Postgraduate nurses

  • Postgraduate nursing studies

    Postgraduate studies provide nurses with enhancement of clinical nursing practice, leadership qualities, and the development of advanced practice through education. Staff interested in undertaking any postgraduate education are encouraged to explore their study options and discuss plans with their ward/department Educators and/or Managers. 

    You may also seek advice regarding study options, career pathways and progression with the Nursing Research team.

    Clinically Integrated Programs

    The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has partnered with the University of Melbourne as a Centre of Excellence to deliver clinically integrated postgraduate programs. Nurses wishing to undertake postgraduate study in these courses are required to seek endorsement from their Nurse Unit Manager and meet the university course requirements.

    Please click on the link below to view the course details on the University of Melbourne website:

    Interested RCH staff should discuss the possibility of study with their unit Educators and/or Managers and familiarise themselves with the relevant course requirements and application processes. A formal Expression of Interest can then be submitted to their Nurse Unit Manager to be considered for endorsement prior to a relevant course application submission. 

    Staff interested in any other postgraduate nursing courses are encouraged to explore study options and discuss plans with their unit Educators and/or Managers.

    Other studies may include Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, Graduate Certificate in Perioperative NursingMasters of Advanced Nursing Practice, and many more.

    Postgraduate allied health and nursing scholarships

    To encourage engagement in postgraduate education that supports improved clinical practice outcomes, Allied Health & Nursing Education is pleased to offer postgraduate scholarships.

    Available to eligible Nurses and Allied Health Professionals* undertaking postgraduate studies which support the delivery of improved nursing care at the RCH, the scholarships are provided to assist with the costs of course fees associated with postgraduate studies in the field of Clinical Nursing.

    Please visit the Allied Health and Nursing page for full eligibility, application and selection details.

    *Allied Health Professionals must be employed, managed, supervised and/or under clinical governance of a Department of Allied Health Directorate at the RCH.


    If you have any queries regarding your obligations when considering postgraduate studies or about the postgraduate nursing scholarship processes please contact the Administrator, Nursing Education:

    T: 9345 6716