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

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.


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 2021 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. 60 cp from Paramedicine Theory Units (Part D)
  7. 20 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.

Part A : Interdisciplinary Learning Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

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

Part B : Nursing Theory Units

Complete exactly 90 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
NRSG258Principles of Nursing Surgical10
NRSG263Principles of Nursing Mental Health10
NRSG265Principles of Nursing: Medical10
NRSG266Principles of Nursing: Contexts of Ageing10
NRSG367Transition to Professional Nursing10
NRSG371Building Healthy Communities10
NRSG372Principles of Nursing: Chronic Illness and Disability10
NRSG374Principles of Nursing: a Palliative Approach10
NRSG375Clinical Leadership10

Part C : Clinical Nursing Practice Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

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

Part D : Paramedicine Theory Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PARA118Foundations of Paramedicine10
PARA216Paramedicine Theory: Medical 110
PARA225Paramedicine Care: Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations10
PARA226Paramedicine Theory: Medical 210
PARA325Paramedicine Care: High Acuity and Major Incidents10
PARA328Paramedicine and Complex Care10

Part E : Paramedicine Practice Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PARA217Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 110
PARA227Paramedicine in Practice: Medical 210

Part F : Paramedicine Theory and Practice Combined Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PARA128Paramedicine Theory and Practice: Primary10
PARA318Paramedic Theory and Practice: Lifespan Health10

Part G : Core Curriculum Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10


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