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What will I learn?

Provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to obtain an Australian degree if they hold a Diploma level qualification in their country of origin.

The course is not Professionally-Accredited and therefore does not lead to registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing practice.
  • Anticipate and identify potential challenges and develop appropriate nursing strategies and solutions.
  • Apply broad health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing situations.
  • Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional nursing practice in accordance with the NMBA standards for practice.
  • Demonstrate the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration.
  • Independently communicate nursing knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  • Work collaboratively within the nursing team and with other health care professionals to ethically and effectively respond to diverse health care challenges.

Possible future job titles

Nurse

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Midwifery

CRICOS

083404D

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,600.00 (19,18,103) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $35,600; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 20% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Start date

1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. International Baccalaureate Diploma - Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law), consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level. Standard Entry 24, Higher Entry 28.. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced - An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Phoenix Academy
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