Courses & Units

Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning and Simulation for Health Professionals H5H

Distance Launceston


This interdisciplinary course is offered part-time only over 1 year or 2 semesters. It is open to all health professionals employed or wishing to be employed in an educational capacity within the clinical area. The maximum time for completion is 3 years. The course is offered from Launceston, Hobart, Cradle Coast and interstate.

Please note that Graduate programs are offered subject to student demand and the availability of School of Health Sciences resources.


Course Name Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning and Simulation for Health Professionals
Course Abbreviation GCertFL&S
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Health



Location Study periods
Distance Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2


The School of Health Sciences, in collaboration with cooperating health care agencies, aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development. The primary course objective is to equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness to deliver flexible learning and use simulation in their teaching practice.

Career Outcomes

Graduates may find employment in educational roles within health care facilities.


Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree or have qualifications and experience deemed to be the equivalent, and be employed in a health related field.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Course Structure


  • CNA543Delivering Flexible LearningDetails

    The primary aim of this unit is to enable students to create and deliver flexible learning materials to a diverse range of learners. Students in this unit are expected to be health professionals who incorporate teaching into their practice. In…

    Credit Points: 12.5


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  • CNA544Simulation in Health TeachingDetails

    Students undertaking this unit will examine theories and develop skills in the practical application of simulation to replicate and teach aspects of health care practice. Simulation will be explored in relation to the type of knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviours…

    Credit Points: 12.5


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  • CNA632Learning and Teaching in Healthcare SettingsDetails

    This unit consists of three modules.The first module introduces students to the core principal and theories of learning and teaching. Moduletwo enhances students' skills by exploring methods of teaching, and adapting teaching to a wide range of audiences and working…

    Credit Points: 12.5


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  • CNA699Applied Learning and Teaching for Health ProfessionalsDetails

    This unit will provide students with the opportunity to apply theories of teaching and learning in simulated as well as health care settings. Knowledge and skills will be further developed through examining practical issues related to assessing learners as well…

    Credit Points: 12.5


    View all details for CNA699 Applied Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules

1 In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Health.


2. To qualify for admission, a candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning and Simulation for Health Professionals must:

[i] hold an undergraduate degree in a health field with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or

[ii] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above;

[iii] be employed in the field of health education.

3 A candidate shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, normally in not less than one year of part-time study (or equivalent) and not more than three years of part-time study, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

4 To qualify for the award, a candidate shall pass the four 12.5% units as specified in the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

5 [i] Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites and as summarised in the Schedule.

[ii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.

[iii] In every case the order in which the units are taken shall be subject to approval in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.

Credit for previous studies

6 Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.


7 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

8 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2012 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

9 The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Certificate in Flexible Learning and Simulation for Health Professionals shall be GradCertFLS.