Duration

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

Commencing 2016

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

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative program fee 2016: AUD$ 8320

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%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

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, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2016

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

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative program fee: AUD$ 13664

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 via the Online Application Form.

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

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

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Nursing?

Graduate Certificate in Nursing 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, two field-specific courses and one elective course. As with the Master of Nursing, students will be able to select from six fields of specialisation, or use the generic Advanced Practice Nursing field tailored to suit the specialist practice setting of the student. The Advanced Practice Nursing field of study is offered internally only for domestic students.

Note: This program is currently being reviewed and is subject to change. Please monitor this website for updates.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

Additional application information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

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

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

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 2016:

Indicative program fee 2016: AUD$ 8320

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$ 13664

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 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Careers

The need for registered nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing for senior roles (Grade 7 or above in Australia) particularly for advanced or specialised nursing roles. This postgraduate qualification can support your career development in a range of environments such as:

  • public or private hospitals
  • GP clinics
  • community centres
  • schools
  • specialist clinics
  • care centres

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 is required to obtain #8 from the GCN course list. Refer to the GCN rules for further information.

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