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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) - CL02

If you have completed a Registered Nursing qualification overseas and you are looking to practice as a Registered Nurse in Australia, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) could be for you. International availability: Term 2 and Term 3, 2019 enrolments for this course have now closed. Domestic availability: Term 2 and Term 3, 2019 enrolments for this course have now closed.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

3/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

This course is tailored to students who wish to complete the course in one term.  International Student Visa holders must complete all 3 units concurrently as internal students.  International Student Visa holders must attend the compulsory Orientation Week. Internal will only be available from the Cairns and Rockhampton campuses. Students on other visas may complete the course part-time in the following order: NURS20160, NURS20163, NURS20164.

CRICOS

095595D

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and skills that will allow you to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Designed to further build on existing cultural, theoretical, practical and research knowledge, you will benefit from the completion of a compulsory residential school and work integrated learning. These course inclusions will ensure you are graduate work-ready. To apply for registration as a nurse and/or midwife, please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Core Units 3 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online

International availability: Term 2 and Term 3, 2019 enrolments for this course have now closed.
Domestic availability:
Term 2 and Term 3, 2019 enrolments for this course have now closed.

You are required to complete three compulsory units. Student visa holders must complete the course full-time, on campus. Other visa holders or permanent residents may complete the course part-time, via distance education.


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.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Australian Clinical Nursing PracticeNURS20164Students will complete 240 hours of work-integrated learning in a clinical area. Please note that the work-integrated learning is completed after week 12 of the term. There may be a gap between week 12 and commencing work-integrated learning. Student rosters will be at the discretion of the facility, it is expected that students work all shifts. It is likely that students will be required to travel to attend work-integrated learning.
Compulsory Residential SchoolOnline students must attend a 5-day compulsory residential school prior to work-integrated learning. The location of the Residential School will be determined on a term-by-term basis. It may be located in Cairns, Rockhampton or Noosa.
No information available at this time.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must first apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency for registration in Australia (AHPRA). AHPRA will assess your application and determine your eligibility to work as a registered nurse. If you are not found to be immediately eligible for registration you may be referred to an Entry Program for Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses (EPIQ RN). The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) is an EPIQ RN.

Applicants must be referred by the AHPRA/NMBA to undertake an "NMBA-approved bridging program of study". A copy of this referral must be supplied with your application. NMBA/AHPRA referrals have an expiry date.  CQUniversity will only accept applicants who are able to complete the requirements of the course prior to the expiry date.  Students are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient time to complete the course (including work-integrated learning).  

AHPRA requires an academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent, with a minimum achievement of 7.0 across all bands. For more information please see: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx

Domestic students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be required to undertake an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum achievement of 7 across all bands and overall prior to undertaking work-integrated learning. This is in order to meet Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standard 5.6. At the discretion of the Head of Course, students may be referred to an internal English short course at their own expense. This is in order to meet Australia Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standard 2.2.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is tailored to students who wish to complete the course in one term. 

  • International Student Visa holders must complete all 3 units concurrently as internal students.  
  • International Student Visa holders must attend the compulsory Orientation Week.
  • Internal study will only be available from the Cairns and Rockhampton campuses.
  • Students on other visas may complete the course part-time in the following order: NURS20160, NURS20163, NURS20164.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry), you will be eligible to apply for Nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Once registration has been achieved, you can choose from a number of roles in the healthcare profession including positions in:

  • public and private hospitals
  • general health services
  • mental health
  • community health
  • residential care
  • indigenous health
  • remote and rural health.

This course is accreditated with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

This course is accreditated with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.
Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee paying students, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit.

Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit.

You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan.

Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance.

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

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

No information available at this time.

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Term 2 and Term 3, 2019 enrolments for this course have now closed.