Clinical nursing and midwifery simulation centres

Learn in purpose-built nursing and midwifery clinical simulation centres at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses. Develop core clinical nursing and midwifery skills in a supportive and realistic environment.

Build your confidence as a nurse or midwife in simulation centres

At our on-campus clinical simulation centres you'll use case-based scenarios that will become more complex as your degree progresses. You'll build skills that are essential for safe patient care, such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and reflective practice skills.

Access the latest nursing facilities

Our Burwood facilities underwent a multi-million-dollar upgrade in 2022, including five new simulation wards, additional student practice spaces, treatment rooms and high-fidelity simulation spaces, meaning you'll have more access to facilities than ever before. You can also book the simulation centres outside of your classes to further practise your clinical skills.

The future of nursing is at Deakin

The future of nursing is at Deakin

Get an insight into our world-class facilities available to nursing and midwifery students within the Faculty of Health.

We've simulated real hospital environments

We simulate real hospital and community environments, so you’re fully prepared for professional experience placements. Get hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment and technology, including:

  • beds, hand basins and wall oxygen
  • technologically advanced and responsive human patient simulation manikins
  • suction outlets and cardio monitoring systems
  • lifting machines
  • resuscitation trolleys
  • dressing packs and injection equipment
  • web-based resources: online library access, journals and pharmacology resources.

Tour our clinical simulation centre facilities

Ranked #16 in the world for nursing*

Study at a university that is renowned for its facilities, strong employment outcomes and teaching excellence. Gain the confidence and skills to provide high-quality patient care across a range of settings.

The school have simulation labs for us to learn new skills in. They are set up like a hospital ward, so we are able to learn the layout and become familiar with the environment before stepping into one for real.

Jessica Dowdell

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Thinking about doing a higher degree by research?

We have a strong research culture and a proud history of applying findings to clinical practice, education programs and healthcare policy. Our nursing and midwifery research is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety.

Find out more about our research 


*ShanghaiRanking's Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

Contact us

If you have further questions about our nursing or midwifery clinical simulation centres, please get in touch.

+61 3 9251 7777

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