Bachelor of Nursing

Deakin University

BURWOOD, VIC, Australia

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International (Estimated)
A$30,800 / year
Domestic (Estimated)
A$30,800 / year

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Course at a glance
Field of study
Bachelor Degree
Duration (Int'l)
15 Weeks
Duration (Dom)
15 Weeks
Study mode (Int'l)
Full Time
Study mode (Dom)
Full Time
Course description

Deakin Health is recognised in Australia and internationally for its contribution to teaching, training, research and service. We are one of the fastest growing health faculties in Australia, with annual student and research income growth averaging 11% for 2006-2010. We contribute to Deakin's mission and core commitments through improving health and wellbeing, and by strengthening the health and human services sectors in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We assist governments, communities and organisations to develop a wide variety of health and social policies and programs.

We provide teaching to approximately 7000 Australian and international students each year through 40 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading to the graduation of about 1500 health professionals each year. We teach 19 health disciplines and sub-disciplines at campuses and health services in Geelong, Burwood, Ballarat, Warrnambool and other locations in Melbourne and Western Victoria. Many of our courses are externally accredited. Our courses are delivered both on and off campus using a state-of-the-art blend of face-to-face and online teaching methods.



The Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin has a strong emphasis on hands-on practical experience preparing you for employment in the real world. Clinical placements will begin in Trimester 1 of your first year.

Early exposure to the real-world clinical environment gives you multiple opportunities to develop, integrate and consolidate knowledge and clinical skills learned throughout the program.

Our staff ensure teaching is based on current practice, contemporary research and evidence-based practice. You will learn from passionate staff with specialist skills developed through their practice and research within health care services.

Entry requirement

  • If you are an onshore international student please also see the ATAR requirements. Combined courses often have higher admission requirements than single courses, please refer to the International Undergraduate Course Guide for more information. For entry requirements, click here.

  • IELTS Overall 7.0, no band less than 7.0; TOEFL (IBT) 94 Writing 27; TOEFL (PBT) 600 Writing 5; CPE: 185 no band less than 185; CAE: 185 no band less than 185; PTE: 65 No less than 65 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading; EAP 4 70% English for Nursing: 60%; DUELI Test score of 7.0

  • If you would like to study in Australia at a university or tertiary level then you may be eligible for the Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573) or Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (subclass 574). If your intention is to study a non-award foundation studies course or components of a course (other than English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) that does not lead to an award then the Non Award Sector visa (subclass 575) may suit your needs. For those who intend to come to Australia to undertake English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) the Independent ELICOS Sector visa (subclass 57) provides this option. In some cases it is possible to package your studies on the one visa subclass. For more information please see Course packaging. Eligible student visa applicants from participating education providers may also be able to apply for Streamlined student visa processing. If you have finished your studies and wish to work in Australia temporarily, please see Post-study work arrangements or our Working visas. ; See more at

  • All current Year 12 students must apply through VTAC to start studying a Bachelor at one of our campuses or through the Cloud in Trimester 1. If you are not a Year 12 student and you want to: Apply for Trimester 1 to study a Bachelor degree at one of our campuses or through the Cloud you apply through VTAC Apply for Trimester 2 or Trimester 3, the Diploma of Languages, an Associate Degree or to study at one of Learning Centres you apply direct to Deakin University. Before you apply you should check the eligibility and entry requirements You can find out what courses are currently available for Trimester 1 2016. Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 are currently closed.

  • VCE or equivalent

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Job prospects:

Following completion of the Bachelor of Nursing you will be highly sought-after for your ability to provide person-centred, evidence-based care focused towards improving client outcomes. You may find diverse and interesting roles in all areas of nursing, including acute care/sub-acute care, emergency, aged care, paediatrics and rehabilitation; in hospitals, government departments, district health services, the education sector, business and private industry.

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