Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)

Course overview

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


This course is designed to equip paediatric nurses with knowledge and advanced skills to provide evidence-based care of infants, children, young people, and their families, in a paediatric setting.

You will gain a sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research-based evidence that underpins paediatric nursing. 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 nursing as benchmarked against the Australian Standards of Practice for Children and Young People’s Nurses.

Course aims
This course is designed to promote an understanding of the theoretical aspects of paediatric nursing to support safe practice in the caring of paediatric patients.

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.

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.

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