Graduate Diploma of Nursing
Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification and;
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.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience (or part-time equivalent) as a registered nurse.
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of Graduate Diploma of Nursing, graduates will be able to:
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NS5330:03 Persuasive Communication
NS5331:03 Effective Clinical Governance
NS5332:03 Informatics for Health Professionals
NS5333:03 Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare
Select a major from Table A
TABLE A (Majors)
Type of major
Credit points in major
12 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
12 credit points (maximum 12 credit points for formal studies; maximum 6 credit points for Recognised Prior Learning [RPL]).
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF NURSING
Inclusion of majors on
Majors will appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Nursing
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Nursing, and may be granted credit for all subjects completed under this course