Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing – Advanced Standing
Griffith University - Nathan

Course outline

In this degree, you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to practise as a registered nurse, with a focus on clinical practice, critical thinking, and paediatric nursing. Knowledge of relevant aspects of the biological, behavioural, and social sciences is integrated with nursing knowledge and skills. The program involves studies both on and off campus and clinical experience in a variety of nursing practice situations, including hospitals and community settings. The Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing enables you to develop advanced knowledge and specialist skills in the paediatric nursing environment. Graduates may be eligible to apply for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (5721) with a paediatric nursing specialisation. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing at GU.


Students can take the Bachelor of Nursing part-time but attendance at day classes is generally required. Part-time students must be available full-time for professional placements. The Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing is part-time and online only. Students can spread their graduate certificate studies across three trimesters.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
Students must undertake placements for the Bachelor of Nursing. A health check, including immunisation status, a Working with Children check and Australian Federal Police check are required; refer to institution. Applicants must complete a nationally accredited first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense) by the end of the first trimester. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


AHPRA Registration; Prior study; Questionnaire

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications close 30 September 2022.

Additional entry requirements

A limited number of places are available for the advanced standing pathway and an additional selection criteria (Nursing Admission Questionnaire) applies. Griffith will email the questionnaire to applicants. Applicants must be eligible for admission into Year 2 with credit transfer, ie hold a Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian Education Provider and unconditional registration (without restrictions) as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2), General with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)—note that registration under the AHPRA Pandemic Response Sub Register is not accepted. . Refer to the program entries on the Griffith website for further details. All applicants must provide documentary evidence of their eligibility by 9 December 2022. Documentation lodged after this date may not be considered in time for the 12 January offer round. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:To enrol in this program, you must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

You may find opportunities in hospitals, in the community, and in urban, rural and remote settings. Nursing graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries. As well as hospitals, medical centres, community health clinics and aged care centres, you will be prepared for work in schools, the travel industry, with drug and alcohol service providers, in sporting clubs or in research organisations. You will have clinical specialist skills in the area of paediatric nursing and will be able to expect increased professional recognition, mobility and an enhanced ability to remain in employment.

Course Code
Start Date
Mar 2023
CSP/$6000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time & 1 year Part time