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Graduate Diploma of Nursing (GDNG) - GDNursing

 External#+Online
Start:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 2 years part-time 
Program articulation:

From: Graduate Certificate of Nursing

To: ; Master of Nursing

Footnotes
#The Mental Health specialisation contains two courses with mandatory residential schools. Residential Schools will be held at either the Toowoomba or Ipswich campus.
+The Rural and Remote specialisation has one course, ANP5002 with a clinical component. ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.

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Contact us

Future Australian and New Zealand students  Future International students  Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
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Phone: +61 7 4631 5543
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au 

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Program aims

This program aims to advance the knowledge and skills of experienced nurses in the areas of rural and remote, gerontology, mental health, leadership and management in health or clinical education.

  • The Clinical Education specialisation aims to prepare students to advance their knowledge and skills to develop education programs and, facilitate and mentor students and peers within healthcare contexts.

  • The Gerontology specialisation aims to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in caring for ageing clients in multiple settings.

  • The Leadership and Management in Health specialisation aims to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for leaders in healthcare.

  • The Mental Health specialisation aims to develop the knowledge and skills of students to enable them to care for mental health clients in multiple settings

  • The Rural and Remote specialisation has been developed for registered nurses wishing to further their knowledge and advance their nursing skills in the area of rural and isolated practice. After completion of the Graduate Diploma or Masters, students will meet the legislative requirements to support the extended practice authority (EPA). Utilising Health Management Protocols and Clinical Care Guidelines outlined in the Primary Clinical Care Manual, clinicians in QLD and Victoria will have the ability to administer and supply medicines according to local policy.

  • The General specialisation enables students to personalise the courses studied to suit their specific needs.


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Program objectives

On successful completion of this program a graduate should be able to:

  • Apply specialized knowledge, skills and technical competencies across a variety of health contexts.

  • Communicate professionally and ethically in interpersonal, inter-professional and intercultural situations with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and needs.

  • Collaborate with a range of healthcare professionals to provide patient care that meets and exceeds the national standards for nursing practice and achieve common goals.

  • Reflect on practice to facilitate awareness and knowledge of one’s own cognition and abilities, establishing a mechanism for lifelong learning.

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex nursing problems.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university or equivalent three-year bachelor degree in the area of Nursing.

  • Current Professional Registration as a Division 1 Nurse or equivalent with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 4.


Rural and Remote specialisation

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Rural and Remote) specialisation, applicants must provide written confirmation from the applicant’s manager stating that they are currently employed as a Registered Nurse and can complete the required hours of clinical mentorship in their workplace.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Requirements for professional experience placements

There are no clinical requirements in this program unless candidates select an approved course that contains a clinical requirement. Courses with a clinical requirement are not available to International students.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program consists of eight units comprising of:


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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this program

Specific specialisations

In this section:

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Clinical Education specialisation

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education  ONL 
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment  ONL 
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2  ONL 
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1  1,2  ONL 
Selection from the following approved courses:     
EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice  ONL 
EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development  ONL 
EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures  ONL 
EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching  1,2  ONL 
EDU8721 Professional Learning in Educational Organisations  ONL 

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Gerontonolgy Specialisation

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice  ONL 
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing  ONL 
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2
1,2 
ONL
ONL 
HEA8104 Alzheimer's and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives  ONL 
HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'  ONL 
Selection from the following approved courses:     
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2
1,2 
ONL
ONL 
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice  ONL 
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice  ONL 
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education  ONL 
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment  ONL 
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1  1,2  ONL 
COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#  EXT 
COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#  EXT 
COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#  EXT 

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school

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Leadership and Management in Health

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice  ONL 
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice  ONL 
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2
1,2 
ONL
ONL 
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1   1,2  ONL 
Selection from the following approved courses:     
MGT8030 Performance Management and People Development  ONL 
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  1,2  ONL 
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour  1,2  ONL 
MGT8037 Leading Teams to Success  1,2  ONL 

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Mental Health

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1  ONL 
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2
1,2 
ONL
ONL 
Choose two of the following three courses:
COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#
COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#
COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1
MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2+ 
2
1
2
1,2
EXT
EXT
EXT
ONL
ONL 

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school
+This course will be offered from 2022

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Rural and Remote

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice  ONL 
ANP5003 Emergency Nursing in Isolated Practice  ONL 
ANP8008 Diagnostics and Assessment  1,2  ONL 
ANP8009 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology for Scheduled Medicines  1,2  ONL 
ANP8010 Situational Practice: clinical and critical decision making skills  1,2  ONL 
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing+*  1,2  EXT 

Footnotes
+ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.
*Clinical component

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General Specialisation

Specialisation Courses  Semester(s) Offer  Mode 
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice
OR
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health 
1,2
1,2 
ONL
ONL 
Selection from the following approved courses:     
HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice  ONL 
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing  ONL 
HEA8104 Alzheimer's and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives  ONL 
HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'  ONL 
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health  1,2  ONL 
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice  ONL 
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice  ONL 
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education  ONL 
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment  ONL 
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1   1,2  ONL 
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing+*  1,2  EXT 
COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#  EXT 
COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#  EXT 
COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#  EXT 

Footnotes
+ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.
*Clinical component
#This course has a mandatory residential school

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. To find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. To find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library. The Mental Health specialisation has mandatory residential schools. The mandatory residential schools will be held at Ipswich, or Toowoomba campus.


