Come and Study with the MOST satisfied students in Victoria. Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery has the highest ranked Bachelor of Nursing in Victoria for overall student satisfaction (91.2%)*
*Australian Graduate Survey Course Experience Questionnaire (2012)
The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcome applications from:
- Year 12 school leavers
- Non year 12
- Enrolled nurses
- Overseas nurses
- Nurses returning to the workforce
Applications for undergraduate courses should be made via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions System (VTAC), refer to www.vtac.edu.au.
Non Year 12
If you have completed year 12 (or equivalent) or have not undertaken any tertiary study within the last five years you are required to undertake a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice. If, however, you are registered or eligible to register as an enrolled nurse, you are not required to sit the STAT. You are also encouraged to complete and submit a VTAC Personal History form if you would like other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work or community experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation via the VTAC system in support of their application.
Refer to the Extra requirements section of each course in the 2014 VTAC Guide to ensure you meet the application requirements.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcomes applications from enrolled nurses.
Enrolled nurses who are eligible to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia(NMBA), can be granted up to 8 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)* upon application to the Bachelor Of Nursing or up to 5 credit points for CPL for the combined degrees.
As CPL is spread across the three years of the course, students have a reduced study load for the duration of the course. Credit for Prior Learning in granted for trimester 1 of the course and studies commence in July (trimester 2) or November (trimester 3) of first year. Students who elect to accept CPL for any unit must ensure they have achieved the intended learning outcomes for that unit and are current in that knowledge and clinical skill.
Enrolled nurses wishing to commence one of our nursing degrees may also apply for trimester 2 or 3 commencement by direct applications via the applicant portal. http://applicantportal.deakin.edu.au/connect/webconnect
Are you an overseas qualified registered nurse with Australian permanent residency?
For further information on how to obtain registration as a general nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, please contact our Professional Development Unit to discuss our pre-registration program.
Re-entry course for nurses*
If you have been registered previously as a general nurse, or are currently registered, but have not had recent nursing experience and wish to update your skills and knowledge, the Professional Development Unit can provide you with further information on the appropriate course for your needs.
*Please note these are full-fee paying courses.
The Clinical Simulation Centre at Deakin University consists of purpose built laboratories and simulated hospital environments. The centres are situated on each of the university campuses and are well resourced with state of the art equipment to aid students in their clinical learning and their transition towards independent nursing practice.