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Classroom-based Clinical Bridging Course - FEE-HELP



After an absence due to COVID-19, we are ready to offer face-to-face courses again from January 2021.  

Closing date for applications is 22 December, 2020.

The FEE-HELP 12 weeks face-to-face clinical bridging course is a HEAL and Victoria University collaboration that offers students the opportunity to access the FEE-HELP loan scheme. In 2021, students may be required to have a USI (Unique Student Indentifier). We will update this section with full details once known.

With FEE-HELP, there is NO UPFRONT FEE and repayment is via contributions to the Australian Taxation Office, once you earn above a certain salary. For more information on repayment please visit the study assist website

What will this course offer you?

The Clinical FEE-HELP course includes specialised tutorials which offer 40 CPD points through the RACGP and 15 or 9 PRPD points through ACRRM. 

The course is a full-time program (24 contact hours a week) for IMGs who are looking to practice in Australia. By the time you have finished the course, you will have the knowledge you need to sit the AMC clinical exam with confidence.

Candidates have access to a range of manikins, ophthalmoscope and otoscope to practice with in class.

A clinical trial exam is included in the course fee. Note, if COVID-19 restrictions apply, the trial exam may be done online.  

Subjects covered by the FEE-HELP course

Taught by practitioners in their respective fields, you will be taken through a range of clinical subjects and learn how to apply them to practise in Australia.

Tutorials are classroom based and focus on:

  • medicine
  • surgery
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • psychiatry
  • workplace preparation, such as diagnosis, consulting and communication skills.

As a student you will be given the opportunity to observe in the clinical environment (if COVID restrictions allow). 

Additionally, the course features a number of role-play workshops, including our exclusive simulated patient sessions, which encourage you to get fully involved in discussions on key issues with fellow students. The emphasis of these sessions is on the appropriate use of language, displaying appropriate emotions and empathy in a professional medical environment.

Who is eligible for FEE-HELP? 

FEE-HELP is available to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.  If eligible all you need to do is apply below and attach evidence of your permanent residency status or citizenship. 

Application for the FEE-HELP loan is completed on the first day of the course. 

For more information about FEE-HELP, visit www.studyassist.gov.au.

Please note, if COVID restrictions exist before or during the course we will review the situation and make changes as considered appropriate.  Social distancing and other COVID safe measures considered necessary will need to be observed during any course activities.

Note: HEAL reserves the right to change course content, postpone or cancel courses if the situation demands.  

Course sessions

Location Address Dates
Victoria Level 16, 120 Spencer Street Melbourne Vic 3000 Start date: 18 Jan 2021 09:00
End date: 09 Apr 2021 15:30
New South Wales Granville TAFE - 136 William Street Granville NSW 2142 Start date: 18 Jan 2021 09:00
End date: 09 Apr 2021 15:30