Post graduate programs for registered nurses

Post Graduate Programs for Registered Nurses

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is committed to excellence in education and the professional development of our nursing staff.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne has partnerships with numerous tertiary institutions and offers Post Graduate courses in a number of specialties.

All Post Graduate students are supported by highly skilled specialised educators in a supportive and caring environment.

Courses offered in 2021

Australian Catholic University

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, run in conjunction with Australian Catholic University (ACU), is offered at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne in the following specialties in 2021:

  • Plastics & Reconstruction

The University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care) is offered in 2021. This course is run by the University of Melbourne in conjunction with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

 University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Post Graduate Courses are being offered in the following specialties in 2021:

  • Perioperative
  • Anaesthetics/Recovery
  • Cardiac Care
  • Neuroscience
  • Orthopaedic

Deakin University

Post Graduate Courses are being offered in the following specialties for 2021:

  • Cardiac Care (Cardiovascular Nursing)
  • Intensive Care

Eligibility for Post Graduate Programs

Nurses registered as a Division One Nurse with AHPRA are eligible to apply. Candidates must have at least one year experience in the acute care sector and experience in the area of specialty they are applying for.

Education Support

Each specialty is supported by a specialist Education Consultant, Clinical Coach or Clinical Support Nurse. Education Consultants play a vital role in the development and facilitation of the courses organising and delivering the education sessions whilst supporting the students in the clinical environment. Clinical Coaches and Resource Nurses are clinically based and act as mentors and role models to guide and support the students to achieve best clinical practice. All of our Post Graduate courses offer an amount of supernumerary time within the specialised areas.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne also offers extensive education programs, in-service education, twilights and short courses that are of no cost to our staff.


Application Process

Post Graduate positions in the different specialties are advertised in Workday by St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne. 

For further information please contact:

Annette Tarabaras
Learning and Development Manager
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne
59 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy Vic 3065

Telephone: (03) 9411 7759