Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice - Emergency Nursing

The Women’s provides opportunities for Registered Nurses (or dual registrant nurse/midwives) to complete postgraduate study in order to progress their career in the area of emergency nursing.

The Women’s Emergency Care service provides direct clinical care for women with emergency maternity and gynaecology problems, and emergency care for newborns who were born at the Women's and are less than two weeks of age. The unit also has a key role in providing education and training for local, national and international health professionals.

We are patient-centred with our focus on the clinical wellbeing of our patients. We recognise and support other aspects of care, such as psychological, psychosocial, social, and socioeconomic. This requires extensive liaison and co-ordination with various services within the hospital such as social work, the Centre against Sexual Assault, and mental health services.

Our postgraduate learners are an integral part of the emergency care team and are supported through their learning journey by a dedicated team of health professionals, educators and clinical support.  Learners are engaged on an employment model to complete their post-graduate studies in emergency nursing.

To apply you must:

  • Be a registered nurse (single registrant) or a registered nurse and registered midwife (dual registrant) with a minimum of one year post registration experience in an acute health care setting.
  • Be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia.
  • Meet the eligibility and entry requirements for post-graduate study (graduate certificate in nursing practice - emergency) through the University of Melbourne.
  • Be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week across all shifts (AM, PM, night duty).


Applications have closed for 2021.

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