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When you enrol at the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) for postgraduate or vocational studies, you can be confident that we are 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
  • ACN graduates may be 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
Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Vocational education and training courses

ACN offers the HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing to assist those looking to further their studies and gain additional qualifications.

The HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing is designed for enrolled nurses who are looking to extend their knowledge and skills in a chosen specialty – Acute Care, Aged Care & Individual Support, Critical Care and Perioperative Nursing.

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 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for annual renewal and authority to practice.

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Principles of Emergency Care

ACN offers the 20-week short course Principles of Emergency Care. There are two course options available – one option is for Registered Nurses (RNs), and the other is suited for Enrolled Nurses (ENs). Both courses will equip RNs and ENs with the knowledge underpinning the skills needed in order to render first-line emergency care of acutely ill patients in the clinical setting.

Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment and 150 CPD hours.


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

For general information please contact:

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