Graduate Diploma of 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.


This course consists of core units and specialty sequences. 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, teaching and managing in the clinical setting.


  • Nursing-clinical

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must hold current registration as a registered nurse or registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All applicants must have a minimum 0.6 FTE employment in the clinical specialty for which they are applying and provide details of their professional responsibilities as part of the online application through SATAC.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina Domestic: $22,752
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, e.g. completed immunisation requirements, criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness to practice requirements.

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