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Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing


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If you are interested in a career in health or as a registered nurse, the Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing is a fantastic place to start your journey.

This course will prepare you for Diploma and Bachelor-level studies with four core units designed to develop your academic skills and to introduce you to foundational knowledge and skills in nursing and health.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry (subject to meeting English Language requirements) and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health (Nursing) or the Bachelor of Nursing.

Course Learning Outcome




Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific and social concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in nursing and health.

Apply independent learning and self-management strategies to university studies.

Identify and use different forms of communication relevant to defined health settings.


Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 3 N/A N/A


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

Entry Award

To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing (2004640) students must complete 4 core units (48 credit points).


Exit Pathway

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing may be eligible to exit with the Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing after completing 4 approved core units (48 credit points), as listed in the Schedule of Units, from the Bachelor of Nursing.


Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
NURS1004 Narratives of Health and Illness
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
To be eligible to exit from the Bachelor of Nursing with the Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing, complete 4 units, including at least 1 unit from the options below, and the remaining from the core of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
NURS1002 Essentials of Nursing and Care
HLTH1001 Introduction to Science for Health Professions