Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursings

Course code: GG009
Course coordinator: Shannon Philp

Master of Cancer and Haematology
Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology

Choosing a graduate certificate | Applying for a graduate certificate | Cost of a graduate certificate | Admission requirements | Clinical assessment requirements | Study pattern

Sydney Nursing School offers a flexible range of postgraduate advanced learning courses in several specialty areas. One of these areas is Cancer and Haematology Nursing.

Download Cancer and Haematology Nursing brochure

Choosing a graduate certificate

You can either choose to study the graduate certificate alone, or as a pathway into a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. If you haven't studied at tertiary level for some time, you might consider using this route.

A graduate certificate can only be studied part time by domestic students only.

Each unit of study has up to four face-to-face study days. A normal part-time load is two units of study per semester. The graduate certificate is two semesters part time.

The graduate certificate requires a total of 24 credit points. Award units taken at graduate certificate level may also count towards a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. Previously completed non-award units of study may be credited towards a graduate certificate.

Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.

Applying for a graduate certificate

There is one intake of students in March each year.

Applications must be made online. You will also need to upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.

Cost of a graduate certificate

This is a full-fee paying course. However there are Commonwealth supported places available for 2015 and places will be allocated according to the order in which applicants accept their offers. HECS-HELP is available for Australian Citizens.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing is open to all nurses registered in Australia.

Clinical assessment requirements

There are no clinical assessments required in this course. Therefore you don't have to fill out a Clinical Assessment Requirements Form.


The following study pattern indicates which units you will study in each semester.

For full descriptions of each of the following courses, click on the unit of study codes.

For details on days, dates, rooms and coordinators, view the timetable for all postgraduate advanced learning study days

Semester 1

Semester 2


Assessment and Clinical Judgement


Cancer and Haematology Nursing Practice


The Biology of Cancer and Haematology


Navigating the Cancer Experience