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For Applicants

Under the NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Education Program, there are ten Graduate Certificate courses available. These courses are offered by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Below is the list of courses and their intake period:

UTAS CoursesIntake Period
Acute Care NursingSemester 1 -  February 2020
Child & Family HealthSemester 1 -  February 2020
Drug & Alcohol (Addiction Studies)*Semester 1 -  February 2020
Aged Care Nursing (Gerontology)Semester 1 -  February 2020

Neonatal Nursing (2 streams)

  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Special Care of the Newborn
Semester 1 -  February 2020
ACN CoursesIntake Period
Critical Care NursingTerm 1 - January 2020
Orthopaedic NursingTerm 3 - January 2021
Cancer Nursing Term 3 - January 2021
Perioperative NursingTerm 3 - January 2021
Paediatric Nursing Term 3 - January 2021

Am I eligible to apply?

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • must be currently registered with AHPRA as a registered nurse
  • must be currently employed and working permanently full-time or part-time as a registered nurse within NSW Health
  • *Drug & Alcohol (Addiction Studies) is open to all clinician groups

Applicants should also read the following important information:

Note: The Nursing and Midwifery Office (NaMO) at the Ministry of Health is also offering other scholarships, please see NaMO - Nursing and Midwifery scholarships for details.