Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

University of Newcastle

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing offers you a quality clinically focused education that can see you progress as a specialist clinical nurse. The program has been designed for registered nurses to develop their skills, knowledge, and the ability to respond to complex patient situations in specialised clinical environments. With the opportunity to specialise in emergency, acute medical/surgical care, critical care, mental health, aged care or public health this program will provide you with the theoretical foundation and clinical knowledge and skills to see you succeed.

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,195
International: $16,790

Entry Requirements:

For admission, students must be a registered nurse in their own country, currently employed and engaged in clinical practice on a regular basis while undertaking this program, and provide a letter of support from a Clinical Nurse Educator (in area) or Nurse Unit Manager.


The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing is a one year, part-time (40 unit) degree. The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing has the following specialties; Emergency, Acute Care, Critical Care, Mental Health, Aged Care, Public Health and Perinatal, Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health. The program is at AQF level 8 and in addition to providing industry with a clinically relevant program it will also provide an entry pathway for nurses in to AQF level 9. There is one 20 unit core course and 20 units of speciality courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Emergency, Acute Care, Critical Care, Mental Health, Aged Care, Public Health and Perinatal, Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health.

Study Pathways:

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing students may apply for admission to Master level qualifications.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info No Online 1 year

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