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 ACORN member you are eligible to enrol in the:
- Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) H5F; or
- Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Specialisation) H6F.
Successful completion of H5F or H6F will enable you to articulate to a Masters program, should you wish to continue your higher education studies.
As a member of ACORN, you are eligible to study the following courses with a Partner scholarship. Student fees for Semester 2, 2021 are:
Specialisations available to ACORN members under this scholarship are:
- Perioperative Nursing 
- Leadership in Practice 
- Clinical Nursing and Teaching
- Anaesthetics and Recovery
 The Perioperative Nursing specialisation must be studied in sequence and therefore cannot be commenced in Semester 2. Students can however, begin studying elective units in Semester 2. The Leadership in Practice specialisation does not have a Semester 2 intake at this time.
Course Entry Requirements
Students must meet the entry requirements of the course they are applying for, as stated in the Course and Unit Handbook. Please navigate via the course links above to find out more. In addition to this, to be eligible for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount you will also need to be a current financial member of ACORN (and for the duration of the course). When submitting your application, you will need to include proof of membership. Please contact ACORN for a proof of membership letter.
Please note, HECS fee waiver or fee discount supported places for all courses are only available to permanent residents of Australia.
University of Tasmania HECS fee waivers or fee discounts will be available to partner employees who meet the required HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility requirements. Click here for eligibility requirements. Students are required to retain their HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility status for the duration of the course.
Please note the pricing below is for 2021 only. The 2022 pricing will be available in October, 2021.
As a member or employee of ACORN, you are eligible for a Partner HECS Scholarship. To find out your pricing please click here.
Your Partner Price is based on following a ‘nested’ pathway approach, an example for Postgraduate Nursing can be found here.
You will be required to pay Student Services and Amenities Fee (detailed below). For further information on unit fees, when to pay and how to pay, please refer to Fees & Charges at the University.
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 2011and the Administration Guidelines 2012 the University of Tasmania determined that a Student Services and Amenities Fee be introduced from Semester 2 2012.
How to apply
Partner employees can apply directly to the University for the course they’re interested in. When submitting your application, don’t forget to upload proof of employment – e.g. a copy of your most recent payslip or a copy of your current staff ID card. Once your employment has been verified, the HECS fee waiver or fee discount will automatically be applied. If you have any questions about the University of Tasmania application process, please contact us.
If you have any questions about the University of Tasmania application process, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please get in touch with us.
Yes, you will retain your current HECS fee waiver or fee discount amount until completion of your program or early graduation (which-ever comes first), as long as you meet all HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility requirements detailed above.
Some courses may be deferred, however you are unable to under a HECS fee waiver or fee discount – so you will need to reapply for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount when you are ready to continue study and the HECS fee waiver or fee discount 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 HECS fee waiver or fee discount. If you change your employer, or cease membership with the professional organisation you must email email@example.com 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. Credit applied for a specific unit will be represented as either ‘credit’ or ‘exempt’ on your study plan. For more information on credit eligibility, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you enrol in a unit, the system automatically generates an invoice. Due to your eligibility for a fee waiver/discount, this will be amended prior to Census Date for the relevant semester, at which time you will receive a new invoice. 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/discounts 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.
Once you receive your offer, you will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form. Even though you are eligible for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount, you are still required to complete an eCAF as this a government reporting requirement for students studying under a Commonwealth supported place.