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Graduate Diploma of Nursing

2020

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Online
1GD532
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TNUR01

Award
Graduate Diploma of Nursing
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing is designed to extend knowledge gained through your undergraduate nursing studies and to further develop your foundation research skills.

The course provides evidence-based practice, leadership skills and principles, and managing professional development. Principles inherent in a cultural safety framework underpin the course to highlight the centrality of quality and safety in health care.

It is expected that you will already be employed or have recent experience as a nurse. As part of this course, you will undertake assessments which have direct applications to your professional practice and context.

On completion of this course, you may progress to the master's qualification specific to your discipline, with advanced standing for completed studies.

Credit transfers & 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

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

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

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)

Course structure

This 80-credit point course consists of core units building on a foundation of healthcare knowledge and skills. This course will introduce concepts of management, leadership, cultural safety as applied to the clinical context and skills in facilitating clinical learners.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HEA541 Cultural Safety in Practice
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from one of the specialisations detailed below:

Clinical Appraisal
HEA572 Applied health Project A (20 credit points)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20 credit points)

Health Services Management
HEA506 The Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20 credit points)
 

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no elective units available in this course.

  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


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 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.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners CO HEA541 Culture in Practice CO HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO Specialist Elective 3 SE    
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE        

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full 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.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1
    HEA541 Culture in Practice CO HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO
    Specialist Elective 3 SE    
    Specialist Elective 4 SE    
Calendar Year 2
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners CO        
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO        
Specialist Elective 1 SE        
Specialist Elective 2 SE        

 

Apply to SATAC for postgraduate studies

How to apply for domestic students

Applications to postgraduate degrees by coursework are processed through SATAC.

 

All information you will need to know regarding the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

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Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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