Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

What will I study?


What you will learn

The Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing draws on scientific knowledge and evidence-based research to develop skills in critical care nursing. The course focuses on comprehension, analysis and problem-solving skills.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn to apply specialist knowledge to the critical care setting to facilitate patient centred care and ensure optimal clinical outcomes
  • Develop a sound theoretical base to inform nursing practice in dynamic, complex and demanding critical care environments.

Course structure

To gain the Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing, you must complete 25 points comprised of:

  • One core pre-requisite subject; and
  • One core subject.

Note: Students must successfully complete the core pre-requisite subject Applied Pathophysiology (NURS90076) before progressing to Foundations in Critical Care Nursing (NURS90122).


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15-19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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