Australian Catholic University and the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine (SoNMP) strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a Master of Clinical Nursing course.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Students are required to undertake activities which reflect the Australian health care context which may include mixed gender, religious and culturally diverse environments. For further information contact your Course Coordinator.
The nursing profession is governed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council. It is expected that nurses will adhere to the NMBA standards for practice, codes of ethics, professional conduct and professional boundaries demonstrating accountable and responsible practice.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirements statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study. The statements are clustered under 8 domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory ability, strength and mobility, and sustainable performance.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.