Contemporary Nursing, Postgraduate Certificate | The University of Notre Dame Australia | Fremantle, Australia
6 months
17729 AUD/year
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The Contemporary Nursing program at The University of Notre Dame Australia is for nurses re-entering the workforce, internationally educated nurses who are required to undertake a bridging program or nurses seeking a refresher program to update their knowledge and skills.


Students will be orientated to the nurse’s professional obligations in meeting all Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia codes, standards and guidelines and to meet their legal and ethical obligations as a registered nurse. There will be a focus on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, reflection and the use of current evidence and research to make sound clinical judgments in order to practice safely in a complex health environment. Students will explore current and emerging national and regional health priorities, health research, health policy and reform.  Medication management, pharmacology and the relationship to physiology and pathophysiology are addressed. Person centeredness, communication and cultural competence are explored in both the theoretical and professional practice components of the program. There is a focus on caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Why study this degree?

The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud of its postgraduate course offerings and caring community atmosphere. The School of Nursing and Midwifery offer students a supported learning experience where they will experience a personalised education and interact with staff committed to nursing and the provision of excellent nursing care.

Program learning outcomes

On completion of the Contemporary Nursing program at The University of Notre Dame Australia the student should be able to:

  • Critically review emerging national and regional health priorities in the Australian context.
  • Establish and maintain a professional portfolio and develop the capacity for self-regulation and life-long learning.
  • Reflect on knowledge, values and beliefs and be empowered to advocate for people in their care.
  • Use research and evidence based knowledge to inform and analyse nursing practice.
  • Integrate knowledge, clinical skills and reflective thinking to an advanced level to make sound clinical judgements and decisions within a framework of human dignity and respect
  • Be clinically competent and confident registered nurses who use their knowledge and skills in the ethical care of individuals, families and communities who meet the MBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice, Code of Conduct for Nurses and ICN Code of Ethics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transition to Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Nursing Skills
  • Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 0101873
  • All applicants must have a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • Applicants for ‘Re-entry’ or ‘Bridging’ pathways must have a valid AHPRA referral letter; the letter must be valid for the duration of the program and an additional 4 weeks following completion
  • Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the English language proficiency* requirements for postgraduate degrees
  • All applicants must have a valid national police certificate and criminal record screening check
  • Non Australian citizens are required to provide a criminal record check from country of origin and any country resided in after the age of 16
  • International applicants must hold a valid Australian visa until course completion

Tuition Fee

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    17729 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17729 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Fremantle

1700 - 2700 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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