Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.


Assumed knowledge: Nil.


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C).


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

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the double degree, a student must complete 320 cp, consisting of:

  1. 210 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Nursing, consisting of:
  2. 60 cp from Interdisciplinary Learning Units (Part A);
  3. 90 cp from Nursing Theory Units (Part B);
  4. 60 cp from Clinical Nursing Practice Units (Part C);
  5. 100 cp from Paramedicine units, consisting of:
  6. 50 cp from Paramedicine Theory Units (Part D)
  7. 30 cp from Paramedicine Practice Units (Part E)
  8. 20 cp from Paramedicine Theory and Practice Combined Units (Part F)
  9. 10 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part G).

Other requirements

Successful completion of professional and community engagement experiences.

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Progression requirements

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence. Unit prerequisites have been minimised to assist student progression through the program. Prerequisites preclude students from enrolling in units where foundational knowledge is insufficient.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • BIOL121Human Biological Science 110 CP
  • BIOL122Human Biological Science 210 CP
  • HLSC111The Person, Health and Wellbeing10 CP
  • HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 CP
  • HLSC122Evidence for Practice10 CP
  • HLSC220Health Care Ethics10 CP

Complete exactly 90 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG258Principles of Nursing: Surgical10 CP
  • NRSG263Principles of Nursing Mental Health10 CP
  • NRSG265Principles of Nursing: Medical10 CP
  • NRSG266Principles of Nursing: Contexts of Ageing10 CP
  • NRSG371Building Healthy Communities10 CP
  • NRSG372Principles of Nursing: Chronic Illness and Disability10 CP
  • NRSG374Principles of Nursing: A Palliative Approach10 CP
  • NRSG377Transition to Contemporary Nursing and Clinical Leadership10 CP
  • NRSG378Principles of Nursing: Extended Clinical Reasoning10 CP

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG139Integrating Practice 1: Assessment in Health10 CP
  • NRSG140Integrating Practice 210 CP
  • NRSG264Integrating Practice 310 CP
  • NRSG267Integrating Practice 410 CP
  • NRSG373Integrating Practice 510 CP
  • NRSG376Integrating Practice 610 CP

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

  • PARA118Foundations of Paramedicine10 CP
  • PARA216Paramedicine Theory: Medical 110 CP
  • PARA225Paramedicine Care: Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations10 CP
  • PARA226Paramedicine Theory: Medical 210 CP
  • PARA325Paramedicine Care: High Acuity and Major Incidents10 CP

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • PARA217Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 110 CP
  • PARA227Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 210 CP
  • PARA327Paramedicine in Practice: Complex Care10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • PARA128Paramedicine Theory and Practice: Primary10 CP
  • PARA318Paramedic Theory and Practice: Lifespan Health10 CP

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Interdisciplinary Learning UnitsHLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary Learning UnitsHLSC122Evidence for Practice10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary Learning UnitsBIOL121Human Biological Science 1

    Campus Attendance

    10 cp
  • Clinical Nursing Practice UnitsNRSG139Integrating Practice 1: Assessment in Health10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary Learning UnitsHLSC111The Person, Health and Wellbeing10 cp
  • Interdisciplinary Learning UnitsBIOL122Human Biological Science 2

    (Pre: BIOL121)

    Campus Attendance

    10 cp
  • Clinical Nursing Practice UnitsNRSG140Integrating Practice 2

    (Pre: NRSG139)

    10 cp
  • Paramedicine Theory UnitsPARA118Foundations of Paramedicine10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit. 


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