Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate of Nursing - Palliative

Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate of Nursing- Palliative Care

Werribee Mercy Hospital provides the clinical component of this course in conjunction with several universities. The student is employed part time while attending university or completing distance education (depending on the university).

Werribee Mercy Hospital opened a purpose built 12 bed palliative care unit in 2005. This state-of-the-art unit provides family centred care in home-like surroundings.

Placements are also offered at Mercy Palliative Care which provides palliative care in clients' homes and the community.


Application Process

  • Entry Requirements:
     APHRA registration (Division 1), with current practicing certificate
  Minimum of 12 months acute nursing experience
  Commencement of enrolment requirements with University of choice
  Satisfactory references and pre entrance interview


Application Procedure 

A Mercy Health Application for Employment Form must be completed together with a letter of application and CV, including names and phone numbers of two professional referees (including professional address). A Mercy Health Application for Employment Form can be accessed via

Letter of application should clearly identify University of choice and address rationale for your application to this program and hospital.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Police Check and Working With Children's Check.


Application Address  

Graduate Certificate / Diploma - Palliative Care
C/- Marianne Stanley
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Vic 3030

Further Information

Ms Deanne Layton
Mercy Palliative Care
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Education & Quality
Ph (03) 9364 9777

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