Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

To be considered for entry to the Specialist Certificate in Nursing Practice, applicants must have completed:

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

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.

All applicants are required to provide a current curriculum vitae describing their work experience and tertiary and other qualifications, as a supplement to transcripts.

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.

Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Nursing Practice who meet the entry requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (cardiorespiratory or renal specialties)will be eligible to apply for 25 credit points of advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (cardiorespiratory or renal specialties).

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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
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