Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

We've designed our brand new Bachelor of Nursing to prepare you for the diversity and complexities of 21st century nursing. At Swinburne, you will benefit from our strengths in technology and innovation. Your clinical skills will be developed safely using simulation technology and realistic case studies, and you will undertake 800 hours of placement in a variety of clinical settings. Speciality study areas will include high acuity nursing, mental health services, aged and palliative care, rural and Indigenous health care, and family, paediatrics and primary health care. Small class sizes will provide you with individualised support and assessments will be approached with an authentic, real-world view - all to help you develop into a well-rounded professional. You will graduate as a registered nurse (RN) and be ready to pursue a career in a variety of settings, including tertiary hospitals, aged care, rural, remote or community health care.


300 credit points comprising: 21 core units of study.


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. Special requirements: Working with Children Check - All applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program
  • Police Check - All applicants must maintain a current police check throughout the duration of the program
  • Evidence of adult vaccination program completed before clinical placements undertaken.


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council accredits the course. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approves the course to enable graduates to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse. This registration is managed through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The NMBA website sets out all of the registration standards that graduates must meet.

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wantirna Domestic: $19,698
  • ATAR: 52
No No information available
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $20,052
International: $97,800
  • ATAR: 52
No No information available

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