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What will I learn?

If you are a diploma-qualified nurse and would like to boost your qualifications, this degree is for you. ACU graduate nurses are held in high regard for their clinical skills, quick thinking, and compassion. We’re connected to an extensive range of hospitals and health care partners, so you will get the best opportunities for industry placements and future employment.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete at least 680 hours of professional experience.

Work placement

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities. As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements).

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • public hospitals
  • private hospitals
  • disability services
  • rehabilitation services
  • specialist centres
  • community health
  • residential aged care facilities
  • hospital emergency departments
  • local and state government health departments
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • mental health services
  • rural health services

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

086187F

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (16,53,972) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $60,800; Unit fee: AUD $3,800

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Canberra Campus

223 Antill Street,

WATSON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2602, CANBERRA, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (16,53,972) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $60,800; Unit fee: AUD $3,800

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an Australian Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) which leads to eligibility for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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