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CL64 - Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

This course will further your knowledge and skills in dealing with high acuity trauma at the advanced life support level in dynamic and high threat environments. You will learn to assess, plan, prepare and implement strategies for successful operation in the civilian tactical environment. Building upon your current knowledge, you will gain new clinical knowledge, skills and interventions, and fine-tune your critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills and apply these to dynamic direct, indirect, high threat and prolonged field care environments. 

Career Information

The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine supports graduates to operate in the increasingly complex environment of civilian tactical medicine. This qualification provides a pathway for current operators in this environment to formalise their knowledge, or for those holding relevant background qualifications, the underpinning knowledge and skills to enter the operational tactical medicine environment.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertTacMed
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Online
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Bachelor of Paramedic Science, or equivalent, with 1 year clinical operational experience at a minimum level of Advanced Care Paramedic; or
  • A completed Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, with 1 year relevant clinical experience as a Registered Nurse; or
  • A completed Diploma in Paramedic Science plus 1 year of unsupervised clinical operational experience; or
  • Current or past employment as an ADF Combat Medic or Police Medic; or
  • Current employment in a relevant field as well as evidence of a completed short course in Tactical Medicine.

Employment and clinical experience must be demonstrated by providing a letter of employment or statement of service, listing duties undertaken and length of time employed in the relevant position. Letters of employment must be presented on employers letterhead, signed and dated by a delegated authority within the organisation.


English Language Proficiency Requirements:
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 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.

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
Security Requirements
There are no specific security requirements for enrolment into this course.
Health Requirements
There are no specific health requirements required for entry into this course.
Assumed Knowledge

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

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Some units in this course will require compulsory attendance at residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 24
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Assess, plan, prepare and implement strategies for successful operation in the tactical medicine environment
  • 2. Integrate current evidence-based practice into the management of patients in the tactical environment
  • 3. Analyse and interpret clinical trends and research findings to enhance tactical medicine practice
  • 4. Demonstrate situational awareness by using critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making skills in the tactical environment
  • 5. Exhibit interpersonal, leadership, communication and teamwork skills to ensure team safety in the tactical environment
  • 6. Apply ethical principles within tactical medicine practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Students studying this course will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.