Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH675

Offered to continuing students only. Students who wish to undertake this specialty course from 2012 should refer to the Master of Nursing Practice (H771) for more information.

Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice is designed to prepare nurses to meet complex and contemporary challenges in the field of nursing. The program provides a course of study that extends students' knowledge of nursing without mandating that they narrow their focus to specialise in one particular traditional specialty.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Graduate Diploma comprises 8 credit points of study, subject to the approval of the course coordinator. At least 6 of the 8 credit points must be level 7 nursing units. They may be selected from the list of nursing electives below. Up to 2 of the 8 credit points may be selected from approved units from any postgraduate course at Deakin.

Course structure

Elective units

Each unit is worth 1 credit point, unless otherwise specified. Offering is subject to demand and resources.

HMF701Agricultural Health and Medicine *

HND731Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

HND732Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts

HNN714Ethical Dimensions of Nursing

HNN715Leadership and Management in Nursing

HNN727Research in Nursing and Midwifery (2 credit points)

HNN749Patient Safety and Risk Management

 *Note: HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive seminar held in February