Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (GCertNSc)

Program Code


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program is designed to provide opportunities for nurses to develop advanced skills in clinical inquiry, practice and leadership in professional nursing.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.


Condition of Admission
Student and Professional Registration: Students accepted into the program are required to be registered with the relevant regulatory authority.

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator or Delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Infection Control specialisation to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Infection Control Nursing

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
NURSING 5104OL Microbiology and Epidemiology 6
NURSING 6117OL Infection Control Nursing 6