Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertHlthInform

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3663.1

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics should appeal strongly to medicine/nursing/health graduates within 10 years of graduation (who have some ICT foundation and are early enough in their career paths) who wish to acquire formal Health Informatics knowledge and competencies. It may also appeal to ICT, Engineering or Science graduates who are already working in the Health sector and wish to enhance their career options. It may further appeal to Health administration and management graduates who wish to develop or expand their capacity to take responsibilities in Health ICT services or projects.

The course will be offered only in part-time format and will thus require at least one calendar year to complete. Students will take four core units each of 10 credit points. Teaching will be undertaken by Western Sydney University academic/casual staff and may be supplemented by guest lectures by Health sector staff with relevant expertise.

Study Mode
One year part-time

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta CampusPart TimeInternal See above


Students must have

an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in any discipline


Three years full-time equivalent employment in the health sector, such as health administration, health care or welfare, in a role involving use of IT for direct support of clinical operations (e.g. nursing, radiography, pathology)

Basic ability in use of common aspects of ICT systems will be assumed such as word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers. No formal programming knowledge will be assumed.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

300566.2Introduction to Health Informatics
300578.3Professional Development

Spring session

300568.2Services Computing in Healthcare

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