Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing – Acute Care


The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice is designed for Registered Nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate studies in cardiorespiratory and renal specialties. This course provides Registered Nurses already working in a variety of acute clinical settings an opportunity to develop nursing specialty practice while building on highly sought after clinical knowledge.

Werribee Mercy Hospital provides the clinical component of this course in conjunction with the University of Melbourne. The student is employed part-time while attending university.

Mentorship and support is provided by the Learning Team to ensure you have completed the clinical competency and clinical assessments.

For more information about the course, visit the University of Melbourne website.




Department Information

Opportunities are available to join a dynamic acute medical nursing team at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Mercy Health delivers high quality care with a patient centered focus. Our Medical wards care for patients with many conditions including cardiac, respiratory, renal and endocrinology

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

How to apply

Applications will open on 13 September 2019 and close on 11 October 2019.

While applications are open you 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 Nursing Practice, you are required to have:

  • a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent qualification) in the discipline of nursing
  • at least one year documented evidence of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse working in an acute or community healthcare service
  • a current unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency as a Division 1 Registered Nurse (domestic students only)
  • good references.

Mercy Health will assess your application and you may be required to come in for an interview. If you are eligible, Mercy Health will support your nomination to the University of Melbourne. You will then submit your enrollment to the university.


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Last reviewed September 19, 2019.