Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing


The University of Melbourne provides the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing. The program, designed to be undertaken part-time over twelve months, combines flexible online study with immersive clinical learning and clinical competency assessment at your healthcare service.

You will develop a sound understanding of the theory and scientific advances that underpin the comprehensive care and management of cancer patients. You will apply this knowledge to clinical practice, demonstrating the ability to competently care for patients with complex care requirements using evidence-based and scientific approaches.

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Department Information

We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates. Applicants must apply or currently be employed within Ward 6 at Mercy Hospital for Women or Medical Day Stay/ Day Procedure Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Minimum requirement for employed must be three (3) days or 24 hours per week in a specialty area of cancer care for the duration of the course

To be eligible for this course, you must be nominated by your hospital to support you to undertake the clinical practice component of the course. Speak with your Clinical Nurse Educator to confirm that your hospital is willing to support your clinical supervision.

The number of positions each year is determined by EFT capability.

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate opportunities open;

September for Summer Intake (January commencement)

April for Winter intake (June Commencement)

Applicants will be required to apply via the Mercy Health careers website.

To apply for the Graduate Certificate of Cancer Nursing, you are required to have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or higher-level degree (i.e. Master of Nursing Science – entry-to-practice); and
  • Current and unrestricted registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; and
  • Documented evidence of a minimum of one-year post-registration clinical experience; and
  • references

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

Mercy Health will assess your application and if eligible, Mercy Health will support nomination to University of Melbourne. You will then submit your enrolment to University of Melbourne.

Affiliated education institution

The University of Melbourne


Adelle Thompson
Clinical Nurse Educator – Gynaecology and Oncology MHW
Phone: (03)84584859

Angie Galera
Clinical Nurse Educator – Medical Day Stay WMH
Phone: (03)8754 3525

Last reviewed February 5, 2024.