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Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

Grad Cert in Crit Care Nursing - GC-CLINNU Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February

Duration 1 year part-time

The Graduate Certificate in Critical Nursing is designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with clinical knowledge and skills.

The course focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice to foster the development of graduates consistent with the profile of the nurse specialist, offering the advanced-level nurse further clinical skills and an opportunity to extend career options.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Domestic entry requirements: Specifically, applicants must hold a bachelor degree and registration as a comprehensive or general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Prospective applicants should have a minimum of 12 months experience in a specialist area of practice, and must be concurrently employed in an approved area, working a minimum of 24 hours per week.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


This course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis as there are concurrent employment requirements. It is recommended that students undertake 1-2 units of study per semester. This is necessary to accommodate the employment requirements in the relevant discipline specialty to achieve clinical competency. Students have the option of either internal or online study modes. For further information please refer to the stream or streams relevant to your interest.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statement on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $11,900*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. 100 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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