Course details

CRICOS course code: 097923K

Level of study: Undergraduate


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

At Swinburne, you will benefit from our strengths in technology and innovation. Your clinical skills will be developed safely using simulation technology and realistic case studies, and you will undertake 800 hours of placement in a variety of clinical settings. 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.

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.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • engage in critical inquiry-orientated healthcare activities as a beginning registered nurse, to provide care to individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan
  • be highly literate in their use and management of information and evidence-based knowledge for greatest practice effect across a range of healthcare settings
  • demonstrate leadership within inter-professional teams through the use of personal, intellectual and creative autonomy
  • exhibit personal values and beliefs consistent with their role as responsible members of local, national and international and professional communities in a 21st Century healthcare workforce
  • recognise and value communication as a tool for negotiation and creating new understandings, interacting with others and furthering their own learning
  • engage effectively in the therapeutic care of individuals and the advancement of their discipline.

Career opportunities

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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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,910 Per Year Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English Language Requirements

You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways: English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of continuous education that is equivalent to secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries*, including at least two years between years 7 and 12; IELTS (academic Module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components; PTE (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills; TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and a minimum score of 24 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in writing and 23 in speaking; OET Nursing profession test and a minimum score of B (more than 350 marks) in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) from a single test sitting. Results are to be valid for a maximum of two years from the test date.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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