Flexible Study Options

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Flexibility in study options is a key need for people undertaking professional learning. At HETI we have invested in developing innovative learning systems and methodologies to ensure we cater for all needs

Non-Award and Professional Development

In addition to postgraduate courses, HETI provides the flexibility of studying units as

  • Non-Award (that is, as stand-alone units that are not part of a formal course) or
  • Professional Development (sometimes referred to as Continuing Professional Development or CPD)

These are great options for students who wish to take the first step without committing to a full course.  It’s also a good solution for those returning to study.

Successful completion of Non-Award study of the unit or units results in the attainment of Higher Education Credit and students will receive a transcript and certificate of attainment. Units completed can go towards an award should students decide to continue with their studies.

Professional Development on the other hand means that students participate in the learning but are not required to complete assessments or examinations. In this case, study does not result in Higher Education Credit but students are eligible for recognition of satisfactory participation.

RANZCP trainees can also enrol into a non-assessment based course. For psychiatry students, this is referred to as the Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry (PCP) program. The PCP program fulfills the requirements of a RANZCP Formal Education Course

Psychiatry Medicine Study Options

The fees for Professional Development and PCP are lower than those that go towards Higher Education Credit. See the link below for fee information.

Fee Information

Students studying the Non-Award or Professional Development (including PCP) pathway will be enrolled in a similar way as other full course students and will experience the same engagement and student experience.

All units are open to be selected as Non-Award or Professional Development. The only limitation is that only certain units are offered in semester one and others in semester two. View our courses to select your unit of study.

Course Overview

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