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Graduate Diploma of Nursing Specialisation Clinical Education

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
2 years part-time
University of Southern Queensland


  • Build your knowledge of the core elements of learner-centred education and become a clinical nurse educator for students, peers and other health professionals.
  • Learn key skills in face-to-face and online pedagogy specific to a clinical setting and develop clinical nurse educator resources to progress your career. 
  • Understand the major theories of clinical education and the political, economic and societal issues related to career development. 
  • Develop your skills as a mentor and leader to successfully plan and execute clinical education programs within a health care setting. 
  • Fit study into your life - study part-time and online while progressing your career as a registered nurse. 

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Nursing, you can take credit from these courses and continue to complete the Master of Nursing.

Career outcomes

  • Further your career as a registered nurse and expand your expertise in clinical education. 
  • Graduates find career opportunities in both the private and public health care sectors, in positions that require the oversight or execution of clinical education resources and programs. 

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in the area of nursing from an Australian university, or equivalent.
  • Hold a current Professional Registration as a Division 1 nurse, or equivalent, with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied

  • 2 x core courses 2 Units
  • 6 x specialisation or approved courses 6 Units

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode

  • Commonwealth supported  AUD 3950
  • Domestic full fee paying  AUD 23440
Graduate Diploma of Nursing Specialisation Clinical Education
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
2 years part-time
End Date
Price Details
Domestic full fee paying - AUD 23440 / Commonwealth supported - AUD 3950
Domestic full fee paying - AUD 23440 / Commonwealth supported - AUD 3950
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