Bachelor of Nursing

Federation University

You want to improve people's lives and help them during difficult times. You want a degree where you spend time learning in a variety of clinical settings and a career where you are constantly updating your skills. We'll support you as you become a registered nurse. You'll learn to deliver the highest quality care that's focused on the person and use reasoning and evidence-based care to improve your patient'' outcomes. Your subjects include working with diverse communities, mental health, medical and surgical nursing, and palliative care. You'll also learn skills like leadership and management to give you even more confidence when you start your career. Your options will be wide when you graduate. You may choose to work in emergency illness, mental health, long-term care, intercultural health or population health. Wherever you work, chances are your career in nursing will be challenging, stimulating and rewarding. You may even decide to further your studies into a specialised nursing area including midwifery or paramedicine. Areas of study include: biomedical sciences, general nursing, health promotion, health, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology. Flexible Delivery (domestic students only): Students will study predominately online and will attend the campus for intensive weeks of on-campus work in each semester. Note: The Bachelor of Nursing is subject to Australian Nursing Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) approval. This is a routine process conducted every 5 years.

Course Fee:

International: $91,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English; ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 19 core courses worth 15 credit points each, 2 core courses worth 30 credit points each, and an elective course worth 15 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Biomedical sciences; General nursing; Health promotion; Health; Nursing; Psychology; Public health; Sociology

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or VET studies.Applicants may be admitted to the program on the basis of qualifications deemed to be equivalent of VCE. This may include qualifications at either secondary or tertiary level obtained interstate or overseas or VET qualifications. Applicants who have successfully completed a program that is considered to be health related may receive credit for up to 4 courses. Applicants without a health related program may have up to 2 courses of credit. Pathway in to second year - Applicants with an ASQA approved Diploma of Nursing, those students who are Internationally recognised registered nurses who do not have a bachelor degree or those graduates from a Bachelor of Midwifery or a bachelor degree in allied health/health science field are eligible to apply for entry to the third semester (year 2) of the program. Pathway into third year - Applicants who have previously been registered as a registered nurse/division one nurse with NMBA/AHPRA seeking re-entry to the register to practice in Australia may be eligible for entry to the third year of the program. Each applicant will be required to undertake an individualised pathway of study as deemed appropriate to meet the re-entry to the register - Registered Nurse Accreditation Standards (2014) and will include a combination of clinical practice and theoretical engagement. Consider the following VET programs: Certificate IV in Disability; Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing); Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. Further study options include Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine.

Further information:

Extra Requirements - Students must have valid Working with Children Check, Police Record Check and evidence of current immunisation status. Further information:


Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC); Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA); Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Graduates of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accredited program will meet all educational requirements needed to be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Berwick No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes 3 years
Berwick No info Yes 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 3 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

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It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

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