Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

Are you a registered nurse who wants to hone your clinical knowledge and improve your decision-making skills? The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing is designed to fit in around your work commitments and can be completed in one year of part-time study. You undertake a mixture of coursework and online study while employed in the clinical setting. Upon graduation, you can also choose to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma or Master of Nursing.

  • Why study this degree?

    This intensive program is a unique collaboration between The University of Notre Dame Australia and several leading health providers in Western Australia, including the Marian Clinic, Perth Clinic, Rockingham General Hospital, SwanCare, and St John of God Healthcare.

    The program, which is only available to students who have a nursing degree and are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, aims to improve your expertise in the clinical area. It comprises units in advanced health assessment, clinical nursing practice and nursing governance. As part of the program, you undertake a series of clinical rotations and written projects.

    Upon graduation, you can embark on a further year of study leading to a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing and, later, a Master of Nursing.

  • Program summary

    • NURS4092/4093 Advanced Health Assessment
    • NURS4102/4103 Clinical Nursing Practice 1
    • NURS4112/4113 Clinical Nursing Practice 2
    • NURS4132/4133 Nursing Governance

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and
    internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with
    potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    The following entry requirements apply to this Program:

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia or provisional registration; whichever is applicable at the time of commencement.
    • Nursing or other appropriate degree or the equivalent
    • Current employment contract for the term of the program with an approved health service.

    Please note:

    • The health service Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator will assist with the application and enrollment process after employment.
    • Interviews for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing will be at the discretion of the health service and conducted on site.
    • Please be aware that the standard course costs do not apply for this program. Course costs are reduced due to the unique nature of this hospital-based, university-supported learning program.
  • Fees and costs

    For further information, please contact the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, please call our Prospective
    Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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