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Postgraduate courses

The DHHS also has a close affiliation with the University of Tasmania, and offers clinical placement and support for nurses undertaking post-graduate diplomas/certificates in a number of areas.

We collaborate with the School of Nursing and Midwifery to provide a range of postgraduate courses for Registered Nurses. These courses are renowned for the extensive level of clinical knowledge and experience the student gains in the clinical speciality area.  Visit the post-graduate page for details of the range of programs available


At completion of study, nurses receive a post-graduate allowance (Please note this only applies to nurses practicing in the area of their post-graduate training. For example, a nurse with a Diploma of Midwifery who was working in ICU would not receive an allowance).

For further details on the educational resources and opportunities available at each of Tasmania's major hospitals, please refer to the relevant hospital's information sheet.

Research and development

To strengthen health outcomes through nursing, the DHHS continually strives to encourage innovative developments in nursing practice through research; by fostering collaborative arrangements with other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team; and by supporting nurses' ongoing professional development.

To ensure the highest standard of health care services, nurses are involved in:

  • Education and development of the current and future health care workforce
  • Partnerships with the University of Tasmania schools of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy and the University Department of Rural Health, to develop and implement innovative Interdisciplinary models of clinical education
  • Nursing projects and other collaborative research effort

Nursing practice within the Tasmanian health care system continues to advance with nurses' roles developing in new directions, enhancing the profession and the quality of health care provision in Tasmania.

Visit our nursing and midwifery website to find out more