Postgraduate programs for Nurses and other Health professionals

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine spans six campuses – Ballarat, Blacktown, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and North Sydney. We have developed thousands of compassionate caregivers who are helping to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities with their expertise and passion.

Along with researchers, lecturers, and clinical supervisors, the school has four joint research appointments with public and private health services.

Introduction to postgraduate programs in Health at ACU

Research in the school focuses on five major national health priority areas:

  • acute care
  • chronic and palliative care
  • innovative health care delivery systems
  • implementation research translating evidence into practice
  • vulnerable communities. 

Aged Care Management

From 2022 we are offering a Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management  to meet the growing demand for specialised aged care nurses.  The course focuses on providing healthcare for older people and supports the development of evidence-based expert knowledge of management concepts, and specialised skills relevant to the aged care sector.

This new offering complements the existing but updated Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Nursing which provides a clinically focused approach to care for the older person and is designed to provide theoretical support needed for specialist clinical care in the gerontological setting.

Clinical nursing

Master of Clinical Nursing
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

We offer 22 specialties:

  • anaesthetics
  • cardiac care
  • cardiothoracics
  • cardiothoracics and heart/lung transplant nursing
  • child and adolescent health
  • correctional health
  • emergency
  • gerontological nursing
  • intensive care
  • interventional cardiology
  • medical
  • neonatal care
  • neurosciences
  • oncology
  • orthopaedics
  • palliative care
  • perioperative
  • plastics/orthopaedics
  • plastics reconstruction
  • renal
  • spinal care
  • surgical

Health administration

Master of Health Administration
Graduate Diploma in Health Administration
Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

Health professional education

Master of Health Professional Education
Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education
Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education

Mental health nursing

Master of Mental Health Nursing
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

Leadership and management in health care

Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care

Public health

Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy)
Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Graduate Certificate in Global Health

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