Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This program will provide graduates with comprehensive specialist nursing knowledge to better meet the demands of their workplace, as well as build their capacity to move onto further study and into research. It offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in clinical practice - clinical nursing specialisations include: acute care, cancer, chronic conditions, emergency, intensive care, mental health, orthopaedics, paediatrics, perioperative and renal.

Designed for

Registered Nurses holding current Australian Registration with AHPRA


This course consists of core units and special electives. Both the content and the assessment strategies used in the course ensure that students are able to develop their clinical experience and professional practice. The emphasis of the program is cross-cultural clinical practice: building competence, increasing specialty knowledge, applying culturally appropriate clinical skills in the clinical setting.


  • Nursing-clinical

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must hold current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All applicants must have minimum 0.6 full time employment in the stream for which they are applying.

Study pathways

Students wishing to further their studies may articulate into a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing and/or Master of Clinical Nursing programs.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina Domestic: $11,376
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Each State and Territory in Australia has requirements for students undertaking courses involving clinical placements outside their employment to provide documented evidence of relevant health and security checks, eg. completed immunisation requirements, criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness to practice requirements.

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