Graduate Diploma of Nursing

James Cook University (JCU)

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

This program has been developed in response to demand from registered nurses seeking to build upon postgraduate certificate qualifications, and an exit point for students wishing to graduate with a higher qualification prior to completing Master studies.

Designed for

Registered nurses


24 credit points of subjects. Some subjects have a clinical requirement with employment required in the respective unit. This program is studied online and students enrol in single subjects which are studied sequentially over 16 months.


  • Advanced practice
  • Education
  • Leadership and management

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification
  • AHPRA registration as Registered Nurse (Division 1) or equivalent registration for applicants outside Australia.

Study pathways

Students who complete this course may be eligible for entry to the Master of Nursing.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Online International: $22,800 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 16 months

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