Skills development

Secure your future with specialised professional development and further education.

Take charge of your career

From providing expert patient care in complex clinical environments to influencing policy in leadership and management roles, nurses have more options than ever when it comes to their career paths.

Our professional education and postgraduate nursing courses offer a pathway for you to achieve your career goals. Whether you’re upskilling to stay relevant, making a change, applying for promotion, or developing your leadership potential, we have a study solution that will put you in control of your future. Our range of affordable price points, government supported funding, and HECS-HELP loan options will take the stress out of finances so you can focus on learning.

Build on learning

Start small and build on your study throughout your career with linked graduate certificate, masters, and higher degree research programs.

Align with industry

Our courses are developed with industry consultation and partnerships, so your education aligns with health career pathways. Select one of our 8 clinical specialties or a unique pathway.

Suit your lifestyle

Flexible delivery via on-campus and online modes and multiple start dates give you options that fit your life. Our personalised support tools will help you master academic skills and plan your assignments.

Finish sooner

If you have existing qualifications or extensive work experience, you may be able to fast-track your course with advance-standing credit.

QUTeX professional education courses

Our professional education short courses are developed with industry experts to ensure that the content and assessments are relevant, practical, and focused on real-world learning.

Our expert educators are respected leaders in their fields and are well-qualified to provide the support that you need to succeed. Upon completion, you will receive a QUT-endorsed certificate and the option to apply for credit towards the QUT Graduate Certificate in Nursing or Master of Advanced Practice Nursing.

Find your next course

Postgraduate studies

The next step after a bachelor’s degree, a graduate certificate, is the beginning of your postgraduate journey. You can complete this as either as a stand-alone course or an introduction to a master’s degree.

Make a difference to the future of nursing and healthcare with an advanced course that develops your clinical and management skills. Grounded in real-world nursing application and achievable in a manageable time frame, these degrees will prepare you for specialist nursing, research, or leadership positions.

Research higher degrees

A research higher degree is an advanced course that develops high-level research skills, which are increasingly recognised and rewarded as essential to all registered nursing roles. We have one of the largest cohorts of Higher Degree Research students in Queensland and Australia, and a long history of successful completions.

Our strong, ongoing partnerships with Queensland’s leading health services, along with joint research and teaching appointments with the Princess Alexandra, Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Holy Spirit Northside, The Prince Charles, and Redcliffe hospitals ensure that practice and research are effectively integrated to produce better outcomes for students, researchers, and nursing.

You have two research degree options:

  • a Master of Philosophy to build research skills and tailor expertise to your career aspirations, or advance to a PhD, or
  • a Doctor of Philosophy to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in your field by researching new ideas and new ways of approaching existing issues.

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