Graduate Certificate in Nursing – Queensland University of Technology

QUT’s School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognise and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions.

In consultation with industry partners, the school has reviewed its postgraduate programs to continue alignment with industry’s need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills.

The comprehensive content emphasises clinical leadership in specialist nursing, improvement in practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing offers a short, focused program of study for professionals looking to upgrade their qualifications. You will opt to major in one study area, or may choose to complete the program with no major and select electives from a wide list that includes education, healthy ageing, research, dementia, and management in health.

Flexible delivery

Our programs offer students a supportive, flexible learning environment that integrates online technologies and promotes a socially collaborative community.
This course is delivered in part-time mode. External students are supported with an extensive learning package of electronic resources.


  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Prepare for leadership roles with specialist level knowledge.
  • Specialise in: acute care nursing; cancer nursing; chronic health care nursing; emergency nursing; gastroenterology nursing; health professional education; intensive care nursing; paediatric, child and youth health nursing.
  • Articulates into the Master of Advanced Practice Nursing.

Course Starts

February and July

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