Graduate Certificate in Nursing

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  • Qualification : Graduate Certificate in Nursing (non-specialisation)
  • Course Code : GCN
  • Delivery mode : Online
  • Course duration : 6 months fulltime OR 1 Year Part Time
  • Accreditation : TEQSA

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (non-specialisation)

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (non-specialisation) is now available for nurses in India through a collaboration between the Institute of Health and Management Australia and IHM India.

This specialist nursing program is your first step towards a Masters in nursing and is available online and at Learning Hubs, a learning centre for nurses that includes connected class rooms, simulation labs and an interactive learning hub.

Possible Job Outcomes

Leadership positions such as:

  • Associate Nurse Unit Manager;
  • Nurse Unit Manager or;
  • Remain a Registered Nurse but receive increased pay while developing a portfolio of leadership and mentoring experience

Course Unit Details

Units of Study

  • Phase 1
    • GCNNK1 : Nursing Knowledge 1
    • GCNNK2 : Nursing Knowledge 2
    • GCNCP3 : Clinical Project
    • GCNRN4 : Research in Nursing
    • Exit with Graduate Certificate in Nursing


What do you need to know about this course?

What is the aim of this course?

The aims of the course are to:

  • Phase 1
    • Provide qualified nurses with educational opportunities specific to the advancing role of the registered nurse, thereby facilitating their professional growth and development;
    • Build upon undergraduate education and previous experience by providing expansion of knowledge, an increased perception in complex relationships affecting nursing;
    • Increase analytical ability and skills when assessing the health needs of patients;
    • Develop further knowledge and skills in research and evidence-based practice in nursing;
    • Develop further skills to investigate, challenge and improve current practice in nursing and;
    • Enhance students’ acceptance of responsibility and initiative for defining and attaining the knowledge required for expertise in the practice setting.

What is the course duration and how is it delivered?

The course duration is as 6 months fulltime OR 1 Year Part Time.

The course will be offered on campus and as an online (e-learning) course.

How I know the course enrolment details?

Call us to enquire about the next enrolment date.

What learning materials are included with this course?

The learning materials you will be given include:

  • An interactive eLearning platform
  • Interactive multimedia learning activities
  • Discussion forums and chat rooms
  • Video and multimedia content
  • Links to key online resources
  • Access to thousands of peer reviewed journal articles
  • Access to books and eBooks through the online library

What are the admission criteria for this course?

The course coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedures for Courses Delivered.

  • To study online the student must have access to a computer with internet and all students must have basic computer skills.
  • The following admission criteria are recommended, but there is some flexibility with regard to admission:
    1. To be eligible for admission to the program (face to face) full time applicants will:
    • Be graduate nurses who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing with minimum 3 years study and be registered with a Nursing council.
    • Possess an IELTS level of at least 6.5 with all bands no less than 6 OR write a short academic essay in English language on a topic supplied by IHM.

    2. To be eligible for admission to the part time program, applicants will:
    • Be graduate nurses who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Nursing with minimum 2 years workshop and be registered with a Nursing council.
    • Possess an IELTS level of at least 6.5 with all bands no less than 6 OR write a short academic essay in English language on a topic supplied by IHM.

What are the fees and costs?

For the latest fee schedule, go to or call 1800 763 757 ( Toll Free )

Note that late enrolment is not recommended for students who wish to apply for advanced standing through credit transfer or recognition of prior learning (RPL).

What will I get on successful completion of this course?

Students who successfully complete all of the required units of competency for this course will be issued a testamur with the record of results printed at the back. A statement of attainment will be issued if a student successfully completes one or more units of competency of this course, but does not meet the requirements for a qualification (as specified in the Training Package). The statement of attainment will list all of the units of competency achieved.

Other courses you may be interested in

Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Further Information

The students can enrol any time of the year for the part time program. The commencement of the full time courses is subject to enrolment quotas.


All information contained in this publication including the availability of courses and fees is correct as of December 2015. For the latest course information, please refer to the relevant course section in IHM website.

However, the Institute reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee.

Students should check with IHM for any amendment prior to enrolment.

Our Educational Pathway

Learning Hub is focussed on developing your career in health care. If you wish to take your career a step forward, an accredited higher level qualification is the way to go. Based on your current qualification, please see below the pathways that are available to you.

Learn advanced skills and stay up to date with current best practice in your sector!

Educational Pathway

How to enrol?

There are three ways which applicants can submit their initial application:

  • Online

    You can enrol online

  • Email to

    Send in an email to and we will revert at once.

  • Post

    You can send your completed application and required documentation to

    Head Office and Online Learning: Centre Level 1, 76 - 80 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Victoria 3084

    Campus: Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150

Toll free

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 763 757 ( Toll Free )



AUD $5000

Course Start Dates


Jul 03, 2017
Oct 03, 2017

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