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Graduate Diploma of Health (Advanced Nursing)

Study online - full time or part time. Designed to suit your working life and life style and lead you to the next stage in your career.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Federation University Online
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Federation University Online
Semester 1
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Semester 2
Other intakes
Teaching Period 3, 2024
Teaching Period 4, 2024
Teaching Period 1, 2025
Teaching Period 2, 2025
Teaching Period 3, 2025
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Length
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This course is offered online either full-time or part-time, providing working professionals with a convenient way to engage with contemporary global debates and developments in their professional area of interest while at the same time upgrading their qualifications. This is a specialist postgraduate qualification consisting of 120 credit points delivered as 4 courses, taught in English, which normally takes 12 months to 2 years of study. The course structure requires the successful completion of 4 courses in 2 semesters or for part-time candidates a combination of Pathophysiology & Health Assessment for Advanced Practice and Global Health Determinants across 4 semesters. While it is not essential, students undertaking the Master of Health – Advance Nursing stream, in particular, will benefit from being concurrently engaged with industry. You can then take your studies further with a Masters level, where you will engage in a Advanced Nursing pathway where you will be supported to develop knowledge and skills that can be applied directly to your own health practice area. Successful completion will enhance your professional standing for assuming clinical leadership roles within nursing and health practice.

  • Nurse Leader

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health will enhance your professional standing and provide you with advanced level skills and knowledge for application as a leader in the nursing practice and knowledge community.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

GLOBAL HEALTH DETERMINANTS
HEALT6000, 30 credit points

Semester 2

RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH
HEALT6001, 30 credit points
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS OF LITERATURE
HEALT6002, 30 credit points

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

An applicant must have successfully completed a three year (minimum) Bachelor level qualification in a related health cognate discipline area. BN and AHPRA registration is required.

Extra requirements

Applicants must supply a current resume with their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HM4

Tuition fee information

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

2024 indicative full-time fee: $4,445

Commonwealth Supported Places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The tuition fee is called the student contribution amount. The indicative fee above is based on a typical first-year enrolment for this course and should be used as a guide only. For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed. Your fee will depend on the units you chose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive. 

How it's calculated

The government sets the fee each year. The amount depends on the discipline area and band of each unit. 2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range from $4,445 (Band 1) to $16,323 (Band 4).  The sample structure section above links to the EFTSL, Band and fee for each unit or you can use our unit search to find these details.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

A hospital based trained nurse without a 3 year degree.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Nursing