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The University of Tasmania and the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN) have partnered together to offer postgraduate qualifications on a scholarship basis to ACNN members.

As a member of ACNN, you are eligible to receive a scholarship when you study a specialisation course in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Special Care of the Newborn Nursing or Leadership in Practice.

Courses

The University of Tasmania’s postgraduate courses are designed to challenge, develop and extend your professional and clinical practice skills. All courses are developed in line with current industry needs, and the latest research in the particular field of study. We are focussed on transforming healthcare – join us.

Postgraduate Nursing Specialisations

Our postgraduate nursing program is designed for practicing Registered Nurses who would like to specialise in a particular area of clinical practice. The courses are delivered part-time and online, providing you the flexibility required to balance work, study and family life.

As an ACNN member you are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F, and will be given the option to graduate with:

  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) H5F;
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Specialisation) H6F; or
  • Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F.

Successful completion of H4F or H6F will enable you to articulate to a Masters program, should you wish to continue your higher education studies.

As a member of ACNN, you are eligible to study the following specialisations within the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F on 50% scholarship if you begin your study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2019.  [1]. Specialisations available to ACNN members under this scholarship are:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing [2]
  • Special Care of the Newborn Nursing [2]
  • Leadership in Practice Nursing (new in 2019)[2]

Each of these programs articulate to a coursework Graduate Diploma or Masters program, should you wish to continue your higher education studies.

Notes:

[1]

Scholarships advertised here are for students commencing study in 2019 only. To be eligible for these scholarships you must demonstrate ACNN membership, accept your offer and enrol in units for study in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 2019. Scholarship rules apply - see Scholarship Eligibility for more information.

[2]

Students must carefully select their specialisation according to their scope of practice as the Semester 2 units under the Neonatal and Special Care of the Newborn specialisations are mutually exclusive.

This means should you wish to complete Special Care of the Newborn and then complete Neonatal Intensive Care at a later date, you will need to redo the Semester 2 units and attend to the assessment tasks relevant to the individual specialty. You would not be permitted however to study the Neonatal Specialisation first and then return to complete the Special Care of the Newborn specialisation. If you have questions about your study plan prior to applying, please contact us.

Entry Requirements

Students must meet entry requirements of the course they are applying for, as stated in the Course and Unit Handbook:

In addition to this, to be eligible for an ACNN member scholarship you will also need to be a current financial member of ACNN for the duration of the course. Proof of membership will be required upon application to this program – please contact ACNN for a proof of membership letter.

Please note, scholarship supported places for all courses are only available to permanent residents of Australia.

Scholarship Eligibility

University of Tasmania scholarships will be available to ACNN members who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Scholarships are available to ACNN members upon presentation of evidence of membership with ACNN, and apply for the duration of their membership with ACNN only.
  • Students must be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place under the HECS-HELP system (for eligibility see: www.goingtouni.gov.au) and are not receiving any other University of Tasmania scholarship or bursary.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one unit each semester for the duration of the course. Students may request a Leave of Absence (LOA) under extenuating circumstances and retain the scholarship at the discretion of the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching.
  • To retain this scholarship, students are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
  • Students must agree to the release of their personal information to their employer or professional member association (per evidence provided at application).
  • It will be the responsibility of the student to ensure they apply and commence study within the normal university timeframes, and in line with associated course intakes.
  • Students will receive the scholarship amount until completion of their program or early graduation (which-ever comes first), assuming they maintain other rules set out in this Schedule.
  • Students must meet course entry requirements as set out in the Course and Unit Handbook and are required to meet any course rule obligations, independent of scholarship requirements.

Course Fees

As a member of ACNN, you are eligible for a 50% HECS Scholarship for the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F. Your scholarship will cover 50% of the unit fees, which means you will be responsible for payment of the remaining 50% fee for each individual unit undertaken, plus the Student Services and Amenities Fee (detailed below). Fees vary for each unit, and may change annually. For a full listing of all units and their associated fees, visit the Course and Unit Handbook course page.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature such as employment and career advice, financial advice, childcare, food services and sporting and recreational activities. In accordance with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011 and the Administration Guidelines 2012 the University of Tasmania determined that a Student Services and Amenities Fee be introduced from Semester 2 2012.

Click here to view the current SSAF Fee Schedule.

How to apply

ACNN members can apply directly to the course they’re interested in:

When submitting your application, don’t forget to upload proof of your ACNN membership as verification. Once your membership has been verified, the scholarship will automatically be applied.

If you have any questions about the University of Tasmania application process, please contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please get in touch with us.

You will need to apply for one of the courses listed above, and in your application make sure you upload proof of current employment. This will apply the relevant scholarship to your enrolment.

Yes, you will retain your current scholarship amount until completion of your program or early graduation (which-ever comes first), as long as you meet all Scholarship Eligibility requirements detailed above.

Some courses may be deferred, however you are unable to under a scholarship – so you will need to reapply for a scholarship when you are ready to continue study and the scholarship level awarded may not be the same level you had previously received.

You need to continue employment or professional membership for the duration of your study in order to retain the scholarship. If you change your employer, or cease membership with the professional organisation you must email u.connect@utas.edu.au with this information.

If you have completed relevant postgraduate study within the last 10 years, you may be eligible for credit into your new course. In all instances this will need to be assessed by the course coordinator.  When credit is applied, you will not need to enrol in that specific unit, and fees will not apply. For more information on credit eligibility, please contact us.

The course is Commonwealth supported, and students pay a “student contribution” amount. UTAS are offering a scholarship on the “student contribution” amount for each unit – the scholarship level per course is detailed above. To calculate the fees you will need to pay, you will need to look at the individual unit fee for each unit of study, which can be found on the course and unit handbook. You can choose to pay your course fees upfront, or in most cases you can apply for HECSHELP or FEEHELP to defer fee payment. More information on fees and charges at the University of Tasmania.

EXAMPLE:

A student chooses to study H4F Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours and to specialise in Perioperative Nursing. They will study the following units at the following individual prices:

Year One

Unit Code

Unit Cost*

Student Cost^

Actual Cost

CNA754

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA756

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA755

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA757

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

  

TOTAL YEAR ONE COST:

$1,818.80

Year Two

Unit Code

Unit Cost

Student Cost^

Actual Cost

CNA613

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA672

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA688

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

CNA109

$820

50% + SSAF

$410 + $44.70

  

TOTAL YEAR TWO COST:

$1,818.80

* Student contribution amount (Commonwealth Supported Place). In this example each unit is priced at $820. In some courses, unit prices are variable and the course cost can differ to the example provided here. It is the responsibility of the individual student to check course costs.

^ SSAF refers to the Student Services and Amenities Fee. All SSAF fees are based on 2018 prices. SSAF is calculated pro-rata.

As soon as you enrol in units the system automatically generates an invoice, however fee waivers cannot be added to your course until you are admitted- this means that there is often a period of time where your invoice will show fees outstanding. As long as you have provided all information you have been asked for this will be updated. The Fees team are generally very busy in the lead up to the start of semester, and endeavour to have all fee waivers processed by census date. Once processed, your invoice (viewable on your eStudent) will show ‘sponsorship’ next to the unit fees. If your invoice is still showing outstanding unit fees in the week leading up to census date, please contact Health.Central@utas.edu.au and we will investigate on your behalf.

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