Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice nursing and midwifery in a multidisciplinary context and in a variety of settings.
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

This combined degree will prepare graduates as a nurse and midwife, eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the ability to practice both nationally and internationally.

Exposure to a wide variety of perspectives and environments in addition to small class sizes, will allow you to explore, develop and apply a host of transferable skills in communication, research, problem solving and critical thinking, required for evaluating evidence for best practice in any healthcare setting.

If you wish to progress to further study, you may consider one of nine Master of Health specialisations.

Please note, this program is taking expressions of interest only.

  • Midwife
  • Registered nurse

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

HEALT1113, 15 credit points
MIDBM1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

MIDBM1002, 15 credit points
NURBN1016, 15 credit points
This program requires a total of 1536 placement hours, across 208 weeks
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)


  • 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.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Non-year 12 applicants: may be admitted on the basis of qualifications deemed to be equivalent of the VCE.

This includes qualifications at either secondary or tertiary level obtained interstate or overseas.

Students with overseas qualifications from non-English speaking backgrounds:  must meet English language requirements as per NMBA

This requires an IELTS of 7 and 7 across all bands on enrolment.

Registered Enrolled Nurse articulation – as per BN credit pathway. All students must meet inherent requirements of nursing and midwifery programs.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700711321 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HL5

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

On successful completion of this program you will be eligible to apply for registration as both a registered nurse and midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The program is subject to accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), accreditation standards for nurse education (2019) and accreditation standards for midwifery education (2020 under current review).

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

Carolyn Bailey