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Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing

GradDipClinNurs(Curtin) - GD-CLNURS Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years part-time

The course is designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with the clinical knowledge and skills associated with the stream. A significant component of the course is conducted in a health care institution.

The degree focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice in each of the streams 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. 

You will continue studying in the stream commenced in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing. The stream name appears in the academic transcript.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing or equivalent with a course weighted average of 70 or equivalent. Applicants must be registered as a comprehensive or general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have completed a minimum of 12 months speciality experience and concurrently employed in an approved clinical setting for a minimum of 24 hours per week.

For the Child and Adolescent Health Nursing stream, applicants do not need a minimum of 12 months experience in the specialist area of practice and do no need to be concurrently employed in an approved area.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 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. $23,800*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 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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