Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership & Management

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

If you are a Registered Nurse who would like to enhance your leadership and management abilities, then our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership & Management will give you the skills to excel in a variety of settings. The program includes a combination of online study, face-to-face tuition and special masterclasses. Furthermore, the timetable is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of those already working as Registered Nurses in Western Australia.

  • Why study this degree?

    Our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Management has been developed by the University’s School of Nursing & Midwifery in collaboration with the Western Australian Department of Health. The program, which you can complete over one year part-time, consists of four subjects and puts a special emphasis on learning new leadership and management skills that can be applied directly to the workplace.

    After successfully completing the program, if you want to further upgrade your qualifications you can enrol in a Graduate Diploma of Nursing followed by a Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management). You are welcome to apply if you are a Registered Nurse with a nursing degree or, have appropriate experience in a relevant area of discipline and meet the criteria for entry into the program as outlined on the WA Department of Health website.

  • Program summary

    Semester One

    • Organisational Culture and Change
    • Nursing Leadership Development Strategies

    Semester Two

    • Organisational Culture & Change Management in Nursing
    • Nursing Perspective of Patient Care, Quality and Best Practice in Nursing

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

  • Entry requirements

    This program is available to registered nurses who have a previous nursing degree or equivalent and
    who have accumulated appropriate experience in a relevant discipline area. You must apply directly
    to the Department of Health.

    Applicants must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia.

    Candidates must be employed in an RN 1-4 position with WA Health and have their hospital's support to undertake the program.

  • Fees and costs

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

  • More information

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

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