Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This online program is designed to expand students' knowledge and skills in clinical nursing whilst ensuring relevance to clinical practice. Students may choose one clinical specialisation in which they will develop their skills in providing holistic care, including person and family-centred health promotion, in specialty practice. Specific knowledge in the areas of bioscience, pharmacology and lifespan development, relevant to the chosen specialty will also be explored in the context of application to clinical nursing practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,744

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent; hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority; be employed in a substantive position in their chosen specialisation unless approved otherwise by the Course Coordinator.


40 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:

Anaesthetics; Cardiac care; Cardiothoracics; Cardiothoracics and Heart/Lung Transplant Nursing; Child and adolescent health; Emergency; Gerontological Nursing; Intensive care; Interventional cardiology; Medical; Neonatal care; Neuroscience; Oncology; Orthopaedics; Palliative care; Perioperative; Plastics/orthopaedics; Plastics/reconstruction; Renal; Spinal Care; Surgical; Urology

Study Pathways:

Graduates can progress to a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, a Master of Clinical Nursing or a range of other postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty, for example a Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care.

Further information:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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