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Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics


40 cp

Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Sponsored Cohort only

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have the following prerequisites:

  1. graduates with up to three years' professional experience in business or health care (eg doctors, nurse managers, nurses, mission directors, health care administrators, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, members of ethics committees); or
  2. professionals with five or more years relevant experience; or
  3. senior professionals nominated by their employer to undertake the course.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Certificate

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 10 cp from Core Units;
  2. 30 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL605 10 Philosophy and the Moral Life


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL508 10 Impacts of Regulatory and Legal Frameworks
PHIL509 10 Competing Interests, Choice and Conflict
PHIL609 10 Principles of Bioethics

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.