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Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing - CL69

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing is ideal for you, if you are a nurse employed or seeking employment in correctional services, and would like to gain essential knowledge and skills to provide high-quality nursing care to the offender population.

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021. Apply to start in Term 2, 2021 to secure your last chance to benefit from significant fee savings for this course - the indicative student contribution fee for eligible students enrolling in 2021 is $1972. From 2022, this course will not be Commonwealth supported and full fees will apply.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing provides you with essential knowledge and skills, as a nurse employed in correctional services in order to provide high-quality nursing care to the offender population. In this course, you will learn about the many facets of the nursing role including primary health care, chronic disease management, health education and responding to emergencies. Your studies will focus on understanding offenders, why they are likely to offend and the effect of incarceration, in particular how this relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. You will gain knowledge about licit and illicit drug use, harm minimisation strategies and treatment relevant to the prison environment. You will explore the term ‘jail craft’, referring to the many strategies that nurses use in this unique environment to manage their patients and themselves, and in particular, you will learn strategies to manage the impact of trauma on self and in the prisoner population.

Eligible students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021. Please note, students are required to enrol in the course in 2021. From 2022, this course will not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package from the Australian Government and full fees will apply for new enrolments.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

You are required to complete four core units.

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.

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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.

Students must hold current nursing registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).

Security Requirements

No security requirements 

Health Requirements

No health requirements 

Assumed Knowledge

Education for registration as a nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).

On completion of this award, graduates will be able to seek employment as a nurse in correctional services. Graduates currently employed in correctional services may also be eligible for promotion. 

There is no professional accreditation available for this course. 

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 commence enrolment in 2021. From 2022, this course will not be Commonwealth supported and full tuition fees will 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 must commence enrolment 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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