Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing- Australian Nursing Practice

  • AQF Level:
  • Amount of Training:
    26 Weeks
  • Payment Option:
    Easy EMI Available
  • Mode of delivery:
    On Campus
  • CRICOS Code:

Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing-Australian Nursing Practice from the Institute of Health and Management is a great start to your Nursing career in Australia. The course provides Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses with valuable insights and knowledge about the Australian Healthcare system. It adds to the existing knowledge and skills of students and helps them get a strong grasp on the practise styles and requirements in the Australian Healthcare setup.

Students have the opportunity to utilize this knowledge in the Australian setting through a Practical Experience Placement (PEP). Additionally, this Graduate Certificate Program prepares you for the two-day OBA practical assessment which is an important element to gain Australian Registration for nursing practice.

Details about the Course

Why IHM?
  • Interactive online classes with individual attention to each student
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHM Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise
  • Trained more than 3000+ nurses in Australia
  • IHM formerly offered the nursing bridging program (EPIQ-RN)
  • Learn from expert industry practitioners
Career Opportunity

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing in Australian Nursing Practice gives you an opportunity to find employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Students who complete the course may find work in the following domains:

  • Emergency departments
  • Medical and surgical wards
  • Operating rooms
  • Primary health care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental health

“A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career”

What will I learn?

During this course, students must qualify for 3 units.

  • 1 core units
  • 2 elective unit
Core Units
  • N9001 Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing
  • N8001 Australian Nursing Practice
  • N8002 Professional Reflection in Australian Nursing Practise
Course Fee
AUD $12,000
Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Acute Care Nursing specialisation) an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence.
  • Applicants must have concurrent employment or access to the Critical care nursing and one- year of full-time post-registration clinical experience
  • English Language proficiency requirement for International Students:
    • IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination
    • Nurses currently registered and working in English Speaking Countries do not need this requirement. The recognised countries are Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa, or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with the minimum score of 70%
    • Applicants must have concurrent employment (or access to) in the Acute care nursing and one- year of full‐time post‐registration clinical experience
Additional Requirements

Digital literacy: Must be able to perform fundamental computer operations such as maintaining computer files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, preparing presentations, and being conscious of the social and ethical consequences of Internet usage.

Pathways from this Course

Graduates Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing- Acute care Nursing online can explore higher-level courses within and across the healthcare industry including:

  • Pathway to master’s in nursing
  • Australian Practice Registered Nurse
How to Apply

IHM has defined entry requirements for courses under its mandate, as outlined by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for Courses,’ to ensure that students meet industry standards

  1. Application: Click “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page to complete your application online.
  2. Interview: You will be scheduled for an interview with an admissions specialist once you have fulfilled IHNA’s eligibility standards
  3. Offer Letter: If you qualify the interview process, you will be awarded a seat in the course, depending on the availability of each intake
  4. Enrolment Fee: An invoice for the course will be delivered after the acknowledged offer is signed and sent to the admission office.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: Once the enrolment fee has been received, our admission specialist will provide students with the confirmation letter.

Recognition of Prior Learning: By submitting a portfolio of evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure, students can have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration may also be used to evaluate a student’s competencies and expertise.
Mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer: Credit Transfer is only available for Australian courses when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a course at another Registered Training Organization.