Graduate Diploma of Nursing - Specialisation

University of Tasmania

Nurses are highly respected health professionals with a great depth of skill and knowledge. Few professions offer such challenges and rewards. If students are looking to make a difference as an invaluable part of the healthcare system, then a career in nursing will help them do it. The University of Tasmania offers nursing education and training both in the classroom and through strong industry partnerships. Graduates go on to work as nurses and midwives in a range of areas including chronic disease management, mental health, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.

Course Fee:

Australian: $43,040

Entry Requirements:

Must be a registered nurse in Australia; or qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be eligible for registration in Australia; at least 2 years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years or equivalent; Bachelor degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit or equivalent; or have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above; placement requirements apply

Subjects you can Study:

Acute care nursing; Aged care nursing; Anaesthetics and recovery nursing; Cardiovascular nursing; Child and family health nursing; Clinical nursing and teaching; Community health nursing; Critical care nursing; Emergency nursing; Forensic nursing; General practice nursing; Immigration nursing; Mental health/psychiatric nursing; Neonatal intensive care nursing; Neuroscience nursing; Oncology nursing; Orthopaedic nursing; Paediatric nursing; Palliative care nursing; Perioperative nursing; Rehabilitation nursing; Renal nursing; Rural/remote nursing; Special care of the newborn nursing

Further information:

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Depending on the specialist strand chosen for their Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing, graduates may apply for formal endorsement of their qualification by Nursing Boards.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Launceston No info No Online 2 years

Outstanding achievements in both international and national research rankings reflect our willingness to constantly challenge ourselves – a mindset we pass on to our 30,000 local, national and international students who study across a broad range of disciplines including agriculture and environmental science, architecture and design, arts, humanities and social science, business and economics, computing and it, education and teaching, engineering, health sciences and community care, media, law, maritime studies, medicine, marine and Antarctic, music, theatre, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, and science.  

From our stunning island home we’re free to think on a bigger scale – which we do. Our campuses in Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast allow us to utilise the best of our island’s natural and built resources to deliver high-quality educational outcomes. With programs embedded within local and national industries, and additional campuses in Sydney and China, our students gain unparalleled practical learning opportunities unique to the University of Tasmania. 

Our growing student population includes more than 6,000 international students drawn from over 80 countries. Our global reach, supported by partnerships with more than 90 institutions in 30 countries around the world, is ever-expanding.

Through the creation of new ideas, innovation and knowledge, the research we undertake impacts the future prosperity of society and the environment at the local, national and global level.

World-class ranking

The University of Tasmania is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is globally recognised. In the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Tasmania is placed in the top 2% of universities world-wide which reaffirms our reputation as a premier research institution. The University’s consistent world class performance in this and other high profile international ranking systems, across a breadth of disciplines is a testament to the strength and diversity of its research.

Some of the best teachers in the country

In the last two years, the university has received more teaching awards than any other Australian university according to the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

With a curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility, University of Tasmania graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever-changing world. 

World-class lifestyle

Life as a University of Tasmania student is much more than attending lectures and tutorials. It is also about meeting new people, creating a life-long network of colleagues and friends, having fun, developing new skills and ways of thinking, connecting with industry and the community, and creating a happy and healthy life. Our campuses offer on-campus accommodation, clubs, societies and sporting options.

Practice-based learning

Our lecturers have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We have strong connections with local and national industry to offer practical learning and research opportunities. A number of our degrees include compulsory practical placements, while others offer students opportunities for corporate internships. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available for students at all levels of their tertiary education including everything from laboratories to simulation centres and training vessels. 


The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. The awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Contact us to find out more

Domestic Future Student enquiries:
Phone: 1300 363 864

International Future Student enquiries:
Phone: +61 3 8676 7017

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