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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry)

If you have completed a Registered Nursing qualification overseas and you are looking to practice as a Registered Nurse in Australia, the Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) program from CQUniversity Australia could be for you.

The Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) program from CQUniversity Australia will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and skills that will allow you to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Designed to further build on existing cultural, theoretical, practical and research knowledge, you will benefit from the completion of a compulsory residential school and work-integrated learning. These course inclusions will ensure you are graduate work-ready. To apply for registration as a nurse and/or midwife, please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Quick Facts

Duration: 0.5 year full-time
Intake: March, July
Tuition Fee: AUD 15 360 per course duration
Location: Cairns


Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry), you will be eligible to apply for Nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Once registration has been achieved, you can choose from a number of roles in the healthcare profession including positions in:

  • public and private hospitals
  • general health services
  • mental health
  • community health
  • residential care
  • indigenous health
  • remote and rural health.

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