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Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Expand your advanced nursing knowledge and skills and lead the way to improved access in rural and remote communities to transform lives. Nurse practitioners (NP) have the potential to significantly improve the delivery and outcomes of health services in geographically distant regions and underserved populations.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Blended Delivery - Berwick
Blended Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Blended Delivery - Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Blended Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(180 credit points = 1.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This professionally accredited program will prepare you to practice at the highest level of clinical nursing. The program builds advanced clinical practice research and leadership skills to inform real-world practice. Offered part-time over two years, this course has been designed specifically for students working clinically and studying simultaneously. Course content will be delivered part time online with a requirement to attend their campus for residential block teaching. The program was designed by experienced nurse practitioners and academics in collaboration with industry partners to build confidence and skills in diagnostic reasoning, advanced health assessment, independent prescribing, research methods and leadership. As an endorsed NP, you will gain the authority to work autonomously to diagnose and treat people with a variety of acute and/or chronic health conditions, refer to hospitals and specialists, order diagnostic tests, provide outreach services in rural communities and provide mentorship and clinical expertise to other health professionals. You will collaborate with a variety of healthcare professionals including nurses, NPs, GPs, medical and surgical specialists, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. In addition, you will be equipped to critically identify the needs of existing healthcare structures, and nurture the development of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare system. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for endorsement by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia, authorising you to practice collaboratively and autonomously in providing life-changing health services and transforming the health of your community.

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse

Nurse practitioner 
There is no limit to where NPs can work, including: 
• Hospitals (public or private) 
• Community health settings (primary care, community clinic) 
• Private practice 

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

HEANP6001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEALT6001, 30 credit points
HEANP6002, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

HEANP7002, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEANP7005, 15 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.

English language requirement

ILETS: a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

Extra requirements

Applicants will have a current general registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA
Have a minimum of two years full time equivalent (FTE) experience as a registered nurse in a specified clinical field (evidenced by uploading your Curriculum Vitae on application)
Demonstrates two years FTE of current (within 6 years) advanced nursing practice in this same clinical field (evidenced by uploading your Curriculum Vitae on application)
Demonstrates postgraduate qualification at AQF Level 8 in a clinical field (evidenced by uploading your certified academic transcript on application)

As part of your application, you must submit:
•A copy of your current CV
•A letter from your employer indicating support for your IPP hours and support to extend clinical practice

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

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: NP9

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,445 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

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.


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.

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Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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