Graduate Certificate of Emergency Nursing


The Graduate Certificate of Emergency Nursing, provided by Deakin University, is designed for registered nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate studies in the Emergency Department. This course provides registered nurses with the opportunity to apply theory to practice.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a clinical partner with Deakin University, providing part-time employment to students while undertaking postgraduate studies with Deakin University.

The Learning Team provides both mentorship and clinical support to optimise completion of clinical competency assessments. For more information about the course, please visit Deakin University’s website.

Department Information

We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates. The number of positions each year is determined by EFT capability.

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate opportunities opens in September with further mid-year intake opportunities available.

Applicants will be required to apply via the Mercy Health careers website along with the supporting documents listed below.

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

  • a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent qualification) in the discipline of nursing
  • a current unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency as a Division 1 Registered Nurse
  • references

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

Affiliated education institution

Deakin University


Clinical Nurse Educator – Emergency Department/ Short Stay Unit
Werribee Mercy Hospita
l 300 Princes Highway
Werribee Vic 3030

Phone: (03) 8754 3524

Last reviewed September 20, 2017.