We conduct Graduate Certificate programs in conjunction with our affiliate universities - Australian Catholic University and University of Melbourne.

We conduct:

  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (ACU) - completed in one year, full time or two years, part-time. However, if you have completed a graduate year in 2015, the program must be completed over two years.
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (UoM) - completed over 12 months only.

Both ACU and UoM courses consist of four subjects and are delivered using a blended learning model.

The aim of both programs is to provide nursing students with the theoretical knowledge and skills to practice in their specialty area at an advanced beginner level.

Subjects are delivered using a variety of teaching methods. This includes a combination of lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. Assessment consists of assignments, a clinical practice portfolio, online components and reflective practice.

The total course fees for 2016 depend on the program undertaken and are subject to yearly review.

Application requirements

To apply, you must be a Registered Nurse with an appropriate Nursing degree.

How to apply

Applications for the February 2017 intake are now closed. Information regarding the 2017 mid-year intake will be available in early 2017.


To undertake these programs you must be employed at the The Royal Melbourne Hospital. This will be negotiated as part of the application process.

Employment conditions are based on the Nurses (Victorian Public Health Sector) Award. If part-time employment is required, this can be negotiated with the Post Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator in collaboration with the Nurse Unit manager of the area.


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