Student applications

Essential English language requirements

In addition to meeting the Deakin English language requirement, applicants must meet the English language requirements of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Accreditation Standards, leading to initial registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at commencement of their course.

These requirements include a self-declaration that English is their primary language, evidence of achievement of the minimum English language test result as specified in the NMBA's English language skills registration standard, or holding current registration with AHPRA as an Enrolled Nurse or Registered Nurse.

A Nursing English Language Requirements Self-Declaration must be included in the applicant's VTAC application. Failure to complete this declaration by the documentation deadline will prevent an applicant from receiving an offer into a nursing course.

Non-school leavers

We welcome applications from non-school leaver applicants. We value the life skills, experience and other qualifications that non-school leavers bring to the profession.

Applicants must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) regardless of prior learning or qualifications. Applicants must complete and submit a ‘VTAC Personal History' online form if they want other information to be considered. This might include information about work experience, volunteering or community experience, or other reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application; for example a CV, personal statement, written references etc.

All nursing and midwifery undergraduate courses require a Special Tertiary Admissions Test Multiple Choice (STAT MC) where the applicant has not completed Year 12 (or equivalent), or any tertiary study (minimum Certificate IV) within the last 10 years (from commencement date of the course applied for). Enrolled nurses applying for nursing courses are not required to sit the STAT MC.

Year 12 school leavers

Applications for undergraduate nursing courses should be made via VTAC.

Enrolled nurses

The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcomes applications from enrolled nurses.

Enrolled nurses who hold a Diploma of Nursing and are registered with the NMBA can be granted up to 8 credit points of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards the Bachelor of Nursing, or up to 6 credit points of RPL towards 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.

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 1.

NIKERI Institute

National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute applicants must apply via the institute.

Applicants will need to complete a declaration statement and application form. If their application is successful, they’ll then be invited to an interview.

Learn more about how to apply through NIKERI Institute

Contact us

Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888