Online Graduate Certificate of Digital Health
DurationFull-time 1 year
AU$3,600 per course (2021)
Next intakeJanuary, April, July, October
DurationPart-time 8 months intensive
AU$3,720 per course (2020)
Next intakeJuly, January, March, May, October
100% online and flexible
100% online, this leading industry program is designed to work around your lifestyle. No on-campus commitments and flexible learning.
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.
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, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods 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.
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:
- Digital Health Strategy and Change Management
- 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.
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.
Entrance requirements for international applications
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.
Australian student visas
RMIT’s Online Graduate Certificate in Digital Health does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.
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 Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
2021 tuition fees are AU$3,600 per course, totalling AU$14,400 for 4 courses.
Fees apply to 2021 only.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for a HELP loan once you have enrolled in a program.
HELP loans are not available to international students.
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 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.