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Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Overview

Deepen your existing knowledge and open the doors to new career prospects with the Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

The Graduate Certificate will boost your clinical skills, knowledge and experience, and advance your nursing practice.

During this six month full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, you'll complete three compulsory courses focusing on developing a research proposal, health assessment skills and models of care. You can then select one course from a comprehensive list of electives to deep-dive into a topic of particular interest.

You'll study with a diverse cohort of nursing professionals and learn from their knowledge and experience. You'll also be taught by experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in their field, both nationally and internationally.

This program allows you to gain a sense of the requirements for postgraduate study without making a commitment to a master’s degree. On completion, you'll be eligible to apply for UQ’s Master of Advanced Nursing or the Master of Nurse Practitioner programs.

You'll graduate with enhanced credentials to boost your career and the confidence to undertake further specialisation.

Location
External, St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5392
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, St Lucia
Fees
A$16688 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5392
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Boost your skills and experience and unlock pathways to a Master of Advanced Nursing or Master of Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Learn from experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in their field, both nationally and internationally.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a study program designed around the needs of working nurses.
  • Join the school ranked first in Queensland, fourth in Australia and 21st in the world for nursing.

9 in the world for nursing

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Health assessment skills for specialist nursing practice
  • Paediatric and Neonatal Cardiovascular and Speciality Care
  • Rural and remote nursing: clinical practice
  • Chronic disease management in the primary health care context

Graduate salary

Nursing (postgraduate)

$81K–$91K

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Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Practice Nurses Association

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

Other OET - A minimum grade of B for each sub skill (L,S,R,W).

BE is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Semester 2 commencement: Students commencing in semester 2 can only complete the program part-time.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Additional application information

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Semester 2 commencement: Students commencing in semester 2 can only complete the program part-time.

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia, you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,688

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Nursing pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,060

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing is 5392

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit