Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate

This course studies the complex needs of the older person being cared for within diverse healthcare environments. It aims to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses caring for the older adult. The course provides an advanced grounding in methods of research, in addition to developing the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and education in aged care nursing. The single subjects in this course draw upon the student's nursing experience in aged care and combine this experience with theory, current research and best practice guidelines to enhance the student's specialist knowledge and skills, critical thinking and analysis abilities and clinical decision-making within aged care environments.

Designed for

Registered nurses practising in an aged care setting


4 online distance education subjects including interactions in a virtual classroom


  • Nursing-aged care

Standard entry requirements

  • Current registration as a nurse
  • One year's experience
  • Employment in a relevant clinical setting

Study pathways

Credit transfer to a master degree is possible.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Parramatta Domestic: $9,100
No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

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