Being a Clinical Educator - Role & Environment:
21 February - 1 May 2022
25 July - 2 October 2022

Registrations close 10th July 2022

Supervising & Facilitating Learners in Clinical Settings:
21 February - 1 May 2022
25 July - 2 October 2022

Registrations close 10th July 2022



12-14 hours per week






The Professional Certificate is available to health professionals who supervise either students, and/or staff within their work roles. 


Single course: $900

Complete certificate: $1,800

50% course discount for health professionals residing in MMM 2-7. The Modified Monash Model (MMM) categorises all Australian locations as urban, regional, or remote. Check to see if your community falls within this range.



Course overview

The purpose of this program is to increase your understanding, skills and expertise in supervising learners in the workplace through applying teaching and learning principles and approaches within the work setting.

The Professional Certificate in Clinical Education (PCCE) is available to health professionals who supervise either students, and/or staff within their work roles. The program is delivered online and therefore it is expected you will have sufficient computing skills to engage in online learning, word processing, and browsing the internet.

You will also require reliable access to the internet in order to access the online learning resources.

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Why the Professional Certificate in Clinical Education?

This program is a rigorous and up-to-date education program with theory linked to application which will benefit both individuals and organisations in a variety of ways.

Individual benefits

  • Understand the practice education context and curriculum
  • Analyse which practice education model applies to their own practice situation
  • Assess the role of the practice educator in terms of key responsibilities and key tasks, and develop a personal development plan
  • Establish a network with other practice educators
  • Facilitate practice learning within an adult learning framework
  • Apply supervision strategies to accommodate diversity in learners’ abilities and skills when supervising
  • Facilitate authentic experiential learning opportunities.

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Organisational benefits

  • Future-proof your organisation by developing and empowering your staff with agile leadership skills
  • Professional development for emerging and experienced managers, preparing them to lead and manage more effectively
  • Engage, align and empower staff to set and achieve operational goals
  • Raise capability from an operational focus to a strategic perspective
  • Support your key staff to develop essential management skills needed to be an effective leader.


Course structure

The Professional Certificate in Clinical Education is comprised of two 4.5 unit courses (a full year load is 36 units). The certificate is online, and taken over 10 weeks of part-time study.

Participants who complete the Professional Certificate in Clinical Education will be given credit for 9 units of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Nurse Education).  Students will need to complete a further 9 units to be awarded the Graduate Certificate.

Available courses

Course 1 - Being a Clinical Educator: Role & Environment

  • Participants are familiarised with the clinical and practical elements of their role as a practice educator
  • Exploring the practice educator role
  • Practice education context
  • The clinical environment as a learning environment

Course 2 - Supervising & Facilitating Learners in the Clinical Settings

  • Facilitate the learning and supervision of learners, according to adult learning principles and approaches
  • Learn how to manage diversity in learners’ abilities and skills
  • Learn supervision strategies 
  • Learn how to manage difficult situations


  • Both courses contain assessment activities to provide you with feedback on your learning.
  • The assessments are very practical, based on your professional work situation, and result in the creation of a useful product; such as an audit, briefing paper, mindmap or report. These products are designed to help you develop tools to improve your practice as a supervisor.

How to apply

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Additional information

Cancellation policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.

Withdrawal policy

Students wishing to withdraw from the professional certificate must notify UniSA by the end of the fourth week of commencement. Find out more about our withdrawal policy here. To withdraw, please fill out the withdrawal form here.