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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1

Locations

Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

80

Course code

TREC01
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Diploma Renal Health Care is designed for registered nurses and midwifes who want to extend their knowledge and expand their scope of practice.

Through this course, you will synthesise the principles of equity, empowerment, and the socio-political determinants of health. It takes an inter-sectoral focus on the individual, family, and community access to renal health services.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to enhance and expand your:

  • clinical practice
  • knowledge and skills in renal healthcare
  • care delivery processes
  • clinical education, and
  • clinical management.

This course will expand on your current or recent experience within the health service, and you will undertake education and assessments that have a direct application to your current or future professional practice.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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Why study nursing and midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)

What will I study?

This 80-credit point course consists of eight core units.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.
 

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(8 units)
80cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

NUR520 Advanced Renal Care 1
NUR521 Advanced Renal Care 2
NUR522 Renal Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
NUR523 End of life care
HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care
HEA541 Culture in Practice
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations
NUR516 Critical Evaluation of Treatment Modalities

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
NUR522 Renal Pathophysiology and Pharmacology CO NUR521 Advanced Renal Care 2 CO
NUR520 Advanced Renal Care 1 CO NUR523 End of life care CO
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO NUR516 Critical Evaluation of Treatment Modalities CO
HEA541 Culture in Practice CO HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care CO

Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
NUR522 Renal Pathophysiology and Pharmacology CO NUR521 Advanced Renal Care 2 CO
NUR520 Advanced Renal Care 1 CO HEA503 Fostering Curiosity for Care CO
Year 2
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO NUR523 End of life care CO
HEA541 Culture in Practice CO NUR516 Critical Evaluation of Treatment Modalities CO

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Applicants are required to:

  • hold current registration as a registered nurse (Division 1) or registered midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • be currently employed in a renal related area and have worked in this field for at least 1 year at 0.4FTE, approximately 16 hours per week.
  • provide details of their employment in this field which should be completed at the time of submitting their application.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Diploma of Renal Care
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Nursing and Midwifery, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1GD538
872112
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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