Bachelor of Nursing



This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2016. Please revisit this page in early August for 2017 availability.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2016):
  • Ballarat (58.90)
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Canberra (67.20)
  • Melbourne (79.45)
  • North Sydney (69.95)
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More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia – and for good reason.

Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are caring, adaptable, safe and ethical.

The Bachelor of Nursing uses learner–centred approaches including inquiry– and situation–based learning to enhance students’ experiences as well as their readiness for the workplace.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to practice with the opportunity to undertake a clinical nursing specialty in your final semester. Specialties linked with industry in areas of workforce include:

  • aged care
  • community nursing
  • high dependency nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • perioperative nursing.

You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers within the health care industry including:

  • aged care nurse
  • community care nurse
  • developmental disability nurse
  • medical/surgical nurse
  • mental health nurse
  • paediatric nurse
  • registered nurse.

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Brisbane (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Canberra (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Melbourne (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • North Sydney (Attendance) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

From 1 March 2016 deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $6920 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major, specialisation and electives, where applicable. The University reviews fees annually.

Prior to 1 March 2016, an applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

From 1 March 2016, an applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales and ACT
Assumed knowledge: Nil

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.



This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2016. Please revisit this page in early August for 2017 availability.

As a registered nurse, graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care, community care, developmental and disability care, emergency and critical care, operating theatres, nursing education and administration.

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the AHPRA website.

Academic IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all tests)

An Honours year is available to meritorious students who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees and research degrees in nursing.  Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education and health administration.

Immunisation
Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (QLD only)
In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Further information can be obtained from the Blue Card Services website.

Working with Children Check (Vic only)
All students who work with children and young people as part of their studies are required to apply for a Working with Children check. As children/young people may be cared for in all clinical settings, students are required to complete the requirements of the Working with Children check prior to their clinical experience.

Uniforms
Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in each state after enrolment.

Domestic Students

More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia – and for good reason.

Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are caring, adaptable, safe and ethical.

The Bachelor of Nursing uses learner–centred approaches including inquiry– and situation–based learning to enhance students’ experiences as well as their readiness for the workplace.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to practice with the opportunity to undertake a clinical nursing specialty in your final semester. Specialties linked with industry in areas of workforce include:

  • aged care
  • community nursing
  • high dependency nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health
  • paediatrics
  • palliative care
  • perioperative nursing.

You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers within the health care industry including:

  • aged care nurse
  • community care nurse
  • developmental disability nurse
  • medical/surgical nurse
  • mental health nurse
  • paediatric nurse
  • registered nurse.

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Ballarat
  • 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
Brisbane
  • 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
Canberra
  • 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
Melbourne
  • 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
North Sydney
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $3200.00 (2017)
  • Average first year fee: $25600.00 (2017)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $76800.00 (2017)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian High School completion and an overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with an individual score of 6.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading).

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

As a registered nurse, graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care, community care, developmental and disability care, emergency and critical care, operating theatres, nursing education and administration.

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the AHPRA website.

Academic IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all tests)

An Honours year is available to meritorious students who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees and research degrees in nursing.  Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education and health administration.

Immunisation
Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation prior to attending clinical placements at hospitals and other health agencies.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Students must have a current CPR Certificate from an accredited source prior to undertaking clinical practice. A valid CPR certificate must be presented to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the respective state annually.

Blue Card (QLD only)
In Queensland, all students who work with children and young people as part of their studies will need to apply for a blue card from The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Further information can be obtained from the Blue Card Services website.

Working with Children Check (Vic only)
All students who work with children and young people as part of their studies are required to apply for a Working with Children check. As children/young people may be cared for in all clinical settings, students are required to complete the requirements of the Working with Children check prior to their clinical experience.

Uniforms
Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase will be made available from the clinical office of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in each state after enrolment.