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Graduate Certificate of Nursing Specialisation Leadership & Management in Health

Graduate Certificate of Nursing Specialisation Leadership & Management in Health (GCNG)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Gain the competitive edge by exploring contemporary issues related to theoretical and practical leadership concepts regarding nursing in health care organisations with USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Leadership and Management in Health).
  • Explore the legal, ethical and social justice approaches to clinical leadership and effective management of health outcomes.
  • Become a manager and leader who understands the complex interactions of health organisations of the behaviour, the environment and culture that creates teams of people at work by analysing the behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level.
  • Advance your career with contemporary nursing leadership courses offered part-time and online to suit a busy lifestyle.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Nursing, there will be the option to take the credit from the courses and continue to complete the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or the Master of Nursing.

Career outcomes

  • Gain the theoretical and practical leadership skills needed to ensure better health outcomes. Progress your career, leading to opportunities in healthcare management and senior leadership and managerial roles within a complex healthcare setting.
  • A USQ degree provides nursing leadership and management skills in a regional or rural setting where more autonomous practice is required and where human resource, environmental and people support is not local to the organisation. 

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of nursing from a recognised university.
  • Hold a current professional registration as a Division 1 Nurse, or equivalent, with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study part-time you would usually complete 2 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 2
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 3472
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 11720

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Queensland's #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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