Learning packages

PDU Trimester dates

Trimester 1, 2015

9 March - 29 May 2015 
Applications close 13 February 2015

Trimester 2, 2015

13 July - 2 October 2015
Applications close 16 June 2015

Trimester 3, 2015

9 November 2015 - 5 February 2016

Fees for 2015
Per individual title not overall subject
International student rate: $1442.00

*Nurses and other health professionals who have current Australian or New Zealand qualifications, who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship/residency and who reside in Australia or New Zealand.


Enrolment form (Australian and international) (pdf 96KB)


All prices in  Australian dollars

Australia and New Zealand: Nurses and other health  professionals with current Australian or New Zealand qualifications, who have  Australian or New Zealand citizenship/residence and who reside in Australia or  New Zealand.

 $1200 per individual learning package.

International: Full (with assessment) - $1442 per individual learning  package.

Entry requirements

Admission to the PDU will normally be open to: 

  • registered nurses living in or outside Australia holding a hospital certificate, diploma or degree and who currently hold registration issued by the Nurses Board of Victoria or equivalent and will continue to be registered until the course of study is complete.
  • health professionals with relevant professional qualifications, living in or outside Australia.
  • enrolled nurses (Division 2 registered nurses in Victoria).
  • other applicants will be considered according to their educational background and reasons for study.

Conditions of enrolment

Applications for enrolment  are to be accompanied by payment for the learning package. Courses and packages  will only be offered subject to minimum enrolments.

Please also see PDU policies for change of enrolment and refunds.

Please contact the PDU office on +61 03 92517776 regarding any changes to your enrolment.

Additional charges

 The majority of learning  packages include a prescribed text. Students will be required to purchase this  if a copy is not available through a hospital or local library.

Enrolment and refund policies

Enrolment policy

Enrolment in the PDU is accepted when:

  • An application form is accurately completed
  • Evidence of qualifications and current registration, as applicable, are provided
  • Fees for the selected learning packages(s) are paid in full prior to commencement of semester
  • The application is lodged by the due closing date for applications.

Deakin University census date

The DU census date is the last date when students may intermit or withdraw from study without incurring a financial or academic penalty.

For Census dates please see Handbook for important dates.

Change of enrolment

Intermission from a learning package

Intermission is the approved suspension of study after a student has enrolled in a learning package. Intermission can be granted for one trimester only. Only in extraordinary circumstances may up to a year of intermission be granted.

Intermission of studies to another trimester must occur prior to the Census date. Intermission following the Census date will not be granted. Students will need to re-enrol and pay the full fee rate relevant to that trimester. Approval may be given to intermit for a period of time when:

  • the application for intermission is made by submission of an Enrolment Variation Form. Please call the PDU on +61 3 92517776 if you require this form.
  • the application form is lodged with the PDU up until the Census date in the relevant trimester in which the student is currently enrolled.

Intermission following the Census date will not be granted. Students will need to re-enrol and pay the full fee rate relevant to that trimester. Students who intermit retain study materials already provided. No new materials will be provided when the student returns to study. The student will receive a copy of the Enrolment Variation Form once it has been approved and processed.

Withdrawal from study

Withdrawal is the formal termination by a student of enrolment in a learning package. A student who has withdrawn may resume studies at a future date upon re-application to the PDU and payment of the appropriate fees. Provided the student informs the PDU in writing of their intention to withdraw, the refund policy applies for withdrawal from studies after enrolment but before Census date.

Refund policy

Following the return of the learning package, the PDU will refund fees paid by students when the specific circumstances expressed in the following apply:

Domestic students

  • 100% refund for withdrawal from a learning package prior to the Census date (See Census dates above)
  • No refund for withdrawal from a learning package after the Census date

International students

  • Refunds of 50% or 100% are available dependent on the dates you withdraw (contact the PDU for more information)
  • No refund for withdrawal from a learning package after the Census date

Refund of fees for cancellation of a learning package

  • Learning packages will only be offered subject to minimum enrolments.
  • 100% refund of fees is made if the learning package is not offered.

Customisation for industry / organisations

The Professional Development Unit also offers learning packages that are customised to individual organisations, subject to guaranteed minimum enrolments. These learning packages can address specific areas and issues, supported by on-site workshops. Currency of information and application to practice are features of these packages, which will particularly suit the ongoing education programs of hospitals or health care agencies.

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