A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: External


Course name: Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  1.5 years
SATAC code:  2CM048 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM548 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code:  This course is not available to international students


This course aims to meet the needs of extended practice nurses working in a range of health care settings, by developing skills and knowledge that prepare them for their advanced practice role, within their scope of practice and the context of that practice.

Upon completion of the course, nursing graduates are eligible to apply to their nursing and midwifery regulatory authority to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have current registration as a nurse in Australia;
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent experience as a Registered Nurse, including three years FTE experience as a RN in a specialty area and one year FTE as an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and a postgraduate qualification in a specialty field that has prepared the student for advanced practice;
  • Demonstrate professional activity in professional organisations and contribution to the ongoing development of the profession;
  • Provide a completed and signed Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Support form (DOCX) as evidence that their employer is willing to facilitate the extended clinical practice components of the course within their workplace or related agencies

However, the Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Additional requirements


  • 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
  • must provide a completed and signed Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Support form (DOCX) 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.


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

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: This course is not available to international students
Applications: This course is not available to international students
Application closing dates: This course is not available to international students


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) 

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $6,888


Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $22,358

This course is not available to international students

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