Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Australian Nursing Practice)

  • Delivery Mode: On Campus

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 08

  • Course Duration: 26 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 107773K

  • On Campus: AUD $12,000.00
  • Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

About the Course

The demand for nurses in Australia is predicted to grow over the coming decade with a further 100,000 registered nurses required by 2030. An ageing population and increasing demand for health services, coupled with the increased adoption of new technologies and practices is changing the role and skills required of a nurse in Australia.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Australian Nursing Practice builds on the knowledge and skills of Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses and introduces them to nursing practice in Australia.

Students will learn from Australian Registered Nurses about the Australian health care system which is the perfect preparation for nurses that are looking to register as a nurse in Australia.

The course includes four-weeks OSCE in preparation for OBA registration testing in Australia and a four-week Practical Experience Placement (PEP) in healthcare facilities, following successful completion of the theory, simulation and OSCE preparation.

*This course does not lead directly to nursing registration in Australia.

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Details about the Course

This course will expand on a student’s prior knowledge and skills while also providing an introduction to the nursing profession in Australia. The purpose of this course is to give an Internationally Qualified Registered Nurse (IQRN) the chance to learn about the Australian health-care system. This programme includes a Practical Experience Placement (PEP) to allow the IQRN to further improve their knowledge and abilities in the context of Australian nursing practise.

After passing the theory, simulation, and OSCE, students will be eligible to begin Practical Experience Placement (PEP). This course will allow students to expand on what they learned in the core unit of this speciality, such as the framework of accountability and responsibility for practising evidence-based nursing within the Australian healthcare system’s legislation and standards.

Each week will be devoted to a different theme. The students’ existing knowledge and relevant professional experience were taken into account when creating the Course Learning Outcomes (ULOs).

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Australian Nursing Practise speciality has been carefully created to help Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses become familiar with the Australian health-care system. This course will help overseas trained registered nurses gain a thorough understanding of the practise styles and requirements in Australian healthcare settings, as well as prepare them to confidently take the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Objective Structured Registered Clinical Examination (OSCE) (AHPRA).

  • AQF level 8
  • 26 weeks full time
  • On Campus
  • TEQSA accreditation

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Australian Nursing Practice, an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence
  • English Language proficiency requirement for International Students:
    • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; Nurses currently registered and working in English Speaking Countries do not need this requirement. The recognised countries are: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa; OR
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with the minimum score of 70%
  • Applicants must have concurrent employment (or access to) in the specific specialty clinical area of study and one year of full-time post-registration clinical experience

Registered nurses can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Emergency departments
  • Medical and surgical wards
  • Operating rooms
  • Primary health care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental health
Course Structure and Delivery

Three units constitute the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course. One core unit and two units of specialisation.

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Unit Name

Credit Points

Melbourne (North Mel)

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

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