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Graduate Certificate in Health (Intensive Care Nursing)

Advance your professional knowledge and skills in an intensive care environment.
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 1, 2025
Teaching Period 2, 2025
Teaching Period 3, 2025
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Length
0.5 Year full-time or part-time equivalent
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

The new Graduate Certificate in Health (Intensive Care Nursing), offered online in combination with structured work-integrated learning, 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 course you will examine key aspects of critical patient care whilst also developing your analytical, leadership and communication skills.
 
This course is suitable for registered nurses practicing in a clinical area, considered commensurate with course learning objectives.
 
Graduates may work in intensive care and high dependency units upon successful completion.
 
Other Graduate Certificate in Health, Graduate Diploma of Health and Master of Health study options are also available.

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

  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Associate or unit manager
  • ICU liaison nurse
  • ICU PICU nurse (home care)

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

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.

Extra requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health (Intensive Care Nursing) is contingent upon the candidates 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 intensive or critical care 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.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HN4

Tuition fee information

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

2024 indicative full-time fee: $2,223

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.

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

Course co-ordinator

Elianna Johnson
On-line Learning - Carolyn Bailey