Federation University Australia

Graduate Diploma in Health (Neonatal Care)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This program is aimed at Registered Nurses and Midwives who are currently working in, or would like to work in, a Special Care Nursery environment, as well as:• Registered Nurses working in smaller, mostly rural hospitals who provide backup for midwives in birth suite when caring for compromised newborns, or• Registered midwives wanting to refresh their knowledge in caring for the compromised newborn.This program therefore aims to equip nurses and midwives, some of whom are relatively isolated, with the knowledge and skills to care for unwell neonates in the Special Care Nursery environment, provide initial supportive care to unwell neonates or ongoing care to neonates with mild transient health issues.


120 credit points over 12 months.


  • Introduction to the well neonate
  • Supportive neonatal care
  • Complex neonatal care
  • Research methods for health.

Standard entry requirements

This program is open to students who are successful graduates of a Bachelor of Nursing or Graduate Diploma of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
Gippsland (Churchill) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

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