Graduate Certificates
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An ACN Graduate Certificate gets you a step closer to becoming an expert practitioner in your chosen clinical specialty, helping you work towards a higher-grade position.

Why study a graduate certificate with ACN?

  • Our courses are written by specialist nurses for nurses
  • You will be supported by tutors and nurse educators
  • Study online, anywhere, anytime
  • FEE-HELP available
  • ACN students have access to Office 365 Education for free, throughout the duration of their course
  • ACN is a registered Institute of Higher Education, TEQSA Provider ID: PRV14001. The Graduate Certificate is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 8 qualification
  • ACN graduates can articulate into a Masters in Nursing Program with advanced standing at an Australian University (subject to entry requirements of the university)

Want to compare ACN with other Australian institutions?

ComparED provides prospective students with information about Australian higher education institutions based on the experiences of past students. To see how ACN compares with other Australian institutions, visit ComparED.

Not sure what course is right for you? Try a single unit of study

You also have the option of undertaking a 10-week single unit of study from our graduate certificate units. Gain deeper knowledge within your clinical speciality. ACN offers more than 60 single units to choose from.

Graduate attributes

ACN supports our students to become graduates who will:

  • Graduate certificate attribute 1
    Demonstrate enhanced professional, social and ethical understanding in a specialist area of practice.
  • Graduate certificate attribute 2
    Apply complex problem solving and information literacy skills to the development of evidence-based practice, research and policy reform.
  • Graduate certificate attribute 3
    Engage in behaviour that is culturally appropriate, safe and sensitive to the needs of people in their care.
  • Graduate certificate attribute 4
    Demonstrate an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal values, culture and knowledge to build trust and improve health outcomes.
  • Graduate certificate attribute 5
    Combine advanced communication skills with an awareness of global health determinants to independently and collaboratively lead and educate others.
  • Graduate certificate attribute 6
    Reflect and think critically to be better able to care for self, improve health outcomes, and influence safe and effective professional practice.