Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing (Perioperative) – Mercy Hospital for Women


The Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing (Perioperative) is designed for Registered Nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate studies in the Perioperative Department. This course provides Registered Nurses with the opportunity to apply theory to practice.

Mercy Hospital Women provides the clinical component of this course, in conjunction with Deakin University. The student is employed in a part-time position while attending University.

The Learning Team provides mentorship and support to ensure you have completed the clinical competency assessments.

For more information about the course, visit Deakin University’s website.

Department Information

Opportunities are available to join the Perioperative Department at Mercy Hospital for Women. Mercy Health delivers high quality care with a patient-centred focus.

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 for postgraduate opportunities will open August/ September.

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 Advanced Nursing (Perioperative), 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 you may be required to come in for an interview. If you are eligible, Mercy Health will support your nomination to Deakin University. You will then submit your enrolment to the university.

Affiliated education institution

Deakin University


Geneviève Rohrlach
Clinical Nurse Educator – Perioperative Department

Mercy Hospital for Women
Level 2, 163 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Vic 3084
Phone: 03 8458 4000 or 03 8458 4112


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Last reviewed September 6, 2018.