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Child and Adolescent Health Nursing Specialisation

Postgraduate specialisation

Become a specialist in child and adolescent healthcare to enhance the wellbeing of children and their families in the community-health context.

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  • Qualification
    Child and Adolescent Health Nursing Specialisation (M AdvPrc)
  • Credit
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The Child and Adolescent Health Nursing specialisation is available to study as a graduate certificate and as part of the Master of Advanced Practice. It is suitable for registered nurses who are interested in the design and implementation of early-intervention strategies at the individual, family and community level. 

Key components include: 

  •  child and adolescent health within the collaborative primary healthcare framework, and best practice sociocultural health support 
  •  physical and psychosocial development of children aged 0 to 18 years within family, education and community environments 
  •  applying the evidence-based community models of healthcare planning and clinical decision-making. 

Your learning will be consolidated with a clinical placement that includes interprofessional learning and collaboration. Prior to your clinical placement you’ll complete a five-day, pre-clinical skills workshop* at Curtin Perth. 

The Child and Adolescent Health Nursing specialisation is offered as an online course studied on a part-time basis only. We recommend that you study one or two units per semester. 

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* There are no fees for this workshop. Students travelling to Perth to complete the workshop must arrange (and fund) their travel and accommodation. 

Why study

  • Curtin is an industry-partnered university and we have designed this specialisation to meet the health sector’s need for advanced expertise in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing. 
  • The graduate certificate for this specialisation is progressive in that you can choose to pause your postgraduate studies after gaining that qualification or continue studying for your master’s degree. 

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

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Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: SPPC-CAHNS
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022