Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year part-time

Approved locations

  • ACU Online


Available to international students not seeking to study on a Student Visa.

NOTE: This course is NOT available to offshore international students in 2022.

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, an applicant must:

a) have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent;

b) hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Clinical Nursing units (Part A)
  2. 20 cp from Specialisation units (Part B)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : Clinical Nursing Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
NRSG524Advanced Pathophysiology for Specialty Nursing Practice10
NRSG525Evidence-based, Person-centred Family Care in Specialty Nursing Practice10

Part B : Specialisations

Complete exactly 1 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
GNOQGerontological Nursing20
CHOQCorrectional Health20

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