Course summary

The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ –Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.

This course is a program of academic and clinical studies that prepares candidates to gain registration within Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Graduates at this level will attain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills for professional and highly skilled work and/or further learning. The course provides credit towards further postgraduate studies.

The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ –Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.

This course is a program of academic and clinical studies that prepares candidates to gain registration within Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Graduates at this level will attain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills for professional and highly skilled work and/or further learning. The course provides credit towards further postgraduate studies.

The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences in:

Contextual nursing and health: Australian health care system, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, aged care, pharmacology, Indigenous studies.

Professional practice: professional, legal and ethical studies, knowledge development and accountability for practice.

Critical thinking and analysis: reflective practice, self-appraisal, professional development, evidence and research for practice.

Coordination of care: leadership and care management, co-ordination, organisation and provision of nursing care of individuals /groups, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, health informatics.

Collaborative and therapeutic practice: establishing, sustaining and concluding professional relationships with individuals/groups. Provision of independent and interdisciplinary health care.

Course Learning Outcome

Execute skills in clinical reasoning and decision making with an ability to contribute to ongoing professional inquiry and evidence based nursing care

Integrate sound clinical skills and the ability to apply reflective and analytical skills in initiating, prioritising and managing nursing care in challenging and diverse clinical circumstances

Integrate professional demeanour and adhere to professional legal and ethical standards set by the profession and within the scope of practice of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council's [ANMC] Competency Standards to ensure safe and effective nursing care

Interpret a broad and integrated knowledge of the scope of nursing practice and a command of factors that influence health outcomes in Australia

Attain the required level of professional proficiency to meet standards set by the ANMC for entry to the professional register or re-orientation to nursing practice

Collaborate in interdisciplinary health care teams and work effectively to delegate and lead the delivery of care

Embrace and respect multiculturalism and the diversity of Australian society, and international perspectives as a professional and as a citizen

Compulsory supervised workplace experiences reflect the current registered nurse standards for practice, major health priorities and contemporary nursing practices. The eight-week placement is sourced by the University and hosted by local health industry partners, which enables candidates to consolidate theoretical learning and build upon their professional practice.

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain prerequisites prior to attending placement (e.g. vaccinations, a working with children check and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for a course offered by the School of Health and Human Sciences, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.

This course is fully accredited with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


Course overview

Course code

1007304

Course abbreviation

GradCertAustNsg

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

15 weeks full-time

Duration

15 weeks full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Summer Term N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Summer Term $18,800 ($4,700 per unit) 086342M

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  •  3 core units (48 credit points).

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Note

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

NURS5002 - Nursing in the Australian Context
NURS5003 - Professional Practices
NURS5008 - Transformative Clinical Practices Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit