This course is available through distance education with residential attendance requirements for some units. Full fee paying and Commonwealth Supported places are available for this course. Separate SATAC course codes are allocated to each fee option.
Full fee paying and Commonwealth Supported places are available for this course. Separate SATAC course codes are allocated to each fee option.
AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.
For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/indigenousleadership/awayfrombase.html
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing will provide graduates with comprehensive specialist nursing knowledge to better meet the demands of their workplace, as well as build their capacity to move onto further study and into research. It offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in clinical practice, clinical education or clinical management.
The course focuses on cultural awareness in the health practice context, and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of nursing practice, assessment and evidence-based practice. In the increasingly complex and challenging world of health practice, this course provides the opportunity for individuals to extend clinical development and intellectual engagement, and build their capacity in critical analysis and reflection, in nursing practice and education.
All applicants must indicate their preferred clinical specialty by entering a stream code from the list of clinical speciality options provided. Note that applicants with a completed Graduate Certificate in Nursing should select the credit transfer option. Some specialisations or streams will have speciality units offered through cross-institutional enrolment.
Criminal History Check: Each State and Territory in Australia has requirements for students undertaking courses involving clinical placements outside their employment to provide documented evidence of relevant health and security checks, eg. completed immunisation requirements, criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness to practice requirements.
Students must have met the above requirements that are mandatory in their State or Territory before they can undertake those units that include clinical placements outside their employment. Students who have not met these mandatory requirements and not been cleared by the clinical sector to undertake clinical experience will not be able to undertake clinical practice experience and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.
The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission for Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students. If you are interested in applying for a higher education coursework undergraduate or postgraduate course, check the following information about applying to Charles Darwin University.
Applicants must hold current registration as a registered nurse withthe Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All applicants (except those applying for the credit transfer stream) must have minimum 0.6FTE employment in the clinical speciality for which they are applying.
All applicants must ensure they correctly answer the question relating to nursing current practising certificate when applying on GradStart. SATAC will attempt to confirm their registration on the online register with AHPRA but if SATAC is unable to do so, applicants will be asked to submit a certified copy of their certificate.
Additional Admission Requirements
All applicants (except those applying for the credit transfer stream) must complete a supplementary clinical information form available at www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/nursing/postg-nursing.html. The form should be completed as soon as possible after submitting the SATAC application.