the knowledge and skills to plan, design, negotiate, and manage innovations in digital health. Learn how to access and deploy virtual care and develop the capabilities to lead a health service transformation with electronic health records. Evaluate challenges and barriers to digital health adoption, and explore the risks and ethics associated with deploying digital technologies in health and social care.

100% online, this leading industry program is designed to work around your lifestyle. No on-campus commitments and flexible learning.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Digital health is a term that defines the technology, communication, services, and processes used to enhance human involvement, diagnostic accuracy, health outcomes, and service efficiencies.

By the end of this program, you’ll analyse and critically evaluate emerging technologies and trends in digital health, with approximately 80% of this program’s assessments allowing you to assess digital health impacts and effectiveness in the context of your role or work place.

If you’d like to take part in reshaping the future of healthcare, our Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess digital health technologies for their benefits to patients and service efficiencies.

By the end of this program, you’ll also have the ability to assess and integrate how advances in digital health will influence the wellbeing of generations of Australians.

Equip yourself with in depth knowledge and skills to assess and implement virtual care solutions and electronic health records in your work setting. Go beyond the digitisation of current services and uncover the capabilities and emerging technologies required to realise the potential of digitally enabled healthcare. Address a growing skills gap in the health care sector develop the capabilities to transition into a health leadership role or lead a digital health initiative.

The 100% online program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our four, ten-week teaching terms each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

This graduate certificate has been designed with leading industry partners in healthcare including Digital Health CRC, Telstra Health, and AWS.

12 months.

Expect 10-12 hours study per subject per week, with each term comprising of 10 weeks.

Our graduate certificate contains three core subjects, and the choice of one from two optional subjects.

Digital Health Enablers and Technologies

This subject will examine the health, societal, and technological trends that are propelling digital health innovations and adoption. You’ll analyse the implications of digital disruption and transformation in the health sector. You’ll also explore barriers, risks, and enablers of digital health and identify the challenges associated with the applications of digital health on patient, consumers and citizen experiences.

Data and Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records (EHR) are foundational to digital health and comprise a substantial platform with which to integrate other clinical support and patient engagement technologies. This subject will examine a variety of related technologies and data governance that enable patient and consumer centred healthcare, and advanced clinical practice. You’ll analyse the contributions these technologies make to better health as well as associated ethical, regulatory, workplace and other sociotechnical considerations.

Applied Telehealth and Virtual Care

In this subject, you’ll analyse the nature and scope of contemporary telehealth and virtual care models as well as emerging technological developments. By reviewing recent innovations, you’ll investigate issues associated with the use of telehealth and virtual care including human connection, privacy and security, ethics and governance. You’ll also draw from your professional experience to complete the assessment tasks.

Optional subject 1: Digital Health in Service Delivery

Digital Health in Service Delivery will take a practical view on how clinicians, allied, and contemporary health workers embed digital health into patient interactions and the delivery of healthcare in various settings and communities. You’ll explore consumer health technologies and examine the capabilities required for clinicians and organisations to effectively and safely deliver care in digitally-enabled settings.

Optional subject 2: Strategy, Design and Change Management in Digital Health

This optional subject focuses on two important capability areas in healthcare leadership and practice:

  1. Digital Health Strategy and Change Management
  2. Health Care Design*

The strategy and change management component of this subject will evaluate digital health technologies for their evidence base and financial viability. You’ll a develop business plans and approach to enable meaningful adoption of these technologies and initiatives among workforces and clients.

The design component of this subject will enable you to develop knowledge and skill to inform design of better futures in health and social care before learning the design thinking frameworks and processes to articulate problems and prototype new product or service designs in health and social care.

*Students who have completed both of these subjects may apply for recognition of prior learning for this subject which would reduce the number of subjects to graduate by one 12 credit point subjects to a total of three core subjects.

Career

Graduates will become digital champions in their workplace setting and be equipped with the capabilities to get involved in and/or lead digital enablement initiatives.

For health service, unit, or IT managers, this program will help you develop the skills to lead a healthcare service transformation.

Admissions

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in health or a related field or

  • An bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and at least 1 year’s full-time experience in a health care or social setting or
  • At least five years’ full time experience working in health or social care or a related role with a portfolio of evidence demonstrating analysis and report writing.
  • All applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV)

If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessment as part of meeting the entry requirements, you will need to provide a CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment, and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of an employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.

You must meet the University’s minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. Find out more about these requirements and acceptable English language tests.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  • An accepted English language proficiency test, or
  • An accepted English language provider, or
  • A recognised Australian or international qualification.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Find out about pathways at RMIT.

Fees

This program has full-fee places, with a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP). 

Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.

2023 indicative fees

Full-fee places

  • AU$14,880 (2022 annual fee)*.

Commonwealth supported places

The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The first year indicative tuition rates are expected later in the year and will be published when they are available.

  • 2022 Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

  • You may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
  • For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The first year indicative tuition rates are expected later in the year and will be published when they are available.

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package

The fees in the table below apply to students who commenced their program in 2022. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2022 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $3,985 per standard year
$498 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology $8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,401 per standard year
$1,425 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $14,630 per standard year
$1,828 per standard (12 credit point) course

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.

Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

HECS-HELP Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to the full amount of their student contribution.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

2022 tuition fees are AU$2,520 per course, totalling AU$10,080 for 4 courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.