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Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

  • ID:SUT610023
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Special requirements


  • International students must provide an up to date record of all immunisations they have received over their lifetime, translated in English at the time of course commencement. 

  • At course commencement, the Faculty Immunisation form will require completion and signed by an Australian medical practitioner to ensure you are immunised according to the Vaccination for Healthcare Workers standards. Further information will be provided upon course commencement.

  • Additional immunisations may be required in response to any changes in Government policy or the specific requirements of the organisation you attend for your placements. Any required immunisations or serology tests would be at your own cost.

Police check

  • A Police check from your country of residence will be required at the time of course commencement.


  • If you have lived overseas for more than 12 months in the past ten years, you are required to provide a police check from each country you resided in (including an English translation) and/or a statutory declaration stating that you have never been convicted of any crime in another country.


  • You will be required to have an annual National Police Record Check to attend placements. Further information about how to apply will be provided at course commencement.
  • Working with Children Check – all applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program.

NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.

Professional placements

  • Placements can occur at any time during the course, including during the school holidays, Christmas and Easter holidays. Students need to be available to attend placements at all times during the course. It is advised that holidays are not booked prior to allocation of placements as alternative placements may not be available, therefore impeding progress in the course.

English Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall 7.0 No individual band below 7.0

  • PTE Academic, 65 (no communicative skill less than 65)

  • TOEFL iBT, 94 (no less than 24 for reading, 24 for listening, 23 for speaking, 27 for writing)

  • Occupational English Test (OET), Minimum of B (>350 marks) in each of listening, reading, writing and speaking

Other Requirements

  • Published Guaranteed ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank): 65

  • Australian Foundation (min overall %): 65%

  • International Baccalaureate IB Diploma – Standard Entry: 24

  • International Baccalaureate IB Diploma – Predicted Grade: 26

Course Information

We’ve designed our Bachelor of Nursing to prepare you for the diversity and complexities of 21st century nursing.

At Swinburne, you'll benefit from our strengths in technology and innovation. Your clinical skills will be developed safely using simulation technology and realistic case studies.

Speciality study areas will include high acuity nursing, mental health services, aged and palliative care, rural and Indigenous health care, and family, paediatrics and primary health care.

Small class sizes will provide you with individualised support and assessments will be approached with an authentic, real-world view – all to help you develop into a well-rounded professional.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This degree includes a mandatory work placement as a professional accreditation requirement. You’ll complete 800 clinical practicum hours in a variety of clinical settings. In Nursing Projects (NUR30007), you'll also have the opportunity to explore a student led project in collaboration with local and international industry partners.

You’ll graduate as a registered nurse (RN) and be ready to pursue a career in a variety of settings, including tertiary hospitals, aged care, rural, remote or community health care.

CRICOS code: 097923K

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Successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Core studies 

21 units (300 credit points)


  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Connecting with Culture: Indigenous Australian Experiences

  • Health Assessment and Decision Making

  • Strengths-Based Nursing

  • Health Promotion and Global Health

  • Ethics & Law in Health Care

  • Foundations of Nursing

  • Concepts of Aged Care

  • Mental Health Nursing

  • Nursing Research *

  • Community as Partner

  • Pathophysiology and Acute Nursing Care

  • Managing Chronic Care

  • Pharmacology in Nursing

  • End of Life Care *

  • Preparation for Entry to Practice *

  • Nursing Children and Young People *

  • Clinical Governance and Quality Care *

  • High Acuity Nursing *

  • Managing Complex Care

  • Nursing Projects

*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Swinburne University of Technology offers exceptional nursing education, through innovative teaching and learning and through strong industry partnerships. Our graduates go on to work as nurses in a range of areas including primary health care, acute inpatient medical surgical, chronic disease management, mental health, child and family health, palliative care, community nursing, aged care, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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