Graduate Diploma in Nursing

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 08

  • Units: 08

  • Course Duration: 52 Weeks

  • Online: AUD 14,400
  • On Campus:AUD 14,400
  • Sydney, Perth & Melbourne

About the Course

Do you enjoy working with patients and doctors, and taking care of people? Nursing is integral to the healthcare industry, and demand continues to increase for a skilled nursing workforce in Australia. IHM’s Graduate Diploma in Nursing helps you advance your nursing career with a high degree of expertise and greater levels of responsibility.

This globally recognised course is designed to train you in leadership skills to provide responsive nursing care for individuals and families in general and specialised care. You’ll also learn to understand the value of research and evidence-based practice.

Delivered completely online, you can continue working while you study to get your degree. The GDN also offers a pathway for graduates to do a Master of Nursing with up to one year credit. You may also be eligible for advanced standing, depending on credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

You may choose to exit midway through the course, in which case you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing. This is made up of four units over one study period full-time or, for non CRICOS students, two study periods part-time.

Delivered completely online, you can continue working while you study to attain your degree. The GDN also offers a pathway for graduates into undertake a Master or Nursing or other further study.

Please note, this course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia or New Zealand.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Benefits to Nurses
  • This program offers a pathway for Registered Nurses with Diploma of Nursing qualification to gain a Postgraduate qualification
  • Now offered completely online; continue working while you study
  • Global recognition; accredited to TEQSA and accepted in most of the countries worldwide especially in the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand etc.
  • On successful completion of GDN, nurses can undertake a Master of Nursing with up to one-year credit
  • GDN degree holders can choose to become nurse educators, coordinators, managers and achieve other senior positions
Benefits to Online Study

Online students may attend lectures and tutorials any where, any time to fit in around their working schedule and rosters:

  • Miss a lecture – catch-up 24/7 online with resources and support available also 24/7
  • Lectures, tutorials and resources all available on PC, mobile and tablet
  • Students may visit any Health Careers Training Centre (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Philippines, Kochi, Dubai and three centres in Mumbai) and access support, join a lecture online or participate in a one-on-one support session
Nested Course Structure

Students may choose to exit midway through the course, in which case they may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing, consisting of four units of study over one study period full time or, for non CRICOS students, two study periods part time.

Students who have already completed a Graduate Certificate in Nursing may be eligible for advanced standing, subject to credit transfer and recognition of prior learning procedures.

  • AQF level 8
  • 52 weeks full time
  • Online
  • TEQSA accreditation

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Nursing you must:

  • Be an international graduate nurse and successfully complete three years of nursing graduate studies (Bachelor or Diploma)
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence
  • Have one year of experience as a registered nurse
  • Have enough computer access and computer skills in working with and knowledge of Microsoft Office courses
  • Provide evidence of English Language proficiency:
    • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 (with no bands less than 6), or equivalent scores in other recognized English examinations, such as OET and PTE; or pass the iTEP Academic Plus test with a minimum score of 3.9
English Requirement
  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
  • PTE: Overall 56 and no band less than 46
  • OET: B for each test component

The course coordinator assesses applications case-by-case, according to the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedures.

IHM’s Graduate Diploma in Nursing builds on undergraduate learning and provides critical inquiry, testing of ideas, and expansion of knowledge. With this diploma in hand, you’ll be able to take advantage of professional opportunities as a:

Leadership positions such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Staff development Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Associate Nurse Unit Manager

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing consists of 8 units divided into 2 phases.

Semester 1

UoS Code

Title of UoS

Credit Points

Exit with Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Semester 2

UoS Code

Title of UoS

Credit Points

GDN3985 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3986 Clinical Leadership and management in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3987 Professional issues and policies in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3988 E- Portfolio
Schedule Overview

Estimated Timeline

Tuition Fee : AUD $11,750.00
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $250.00 (Non Refundable)
  • 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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Our partnerships are built through positive, transparent, and engaging collaboration, and we’re grateful for the strong relationships we’ve built over the lifetime of IHM. These partnerships may vary in their nature but they all share the common fact that there’s mutual benefit and a strong sense of purpose to move the healthcare industry forward.

We encourage Nursing institutions, Hospitals, Healthcare Organisations and nursing associations to submit their expression of interest to become our partners!

Our industry and clinical partners provide physical access to products that benefit the simulation experience for students at IHM. Other partners provide opportunities to develop clinical skills at their facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals. We also provide opportunities to upskill staff with the latest course.

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