Graduate Certificate in Critical Care

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UTS Online
  • Awarded by

    UTS Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Registered Nurse (RN) | Personal Care Worker | Nurse Manager | Nursing Practice Manager | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Graduate Certificate in Critical Care from UTS Online is designed for aspiring nursing leaders who are looking to learn and apply specialist knowledge in every aspect of their patient care. 

    This course will take your expertise to the next level by developing advanced knowledge, attitude, and skills required to deliver safe and effective patient care within intensive care units and emergency departments for today and the future.

    Delivered 100% online, this critical care course will teach you contemporary critical care concepts in a collaborative learning environment, engaging in interactive activities that address real-world challenges relevant to your practice including caring for people with life-threatening conditions, injuries and complications using therapeutic interventions.

    UTS is the #1 ranked university for nursing in Australia and #11 in the world. In this course, you will learn from world-leading educators and clinicians to enhance your critical care knowledge. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Completed a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a health-related discipline comparable to nursing; AND
    • Current registration as a Nurse in Australia (AHPRA); AND
    • Current employment in a critical care environment (e.g., Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit) as
      demonstrated through a CV; AND
    • A minimum of one year full-time (1800+ hours) post registration clinical experience demonstrated through a
      Statement of Service; AND 
    • Meet the University's English language requirements.

    Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for an offer, such as applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but with recent relevant work experience in a clinical healthcare role, may be considered eligible.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include: 

    • Specialty Clinical Practice
    • Applied Pathophysiology in Practice
    • Professional Practice in Critical Care
    • Complex Critical Care
  • Why UTS Online?

    Technology is driving change. At UTS Online we use the latest learning technology to help you get ahead and stay ahead in a changing world, faster. UTS is the top-ranked young university in Australia and ranked 11th globally*. Our 100% online postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to access our world-class education wherever you are. Our courses are created by leading industry academics who partner with organisations operating at the edge of progress. The courses are delivered through an innovative and interactive online platform, designed by experts in online education who understand how to make lessons personal and engaging. With UTS Online, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need for your immediate future as well as the capability to keep adapting as new technologies, new career environments and new social challenges change our world even more. *QS Top 50 Under 50, 2020

    You'll have the support you need to succeed with a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor who will navigate and motivate you through to graduation day.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care from UTS Online. 

    The demand for skilled critical care nurses continues to rise and is the second-largest nursing occupation in Australia. Build your skills and level of care with this recognised and valuable qualification. 

    Graduates will have the option to enrol in a master's course within the UTS health portfolio, including Master of Advanced Nursing, Master of Health Services Management and the Master of Public Health. 

     

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in nurse practitioner could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Nurse Practitioner.

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is $10,680.

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan scheme to cover the costs of all or part of your fees.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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Fill out this form and a Study Consultant from UTS Online will get back to you.

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a health-related discipline comparable to nursing; AND
  • Current registration as a Nurse in Australia (AHPRA); AND
  • Current employment in a critical care environment (e.g., Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit) as
    demonstrated through a CV; AND
  • A minimum of one year full-time (1800+ hours) post registration clinical experience demonstrated through a
    Statement of Service; AND 
  • Meet the University's English language requirements.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for an offer, such as applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but with recent relevant work experience in a clinical healthcare role, may be considered eligible.

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