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Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing

Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    CertNurs

  • Course code

    2004640

  • Credit points

    48


Overview

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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GA2: Creativity

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GA3: Ethical practice

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GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

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Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

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 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  • 3 core units (36 credit points) and
  • 1 option unit (12 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

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment information This unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Select one (1) unit (12 credit points) from the following Option units:
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
To be eligible to exit from the Bachelor of Nursing with the Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing, complete four (4) core units from the Bachelor of Nursing including at least one of the following units:
NURS1002 Essentials of Nursing and Care
HLTH1001 Introduction to Science for Health Professions
NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
HLTH1007 Foundations of Clinical Practice