Graduate Certificate of Nursing
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification and eligibility for nurse registration in Australia.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
It is recommended that applicants have completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience (or part-time equivalent) as a registered nurse.
Special admission requirements
For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
June 1 or January 1 of each year. Students can commence in TP1 or TP2.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Type of major
Credit points in major
12 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Students must be Registered Nurses
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Majors will appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.