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
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
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.
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
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.
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)