Stay ahead in healthcare and advance your career with ECU’s industry-leading programs

ECU Health Postgrad Courses
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Are you working in a health-related career in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Mental Health or Occupational Hygiene and thinking about how best to enhance your skills?

Edith Cowan University (ECU)’s postgraduate programs are an excellent option to expand your skillset, keep on top of emerging thinking and technologies, and specialise in ways to better serve patients and the wider community.

And not only do they offer relevant learning across a variety of industry-leading courses, and opportunities to build stronger connections within the industry, these courses are designed to accommodate your work commitments, so you can effectively combine study and work.

Along with flexible online study options, there are a variety of Commonwealth Grant Supported Courses in the postgraduate space to choose at ECU as well, providing significant advantages where cost is a barrier.

ECU Health Postgrad Courses

Learn more about ECU’s specialised postgrad health areas below, and head to to find out more:

Grad Certificate in Midwifery Diagnostics & Prescribing

If you’re an Australian Registered Midwife keen to broaden your depth of knowledge in the field, this one-year, part-time online course is the one for you. It provides the specialised knowledge and skills needed to undertake diagnostics like ordering and interpreting investigative tests for childbearing women, along with safely prescribing scheduled medicines. The course focuses on critical evaluation enabling students to initiative individualised holistic care plans in line with leading professional guidelines.

Grad Certificate in Mental Health

If you already have a degree in health, counselling, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery or psychology-related subject, this 0.5 years full-time/equivalent part time course is a great pathway to becoming a specialist mental health nurse. During the course you’ll develop skills in assessment and intervention strategies applicable to many different mental health settings.

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ECU Health Postgrad Courses


If you’re looking for career advancement in Paramedicine, ECU offers a variety of online postgraduate courses including specialist qualifications in Critical Care to enhance your clinical decision making and critical thinking. You can also take the Community Paramedicine pathway to provide high-standard urgent and primary healthcare for the community, with courses designed in close consultation with industry. The Graduate Certificate of Critical Care Paramedicine and Graduate Certificate of Community Paramedicine are Commonwealth Grant Supported, making them an affordable way to upskill and secure credits towards your Master’s degree.

Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology

Learn how to identify, evaluate and control occupational or environmental hazards that can affect the health of workers or communities with ECU’s selection of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology courses. If you’re passionate about protecting workers’ health, the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene Practice is your gateway to a rewarding career as an Occupational Technician and the first step towards becoming an Occupational Hygienist. This course serves as a stepping stone to the internationally-recognised Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology qualification in occupational and environmental hygiene. Similar to all of these pathways, the courses are delivered online to fit around work commitments, along with on-campus practical workshops offering unparalleled hands-on experience and networking opportunities in the profession.

For more information on enhancing your health career, head to to find out more.

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