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


The Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing (Perioperative Nursing) 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 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 will open in 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 applications and if eligible, Mercy Health will support 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 4112


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Last reviewed September 6, 2018.