Graduate Diploma of Nursing

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

If you are a Registered Nurse, our Graduate Diploma of Nursing offers you the chance to upgrade your qualifications over a two-year period. The part-time program is open to you if you have a degree, or if you do not have a degree, you can demonstrate practical nursing skills. Contact time has been limited so that you can combine your work with this postgraduate program.

  • Why study this degree?

    Covering areas such as mental health, governance, management and leadership, education, acute care, evidence based practice and research and professional development, our postgraduate nursing program offers the ideal vehicle for you if you are a Registered Nurse and want to develop your nursing expertise and function at an advanced level in your profession.

    Consideration will also be given to those who do not have a relevant degree but who have a wealth of nursing experience. Additional support will be offered to applicants who do not hold a nursing degree.

    Designed specifically for working professionals, the Graduate Diploma of Nursing can be combined with full time employment, with weekly contact between two and four hours per subject.

  • Program summary

    Subjects can be selected from the following study areas:

    • Mental Health
    • Governance
    • Education
    • Research
    • Professional Development
    • Management and Leadership
    • Acute Care
    • Evidence based practice and research

    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 of other appropriate degree or the equivalent
    • Minimum of one year relevant post registration nursing experience.
  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More Information

    For more information on the Graduate Diploma of 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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