Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Critical Care nursing enables students to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required of a nurse in a variety of critical care areas, including emergency departments, cardiac care and intensive care. The course has a strong emphasis on practical applications and work-related skills and provides options for specialisation in the three critical care areas.

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,900

Entry Requirements:

Currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; 1 year postgraduate experience; currently employed in an appropriate clinical setting


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Students complete 4 subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Cardiac; Emergency; Intensive care

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer to Master Degree

Further information:

The different streams have various employment requirements.

Who for:

Registered nurses practising in a critical care setting

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03761A

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info No 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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