Pursue your passion and be the best you can be!

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.

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Graduate certificates

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.

  • Written by specialist nurses for nurses
  • Supported by tutors and nurse educators
  • Study online, anywhere, anytime
  • FEE-HELP available
  • Access to Office 365 Education for free, throughout the duration of your course
  • Eligible for credit towards a Master of Nursing with the University of Canberra once completed
  • ACN graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in Master Programs of other universities
  • Unsure if postgraduate education is right for you? Try a single unit of study

CPD training

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.

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.

2020 enrolment information and details to come.

VET courses


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.

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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. Contact us today for more information.

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An ACN nurse educator will work with you to develop a program outline and key learning outcomes, specifically tailored to suit your unique educational needs.

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Relevance and quality

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

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Flexibility and convenience

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

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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).

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Contact us

Not sure what to study? Register your interest to be contacted by a Nurse Educator who will discuss available options for you.

For general information please contact:

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