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This non-award 10 week Return to Practice and Initial Registration (Overseas Nurses) course (H011) is specifically designed to fulfill registration requirements for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for nurses who:
i) have previously been registered in Australia, but have not had sufficient nursing practice in the preceding five years
ii) are from overseas wishing to obtain initial registration in Australia.
Note: Please go to Deakin International to apply for this course if you do not have Australian Permanent Residency.
Further information for international students:
Completion of the course will enable the student to:
The course is divided into two components: a six week academic component and a four week clinical component.
Academic learning program: six weeks
The academic program comprises full-time study, based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, providing a broad overview of nursing practice in the contemporary Australian society and health care system. The program is offered in two units of study, including nursing Clinical Simulation skills
HNN021 - Nursing Practice in Australia
HNN026 - Legal, Ethical, and Contemporary Issues in Australian Nursing Practice
HNN025 - Clinical Practicum
Clinical learning program
On completion of the course, each student will demonstrate the minimum standards of competence as per the Australian Nursing Council's National Competency Standards prior to being recommended for registration.
The clinical learning program aims to provide an opportunity for the student to consolidate their experience in the Australian clinical environment under the supervision and guidance of expert clinicians and clinical facilitators.
Completed application forms must be accompanied by the following:
Applications received without the relevant documentation requested on the application form will not be processed. Successful candidates will be notified by mail as soon as is reasonably possible.
This is a full fee paying program. International students should contact Deakin International directly for details of course fees. Australian residents should access tuition fees at www.deakin.edu.au/fees. Students may be eligible for FEE-HELP (www.goingtouni.gov.au).
Students may pay their tuition as follows:
Note that payment alone does not guarantee recommendation for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) the register: this requires successful completion of the course.
The course is currently offered on the Melbourne Burwood Campus. This course will only be offered subject to minimum enrolments and the availability of suitable clinical venues.
Downloadable course information brochure (PDF 504 KB).
Download application form (PDF 108KB)
For further information and an application form:
Australian permanent residents only
The Professional Development Unit
School of Nursing and Midwifery
221 Burwood Highway Burwood
Victoria 3125 Australia
Telephone 61 3 9251 7776
Facsimile 61 3 9244 6159
PLEASE DIRECT APPLICATIONS TO:
International Admissions Coordinator
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood. Victoria 3125
Phone: +61 3 9627 4877
Fax: + 61 3 9244 5094
While the information in the publication was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of the course offerings listed and other information.