Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing
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1 Year Part-time

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January & July



Course overview

Studying the Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing with ACN will provide you with the nursing knowledge required for advanced practice in the Diagnostic and Interventional radiology setting. Students will explore nursing’s professional, legal, and ethical aspects and examine the provision and coordination of evidence-based, collaborative care required to meet the diverse needs of persons in the medical imaging environment.

Students analyse and apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to clinical case scenarios based on commonly encountered clinical presentations.

The units of study provide students with an opportunity to extend their practice to undertake increasingly complex nursing activities within the scope of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing.

Career outcomes

A Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing with ACN is an investment in your future and will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure better outcomes for individuals engaging with healthcare and to progress your career, leading to opportunities in clinical education, management and specialist nursing roles.

At successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  • apply specialist knowledge and high levels of clinical competence in the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology setting to facilitate optimised person-centred care
  • analyse complex clinical problems using critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills, multiple modes of inquiry and a collaborative approach.
  • critically evaluate nursing practice against research and current literature to identify potential areas of practice development and promote contemporary evidence-based Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology nursing
  • develop leadership, mentoring and educational skills to contribute to a high standard in nursing care and facilitate quality improvement in the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology setting
  • critically reflect on the cultural and ethical issues affecting individuals and groups to advocate for safe, holistic, person-centred care
  • develop advanced communication skills to establish therapeutic relationships with individuals and the multidisciplinary team to promote a holistic approach to nursing care.

The Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing is a one year course, consisting of four 10-week terms.

Students will need to complete 4 units – 3 core and 1 elective. One unit is studied per term.

Approximate hours of study are 12 – 15 hours per week.

Units of study

Unit typeUnit name & pricing

Course codes
10 024 2302 (January 2023 intake)
10 024 2303 (July 2023 intake)

Term 1 - CoreChoose one core from the following:

Term 2 - Core or electiveChoose one core from the following:


Choose one elective from the following:

Term 3 - Core or electiveChoose one core from the following:


Choose one elective from the following:

Term 4 - Core or electiveChoose one core from the following:


Choose one elective from the following:

*Principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing (330) is a pre-requisite for Interventional Radiology Nursing (331).
**Interventional Radiology Nursing (331) commences in April 2023.

ACN offers two intakes per year in January and July. Important dates including start and census dates can be found here.

Flexible intakes in April and October may be available, please contact our Customer Services team for further details.


Tiers2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price2024 Member price (10% discount)2024 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,196.00$2,440.00$2,310.00$2,565.00
Tier 2$2,506.50$2,785.00$2,630.00$2,925.00
Tier 3$2,947.50$3,275.00$3,095.00$3,440.00
Tier 4$3,523.50$3,915.00$3,700.00$4,110.00

Fees are subject to change without notice.

ACN offers a flexible payment option allowing students to pay their fees on a term-by-term basis. Each term’s fees are due upfront, prior to term commencement.

FEE-HELP is also available for eligible students. Further information can be found here.

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Admission to GC courses is based on academic merit and selection. In addition, applicants must satisfy any prerequisites or additional requirements specified for particular courses, including ACN’s general eligibility criteria.

All applicants seeking admission are required to:

  • hold a Bachelor of Nursing or registered nurse* equivalent qualification
  • hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); or the equivalent registering authority in your country of origin
  • meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia English language skills registration standard (nursing and midwifery) – please refer to the AHPRA website to download the standard
  • have a minimum of one year of postgraduate experience; and
  • be currently employed in the clinical area of specialisation*

*For some GC units of study, consideration may be given for applicants who are not registered nurses on an individual basis.

*The below courses contain a compulsory clinical placement component and do not require applicants to be employed in the clinical area of specialisation:

  • Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing
Kataryna Terry

Kataryna Terry, Nurse Educator – Higher Education
RN, BN/BA Int Studies, Grad Cert (Periop)

Kataryna is the course coordinator for the Community and Primary Health Nursing Graduate Certificate, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing Graduate Certificate and coordinates Palliative Care – Transition to specialty practice.

Kataryna’s nursing career has been primarily in the areas of perioperative care, perioperative oncology and clinical teaching.

Kataryna is a lifelong learner and advocate with a passion for educating colleagues and peers through mentoring, formal and informal education, and the development of learning resources. Focusing on adult learning through leading and training other educators and emerging leaders in the nursing profession.

It is Kataryna’s goal to be involved in making a tangible difference in the lives of all those engaging with the healthcare environment, through collaboration, respect and empowerment.

Please ensure you read all course information and make sure you meet entry requirements prior to commencing the application form.

Applications for enrolment will not be progressed until all relevant documentation has been received by Customer Services.

Course codes: 10 024 2302 (January 2023 intake)
10 024 2303 (July 2023 intake)

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For general course information:
Customer Services
t: 02 9745 7500