Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care)

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Off Campus
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January and Winter Intake - June


Paediatric intensive care is a dynamic and challenging specialty, requiring specialist nursing skills and knowledge to provide care to critically ill infants, children, adolescents and their families.

The University of Melbourne’s Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care) will help you broaden your scientific and clinical knowledge, enhance your clinical decision-making skills and become a confident member of the multidisciplinary paediatric intensive care team. You will apply this knowledge to clinical practice, using a child and family-centred approach.

The course is designed to be taken part-time, normally over twelve months, with a guided clinical practice component at your employing hospital.

On completion of this course, you will have the clinical competence to practise paediatric intensive care nursing as benchmarked against Australian Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses.

Course aims

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care) is designed to promote an understanding of the theoretical aspects of paediatric intensive care nursing to support competent practice in caring for paediatric intensive care patients.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Be guided to put theory into practice

This course is designed to be undertaken part time, to suit the needs of currently practising Registered Nurses. As part of our work-integrated learning (WIL) model, you will undertake online study and face-to-face classes, as well as receive guided supervision at your employing hospital. This model is designed to maximise your learning, clinically and theoretically, and enable you to confidently apply your knowledge to practice.

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