Graduate Certificate in Health (Emergency Nursing)

This qualification offers an opportunity to engage with contemporary professional level issues at both a local and international level of relevance to emergency nursing. Graduates will engage critically with current debates in the field of emergency nursing in order to develop understanding for industry based engagement.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Federation University Online
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Federation University Online
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Teaching Period 1, 2023
Teaching Period 2, 2023
Teaching Period 3, 2023
Teaching Period 4, 2023
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The new Graduate Certificate in Health (Emergency Nursing), offered online in combination with structured work-integrated learning as part of your ongoing employment, aims to address the specialised nursing workforce and skills shortage, made evident in the 2018 Victorian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Labour Market Research Report on Nurses in Victoria.
Throughout this program you will examine key aspects of emergency patient care and emergency nursing practice, whilst also developing your analytical, leadership and communication skills.
This program is suitable for registered nurses practicing in a clinical area, considered commensurate with program learning objectives.
Graduates may work in emergency departments and urgent care centres upon successful completion.
Other Graduate Certificate in Health, Graduate Diploma of Health and Master of Health study options are also available.

Please note, this program is offered part-time only (duration is 1 year).

  • Emergency care nurse
  • Clinical nurse specialist (emergency care)
  • Clinical nurse educator (emergency care)
  • Associate or unit manager
  • Critical care liaison nurse

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 program structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

HEALE6402, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

An applicant must have successfully completed a three year Bachelor level qualification (or equivalent) in a related health cognate discipline area and are employed in at least 0.5 EFT in an emergency clinical setting

Extra Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health (Emergency Nursing) is contingent upon the candidate’s ability to demonstrate current and satisfactory registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and a minimum of 0.5 EFT current and ongoing employment in an appropriate emergency clinical setting

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.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HN4

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$2,062 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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

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 programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, 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


Course coordinator

Blake Peck
Erin Tanti