Graduate Certificate of Nursing

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing provides registered nurses with an additional qualification that will enable them to provide specialist care in a number of health care settings across Australia.

Designed for

Registered nurses


12 credit points. This program is studied online. Students enrol in single subjects which are studied sequentially over an 8-month period.


  • Advanced practice
  • Education
  • Leadership and management

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside Australia.

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Nursing may lead to credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Nursing.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Online International: $11,400 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 months

Further information

This course is offered part-time and externally only. Computer and reliable internet connection is a necessity. For more information:

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