You want to improve people's lives and help them during difficult times. You want a degree where you spend time learning in a variety of clinical settings and a career where you are constantly updating your skills.
We'll support you as you become a registered nurse. You'll learn to deliver the highest quality care that's focused on the person and use reasoning and evidence-based care to improve your patients' outcomes.
Your subjects include working with diverse communities, mental health, medical and surgical nursing, and palliative care. You'll also learn skills like leadership and management to give you even more confidence when you start your career. Your options will be wide when you graduate. You may choose to work in emergency illness, mental health, long-term care, intercultural health or population health. Wherever you work, chances are your career in nursing will be challenging, stimulating and rewarding. You may even decide to further your studies into a specialised nursing area including midwifery or paramedicine.
Areas of study include: biomedical sciences, general nursing, health promotion, health, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology
Flexible delivery (domestic) students will predominately study online and will only attend campus for intensive blocks each semester. Those who live in the Wimmera may complete on-campus clinical lab classes at the Wimmera Campus in Horsham in first and second year.
Please note: first year entry is available in Berwick, Churchill and Mt Helen but not in East Gippsland. East Gippsland is taking students into second year only, being those who have completed the Diploma of Nursing. Diploma of Nursing graduates may also apply for second year at Churchill or Mt Helen.
NOTE: "Second year places at Berwick and Berwick Flexible delivery have been filled".
On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a 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.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
|This program requires a total of 800 placement hours, across 20 weeks.|
Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)
Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English.
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.
A study score of 35 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
Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study
Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).
Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study
Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
Minimum requirements: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).
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 enrolment 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 prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. For more information see: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
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: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
Compulsary: Prior to commencing clinical placements students are expected to provide evidence of current immunisation status.
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: 3700510331 (Mt Helen), 3700710331 (Churchill), 3701210331 (Flexible Delivery - Ballarat), 3701310331 (Flexible Delivery - Gippsland), 3701810331 (Berwick), 3701910331 (Flexible Delivery - Berwick)
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: HN5
CRICOS code: 088144A
Fees are subject to change annually.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
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.
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.
Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:
|Defined TAFE pathway|| |
A defined TAFE pathway program exists for this degree. Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply following completion of this pathway.
120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.
|Other TAFE studies|| |
Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program. You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course.
|Bridging programs|| |
A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.
The Bachelor of Nursing is subject to Australian Nursing Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) approval. This is a routine process conducted every 5 years.
Graduates of this program are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA).
Please note: To apply for NMBA registration graduates need to demonstrate the ANMAC English language requirements as stated in NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standards (2019) see https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx. The current requirements are English Language proficiency declaration or test with the level required for the IELTS test is a score of 7 in all four bands of the Academic test or a B in all four bands of the Occupational English Test (OET). Students will be informed upon admission that they must achieve the English level expected by AHPRA in order to achieve registration.
Applicants are not permitted to defer admission.
Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation: Working with children check Compulsory. Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. Police record check Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. Immunisations Compulsory: Prior to commencing clinical placements students are expected to provide evidence of current immunisation status. Students undertaking placement at some agencies will be required to undertake a NDIS Work Screening Check. National Police Records Checks and NDIS Work Screening Checks are at the students's own expense. Inherent Requirements English Language Skills requirements – IELTS of 7 in all bands.
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