Courses & Units

Course rules for H6Q Graduate Diploma of Quality Services

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


2. To qualify for admission an applicant must

a. Have completed an Australian bachelor degree in health or a relevant health science discipline with two years work experience in the health sector; or

b. be selected and sponsored through another agency, with equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

A minimum standard of English language proficiency must be met for entry into postgraduate programs in the University of Tasmania and can be demonstrated in any one of a variety of ways. Applicants must have the following English language requirements.

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)

  • UTAS DEAP Overall 60% (Writing 60%)

  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

  • Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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

Course structure

4. To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma, a candidate shall successfully complete eight 12.5% units (or equivalent) specified in the Schedule accompanying these specifications;

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

[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting.

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

[iv] In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

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 degree, the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


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 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently

9 The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Diploma of Quality Services (Health and Safety) shall be GDipQS (Health and Safety).