Specialist Certificate in Cancer Nursing

The experience


Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.
Polly Dufton, Course Development Coordinator
Polly Dufton, Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing
Polly Dufton

Polly Dufton is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing. Polly has specialised in cancer for over 10 years. She works both clinically as a SURC Clinical Nurse Consultant, as well as a Lecturer in Cancer Nursing. Polly is currently completing her PhD exploring why people affected by cancer present to the Emergency Department after receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy. Polly is passionate about evidence-based practice, and teaching nurses how to find and implement evidence into practice as well as evaluate care provided. Clinically, Polly is passionate about patient assessment and therapeutic communication. Polly believes that by merging communication skills with clinical nursing skills, specialist cancer nurses are able to deliver exceptional patient-centred care.

Antonela Vogranic: Subject Coordinator for the Foundations in Cancer Nursing subject
Antonela Vogranic: Subject Coordinator for the Foundations in Cancer Nursing subject
Antonela Vogranic

Antonela Vogranic is the subject coordinator for the Foundations in Cancer Nursing subject. She has been a specialist cancer nurse for over 10 years with experience as a clinical nurse specialist in medical oncology and in care of adolescents and young adults with cancer. She is passionate about clinical teaching and has been a clinical nurse educator for over seven years. She is interested in innovative evidence-based methods to train nurses for the advanced knowledge and skills they need to care for people affected by cancer. She has developed this subject using innovative evidence-based methods to prepare nurses with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to provide specialist cancer nursing care. She enjoys finding high-quality resources and collaborating with cancer nursing experts to provide a diverse range of learning materials and activities for students.