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 at the University of Melbourne is designed for nurses working, or hoping to work, in a primary care setting. The course delivers comprehensive and evidence-based education in chronic disease management and preventive health that will extend nurses' clinical practice skills and knowledge. To support their career goals students can choose an elective subject in an area of clinical or academic interest.

The course can be completed full time over six months or part time over 12 months. The course is four subjects in total, consisting of the three online core subjects (online) and one elective. Elective subjects may be delivered in an on-line, blended or face to face mode.


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

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