The Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing is a tailored program for nurses working in a primary care setting that delivers comprehensive and evidence-based education in chronic disease, prevention, quality systems and safety, women’s health, mental health or youth health. The program also teaches strategies for health promotion, risk management and advanced nursing practice. Commonwealth government policy priorities in primary health care include an enhanced role for the practice nurse and this has been recognised in the course subjects. This program is delivered in a combination of online and face-to face learning.
The Training in Immunisation and Travel Health flyer is available to Download (PDF 180KB)
The Training in Women's Health Screening flyer is available to Download (PDF 180KB)
Completing the diploma or certificate will provide nurses with the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to increase their scope of practice and provide comprehensive and evidence-based patient care.
- Graduates are well prepared and eligible for entry into the Masters of Advanced Nursing Programs at the University of Melbourne.
- Our Women’s Health Screening subject is accredited by PapScreen Victoria. Students will be able to practice as Nurse Cervical Screening Providers upon completion of the program.
- Our Immunisation and Travel Health subject is recognised by the Chief Health Officer as a program of study for Nurse Immunisers. Students will be able to practice as Nurse Immunisers in Victoria upon completion of the program.