Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and eligibility for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative program fee 2014: AUD$ 7760

Actual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1165

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and eligibility for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

International students, studying on a student visa, may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis; they may only study from their home countries and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

Fees for International students

Indicative program fee: AUD$ 13200

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Nursing?

Within the Master of Nursing program, the School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a Graduate Certificate in Nursing. This program is ideal for registered nurses who do not currently hold a Bachelor of Nursing, or the equivalent. It also allows students to taste postgraduate study without making a commitment to a Masters degree, and enable others to exit the Masters program after one semester of study (full time equivalent) with a qualification.

Once successfully completed, students will be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing, the Master of Nursing, or the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies programs. There are 8 units of study in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing consisting of one core course (Evidence Based Health Care), two field-specific courses and one elective course. As with the Master of Nursing, students will be able to select from five fields of study for specialisation, including Children & Young People's Health, Primary Health Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care, Gastroenterological Nursing, Rural & Remote Nursing, or use the generic Advanced Practice Nursing field tailored to suit your own specialist practice setting.The Advanced Practice Nursing field of study is offered internally only for domestic students.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and eligibility for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Apply online

Apply online to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and eligibility for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Additional application requirements

Applicants will need to have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent and be a registered nurse.

International students, studying on a student visa, may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis; they may only study from their home countries and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Visa requirements

International students, studying on a student visa, may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis; they may only study from their home countries and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative program fee 2014: AUD$ 7760

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative program fee: AUD$ 13200

A student's actual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Careers

On completion of the program graduates will be able to achieve the Competency Standards for Advanced Registered Nurse, or equivalent specialist competency standards and will be well qualified to take on advanced roles within their speciality practice area.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Practice Nurses Association

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Nursing

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Nursing, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must obtain #8 from the GCN program list.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing