Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics) (H5E)

Overview  2016


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

See entry requirements


Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate in E-Health is offered by the Centre for Rural Health - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 1 year part time (over two semesters), and a maximum 3 years part time.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the central role that health informatics and e-health play in contemporary health care by articulating:

  • Contemporary trends, issues, policy and practice in health informatics.
  • Theoretical perspectives that shape the discipline.

Demonstrate advanced cognitive and practical skills by:

  • Applying socio-technical approaches to critically analyse complex problems in the context of health informatics professional practice.
  • Critically analysing social, ethical and legal issues associated with the introduction and use of electronic information systems.

Apply knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate skills, judgement and self-management as a health informatics professional.
  • Promote the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and a profession.

Course structure

The course structure of the Graduate Certificate comprises four core units.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for health professionals who wish to enhance their understanding and ability to work effectively with information and communication technologies. The course is also designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career as a health informatics specialist.

In order to qualify for admission to the Certificate or the Diploma courses, applicants should

  • hold a three-year degree or a diploma with a major in a health related or communications technology area,
  • have experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Director of the CRH.
    As all units in the course use online resources, students need to have regular access to email and the internet. A computer with the following minimum computer configuration is recommended:
  • Intel Pentium III processor, iMac or equivalent;
  • 256 MB RAM;
  • 10Gb hard disk;
  • 17 inch monitor;
  • Windows 98, 2000 or XP, Macintosh OS 9, or later operating systems;
  • 56.6 Kbps modem (Cable Modem/DSL preferred).

On completion of the Certificate, students may be eligible to proceed to the H6EGraduate Diploma. Students who have completed either the Certificate or Diploma program may be eligible to undertake the Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) program

The programs do not articulate with any other program within the University.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $15,000 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.


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

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