Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care)


As a student of this course, you will:

Examine core pathophysiological concepts

Explore the underlying pathophysiology of paediatric disease processes and develop knowledge and skills required to prioritise care of the child in the paediatric intensive care environment.

Expand critical care skills and ability to assess and manage patients Broaden your knowledge and theory of paediatric intensive care and learn how to assess critically ill infants, children and adolescents. Develop specialist knowledge in the management of critically ill children, including those with congenital heart disease.

Be guided to confidently put knowledge into practice You will receive supervised training in your employing hospital, undertake accurate assessment of paediatric patients, and provide age and developmentally appropriate nursing interventions, demonstrating you can integrate your acquired knowledge with your technical skills.

Course structure The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care) is a 50-point program, designed to be undertaken part time over 12 months. You must complete:

  • One core online subject, worth 12.5 points.
  • Three core clinical practice subjects undertaken at your employing hospital, each worth 12.5 points.

Please note: if you commence study in the winter intake you will have a 6 month break after completing the first subject Applied Pathophysiology and recommence in March the year after. Consequently starting this course in the winter intake will take 1.5 years to complete.

Teaching dates
Subject/sTeaching dates
Paediatric Intensive Care Practice30 March 2021
4 May 2021
17 August 2021

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 1

16 March 2021
20 April 2021
25 May 2021

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 2

3 August 2021
31 August 2021
5 October 2021

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50 point program

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