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.
- Program coordinator
- Associate Professor Lauren Kearney
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
Graduates will extend their career pathways in leadership, clinical education and clinical practice roles.
- AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing award
- Applicants who are Registered Nurses registered with AHPRA who do not have a bachelor-level qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience and will require approval by the Program Leader.
Graduates may apply for membership with eligible clinical nursing organisations.
Fees for short courses
As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.
Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*
How to apply
To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC. Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to eligible students who meet the entry requirements in order of application date, so apply as soon as possible.
*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.
Required courses (4) 48 units
Select a 4 course *specialisation (48 units) from:
*Specialisations may be available for part-time study only, depending on course availability each year. Click on the link for your preferred specialisation to view current course availability.
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete a listed specialisation* in Clinical Studies, Community and Primary Health, Mental Health, Paediatric Care or Practice Education
- *Specialisations may be available for part-time only, depending on course availability each year. Click on the link for your preferred specialisation to view current course availability.
* All courses are offered face-to-face or online, except for HLT702 Simulation in Practice Education which has an on-campus requirement (2 x 6-hour workshops).