Course details

CRICOS course code: 001293G

Level of study: Undergraduate


ACU graduate nurses are held in high regard for their clinical skills, quick thinking, and compassion. We’re connected to an extensive range of hospitals and health care partners, so you will get the best opportunities for industry placements and future employment. If you’re after an overseas experience, we also work with care facilities in a number of developed and developing countries.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete at least 800 hours.

Work placement

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in hospitals and community facilities. As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements).


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • public hospitals
  • private hospitals
  • disability services
  • rehabilitation services
  • specialist centres
  • community health
  • residential aged care facilities
  • hospital emergency departments
  • local and state government health departments
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • mental health services
  • rural health services

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,400 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 91,200; Unit fee: 3,800
Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350
30,400 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 91,200; Unit fee: 3,800
Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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