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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.

ACN Virtual Open Day

Date: Saturday 25 November 2023
Time:10am – 1pm AEDT

Ready to take your nursing career to new heights? Join us online at Virtual Open Day to discover where a course with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) can take you.

Whether you’re eager to upskill with a specialty graduate certificate, immunisation course or a range of online and face-to-face CPD opportunities, this interactive event will answer all your questions.

Connect directly with our expert nurse educators and academics who are ready to guide you on your journey. Dive into discussions about your unique career goals, and gain valuable insights into how postgraduate study can uplift your career. We’ll share insider tips and tricks to help you prepare for the world of online study and student life, all from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the myriad pathways ACN offers. Register now and unlock new career opportunities.

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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.

Why study a graduate certificate with ACN?

  • 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 advanced standing in Master Programs of other universities
  • Unsure if postgraduate education is right for you? Try a single unit of study
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ACN Transition to Practice Program

The ACN Transition to Practice Program prepares newly qualified Registered and Enrolled Nurses for a confident entry into the workforce and allows new grads who have not secured a graduate position to gain equivalent knowledge and skills.

Academic integrity at ACN

ACN’s students and graduates are ethical professionals who are committed to the highest quality of healthcare. Our students recognise that a high standard of academic integrity translates to a high standard of practice in the workplace where health outcomes for the community are at stake.

“[A]s future health practitioners, students of the health professions should be expected to conduct themselves according to the highest possible standards of academic integrity” (Jiang & McKauge, 2013, p. 370).

Academic integrity is a guiding principle for academic staff at ACN, who lead their students by example and apply the highest standards of academic rigour to their writing and teaching.

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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 Principles of Emergency care short course via two course options available:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) – 10 weeks
  • Enrolled Nurses (ENs) – 10 weeks

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.


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.

Customised education - relevance and quality

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 an Institute of Higher Education 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 Higher Education information please contact:

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

For CPD information please contact:

t: 02 9745 7500
e: cpd@acn.edu.au