Curtin University

Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

The Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing offers effective and specific education for generalist, child and adolescent community health nurses to prepare practitioners capable of fulfilling these diverse practice roles. Community health nursing is modelled on a primary health care framework with the aim of promoting health, preventing disease, implementing early intervention strategies, managing individual cases and working in collaborative partnerships with clients. Embodied in the primary health care approach are the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention that are provided by community health nurses. Given the autonomous work, nurses practising in the community must have professional skills and specialist preparation in these areas of community health nursing. The practice domain includes individuals, families, groups and whole communities. Australia's diverse multicultural society necessitates that community health nurses are able to undertake relevant research and provide relevant evidence-based sociocultural health support to the profession and members of the community throughout their lifespan.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • This course comprises 100 credits
  • two units allow the student to pursue community child and adolescent health pathways within Community Nursing Specialisation and Community Nursing Practice. The Advanced Nursing Practice Primary Health Care unit will provide students with essential contemporary, evidence based theory for the provision of primary health care practice in their chosen professional area. This course requires students to complete a clinical practice unit in an approved community agency under the preceptorship of a community health nurse.

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