Agricultural health and medicine



Learn how to help people living with physical and mental health issues unique to country areas. The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM) is the only course of its kind in Australia.

Get the career edge in healthcare

Thanks to this course, when you apply for jobs in rural areas (from medicine or nursing through to vet science), you'll have the specialist skills to care for people living in country areas. Plus, you can complete this course in just 12 months.

Agricultural health and medicine courses

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Research with us

Because it's the only course of its kind in Australia, agricultural health and medicine is an area that's ripe for innovative research. Whether you go on to complete a postgraduate, postdoctoral or master's by research degree in this field, our regional clinical partnerships put you in the perfect position for ground-breaking collaboration.

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Our accreditations

Our course in Agricultural Health and Medicine is recognised by Agrisafe Australia and allows you to become an Agrisafe practitioner.

The course also offers continuing education and professional development with:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian College of Rural and remote Medicine
  • Australian Veterinary Association 
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Career opportunities

Ready to leave the rat-race and embrace the country life? This course is a breath of fresh air. Become the 'go-to' staff member in any regional health setting - career paths include:

  • Agricultural productivity
  • Health management
  • Health promotion
  • Health service provision
  • Rural policy
  • Rural research
  • Sustainability

HMF702 Scholarships OPEN 1st May! APPLY NOW.

Commencing in Trimester 2 (10th July), the Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (HMF702) unit is completed entirely online. Those enrolling or enrolled in the Graduate Certificate are eligible to apply for a scholarship of $1000.

Scholarship applications are open on 1st May, 2017 and are available via until Sunday 21st of May, 2017.

Further information


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