Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

309656 v.1 Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing


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


This is a distance education online course providing the necessary knowledge and skills to practice competently as a perioperative nurse at the novice to expert level.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A registered nurse working in the operating suite with an undergraduate degree. Other qualifications and significant work experience are considered. Applicants must be currently registered in their own country and provide documentation to that effect. Overseas applicants are required to have completed a tertiary nursing program of three years or more leading to registration.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

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 two semesters part-time study. As some units are offered only once in each year, there is some limitation of choice. This course is not available to international onshore students on student visas.

Additional Course Expenses

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

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

301346 v.2   Nursing (Perioperative) 561 10.0 50.0
301348 v.2   Nursing Project (Perioperative) 591 8.0 50.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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