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GC-CAHNU

Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

Graduate certificate

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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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

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10 June 2024

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

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

This Graduate Certificate is available in semester 1 and in semester 2. 

Note: This Graduate Certificate is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.  

See our handbook for more course information. 

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

How this course will make you industry ready

Currently Curtin University is the sole educational provider in Western Australia for this course. Curtin maintains close collaboration with agencies providing child and adolescent health services in the community, ensuring that the course materials are relevant and up to date.

Graduates from this course will have the clinical competencies to practise in child and adolescent health nursing across an extensive range of population groups.

What you'll learn

  • identify and apply principles of primary health care into practice to maintain optimal wellbeing of the individual, family and community
  • assess the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual, family and/or community to determine and plan the health care needs within a community practice setting
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature
  • communicate both verbally and written, in a way the individuals, family and professional colleagues can understand
  • use appropriate technologies to practice community health practice
  • demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning
  • incorporate learning opportunities in community practice
  • recognise national and global community health issues and strategic health care directions; relate these to community practice
  • provide culturally aware and respectful health care provision to multicultural groups and Indigenous communities; demonstrate professional and ethical practice in community health; work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary health care team

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree and registration as a general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) OR must be registered as a midwife. Students need to be able to undertake a compulsory five day pre-clinical skills workshop at the Bentley campus prior to their clinical placement.  there are no further fees incurred for this workshop but rural students will need to source and fund travel and accommodation expenses.

 

Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for our Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (GC-CAHNU).

  • Download the Supplementary Information page [.pdf] for a list of entry requirements.
  • Provide proof of professional registration
  • Provide a CV/resume
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$2,200*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$13,302*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-CAHNU
  • Last updated on: 25 May 2024

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