Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing, applicants are required to have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and;
  • Documented evidence of clinical practice within the preceding five years from the time of application
  • Current unrestricted registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with AHPRA or equivalent registration with an international health practitioner regulation agency
  • Clinical support from a partnering health service and be employed a minimum of three (3) days or 24 hours per week.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and
  • Area of speciality practice and clinical experience.

The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

Most courses have multiple intakes per year. Check the dates of upcoming terms.

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