Bachelor of Nursing

Victoria University (VU)

Students completing this program will have developed theoretical knowledge and clinical skills needed by competent beginning-level registered nurses who can practice within a diverse range of health care contexts and practice settings of the 21st century. Graduates will be able to meet currently accepted standards of nursing practice as determined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) National Competencies for the Registered Nurse; provide culturally sensitive nursing care to the diverse Australian community; provide quality nursing care in a range of healthcare settings and contexts; use an evidence based approach in providing nursing care; apply a health promotion and educational focus to their work; undertake a team based, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to care; have well-developed clinical decision-making and reflective practice knowledge and skills; and adopt a lifelong approach to learning.

Course Fee:

International: $85,200

Entry Requirements:

Completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent and meet all extra requirements and selection procedures listed through VTAC. Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; AND a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. International: as for Senior Secondary plus An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test score of at least 6.5 in Reading and Listening, a score of at least 6.5 in Writing and Speaking, and an overall band score of at least 6.5 or equivalent is required. Students require this level of English proficiency because they will be practising and communicating in the workplace from semester 2 of the course. Registration requirements. Please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website for the most current registration requirements that may impact on an applicant's registration application. English language requirements for registration may exist for students schooled outside of Australia. TAFE/VET: For applicants who are currently registered (or eligible to register) as an Enrolled nurse (formally Div 2) having successfully completed a Certificate IV in Nursing. Enrolled nurses may apply for and may be offered a place in either the three year or admitted directly into the second year of the course. Students with a Diploma of Nursing from Victoria University may be admitted directly into the second year of the course.


288 credit points; 22 Core Professional units and 1 unit of Elective studies.

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Further information:

Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission. Persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their suitability and potential for success in the course. Applicants who consider their capacity to qualify under normal entry provisions have been limited by some disadvantage, for example, illness, disability, economic hardship or isolation may apply to be considered as a disadvantaged person. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their suitability and potential for success in the course. Policy requirement: Students must comply with the Clinical Practicum Policies (see Police check: Students must complete a National Police Records check prio


Accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Ltd. (ANMAC)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Albans No info No Full time 3 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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