Why study the Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s Health with UTS Online?

Kick-start your career in leading the way in women's and children's health 

Develop specialist skills in an in-demand industry to deliver impact where it matters 

Study an industry-led curriculum that’s designed to meet the industry needs of the future

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

Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s Health is for midwives, nurses and allied health professionals looking to: 

  • Develop the foundational knowledge to pursue senior and specialised roles
  • Build on their existing skills and knowledge to advance into a career in women’s and children’s health
  • Gain an understanding of the existing issues in women’s and children’s health and contribute to a changing industry, ensuring culturally safe and accessible healthcare is available
  • Adapt their skillset to meet the future needs of a rapidly changing and in-demand industry
  • Establish a point of difference with the first postgraduate course of its kind
Career outcomes

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 20261.


12.6 million

There are 12.6 million women in Australia2.


Use of health services

Women are more likely than men to use health services3, including:

  • A GP (88.0% compared to 78.9%)
  • A medical specialist (41.6% compared to 35.9%)

1Labour Market Insights, 2022   2National Mental Health Commission, 2022   3ABA, 2022

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

  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Midwife or Nurse Unit Manager
  • Midwifery or Nursing Educator
  • Midwifery or Nursing Researcher
  • IVF Midwife or Nurse
  • Sexual Health Coordinator
  • Progression to further research

Learning outcomes

Establish a philosophy and practice that puts women and children at the heart of health
Reflect on politics, gender, history and tradition to establish a philosophy and practice designed to meet the individual needs of each woman. Build an ability to recognise the influence of gender, how it intersects with other dimensions of diversity, and the impact on equitable access to services and personal wellbeing.

Learn how to reflect on current practice, policy and research in women’s and children’s health
Critique the legal and ethical issues in women’s health, specifically pertaining to reproduction and birth, through case studies, and reframe these to a woman-centred philosophy. Explore the sociocultural and environmental impacts on children over the past two decades to understand how the unique challenges faced by children impact their health and well-being.

Reflect on cultural contexts to provide individualised care
Women of all cultures have individual needs, and not all are afforded the same quality of healthcare. In this course you’ll gain an understanding of the diverse needs and expectations of Indigenous Australian women and women from diverse cultural contexts. Learn to critically reflect on these contexts to inform your professional cultural capability to provide individualised and equitable care.

Gain the foundations of contemporary, strengths-focused leadership
Build the strength, confidence and vision to drive change in women’s and children’s health. Model evidence-based practice and respectful care in your practice. Develop the foundational skills to move into a leadership role including effective communication for various healthcare needs, collaboration and responsiveness in healthcare settings.

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Women's and Children’s Health comprises 4 online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total).

  • 090005 Contemporary Women’s Health Issues (6CP)
  • 090007 The Child in the Contemporary World (6CP)
  • 090006 Global Perspectives in Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health (6CP)
  • 090041 Legal and Ethical Issues in Women’s Health (6CP)


 

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

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s 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.

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

 

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

English language requirements

Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.5.  
 
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s). 

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

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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 completion of a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in midwifery, nursing, allied health or health science field. 

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. 

 

Meet our Course Director

“The Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s Health is designed to introduce students to the concept of gender as a social determinant of health, and how this impacts the social, cultural, professional, and health needs of women and children.

“This course aims to develop skills in working with a range of people, systems, and processes within health services and is the first step in developing in-demand skills to drive system-level change that meets the dynamic needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.”

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