UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing is designed for nurses who want to gain the foundations to drive better outcomes for person-centred care in advanced clinical settings.
Students focus on gaining advanced skills in clinical practice, applied pathophysiology and implementing evidence in nursing.
This course is delivered 100% online and influenced by strong healthcare industry partners, making it one of the most contemporary and comprehensive courses of its kind.
*Study plans and completion times might vary depending on commencement date, elective choice, leave and subject availability **Fees are correct for 2023 and are revised annually.
Why study the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing at UTS Online
Ranked #1 in Australia for academic reputation in nursing and midwifery¹
Top 100 University Globally3
Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery2
Ranked top 10 in Australia for graduate employability3
1QS Top Uni Ranking 2023 2QS Stars Rating 2018-2021 3QS Rankings, 2024
What you will study
UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing is comprised of four subjects. On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the Master of Advanced Nursing program.
UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Advanced 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.
Specialty Clinical Practice
Applied Pathophysiology in Practice
Evidence for Informing Practice
Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
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.
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue postgraduate studies.
Applicants must be currently employed in a healthcare setting and have one year of post-registration clinical experience.
Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia.
Students’ current nursing registration will be confirmed via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.
English language requirements
The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate+8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.
If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment, and you’ve undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UTS doesn’t determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted.
To see if you’re eligible to receive RPL, speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
Unsure about your situation?
One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can assist you with more information, including alternative pathways.
All units from the Graduate Certificate+4 Diploma unitsor continue studying
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.
To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
"If you're looking to advance your nursing career and make a difference in the ever-evolving world of healthcare, the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course is here to help. With a focus on developing skills in leadership, clinical practice, applied pathophysiology, and evidence-based nursing, this course will equip you with the foundational knowledge to make a meaningful difference in the lives of your patients and the communities you serve."
Dr Carmen Axisa PhD (Medicine), MClinN, BN, RN. Senior Lecturer