Graduate Certificate in Nursing

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

Are you a Registered Nurse with a nursing degree or perhaps a highly experienced nurse with no degree? Regardless of your situation, a Graduate Certificate in Nursing will serve you well. The Graduate Certificate program, available on a part-time basis, provides a fast track into a formal nursing qualification. The program can also be easily combined with your existing work commitments and your family as it has a limited number of contact hours each week.

  • Why study this degree?

    Taking a Graduate Certificate in Nursing is rewarding for Registered Nurses who wish to formalise their qualifications or perhaps develop a specialist knowledge in a particular area of healthcare. The program requires a minimum of one year part-time study. As a graduate, you can then choose to further your qualifications with a Graduate Diploma of Nursing, which requires an additional year of study, and, a Master of Nursing (Coursework), which can be completed over an additional two semesters of part-time study.

    The Graduate Certificate and Diploma programs are open to you if you do not have a nursing degree, but have accumulated plenty of practical experience as a Registered Nurse. Notre Dame provides a nurturing environment that will allow you to sharpen your skills and challenge you to succeed in your chosen field.

  • Program summary

    You will select subjects from the following areas:

    • Mental Health
    • Governance
    • Education
    • Research
    • Professional Development
    • Management and Leadership

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

  • 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
  • Fees and costs

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

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

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