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Children and Young People's Nursing, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
The Graduate Certificate in Children and Young People's Nursing course offered at Edith Cowan University is for nurses wishing to specialise in nursing children and young people can study this course to enable them to meet the educational and training needs required by a range of professional bodies.
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The Graduate Certificate in Children and Young People's Nursing offered at Edith Cowan University  course builds on the skills and knowledge a comprehensive nurse has attained at an undergraduate level.

Why choose ECU?

  • Good question. It's what other organisations ask our graduates every year...
  • It's how we discovered that the quality of teaching here is the best in Western Australia. 
  • It's also how we learned from QILT that we're Australia's top-ranked public university for student experience.
  • And it's how we know that we're one of the best young universities in the world under 50 years old.

So the real question is, why not choose ECU?

Employment opportunities

This course prepares graduates to work in primary care, acute care, child health surveillance and child care.

Possible future job titles

Clinical Nurse, Staff Development Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Holistic Assessment of Children and Young People
  • Contemporary Approaches to Communicating with Children and Young People

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to provide proof of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and Applicants must be working with children and young people in order to complete the practice based assessments.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10450 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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