Australian Catholic University

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing will develop their knowledge and skills of advanced decision making in health care. In addition, the course has a strong focus on the development of leadership knowledge and skills and the importance of quality and safety in health care. Interpretation of health research is also featured.The structure of this course allows students to select a project stream or a research stream relevant to clinical nursing.


80 credit points.


  • Clinical nursing
  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, an applicant must:have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent;hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);be employed in a substantive position in their chosen specialisation, unless approved otherwise by the Course Coordinator.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study pathways

Graduates can progress to a Master of Clinical Nursing, and continue with their chosen coursework stream or research stream. Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, provided they have completed the required units specified within the degree (40 cp from Clinical Nursing units).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Graduates may seek employment in clinical nursing in government and private health care facilities.

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