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Articulation

Students completing the Graduate Diploma of Nursing have the ability to articulate into the Master of Nursing .

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Related programs

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing is nested in the Graduate Certificate of Nursing and Master of Nursing.

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Exit points

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing program who wish to exit without completing the program may be awarded the GCNG Graduate Certificate of Nursing if they have successfully completed or obtain credit/exemptions for all four courses listed under the specialty.

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Course transfers

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

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Other information

Students selecting the Rural and Remote courses ANP8008 Diagnostics and Assessment, ANP8009 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology for Scheduled Medicines and ANP8010 Situational Practice: clinical and critical decision making skills must have and produce certified copies of annual medication competency certification. These courses are only available for students from Australia as they are specific to the Australian context.

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Enrolment

Part-time enrolment - This program is only offered as a part-time enrolment pattern of up to two (2) courses in each semester.

Mid-year intake- Students may commence the program in Semester 2 as per the recommended enrolment pattern, however in some instances may not be able to complete within 4 semesters. Refer to recommended enrolment pattern.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Clinical Education specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Clinical Education specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001

Choose two of the following five approved courses:

     EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice1
     EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development1
     EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures2
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching1,2
     EDU8721 Professional Learning in Educational Organisations2

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2

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Clinical Education specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Clinical Education specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional

Choose two of the following five approved courses:

     EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice1
     EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development1
     EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures2
     EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching1,2
     EDU8721 Professional Learning in Educational Organisations2

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2

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Gerontology specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Gerontology specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice11
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNRS or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG or PDEV
HEA8104 Alzheimer's and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives21

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'22

Choose one of the following nine approved courses:

     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health1,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
     ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GCNG
     ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice2Pre-requisites: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GDNG or GCNG
     HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional
     HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001
     NUR8550 Professional Studies 11
     COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school

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Gerontology specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Gerontology specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNRS or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG or PDEV
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice11
HEA8104 Alzheimer's and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives21

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'22

Choose one of the following nine approved courses:

     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health1,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
     ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GCNG
     ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice2Pre-requisites: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GDNG or GCNG
     HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional
     HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001
     NUR8550 Professional Studies 11
     COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school

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Leadership and Management in Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Leadership and Management in Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
HEA8011 12

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2

Approved course

Approved course

Approved Electives

     MGT8030 Performance Management and People Development1
     MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change1,2
     MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour1,3
     MGT8037 Leading Teams to Success1,2

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Leadership and Management in Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Leadership and Management in Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
HEA8011 12
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH

Approved course

Approved course

NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2

Approved Electives

     MGT8030 Performance Management and People Development1
     MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change1,2
     MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour1,3
     MGT8037 Leading Teams to Success1,2

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Mental Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Leadership and Management in Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 112Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MOHH or GDHH or MNSG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE

Choose two of the following three courses:

     COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2
MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2+21

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school
+This course will be offered from 2022

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Mental Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Mental Health specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 112Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MOHH or GDHH or MNSG

Choose two of the following three courses:

     COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
NUR8550 Professional Studies 121,2
MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2+21

Choose one of the following two courses:

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH

Footnotes
#This course has a mandatory residential school
+This course will be offered from 2022

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Rural and Remote specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Rural and Remote specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GDNG or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
ANP5003 Emergency Nursing in Isolated Practice12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV or GDNG or GCNG
ANP8008 Diagnostics and Assessment21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or MNRS or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or GCNM
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing+*21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNRS or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GCNG or GDNG
ANP8009 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology for Scheduled Medicines21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG Rural and Remote or Scheduled Medicines specialty.
ANP8010 Situational Practice: clinical and critical decision making skills22Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV or GCNG or GDNG or GCNM Co-requisite: ANP8008 and ANP8009

Footnotes
+ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.
*Clinical component

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Rural and Remote specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Rural and Remote specialisation (clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
ANP5003 Emergency Nursing in Isolated Practice12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV or GDNG or GCNG
ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GDNG or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE
ANP8008 Diagnostics and Assessment21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or MNRS or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or GCNM
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing+*21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNRS or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GCNG or GDNG
ANP8009 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology for Scheduled Medicines21,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG Rural and Remote or Scheduled Medicines specialty.
ANP8010 Situational Practice: clinical and critical decision making skills22Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV or GCNG or GDNG or GCNM Co-requisite: ANP8008 and ANP8009

Footnotes
+ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.
*Clinical component

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General specialisation (Clinical) Recommended enrolment Pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

General specialisation (Clinical) recommended enrolment pattern – Semester 1 & 2 entry part time

HEA8001 Contexts of Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE

Approved Elective

Approved Elective

Select one of the two following courses

     NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health11,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH

Approved Elective

Approved Elective

Approved Elective

List of Approved Elective courses:

     HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNRS or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG or PDEV
     HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice1
     HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'2
     HEA8104 Alzheimer's and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives1
     HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health1,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH
     ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GCNG
     ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice2Pre-requisites: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GCHH or GDNG or GCNG
     HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE and be employed as a practising health professional
     HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNSG or GCNG or GDNG or PDEV or GCHH or MNRS or GDHH or MOHH or GCHE Co-requisite: HEA8001
     NUR8550 Professional Studies 11
     ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing+*1,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNRS or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GCNG or GDNG
     COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications#1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG
     COU8104 Counselling Frameworks#2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or GDNG or GCNG

Footnotes
+ANP5002 is only available to students who hold current Division 1 nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.
*Clinical component
#This course has a mandatory residential school