Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice, you are required to have:

  • A Bachelor Degree (or equivalent qualification) in the discipline of nursing
  • At least one (1) year documented evidence of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse working in an acute or community health care service within the preceding five years from time of application
  • Current unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency as a Division 1 Registered Nurse (domestic students only)
  • 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.

To be eligible for this course, you must be nominated by your hospital to support you to undertake the clinical practice component of the course. Speak with your Education Manager or Clinical Nurse Educator to confirm that your hospital is willing to support your clinical supervision.

If your hospital is not a partnering hospital, please contact our Student Support team, who will be able to assist you.

Documents required for application submission

Your Education Manager or Clinical Nurse Educator is required to complete and submit a Nomination Form on your behalf for the Nursing Practice subjects.

Meeting these requirements makes you eligible for selection but does not guarantee selection.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and
  • Professional work 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.

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  • Your dedicated student support team

Discuss your eligibility

Speak with a dedicated online student support consultant to clarify any questions about entry requirements, including prior academic performance and professional experience.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.