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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Non-Specialisation)

Course Summary

  • Qualification : Graduate Certificate in Nursing (non-specialisation)
  • Course Code : GCN
  • CRICOS Course Code : 086044K
  • Course Delivery : On Campus
  • Campus :Sydney, Perth, Melbourne CBD and North Melbourne
  • Course duration : Full Time - 6 Months
  • Accreditation : Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Non-Specialisation)

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Non-Specialisation), is a general qualification that aims to provide qualified nurses with educational opportunities specific to the advancing role of the registered nurse, thereby facilitating their professional growth and development, this course will also help you improve your analytical skills and ability to assess patients.

This Graduate Certificate in Nursing provides students with an entry path to the Graduate Diploma in Nursing then subsequently into a Master's degree in Nursing in Australia.

Possible job outcomes

Leadership positions such as:

  • Associate Nurse Unit Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Staff development Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Nurse Educator

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 is the aim of this course?

  • The aims of the course are to:
    • 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.

Delivery Mode & Course Duration

  • This course is delivered Face to Face.
  • Full Time - 6 Months

What is included in this course?

You will be given the following learning materials:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

  • Graduate Nurses who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing and are registered with AHPRA and overseas Nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing or a Diploma of Nursing of 3 years duration and registered with the Nursing board in their country of origin.
  • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6 or equivalent English proficiency test score

Pathways and RPLs

This course is an entry to the Graduate Diploma in Nursing, then subsequently into a Master's degree in Nursing in Australia.

Educational Pathway

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).

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How to enrol?

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

  • Online

    You can enrol online

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

  • Mail

    You can mail your completed application form and the required documents to our

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

    Ground Floor, 1 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW - 2150
    Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA - 6000
    Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC - 3000
    203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne, VIC - 3051


For Further Information

If you have any enquiries about this course, please give us a call on our Toll Free Number:
1800 763 757 or email to


All information contained in this publication including the availability of courses and fees is correct as of August 2019. 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.

Course Fee

For On-campus students : AUD $10,000


Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

Fees Charges and Refunds Policy and Procedure

Course Start Dates

Face to face Delivery

Campus : Perth (SGT) | Melbourne CBD | Sydney (Wentworth St)
Jan 20, 2020
Apr 6, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Oct 12, 2020


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