Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

309618 v.1 Graduate Certificate in Domiciliary Nursing


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course is designed to prepare registered nurses for their advanced role in domiciliary nursing. Key elements of the curriculum are critical thinking, professional accountability, advanced assessment skills, evidenced based practice and competence topractice at an advanced level. To provide for the development of competency in clinical decision making and clinical judgement, the curriculum includes a preceptored practicum.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Prospective students must be a nurse registered in Division One, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or its equivalent. Alternate mode of entry will be offered to nurses registered in Division One with the Nurses Board, but without an undergraduate degree. Non-degree applicants must meet the School of Nursing and Midwifery's criteria for alternate entry. International applicants must be registered in Division One with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, hold a Bachelor of Science Degree or its equivalent and meet the English competency as per the University's entrance requirements.


Prospective students are advised that a Police Clearance may be required for students in specific courses offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Students may also be required to have current competency in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one semester full-time or equivalent part-time duration.

Course Organisation

Students will complete the clinical practice unit of this course in an approved domiciliary setting under the preceptorship of an experienced domiciliary nurse.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to seek employment with domiciliary nursing agencies or with home visiting programs coordinated by hospitals, rehabilitation units or medical practices in metropolitan and rural settings.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Prospective students are advised to contact the relevant course coordinator to determine whether the university's policy on communicable diseases applies to specific courses offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery before making application for thecourse. Please refer to the general section at the front of this handbook.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

307484 v.1   Diagnostics 561 4.0 25.0
309619 v.1   Domiciliary Nursing Specialisation 562 8.0 50.0
309620 v.1   Domiciliary Nursing Practice 562 8.0 25.0


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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