Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care

Australian College of Nursing

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

The aim of this course is to improve neonatal clinical practice by enhancing the professional and ethical understanding, knowledge and skill of neonatal nurses and midwives, so that they are better able to provide evidence-based care, and optimise the health, growth and developmental outcomes of premature and critically ill neonates and their families. The course is founded on the principles of cultural safety, and developmentally supportive, family centred care. The course responds to industry requirements for highly skilled neonatal clinicians capable of providing best practice in collaboration with other members of interprofessional teams and incorporates the Australian Standards for Neonatal Nurses, 4th Ed. (ACNN, 2019). Graduates may use their advanced knowledge in advanced practice roles or to pursue further tertiary education.

Designed for

Registered nurses practising in neonatal intensive care


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Subjects in this course have pre- and co-requisites. Students complete 4 subjects.


  • Nursing-neonatal intensive care

Standard entry requirements

Registered with AHPRA, 1 year postgraduate experience, relevant employment

Study pathways

Credit transfer to Master degrees

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta International: $7,900 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Parramatta.

Registered Nurses in NSW employed in Public Hospitals may apply for course funding through the NSW Health Department. Fee-paying applicants must demonstrate suitable preceptor support in their workplace.

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