Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Online)

Golden Opportunity for GNM / Diploma Nurses to Get Australian Post-Graduation!

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Mode of learning Online

AQF Level 8

Duration 26 weeks

Approved by TEQSA

Want to take your Nursing career overseas? Here’s an excellent opportunity for GNM/Diploma Nurses to pursue a nursing career in Australia!

Currently, GNM/Diploma nurses are not eligible to apply for Australian Nursing Registration. The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing will help you meet the eligibility requirements of the AHPRA Registration process. This outstanding Post Graduate study program allows you to gain an Advanced Nursing Certificate in the most sought-after nursing specializations, and it is available for online study.

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Choose from 12 available nursing specialization courses.

Admission Requirements

  • These courses are exclusively available to registered nurses from any country (including their home country) who have completed GNMs or a three-year diploma in nursing with at least three years of relevant experience. Alternatively, B.Sc. nurses without experience are also eligible to apply for these courses.
  • Either a continuous five years of study in an English medium (including their highest qualification) or the successful completion of the IHM English test is required.

What makes IHM different from other institutes?

  • Affordable fees: The fees are lower compared to other universities or institutes.
  • Shorter duration: The course has a shorter duration compared to other universities or institutes.
  • Open to all: IHM is open to registered nurses from any country (including their home country) to join this course. However, other universities offering the same courses typically require registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and 12 months of recent clinical experience in Australia as a registered nurse.
  • English language tests not required: IELTS and TOEFL scores are not required at IHM. In contrast, other universities offering the same courses typically require an IELTS or TOEFL score.

Career Opportunities

  • This course will help you upgrade to a supervisory position with a higher pay scale.
  • Projected nurse shortages in Australia are expected to reach 123,000 by 2030. With a projected job growth of 13.9% for registered nurses and 23.1% for nurse managers by 2026*, there is a growing industry demand for nurses who can assume senior roles within healthcare settings. (Source:

*2021 Employment Outlook – for the five years to November 2026, Australian Government National Skills Commission.

  • Entry pathway to Master of Nursing.

Credit transfer is possible for the Master's program, allowing you to skip the first semester of the Master of Nursing course upon completion of the GCAN Online course.

  • The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing will equip you with the skills and knowledge to meet the demand for specialized nurses, enabling you to take a leading role in driving positive patient outcomes across various positions. Depending on the units you have completed, your expertise will qualify you for a range of roles, including
    1. clinical nurse educator associate
    2. unit manager
    3. clinical nurse specialist research roles.
    4. Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Our students choose us for the following reasons:

  • You can obtain a AQF Level 8 Postgraduate Degree from an esteemed Australian college.
  • Flexible online classes for 26 weeks (about 6 months).
  • Payment plans are available.
  • Six months full-time or one year part-time.
  • Obtain a higher-level qualification beyond post B.Sc nursing. with lesser time and effort required for completion compared to Post B.Sc. for GNM nurses, where Post B.Sc. is only at Level 7. Additionally, upon completion of this course, you will become eligible to apply for Australian Nursing Registration.
  • Recognized and accepted in all English-speaking countries.
  • IHM is one of Australia's most renowned nursing schools, which has successfully trained over 3000+ nurses in the country.