Why study the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education with UTS Online

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

Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery3

5 star rated for excellence across 7 categories3

Top 100 University Globally2

1QS Top Uni Ranking 2023        2QS Rankings, 2024        3QS Stars Rating 2018-2021        

What you will study

UTS Online's Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education comprises four subjects and can be completed in as little as eight months.


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Study these core subjects:
  • Creating a Culture of Teaching and Learning in Healthcare
  • Designing Innovative Learning
  • Specialty Clinical Practice
Choose one elective:
  • Learning and its Trajectories 
  • Strategic Learning in Workplaces

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A pathway to more postgraduate courses

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, students have the opportunity to progress to the Master of Advanced Nursing or the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership).


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

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
  • Applicants must also satisfy the following:
    • Current registration as a health care professional in Australia (AHPRA).
    • Current employment in a health and social care environment as demonstrated through a CV.
    • A minimum of one year of full-time (1800+ hours) post-registration clinical experience demonstrated through a Statement of Service.


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.

All applicants are required to meet the University's English language requirements: 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.



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.

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A note from our Course Director

"As a nurse, you have the power to make a real difference in the lives of your patients, and our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education can help you take your impact to the next level. With UTS Online, you'll gain the skills you need to become a leader in interdisciplinary education and collaboration and implement evidence-based teaching and learning approaches in your workplace. By doing so, you'll not only build your expertise, but you'll also be able to lead and manage change to improve healthcare outcomes for your patients."

Dr Carmen Axisa PhD (Medicine), MClinN, BN, RN. Senior Lecturer

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. 

  • Graduate
  • Masters
Study Pathways
Pathway 1: All subjects from the Graduate Certificate > Towards Master of Advanced Nursing
(no major)

Pathway 2: All subjects from the Graduate Certificate > Towards Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)