Master of Nursing Online

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 09

  • Course Duration: 2 years full time or
    4 years part time

  • Online: AUD $5,000-per semester
  • Online

About the Course

The online and part-time Master of Nursing program at IHM is designed to meet the needs of Australian nurses who are already employed. Nurses have the choice of studying one unit at a time in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Nurses studying the course online have the choice to pursue one of the thirteen available Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing specialisations. This will make it easier for nurses to enhance their careers by acquiring a credential in their present working setting or transitioning to a different specialty. Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing to Master of Nursing credit transfer allows nurses to proceed with Master of Nursing coursework.

Newly-graduated nurses who enter the job as registered nurses are eligible to begin the specialized program and get their master’s degree in nursing part-time in four years. Students have the option of increasing the number of units per semester to complete the course more quickly or taking a break and picking up where they left off later.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Do you currently have a registered nurse position in Australia?

Consider leading a team or implementing a nursing practice change. The Australian healthcare system requires a significant number of nurses, who are in high demand due to their extensive range of practice and medical treatment approaches.

This degree will prepare you for a variety of industrial and Australian healthcare-related roles. Health care facilities and community health clinics are among the possible locations for this type of employment in Australia.

The course integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in a way that enables students to continue working while pursuing their education. As a result, you will be better ready to handle the complete charge of the nursing profession as it rapidly transforms in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

In order to complete this degree in a flexible manner, nurses have the opportunity to study part-time over a period of four years.

The Master of Nursing program at IHM will not directly lead to AHPRA registration.

Key features


Registered nurses have the opportunity to get a master’s degree in nursing on a part-time basis over the course of four years. If they do so, they will be eligible for a tuition fee refund through qualification allowance as well as a tax refund for educational expenditures.



Key features of the course include:

  • learn on your own time
  • study entirely online
  • establish a payment plan
  • gain academic support
  • one class a day, five days a week (online, optional)
  • beginning in the second year, receive a qualifying allowance equal to around 4% of annual wages to help offset tuition costs
  • the most affordable semesterly tuition rate of $5,000
  • file a tax return and claim a deduction for educational costs
  • obtain career growth
  • You must continue to receive an MN qualifying allowance (5% of wages approximately). decrease one shift each week and maintain your current income level before you have completed your master’s degree.
  • satisfy AHPRA, CPD points requirement by continuing study
  • to obtain a global qualification in nursing
Frequently Asked Questions

The course can be taken online for two years or part-time for four years.

The Master of Nursing program at IHM is not an ANMAC-approved program of study, hence completing it does not lead to direct registration.

No, the Master of Nursing course at the Institute of Health and Management (IHM) is exclusively offered to registered nurses having a bachelor’s degree in nursing or an equivalent qualification.

Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency has accredited the course (TEQSA).

Australian higher education institutions are regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Yes, the course includes 12 units to study with 128 credit points.

  • Registered nurses in Australia can join the course without submitting an English test result.
  • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no bands less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; or
  • 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

International nurses who lack a valid English test result have the option of taking IHM’s approved online English test and enrolling in the course if they achieve a passing score.

There are three intakes of this course per year, in the month of March, July, and November.

The student who has completed Graduate Certificate in Nursing credit for one full unit and for two units to complete only the final assessments.Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course from IHM college gets credits for 3 full units.

Yes, the student will get credits based on their previous Graduate Certificate in Nursing/Graduate Diploma of Nursing course completion from another provider towards IHM’s Master of Nursing.

The student who has completed Graduate Diploma in Nursing course from IHM college needs to study only 5 full units and 4 partial units (for which they just need to submit the final assessments) & 3 units full credits towards the masters.

No, the students studying online Master of Nursing will not be eligible to get a Temporary Residents Visa of Australia on completion of the course.

  • Master of Nursing is the best way to upskill the qualification for the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registered nurses.
  • Opportunities to work in a health care sector in a senior position role with an excellent salary hike.
  • The most affordable fees structure ever in Australia because the postgraduate study is so expensive, students typically must wait for sponsorship from hospitals and IHM made it quite simple for students to pay for it by lowering the tuition fees to $5000 per semester. Only the first year of tuition fees or the first semester of the Master of nursing course are required to contribute, the remaining semester’s expenses will be covered by additional postgraduate qualification allowances as well as tax returns in Aus.
  • You have the option to study GCAN (Specialization) course, and you can opt for any of the specializations mentioned below and continue to MON second semester.
  • Specializations offered in the GCAN:
    • Critical Care nursing
    • Mental Health nursing
    • Neonatal Nursing
    • Emergency Nursing
    • Acute care Nursing
    • Paediatric Nursing
    • Renal Nursing
    • Gerontology Nursing
    • Palliative Nursing
    • Orthopaedic Nursing
    • Perioperative Nursing
    • Diabetes Nursing

All the sessions in online classes are recorded to make sure that none of our students would miss any class.

24*7 Student support service is available.

The course is taught in a tri-semester format from March until June, from July until October, and from November until February. If you have other responsibilities, you are free to defer any semester and start back up with your studies whenever you feel ready.

You have the option to continue your education even if you are traveling abroad since the curriculum is delivered entirely online.

Yes, the payment plan is available as you can start your course with a payment of 450$ per month for 12 months.

Part time study – Four years – One day – 5 hours / week

Full time study – Two years – Three days – 15 hours/week.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Nursing course 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 and must have English Language Proficiency as evidenced by:
    • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no bands less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with a minimum score of 70%
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

IHM’s Master of Nursing helps you sharpen your skills in professional communication, listening, critical thinking, and technology. With this degree in hand, you’ll be able to take advantage of more professional and leadership opportunities, including:

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

Graduates complete 9 core units, 2 compulsory units, and 1 elective unit within the first three semesters.

In the first semester, one of the two following electives must be taken: N9003 Professional Reflection in Nursing or N9004 Professional Experience Placement.

In the final semester there’s an option to select either 3 theoretical units or 1 nursing project.

Compulsory Units

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Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

N9001 Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing
N9002 Assessment of Complex Health Conditions
N9005 Patient Safety and Risk Management
N9006 Research in Nursing
N9007 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
N9008 Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing
N9009 Research for Practice
N9010 Evolution and Innovation in Nursing
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Electives for the Final Semester
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  • March
  • July
  • November
International fee-paying : Online
Course fees : AUD $20,000.00

Fees are subject to change annually.

Payment plans for the Master of Nursing – Online course are available.

Course fee $5000/ semester

Pay installment of $450/month for 12 months/ semester

  • The best way to apply is to click “Apply Online” in the course page’s upper right corner.
  • If you meet IHM’s eligibility requirements, an admissions counselor will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • In the event that you do well in the interview, you’ll receive an offer letter for enrolment in the program.
  • You will be invoiced for the course if you accept the offer letter.
  • A Confirmation of Enrolment will be sent to you once you’ve paid the enrolment fee.
  • You may apply for a subclass-500 student visa, to study on-campus in Australia.

Our registered partners are here to provide visa guidance and assistance. Please click here to know more.

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.

Graduate Diploma in Nursing to Master of Nursing Online – Course fees – $12,500

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing to Master of Nursing Online – Course fees – $16,875

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EPIQRN/IRON to Master of Nursing Online – Course fees – $16,875

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