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What will I learn?

You'll study long-term chronic illness care, Indigenous health, biosciences, emergency healthcare and mental health care. In first year, your hands-on experience begins at our on-campus clinical learning units. In all three years, you'll practice in real-world hospital and healthcare settings.

As a La Trobe nursing student, you'll learn how to care for people of all ages and make ethical, clinical decisions with a compassionate and caring approach. You'll also develop important professional skills such as time management, team leadership and caseload management. Our supportive and experienced teaching staff operate an open-door policy to make sure you get the most out of your study.

La Trobe's School of Nursing is Australia's oldest and enjoys a reputation for excellence.

Reasons to study nursing at La Trobe:

International clinical opportunities include full semester experiences in Sweden, Denmark, Scotland and Canada; and short term programs in Nepal, Singapore and Cambodia.
You can study nursing at our metropolitan and any of our regional campuses.
Melbourne students can undertake placements in leading Victorian hospitals including The Alfred, The Austin, Royal Melbourne and The Northern.
Regional students undertake clinical placements at a selection of our 100+ industry partners including Albury Wodonga Health, Bendigo Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Mildura Base Hospital.
Regional students may be able to apply for specialist placements such as remote health in the Northern Territory or paediatric nursing at the Royal Children's Hospital.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career Outcomes

Our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. In 2017, 96 per cent of our regional nursing cohort was offered a first round graduate position and two-thirds of participating metropolitan students were offered employment at one of our partner hospitals. Graduates may take up nursing positions in the surgical, medical, paediatric, perioperative, emergency, rehabilitation, aged care, special care nursery or community fields.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a nurse. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,600.00 (21,54,516) per year

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

Start date

27 February 2023


Mildura Campus

471 Benetook Avenue,



3500, MILDURA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,600.00 (21,54,516) per year

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

Start date

27 February 2023


Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,



3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0 (can be across 2 sittings in a 6-month period, but no score can be below 6.5 and overall score must be 7 in both sittings)

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 98 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 65.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute

About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017