Bachelor of Nursing

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.
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.Please note:  quota restrictions apply to this program due to the availability of placements 

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 Berwick, Churchill or Mt Helen.

Flexible delivery details for East Gippsland (Bairnsdale) are yet to be confirmed for 2021.

Applications are now closed for the 2021 intake.

  • Aged care nurse
  • Clinical audit nurse
  • Community health nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Division one nurse
  • Emergency nurse
  • General practice nurse
  • Gerontic nurse
  • Health promotion officer
  • Healthcare recruiter
  • IVF nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Nurse
  • Occupational health nurse
  • Oncology nurse
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Palliative care nurse
  • Peri-operative nurse
  • Primary health nurse
  • Registered nurse
  • Remote area nurse
  • Research nurse
  • School nurse

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.

On-campus: 10-12 hours per week and 20-25 hours online study Flexible delivery: 30-40 hours online study
This program requires a total of 800 placement hours, across 20 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites 

  • 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.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry 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 Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

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.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

 

Extra Requirements

 

Essential requirements for selection and application 

All  Applicants must complete the English Language Requirement Declaration and attach the declaration to their application. 

Essential requirements for placement

Mandatory documentation to be provided by census date of the 1st semester of study to undertake professional placements as part of this course.  

These documents can be uploaded to your InPlace account after you enrol in your first placement course.

  • Working with Children (WWC) Check
  • National Police record Check
  • Aged Care Statutory Declaration
  • Hand Hygiene Certificate
  • Medical Declaration and reasonable Adjustment Campaign
  • Immunisation Verification Form – prior to commencing clinical placements students are expected to provide evidence of current immunisation status

Inherent Requirements 

English Language Skills requirements - IELTS of 7 in all bands

 

 

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)

$3,985 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

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.

Pathways to this course:

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.


* Current AHPRA registration must be provided with your application to be eligible for credit based on Diploma studies.  

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:

  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Nursing for the next intake.

 


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.

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
  • Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

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. 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

School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

Ballarat - Mt Helen - Daniel Terry
Berwick - Rebecca Peel
Flexible Delivery - Ballarat - Daniel Terry
Flexible Delivery - Berwick - Rebecca Peel
Flexible Delivery - East Gipps - Catherine Chung
Flexible Delivery - Gippsland - Catherine Chung
Flexible Delivery - Wimmera - Daniel Terry
Gippsland - Churchill - Catherine Chung