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

  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (UoM) - completed over 12 months

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 2018 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. Some Streams have specific requirements for applicants, please check individual stream adverts for further information.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 program are now closed. Information regarding the 2018 mid-year intake will be available in April 2018.


Successful applicant for the 2018 program will begin employment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in the clinical area related to their specialty stream. 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.