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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.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Blended Delivery - Ballarat
Blended Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Blended Delivery - Ballarat
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Blended Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
Lowest Adjusted ATAR 75.00

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. 

This program has been accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).


  • 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

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

This program requires a total of 1536 placement hours, across 208 weeks, across the 4 years of study.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)
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.
Guaranteed ATAR
This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below..
Subject Adjustments
A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.
SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to Federation University Australia SEAS information and the Federation University Australia website

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Entire academic record

This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Minimum requirements
Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study

Selection ranking: Entry into this program is competitive with only a limited number of places available at each campus. The volume of applications received exceed the number of places available and therefore meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer. Federation students with previous higher education studies or a cognate VET qualification will be given preference. Relevant work experience can also strengthen an application. 

Extra requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application:
English language proficiency for Nursing and Midwifery
Compulsory: Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.
So that we can assess your eligibility, you will need to complete and submit the 'Nursing and Midwifery English Language requirements' form.  This should be completed prior to; or directly after, you have submitted your online application.  We will be notified of your submission via email. Complete the Nursing and Midwifery English language requirements form.

Essential requirements for enrollment or graduation:
Compulsory: Prior to commencing clinical placements students are expected to provide evidence of current immunisation status.

Working with children check
Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check for the relevant state prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. For more information see: Federation University Australia WWCC information and Working with Children in Victoria

Police record check
Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. For more information see: Federation University Australia police record check information and Victoria Police national police record checks

NDIS Work Screening Test:
Compulsory: Applications will be required to undertake a NDIS Work Screening Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course.

Mask Fit Testing:
Compulsory: Applicants will be required to complete mask fit testing prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course.

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3702411321 (Blended Delivery - Mt Helen), 3702511321 (Blended Delivery - Gippsland)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HL5

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,445 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual subjects, not the overall course. Each subject falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each subject, check the Sample structure or refer to the 2024 subject listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only. It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course. For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) course the certificate fee is displayed. Total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

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

Completion of a Diploma of Nursing (in the last 10 years) from Federation University, TAFE Gippsland or equivalent. Locality preference for students in regional areas. 

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).

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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

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Course coordinator

Elise Luders