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Graduate Diploma of Tactical Medicine

  • Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma of Tactical Medicine will provide you with the knowledge, the clinical skills and clinical reasoning required to deal with the complex challenges of treating acute critically ill or injured patients in dynamic and high threat environments.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CL70
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Graduate Diploma of Tactical Medicine will provide you with the knowledge, the clinical skills and clinical reasoning required to deal with the complex challenges of treating acute critically ill or injured patients in dynamic and high threat environments. You will learn to assess, plan, prepare and implement strategies for successful operations and patient management within a tactical environment. As well as gaining new clinical knowledge, you will further develop your assessment and diagnostic skills and interventions in the management of diverse population groups. These new competencies can be applied in direct threat, indirect threat and prolonged field care environments. Similar to the Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine, this course will be of interest to you if you are a clinician involved with mass casualty and terrorist attack response plans, search and rescue, or remote and wilderness medical support services.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to provide evidence of a minimum of 2 years independent experience in a clinical setting relevant to their below qualification, AND


  • a completed Australian Bachelor of Paramedic Science, or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent, OR
  • a completed Australian Advanced Diploma, Intensive Care Paramedic, or equivalent qualification in advanced practice, OR
  • a completed Australian Diploma of Paramedic Science, OR
  • current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration as a Registered Nurse.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

There are no specific security requirements for entry into this course.

Health Requirements

There are no specific health requirements for entry into this course.

Assumed Knowledge

There is no recommended pre-study required for entry into this course.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Tactical Medicine is a professional development course aimed at training health professionals to respond to and manage acute medical emergencies at critical care level in high-risk environments where their personal safety may still be under threat. It will also allow those with relevant qualifications to enter the fast-growing field of tactical medicine. Additionally, this course will provide transferable knowledge that can be applied in the resource limited medical contracting, search and rescue and expedition medicine environments.