Year 12 school leavers
Applications for undergraduate courses should be made via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions System (VTAC).
The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcomes applications from enrolled nurses.
Enrolled nurses who hold a Diploma of Nursing and are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) can be granted up to 8 credit points of recognition of prior learning (RPL) in the Bachelor of Nursing, or up to 5 credit points of RPL for the combined degrees.
For enrolled nurses who do not hold a Diploma of Nursing, yet are registered with the NMBA, RPL will be assessed on an individual basis.
As RPL is spread across the three years of the course, students have a reduced study load for the duration of the course. RPL is granted for Trimester 1 of the course and studies commence in July (Trimester 2) or November (Trimester 3) of the first year.
Students who elect to accept RPL 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 can apply via VTAC for either early round (November) or main round (January) VTAC selection for commencement in Trimester 2.
Enrolled nurses may also apply for Trimester 2 or 3 commencement by direct application at Deakin Application Portal.
National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute applicants must apply via the institute.
You’ll need to complete a declaration statement and application form. If your application is successful, you’ll then be invited to an interview.
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 (NMBA), please contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery to discuss our pre-registration program.
Nurses returning to the workforce
If you've been registered previously as a general nurse in Australia, but have not had recent nursing experience and wish to update your skills and knowledge, the Return to Practice/Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses – Registered Nurse course is specifically designed to fulfill registration requirements for the NMBA.
Please note this is a full-fee paying course.
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888