Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 03761A

The Graduate Certificate in Critical Care nursing enables students to develop the specialist knowledge and skills required of a nurse in a variety of critical care areas, including emergency departments, cardiac care and intensive care. The course has a strong emphasis on practical applications and work-related skills and provides options for specialisation in the three critical care areas.

Designed for

Registered nurses practising in a critical care setting


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Students complete 4 subjects, three core subjects and one specialty elective.


  • Advanced Applied Pathophysiology (in Clinical Practice) (344), Tier 1
  • Principles of Critical Care Nursing (281), Tier 1
  • Advancing Professional Practice (340), Tier 2
  • Cardiac Nursing (067), Tier 1
  • Emergency Nursing (069), Tier 1
  • Intensive Care Nursing (070), Tier 1

Standard entry requirements

  • Currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • 1 year postgraduate experience
  • Currently employed in an appropriate clinical setting

Study pathways

Credit transfer to Master Degree

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $13,040 No
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

The different streams have various employment requirements.

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