Why study the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing with UTS Online?

Learn practical skills from experts in acute care nursing for real-world relevance

Ranked #1 in Australia for academic reputation in nursing and midwifery1

Balance study and career in 8 months with intakes every other month and focusing on one subject at a time

100% online with personalised support from enrolment through to graduation

1QS World University Rankings, 2022

What you will study

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing comprises four subjects. On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master of Advanced Nursing course.


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Study these core subjects:
  • Specialty Clinical Practice​
  • Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration​
  • Evidence for Informing Practice​
  • Nursing-Sensitive Indicators in Acute Care

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A pathway to a Master of Advanced Nursing

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing is made up of four subjects in total. At the successful completion of their studies, students will have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Advanced Nursing.


Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.



Course information

Entry requirements

Completion of a UTS recognised nursing (FOE 0603) academic qualification or an equivalent (according to NOOSR or UK NARIC) as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or ​
  • Graduate Certificate, or​
  • Graduate Diploma, or ​
  • Master’s degree or equivalent

Applicants must also satisfy the following: ​

  • Hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia (AHPRA), and
  • Be currently employed as a registered nurse in a hospital-based setting (or provide a letter of offer to commence employment as a registered nurse by commencement of study), and​
  • Have a minimum of one year full-time (1800+ hours) post-registration clinical experience (Nursing) demonstrated through a CV and Statement of Service*​

Applicants are required to provide a Statement of Service on an official letterhead from their workplace’s human resource department (or equivalent) which verifies they have 1800 hours post-registration clinical experience.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.  

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in each subset; or TOEFL: internet based: 94 overall, reading 24, listening 24, speaking 23, writing 27; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a minimum score of 65 in each subset; or OET: minimum score of B in each of the 4 components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

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To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

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Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Health Services Management
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Health Services Management

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services. 

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Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing
UTS Online’s Master of Advanced Nursing is designed for nurses who want to drive better outcomes for person-centred care in advanced clinical settings. This course is delivered part-time, 100% online and influenced by strong healthcare industry partners, making it one of the most contemporary and comprehensive courses of its kind.