The University of Notre Dame Australia

Graduate Diploma of Perioperative Nursing

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

This program was developed in partnership with the Fremantle health service and other participating health services to provide a career pathway for registered nurses to gain postgraduate qualifications in the perioperative area of nursing. The program was created to be attractive to current or newly employed perioperative nurses who wish to gain a specialty qualification that articulates with the Master of Nursing. The program aims to provide current practising perioperative nurses with opportunities to advance their current practice, and develop knowledge and consolidate skills to function as a specialist within the perioperative field. The program will take a blended learning approach drawing on a range of healthcare experts with a focus on evidence-based and best practice developing the student along the Bennerian continuum from novice to expert.


6 compulsory courses


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

The program is open to anyone with an undergraduate nursing degree (or equivalent) who is also an employee of one of our affiliated health services. To apply, you will need to contact your current employee at your health institutions.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years

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