Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

Knowledge of family dynamics, social, cultural and environmental influences are required by child and family health clinicians to support the facilitation of quality parenting and to add to their understanding of child development and promote early intervention. This course aims to foster competent, independent and reflective practice to promote nursing leadership and best practice in the care of children 0 to 6 years and their families. Through the exploration and integration of theoretical knowledge to practice, child and family health clinicians are prepared for their partnership role with families, the community and multidisciplinary health service teams and other agencies. The course has a strong clinical focus and the compulsory professional experience placements will expand the nurses' health assessment knowledge and skills applied to the care of children and their families.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,400

Entry Requirements:

Registered with AHPRA, 1 year postgraduate experience, relevant employment


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Some subjects require mandatory Professional Experience Placements. Students complete 4 subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-child and family health

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer to Master Degree

Who for:

Registered nurses

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info Yes Online 1 year
In 2012, Royal College of Nursing, Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become the Australian College of Nursing. The Australian College of Nursing is a higher education and VET provider and a peak body representing nurses nationally and internationally.

Courses are developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including speciality nursing organisations, chief nurses, government bodies, clinicians, universities and Australian and international health organisations.

Most of the courses are offered in distance education and online modes, allowing flexibility to study whilst balancing work and family life. All students are fully supported by education staff and tutors who are committed to facilitating the learning experience.

Students enjoy the best quality in clinical post graduate education with electronic and on campus access to the Katie Zepps library, the largest specialist library in the southern hemisphere. The College's skilled and friendly library team provides students with access to books, journals and database searches, inter-library loans and more.

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