Graduate Diploma of Nursing - Specialisation

University of Tasmania

Nurses are highly respected health professionals with a great depth of skill and knowledge. Few professions offer such challenges and rewards. If students are looking to make a difference as an invaluable part of the healthcare system, then a career in nursing will help them do it. The University of Tasmania offers nursing education and training both in the classroom and through strong industry partnerships. Graduates go on to work as nurses and midwives in a range of areas including chronic disease management, mental health, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,735

Entry Requirements:

Must be a registered nurse in Australia; or qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be eligible for registration in Australia; at least 2 years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years or equivalent; Bachelor degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit or equivalent; or have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above; placement requirements apply

Subjects you can Study:

Acute care; Aged care; Anaesthetics and recovery; Cardiovascular; Child and family health; Clinical nursing and teaching; Community health; Critical care; Emergency; Gerontological; Immigration; leadership in practice; Mental health/psychiatric; Neonatal intensive care; Neuroscience; Oncology; Orthopaedic; Paediatric; Perioperative; Rehabilitation; Renal; Special care of the newborn

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Depending on the specialist strand chosen for their Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing, graduates may apply for formal endorsement of their qualification by Nursing Boards.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Launceston No info Yes Online 2 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.


  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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