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ACN is a higher education provider and is registered and accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for the delivery of higher education courses. ACN is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved to deliver nationally accredited training with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

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ACN is a leading provider of post graduate and vocational education for Registered and Enrolled Nurses

When you enrol at the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) for postgraduate or vocational studies, you can be confident that you have chosen a college that is recognised for providing courses with strong clinical focus and evidence-based practice. Our comprehensive courses are designed and developed by nurse educators to ensure that they build your clinical skills and advance your knowledge in your specialty area of practice.

Leadership and management skills are embedded in all our courses to advance nursing leadership at all levels. This results in confident leaders and decision makers, familiar with advanced management skills, able to work within complex health environments.

The vocational and professional development courses delivered by ACN are highly regarded by the students who have completed them. We receive regular feedback from RNs and ENs who have extended their knowledge in their area of practice in a variety of clinical settings as a result of the way our courses are structured and delivered.

All our students are supported by leading tutors and educators, who have extensive experience in the nursing profession. As a student of ACN, you have the opportunity to extend your knowledge, skills and confidence by learning from contemporary and dynamic nursing and health care industry experts, educators and academics with advanced clinical, health and aged care experience in complex environments.

A specialist postgraduate certificate is a door-opening qualification. Postgraduate courses expand your skill base and competencies, further your knowledge and greatly improve your confidence and career prospects. RTO courses provide additional training to upgrade your skills, whereas webinars, workshops and masterclasses provide time efficient, snapshot learning, often at an advanced level.
- Anne Samuelson FACN
Executive Director, Education, Australian College of Nursing

ACN is a fully registered, accredited and approved education provider

ACN is a higher education provider and is registered and accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for the delivery of higher education courses. ACN is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved to deliver nationally accredited training with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Our courses include a range of one, two and three day continuing professional development (CPD) workshops, seminars, formal award courses such as graduate certificates, specialised vocational training courses, customised education courses tailored to meet specific organisations' needs, and an entry to practice program for internationally qualified nurses and nurses returning to the workforce.

ACN’s postgraduate courses may be given credit by universities across Australia (subject to individual university policy). Training offered through the RTO can be used when seeking RPL/credit transfer in accredited programs offered nationally.

Our contemporary, clinically relevant courses assist nurses to consolidate foundation knowledge, update their professional and specialty knowledge, and contribute to life-long learning within the profession.

ACN is also a registered higher education provider, and a registered training organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) - RTO number 91474. The ACN RTO is a major provider of vocational and professional education for nurses across Australia. We are excited to be able to offer nurses the opportunity to participate in nationally-accredited training that is specifically designed for nurses and others currently working in health and aged care via our RTO. 

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