Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Nursing – Mercy Hospital for Women


The Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Nursing, provided by Deakin University, 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 for 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 opens in 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 Perioperative 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


Denise Geoghega
Clinical Nurse Educator – MHW Perioperative Department

Mercy Hospital for Women
Level 2, 163 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Vic 3084

Phone: (03) 8458 4112

Last reviewed September 6, 2018.