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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.

Designed for nurses by nurses, 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.

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.

Postgraduate courses

Our Graduate Certificate courses prepare nurses for a rewarding career in the health and community services sector. We offer coursework programs that are academically challenging and professionally relevant, in an environment that encourages independent learning and interaction amongst peers, supported by tutors and nurse educators. The courses provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes directly suited to working in specialist areas of health care and are designed to meet contemporary industry needs.

Graduate Certificate qualifications awarded by ACN are of an equivalent standard to qualifications at other Australian higher education institutions, including universities. ACN’s courses may be recognised by universities, enabling advanced standing towards higher degrees, under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Not sure which course is right for you? Students also have the option of undertaking single units of study from our graduate certificate courses.

FEE-HELP is also available.


CPD Calendar

ACN offers a range of short face-to-face, webinar and online CPD courses to assist you in achieving the hours required by the NMBA for annual renewal and authority to practice.

Check out our CPD course page for a full list of what’s available and also our CPD calendar for a range of face-to-face courses.

Vocational education and training courses

ACN offers an Advanced Diploma of Nursing and Certificate IV in Leadership and Management to assist those looking to further their studies and gain additional qualifications.

2019 enrolment information and details to come.



ACN offers a 10-week immunisation course and other face to face courses designed for registered nurses to develop the knowledge and skills to confidently and competently deliver an immunisation service that is safe, timely and appropriate. These are delivered in various formats including online, webinars and face-to-face.



The Katie Zepps Nursing Library located in ACN’s Sydney office in Parramatta, NSW is the largest dedicated nursing library in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a fantastic resource for nurses undertaking study, particularly undergraduate/pre-registered nursing students.

The library has close links to other nursing and health libraries in Australia and can easily be accessed by ACN students and members in all parts of Australia and overseas.


Enhance the credentials of your course, workshop, seminar or conference. Endorsement by ACN is a quality assurance process; it is a guarantee that an education activity has been scrutinised by ACN and approved as meeting our professional standards and requirements for nurse education.

Providers may choose to seek endorsement from ACN for a single activity such as a workshop, seminar, conference, short course or online learning program.

If you require further information, please contact endorsement@acn.edu.au.

Customised education

ACN recognises that no two organisations are the same and individuals’ learning needs are unique. As a result ACN offers customised education that is designed to meet your organisation’s specific education requirements, in a format and at a venue of your choice.


Receive an education program that is specifically tailored to suit your unique educational needs. An ACN nurse educator will work with you to develop the program outline and key learning outcomes.

Relevance and quality

Highly qualified facilitators with proven experience and expertise in their field ensure participants receive the latest clinical updates.

Flexibility and convenience

The workshop can be conducted in-house at your premises or at a venue that best suits your needs.


ACN will develop an electronic flyer allowing you to effectively promote the program to your staff.


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).

Contact us

For more information please contact: 

Customer Services
t: 02 9745 7500
e: customerservices@acn.edu.au