Undergraduate Certificate in Specialist Nursing Care for Enrolled Nurses (50E)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

We recognise the opportunities for Enrolled Nurses to increase their knowledge in theory and practice are limited. So we have created a program which is designed for experienced Enrolled Nurses to gain further skills and knowledge to support your career growth.

Our course is designed for Enrolled Nurses who are working with either emergency, acute medical, or cardiovascular patients. You will learn more about recognising and responding to patient deterioration, patient assessment and monitoring to assist you in your everyday work situations. Our team of clinical experts, who practice in specialist clinical settings, have developed this course to be delivered fully online which means you can learn anywhere.

On completing this course, you will have gained in-depth knowledge which challenges your thinking and supports your clinical decision making, allowing these skills to translate into everyday clinical practical situations within your scope of practice.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

  1. Analyse complex health and social issues and relate specialised knowledge and skills to implement evidence-informed solutions.
  2. Evaluate strategies used to optimise health in a specialist area of practice.
  3. Communicate nursing knowledge and information related to specialist health and social care issues.

Career outcomes

As a graduate from the Undergraduate Certificate in Specialist Nursing Care for Enrolled Nurses, you will be equipped with skills to support your clinical decision-making and assessment requirements in your current capacity as an Enrolled Nurse. The healthcare sector is constantly growing, and within Australia we are expecting employment growth of 15% over the next four years  according to the Labour Force Survey June 2019

If you wish to continue your Nursing career and think becoming a Registered Nurse might be the next step, there is an entry pathway for Enrolled Nurses through the Bachelor of Nursing.

Course structure

This unit explores physiologic theories underpinning complex patient conditions. Students gain knowledge in the pathophysiology of respiratory, cardiac, haemodynamic, renal and neurological disease including advanced supportive therapies. The unit prepares the student to apply knowledge in some specialty areas of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to assist nurses to extend their knowledge and skills in the area of skin and wound management. The unit will provide students with the theoretical foundation to enable them to apply an evidence-based framework to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one of the following units:

This unit explores the role of the emergency nurse in the clinical setting. Clinical practice is an integral part of the unit, through which students explore practice issues in the area of emergency care. The unit focuses on the development…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores integrated nursing care for patients with conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Unit content is delivered online and designed to be experiential and practice focused. The unit aims to develop a strong nursing foundation that is required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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