Critical Care Nursing online graduate courses

Become a specialist in caring for seriously ill patients

Enhance your ability to understand and implement nursing interventions in the context of critical care.

  • Nick Bridge
    Nick Bridge
    Teaching Specialist and Course Coordinator,
    Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
The opportunities for discovery, exploration and application in this online course at one of Australia’s premier universities, coupled with real life clinical practice with experts in their field makes this course an amazingly creative and interactive learning experience.

Program overview

The knowledge and experience of nurses are pivotal when it comes to caring for seriously ill patients and their families. Working in critical care nursing is a popular specialisation within the broader nursing industry and offers a range of rewarding opportunities across a variety of hospital settings.

Studying Critical Care Nursing will develop your problem solving and clinical skills, and your knowledge and expertise in this specialist area, including emergency and intensive care. This program prepares you to work in a critical care environment by enhancing your knowledge and skills in high-pressure situations and complex patient care.

Aimed at Registered Nurses (Division 1) with AHPRA or equivalent registration with an international health practitioner regulation agency, this program will equip you to provide evidence-based care to patients with acute and complex illnesses or injuries. You’ll gain the skills that are highly sought after across high dependency units, intensive care units, emergency departments and retrieval services.

This program is not available to international students unless registered under APHRA and working in an Australian accredited health care facility.

Online course options

Next term starts: 7 January 2019
Application close: 19 November 2018

Course name Part-time duration Core Pre-requisite subjects Core subjects Specialisation subjects*Total course fee 
Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing 1 year 1 2 3 $10,416Apply now
Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing 6 months 1 1 N/A$5,208Apply now

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 4 per cent per annum.

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Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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