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C11259v1 Graduate Certificate in Human Fertility and Assisted Reproduction

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Human Fertility and Assisted Reproduction (GradCertHFAR)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


This course will not have an intake in 2020.

This course is not offered to international students.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This course provides students with the skills, knowledge and attributes required in the growing area of assisted reproduction and fertility. Through creative and innovative teaching and learning experiences, students develop knowledge and expertise in providing high-quality health care. Key areas include the physiology of reproduction and infertility, assisted reproduction approaches and technologies, therapeutic communication, and legal and ethical issues.

The course is linked to the latest research and practice through UTS: Health's partnership with industry and a strong clinical focus.

Course aims

This course provides graduates with highly sought-after skills and depth of knowledge, and focuses on developing critical thinking, leadership, social and ethical accountability, communication, professionalism and cultural respect.

Career options

Graduates of this course are well equipped to undertake leadership positions in the assisted reproduction industry. Career options include fertility nurse, clinic coordinator, patient support and liaison.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Translate and integrate evidence to identify and address human fertility needs, to ensure the delivery of quality health care
1.2 Locate and apply knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of fertility and infertility to deliver effective and appropriate health care
1.3 Relate the provision of assisted reproductive health care to wider questions of equity, politics, ethics, society and culture
2.1 Demonstrate capability in leadership and advocacy, to drive or lead systems that support safe, efficient and effective person-centred healthcare
2.2 Analyse, create, implement and reflect upon approaches that build the capacity of the interdisciplinary health workforce to enable people to receive high-quality collaborative health care
3.1 Articulate the duties and legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of those who work within human fertility and assisted reproduction services
3.2 Identify accountability in the processes and practices used to deliver human fertility and assisted reproduction services considering legal and ethical frameworks especially confidentiality and privacy
3.3 Apply context specific knowledge and judgment to the development and delivery of human fertility and assisted reproduction services
4.1 Apply effective therapeutic communication and engagement techniques, recognising human diversity
4.2 Adapt and utilise evidence-based health promotion strategies, to educate consumers of human fertility and assisted reproduction services
5.1 Evaluate current and emerging issues in human fertility and assisted reproduction to improve health outcomes, promote consumer engagement and facilitate evidence-based decision-making
5.2 Appreciate quality, risk and cost factors related to healthcare utilisation and choice in relation to fertility decision-making
5.3 Show respect and sensitivity towards diverse populations with varied health literacies and needs
6.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
6.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
6.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study days and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of two subjects a session. Normal subject attendance is three to four full days on campus, spread over the session.

Dates for 2019 are:

Course structure

The course totals 24 credit points, made up of four 6-credit-point subjects.

Course completion requirements

78267 The Regulation of Reproductive Health 6cp
92028 An Introduction to Reproductive Health 6cp
92029 Therapeutic Communication in Reproductive Health 6cp
92030 Assisted Reproduction 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
78267 The Regulation of Reproductive Health   6cp
92028 An Introduction to Reproductive Health   6cp
Spring session
92029 Therapeutic Communication in Reproductive Health   6cp
92030 Assisted Reproduction   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Health