Face-to-face Clinical Bridging Course (All Topics) - FEE-HELP

Face-to-face | 12 weeks | $9,600 FEE-HELP

Our Face-to-face Clinical Bridging Course is a full-time program taught by practitioners in their respective fields. During classroom-based sessions, you will be taken through a range of clinical subjects and learn how to apply them to practice in Australia.

FEE-HELP is available to Australian permanent residents and citizens. With FEE-HELP there is no up-front fee and the loan is interest free. If you are not eligible for FEE-HELP, please consider our alternative online clinical courses.

Face-to-face Clinical Bridging Course (All Topics)

$9,600 FEE-HELP

Duration: 12 weeks (approx 24 contact hours per week) + pre reading
Delivery method: Face-to-face

Date Location
3 May 2021 to 23 July 2021 HEAL Melbourne

Topics Covered

  • Breast / endocrine
  • Circulatory system / heart/vessels including ECGs
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Critical care / anaesthesia / emergency care
  • Gastrointestinal system / abdomen / abdominal wall
  • Head neck / eye / ENT
  • Infectious diseases
  • Integument / dermatology
  • Musculoskeletal / orthopaedics / rheumatology
  • Nervous system / neurology
  • Nutrition / metabolism / male reproductive system
  • Respiratory system / lungs / chest wall
  • Female reproductive system / obstetrics / gynaecology
  • General practice / public health
  • Major psychiatric disorders / drug and alcohol abuse
  • Mental state / intellectual function / behaviour problems
  • Normal and abnormal growth / child health / paediatric


Monday to Friday classes. Please check specific course for class time.

Course Inclusions

  • Trial Exam (not included in Online format) – To prepare you for your AMC clinical exam, our in situ Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP) includes a clinical trial exam prior to the end of the course. Just like the real thing, this features 16 objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations, each with two minutes reading time and eight minute station time. We’ll give you detailed feedback on your performance, both individually and in groups – so you know which areas to focus on. For further information about the Clinical Trial Exam click here.
  • Hospital visit/s (not included in Online format) – Included in the in situ course and practicing clinicians teach you about the importance of consultation skills. Either visit(s) to a ward setting or an emergency department of a large public hospital will be scheduled.
  • Interaction with trained Simulated Patients (included in the Online format) – Students can practice their consultation skills with trained Simulated Patients.
  • Communication and language skills – an expert in communications and language will teach you the appropriate approach to patients for the Australian healthcare setting (and for the exam).
  • Interactive workshops – students will take part in role-plays focussed on common AMC scenarios.
  • Access to the Therapeutic guidelines – students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • Access to HEAL online – HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant and current AMC topics for you to review throughout the duration of the course.

Course entry requirements

  • Citizenship or permanent residency in Australia only (no temporary visa holders).
  • Proficiency in the English language is recommended.
  • A police check is required to be submitted on the first day of the course.
  • The face-to-face course includes the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment at no extra cost.


Is there a list of accommodation providers?

A list of accommodation providers can be sent upon request.

Can you tell me more about the FEE-HELP loan?

You pay back your FEE-HELP loan through the tax system once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold. The threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881. You make no FEE-HELP loan repayments until you earn at least this amount. This course is a bridging course and no student loan fee applies.