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Why study a postgraduate degree in nursing or midwifery

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Our postgraduate nursing courses can help you progress your career and specialise in areas of interest to you.

Study at a level suited to your experience and career goals with a variety of graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master’s degrees on offer.

Already working as a nurse? Build on your knowledge and skills and with our postgraduate nursing courses online, offering total flexibility so you can study at your own pace while you work.

Looking to specialise in a particular area? Pursue new opportunities with CDU’s specialty postgrad nursing courses. You can study aeromedical retrieval, renal care, mental health, clinical facilitation and more, or focus on the pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey with a postgraduate degree in midwifery.

Taught by passionate experts in postgraduate nursing education, your learning will be driven by evidence, innovation and patient-centred care.

Choose CDU for postgraduate nursing and midwifery courses

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part time or full time

  • 96% of postgrad CDU nursing students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

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Postgraduate nursing and midwifery courses and degrees

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2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
0.0 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Online
CDU Sydney
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Online
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Online
Online
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
1.5 year/s Full-time
Online
CDU Sydney
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
Not available to domestic students.
1.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to domestic students.
CDU North Melbourne, CDU Perth, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
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Online postgraduate courses in nursing or midwifery

CDU Nursing student Robyn Bennet studying from home

We’re one of Australia’s largest online degree providers for postgraduate nursing, with study options to suit your busy schedule.

  • 100% flexible: Study at the pace and in the place that suits you best. You can even switch between full-time and part-time study as required so you can juggle your work, study and family commitments.
  • Learn from experts: Your lecturers and tutors are not only experts in their field, but they’re also highly experienced in delivering postgraduate nursing education online, so you’ll get the same support and attention as your on-campus peers.
  • Student support: Studying online with us means access to round-the-clock technical and academic support, a world-class online learning platform, and more.
  • Specialty programs: Take your career to the next level in a field that interests you with our range of specialty postgrad nursing courses, including dementia and mental health, child and family health, critical maternal care, clinical facilitation, and more.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience​​​​​​

Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in nursing and midwifery

Female post graduate nursing student

A postgraduate nursing program is your way to expand and build on the knowledge and experience you already have, while improving your patient care and broadening your job opportunities.​​​​​​

​​​​You’ll develop the critical thinking, confident decision-making and advanced clinical skills that can be applied directly to any workplace and can equip you for leadership roles earlier in your career.

Our postgrad nursing and midwifery students also benefit from CDU's close ties with NT Health, the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, and our primary health network partners.​​​​​​

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