Deakin University

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Develop the critical knowledge, skills and ethical understanding to successfully become a registered nurse, balanced with a deep understanding of the skills required to help people engage in healthier lifestyles.Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout the course. You will undertake over 920 hours of work placements in various settings under the supervision of qualified practitioners. You will also gain specialised knowledge in public health and health promotion, learning to tackle health issues and boost wellbeing through combined approaches involving community engagement, policy development, research and more.In your final year, you will also have the opportunity to build practical industry experience in public health through the Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum unit, giving you 120 hours of invaluable real-world experience.


  • 32 credit points of study
  • 19 credit points are specific to nursing and 13 credit points are specific to public health and health promotion.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent, or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


On successful completion of your course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You may also be eligible to become a member of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA). Notes: The NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements. Bachelor of Nursing component: This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing. Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion component: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the relevant professional body retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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