Child and Family Health Nursing

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time (N/A for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) l Part-time
Location: On campus (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l External | Online

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year (part-time only)
GradStart code: 2GC103 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC503 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: N/A

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years (part-time only)
GradStart code: 2GD074 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD574 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: N/A

Course name: Master of Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
GradStart code: 2CM119 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM519 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: N/A

Overview

The Child and Family Health Nursing specialisation is for registered nurses who are interested in undertaking a beginner-level specialised practice in child, adolescent and family health nursing in the community. It prepares them to work in community child and family health nursing services. This program offers a special focus on the early years but also covers middle childhood and adolescent health.

The flexible curriculum accommodates the needs of graduate nurses to work within the primary health care framework for new public health systems. The course is acknowledged by the health division of the Children, Youth and Women's Health Services (CYWHS) in South Australia and similar interstate services as appropriate preparation for employment.

The specialisation has a substantial clinical practice component and prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the coordinator concerning contact hours.

All students must provide the required documentation, as detailed in the documentation available for download under the 'Entry requirements - Additional requirements' section of this page before undertaking professional experience placement.

Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  1. normally hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualification
  2. be a registered nurse
  3. hold a current practising certificate
  4. have a minimum of one year post-registration nursing experience.

Please note, applicants for the Master of Nursing must meet the above requirements and have a minimum of two years' post-registration experience. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Additional requirements:

Students:

  • must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

All students must provide the following documentation before undertaking professional experience placement.

Statement of Clinical Support - Child and Family Health Nursing (PDF 461KB)
 

International students: Not available to international students

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

International students
Mid year entry: N/A
Applications: N/A
Application closing dates: N/A

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $3,076

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $9,360

N/A
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $18,720

N/A
Master of Nursing (Child and Family Health Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $18,720
N/A

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.

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