Graduate Certificate in Nursing

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing


Program summary

Student profile
Dr Lauren Kearney
Program coordinator

Dr Lauren Kearney

Take your nursing practice to the next level.

This program will empower you to shape the future development and delivery of health care services. You’ll develop your clinical specialisation in Community and Primary Health Care, Clinical Practice Education, Paediatric Care or Mental Health, or tailor your studies to suit your career goals.

This flexible program can be completed entirely online (subject to course availability), or as a combination of online and on-campus learning options.

Progress on to the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) to cement your place as a health care leader.

In this program you will:

• Advance your knowledge and understanding in an area of health research or practice.
• Prepare yourself for clinical leadership and advanced practice roles.
• Have the option to finish in one semester, in the four-elective path.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will extend their career pathways in leadership, clinical education and clinical practice roles.

Admission requirements:

• AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing award
• Applicants who are Registered Nurses registered with AHPRA who do not have a Bachelor qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience.

Professional recognition:

Graduates may apply for membership with eligible clinical nursing organisations.

Application and admission advice

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Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

Select a 4 course specialisation (48 units) from:

Clinical Studies
Community and Primary Health
Mental Health
Paediatric Care
Practice Education

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.



Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

Program notes
  • *Specialisations may only be available to students studying part-time, depending on course availability each year

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

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