Gain qualifications sooner

JCU Online offers an accelerated learning structure whereby you can gain your Graduate Diploma in just 16 months part-time.

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Study through JCU, one of the top 10 nurse educators in Australia, and connect with leading practising and research nurse academics.

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Study online and access support when and where you want. With 100% online learning, you’re only ever a click away from live chat sessions with nursing tutors, mentors and classmates.

Graduate Diploma of Nursing Online

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Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Diploma of Nursing, applicants must have:

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.

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What you will study


Assessment includes a combination of completed coursework, assignments and online examinations. Students receive regular feedback on their progress via online forums and individual consultations with academic staff.

The JCU Graduate Diploma of Nursing comprises subjects which also form part of the JCU Master of Nursing.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have experienced learning either at work, through non-accredited training or from life that is relevant to this course, we may be able to offer you credit towards your qualification.

Contact a Student Enrolment Advisor to find out more.

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Personalised support for your success

We want you to achieve success. Our smart online learning environment, which uses video, audio, forums and practical sessions, is designed to support you throughout your course.

Our Student Success Advisors offer personalised, one-on-one support from the day you start right through to the day you graduate. You’ll have your own personal advisor for your entire study journey, encouraging you to stay focused on reaching your study aspirations. You’ll also be able to get in touch with your tutors when you have questions or need advice. At JCU Online, you’re always connected to the right assistance.

Want to apply or need help with a specific question?

Contact us or request a call-back to discuss:

  • Entry Requirements
  • Courses Available
  • Fees/FEE-HELP
  • Study Period Options
  • Online Study Model
  • Application Assistance

Enrolment Advisors are available to chat via phone at the following times:

Monday and Tuesday: 8am - 6pm (AEST)
Wednesday and Thursday: 8am - 7pm (AEST)
Friday: 8am - 5pm (AEST)

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