Clinical Nursing

University of Newcastle

Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online
12 months
19335 AUD/year
8210 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Nursing programme at the University of Newcastle offers you a quality clinically focused education that can see you progress as a specialist clinical nurse. 


The Clinical Nursing programme at the University of Newcastle has been designed for registered nurses to develop their skills, knowledge, and the ability to respond to complex patient situations in specialised clinical environments.

With the opportunity to specialise in emergency, acute medical/surgical care, critical care, mental health, older person care or public health, this program will provide you with the theoretical foundation and clinical knowledge and skills to see you succeed.

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing will qualify you to work independently and collaboratively with a range of other health professionals, in a variety of clinical settings. With an increasing demand for qualified and experienced people in nursing, long term employment and career progression is possible.

Upon the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you will be qualified to work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. You will also be eligible to gain entry into a number of Master programs, including the Master of Nursing, where you can continue in your chosen speciality.

Programme Structure

The program consists of four courses, one core course in pathophysiology and health assessment, which forms the basis of specialist practice. 

The remaining three courses give you the option of specialising in one of eight areas including:

  • Acute Care (medical/surgical)
  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Older Person Care
  • Perinatal, Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Paediatric Child Health Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.




80 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider 00109J

  • Registered nurse in own country
  • Currently employed and engaged in clinical practice on a regular basis while undertaking this program
  • Letter of support from Nurse Educator/Nurse Manager, which may include delegated authority to nominated mentors or experienced clinicians

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19335 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19335 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8210 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8210 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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