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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing - CL16

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing provides you with advanced nursing knowledge and skills based upon contemporary national and international evidence relevant to the beginning registered nurse, and allows you to apply these within your own clinical setting.

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021. The indicative student contribution fee for eligible students starting and completing this course in 2021 is $1972.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

Advance your career with the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing and enhance your professional nursing attributes including autonomy, accountability and critical reflection.

You will develop clinical decision makings skills through the use of evidence, reflection, discussion and critical review of situation, context and resources. During the course, you wll study four units aimed at enhancing confidence and competence in the clinical areas. It includes clinically based practice and theory in collaboration with your employing health service and the university.

Upon completion, students can articulate into CQUniversity's Masters of Clinical Nursing 

Students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in 2021, would need to complete all four units of study in 2021 to pay reduced student contribution fees. Any remaining units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package funding from the Australian Government, and would be charged at a full fee, paying place.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

You are required to complete four core units.

Core units:

  • NURS20170 Patient Deterioration in the Clinical Setting
  • NURS20171 Nursing and Professional Practice 1
  • NURS20169 Nursing and Clinical Governance
  • NURS20172 Nursing and Professional Practice 2

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must supply:

  • Evidence of current registration as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and
  • A letter of employment demonstrating you are currently employed with an approved clinical partner for new graduates; or
  • A letter of employment demonstrating current employment as a Registered Nurse, detailing a minimum of 16 hours per week, in a clinical setting (hospital, aged care, prison).

Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure that the letter contains your position title, duties performed, hours per week, and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

NA

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing provides Registered Nurses with a nursing specific post-graduate qualification. This qualification has the potential to create opportunities for graduates: competency and confidence as a registered nurse; increased financial remuneration from some employers; a solid foundation to work towards nursing leadership roles in clinical specialties, management, education or research; and entry into the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing.

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What type of fees will I pay for this course?
This course is approved to offer postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places in 2021 under the Australian Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package.

Please note, students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place are required to complete all four units of study in 2021. Any remaining units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported and full tuition fees would be payable as a full fee paying student .

What does Commonwealth Supported Place mean?
A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees. As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying. Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

How much will my course cost?
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by viewing our Cost Per Unit table. Please note, this course is currently approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places in 2021 under the Australian Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package. Students would need to complete all four units in 2021 to be able to pay the current student contribution fee for this course.

Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, find out more about fees for international students.

Payment optionsHECS-HELP and FEE-HELP are loan schemes provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their student contributions and tuition fees through a loan.

Eligible students can use a HELP loan to pay for all, or some of their course fees. If you elect to use either a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount or your tuition fees and repay your HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2020-2021 income year threshold is $46,620 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Are there any other fees or study costs?
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

You will also need to fund any travel associated with attending residential schools or work placements. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

You can find out more about fees by viewing our Student Finances information.


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Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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