Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing has been developed by experienced primary care nurses and general practitioners. The course delivers comprehensive and evidenced based education in chronic disease management, preventive health, and advanced nursing practice.  The elective can be taken from related disciplines such as those offered by population and adolescent health.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) will be available in 2021 for eligible domestic students. Places are limited.

Consolidate and enhance your existing skills

The course complements your current and previous workplace experience. Consolidate your existing skills with the latest in policy and clinical practice.

Online and workplace learning

The Graduate Certificate is delivered online, some assessment tasks are completed in the workplace.  The Immunisation and Travel Health elective includes a clinical placement completed in the student’s workplace or at an external organisation.


Rural students may be eligible for the Health Workforce Scholarship Program in their state.

Learn more and apply now

Prospective students - Please contact Primary Care Nursing Course Coordinator Tracy Murphy at tracym@unimelb.edu.au