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Australian Nursing, (EPIQ)

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    Application Deadline
  • 4 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia
The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ – Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) offered at Southern Cross University, is designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.


Australian Nursing (EPIQ – Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) offered at Southern Cross University 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 post graduate studies.


The course provides graduates with the opportunity to engage in health leadership and management, education, research opportunities and a broad spectrum of clinical nursing specialties, delivering acute and chronic disease management in clinical settings such as; paediatrics, community and primary health care and education; as a practice nurse in GP clinics, mental health, child and adolescent, aged care, perioperative care, Indigenous health, rural and remote area health care, emergency departments and critical care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Nursing in the Australian Context
  • Professional Practices
  • Transformative Clinical Practices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree [suggest linking to policy], plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    3600 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 AUD per module and a duration of 4 months.
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