Why study the Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health with UTS Online?

Gain experiential learning via clinical placements 

Deliver specialised care in child and family health, driving change where it matters most 

Study a contemporary curriculum informed by leading industry experts 

Accelerated and supported study at a university that’s passionate about your success

Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health is for midwives and nurses looking to: 

  • Support new caregivers as they transition to parenthood and provide compassionate, evidence-based care in the early childhood setting
  • Build upon their existing knowledge to provide high-quality care, service and support to families
  • Take their learning to the next level and gain hands-on experience in community-based family health centres with UTS’s leading industry partners
  • Transfer their experience into a meaningful career in child and family health
  • Complete a postgraduate certification and develop the skills to support and instil confidence in new parents caring for a newborn and/or young children
  • Broaden their career opportunities with a rewarding and in-demand career in child and family health

See entry requirements under course information for more eligibility information.

Career outcomes

The need for high-quality, equitable care is now. Care must consider the social and cultural needs of the individual. With a range of career pathways available, you can deliver change where it matters most. 

Fastest growing sector

Health and social assistance is Australia's largest and fastest-growing sector 


2 million employed

Over 2 million people are employed in the sector


15.8% employment growth

Health and social assistance is Australia's largest and fastest-growing sector, with employment projected to grow by 15.8% over the five years to November 2026.


Labour Market Insights, 2022

Studying UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health may lead to roles such as:

  • Child and Family Health Practitioner 
  • Team Leader in Community Setting
  • Midwifery or Nursing Educator
  • Midwifery or Nursing Researcher

The requirements to work as a child and family practitioner vary throughout Australia. This course has been designed to meet the guidelines for NSW. If you are based outside of NSW, please ensure this course fulfils the requirements of the governing health body in your local state or territory before applying.

Learning outcomes

Practice where it matters most
Develop a philosophy and practice that puts child and family health in focus. Gain an understanding of family strengths and vulnerabilities to enhance your ability to support children and families to survive and thrive.

Evidence-informed and reflective practice
Create lasting change in child and family health through evidence-based philosophy and practice. Learn to critically reflect on your practice to deliver high-quality, inclusive care, guided by evidence.

Individualised care
Develop an ethical and collaborative family-centred approach to healthcare. Gain the knowledge and skills to focus on the unique and individual needs of children and families. Apply your understanding of social and cultural diversity, informed by an ethical and collaborative perspective.

 

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health comprises 4 online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total).

  • 090001 Foundations of Child and Family Health (6CP)
  • 090002 Family and Community Health in Practice (6CP)
  • 090003 Growth and Development in the Younger Child (first 1,000 days) (6CP)
  • 090004 Growth and Development in the Older Child (the preschool years) (6CP)


A pathway to a Master of Women’s and Children’s Health

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health is comprised of four subjects and can be completed in as little as eight months. On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the Master of Women’s and Children’s Health.

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE |
4 SUBJECTS | 8 MONTHS

or, continue studying

Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing

UTS Online’s Master of Advanced Nursing is designed for nurses who want to drive better outcomes for person-centred care in advanced clinical settings. This course is delivered part-time, 100% online and influenced by strong healthcare industry partners, making it one of the most contemporary and comprehensive courses of its kind.  
 

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MASTER'S DEGREE |
+9* SUBJECTS | 24 MONTHS

graduate with a master's degree

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Masters
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

For more information, download your course guide or speak with an Enrolment Advisor.

Download a course guide Speak to an Enrolment Advisor

*The number of subjects completed may vary depending on the credit point (CP) value of the subjects elected.


 

 

Upcoming intakes

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Course information

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169. 

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor. 

Speak to an Enrolment Advisor

 

FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in midwifery or nursing

AND

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. 

 

Meet our Course Director

"Child and Family Health practice is a primary health care specialty that works with children, families and communities as well as other professionals and services, to support the health and wellbeing of children and their families. As a Child and Family Health Practitioner, you will provide care and guidance that directly impacts families and supports a child to thrive."

Dr Vanessa Scarf
Course Director, Master of Women's and Children's Health