Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

This combined program offers the opportunity to Develop the knowledge, skills and ethical behaviours to practise as a registered nurse clinician and gain employment in a range of health care contexts including hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities and community health centres. Purpose-built clinical simulation centres at Deakin provide you with the facilities and equipment required to develop practical nursing skills, which are further enhanced through clinical placements. You will study the foundations of health promotion practice such as environmental health, health sociology, planning and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics and research. You will learn to apply public health and health promotion strategies to populations at risk of disease. Plus you will gain a sound understanding of the importance of health education, the factors influencing health practices, and strategies to promote the health of individuals and groups.

Course Fee:

International: $128,128

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English


32 credit points: 1 credit point is grouped for both nursing and public health and health promotion; 19 credit points are specific to nursing; 12 credit points are specific to public health and health promotion. Both nursing and health promotion units are studied in first year.

Subjects you can Study:

Health promotion; Nursing; Public health

Study Pathways:

Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements or the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion requirements only. Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Further information:

All students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Prior to commencing clinical placements, students are required to complete a Police Record check each academic year and have a current immunisation status. There is an expectation that students be available to undertake their clinical practicum outside of university calendar dates.


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 78.85 No Full time 4 years
Established in 1974, Deakin University was named after the leader of the Australian Federation movement and the nation’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where over 13,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment.

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching.

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings (ranked 29 in the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years.

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

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