Postgraduate Nursing Program

Pursue your passion in nursing with our postgraduate nursing program

The University of Tasmania is the largest provider of postgraduate nursing education in Australia.

Our postgraduate nursing program offers high quality, comprehensive professional development for nurses, with pathway options including Clinical and Professional Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses. Each of our courses have been designed to provide world-class education to develop specialist knowledge and skills in nursing practice.


Nursing Specialisation Program

With our Nursing Specialisation Program, you can choose from the following degrees and specialise in one of our 20+ streams.

With flexible, part time and online study options, you can advance your nursing career while maintaining a work-life balance.

Please note, if you are intending to commence one of the following specialisations in a Semester 2 intake for H4F or H6F: Critical Care, Emergency or Perioperative, you will need to start with the Year 2 Semester 2 unit(s) due to pre-requisite requirements. The following specialisations have no Semester 2 entry: Leadership in Practice, Child and Family Health, Addiction Studies. If you have questions about the availability of specialisations or your course structure, please contact us.

Transition to Practice

Immerse yourself in a professional health care environment with the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) H4B course.

This course is delivered online and will support your continued development as a nurse by providing you with a formal degree qualification.

For further information on our Transition to Practice course, download the Transition to Practice course brochure.

Short Courses

Throughout the year we have a number of short courses available for registered nurses covering varying topics. Below are our current short courses, taking applications now.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted into any level of the postgraduate nursing program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a current registration as a nurse in Australia.
  2. Have at least 6 months full time relevant nursing experience (in the specialist area that you have chosen to study) within the last 5 years (or equivalent).
  3. Hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent).


Have qualifications and experience deemed by the School to be equivalent to 2 and 3 above.

For the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) (H4B), you will also need to be employed in a Transition Program with a participating agency partner.

Please see the H4B course page for more information.

It may be possible to receive credit for previous postgraduate nursing, health professional or midwifery studies, please contact us to discuss your admission requirements

Information about how to apply:


Scholarship supported places for the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (H4F) are available to eligible students through our network of industry partners. For more information on our scholarship places, or to find out if you are eligible, contact us.

Other Study Options

Postgraduate study options in health

The Faculty of Health have a range of postgraduate coursework degrees suitable for health professionals, to help you advance your career or find a new specialisation. These postgraduate degrees include options in midwifery, addiction studies, leadership and quality services.

For further information, visit our Postgraduate Coursework page.

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