Postgraduate Coursework

Nursing

Professional Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master

At the Graduate Certificate level, nursing graduates are prepared for roles in specialised practice settings. The following specialisations are offered subject to demand:

  • Acute Care Nursing;
  • Aged Care Nursing;
  • Anaesthetics and Recovery Nursing;
  • Cardiovascular Nursing;
  • Child and Family Health Nursing;**
  • Clinical Nursing and Teaching;**
  • Community Health Nursing;
  • Critical Care Nursing;
  • Emergency Nursing;
  • Forensic Nursing;
  • General Practice Nursing;
  • Immigration Health for Nurses;
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing;
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing;
  • Neuroscience Nursing;
  • Oncology Nursing;
  • Orthopaedic Nursing;
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing;
  • Paediatric Nursing;
  • Perioperative Nursing;
  • Rehabilitation Nursing;
  • Renal Nursing;
  • Rural and Remote Nursing; and
  • Special Care of the Newborn Nursing

Students are able to upgrade to a Graduate Diploma of Nursing from the Graduate Certificate.

The Graduate Diploma level provides additional academic knowledge and skills.

The Master degree prepares advanced practice nurses for leadership roles in a range of clinical nursing settings.

Please note all specialisations are offered subject to numbers and resources.

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** Does not require applicant to have access to clinical practice in specialty area.

Bachelor of Nursing (Professional Honours)

Location - Distance/Flexible
Fees - Commonwealth supported
Intake - February, July (some specialisations)
Duration - Minimum 2 years (4 sem), maximum 4 years (8 sem) available part-time only

Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours brochure Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours brochure Download [PDF 872 Kb]

The Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours is a two-year postgraduate course which provides nurses with the opportunity to develop and consolidate their skills in a wide range of professional nursing.

Following successful completion of four specialist units, students can elect to receive a Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation). Students who complete eight units can choose to graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Specialisation) qualification. The Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours program articulates with the Master of Clinical Nursing/Master of Clinical Midwifery and also with the Master of Nursing by Research. A limited amount of Scholarships are available to enrolling students.

 

Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Location - Distance/Flexible
Fees - Commonwealth supported
Intake - February
Duration - Minimum 1 year (2 semesters) available part-time only, maximum 3 years

The course is made of up four specialised units, which are focused to the area of specialisation selected. The Graduate Certificate articulates to the Graduate Diploma.

Students need to be employed in the general area of the specialisation.

 

Master of Clinical Nursing

Location - Distance/Flexible
Fees - Commonwealth supported
Intake - February
Duration - Minimum 3 years (6 sem), maximum 7 years (12 sem) available part-time only

The aim of the Nursing Masters is to prepare advanced practice nurses for leadership roles in a range of clinical nursing settings.

The program allows students to develop new skills and in-depth knowledge, whilst offering career opportunities to interact with peers, and gain advanced specialist training.

On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Nursing the additional two units required for the Masters are:

The Nursing Pyramid shows how the course is structured.

Nursing pyramid