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Vocational Institutions and Universities in Australia produce some of the most highly  trained nurses in the world. With a focus on high quality education and the latest Techniques & Technology used, Australian Trained nurses are in demand all over the world and the employment opportunities are endless.

Registered Nurse is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Diploma of Nursing (Duration 18 months)

If you can see yourself working with people to help cure and alleviate illness, nursing could be the course for you. Nursing is also one of the most in demand occupations in Australia and around the world.


Nursing ranks highly as a rewarding and meaningful career choice for many. If you enjoy taking care of others and would like a fulfilling role in the nursing industry, then the Diploma of Nursing is your ideal platform to launch your career aspirations. Learn the legal requirements, health assessments, care plans, communication, and safe practices associated with nursing and give your career a kick start into a profession with excellent employment outcomes

Course Outcome: Diploma of Nursing graduates become Enrolled Nurses which can work in numerous occupations including:

  • Hospitals
  • Residential care facilities
  • Mental health
  • Pathology services
  • Medical Centres
  • Community health centres
  • Immunisation and health care screening

Graduates of the Diploma of Nursing can also look to continue onto the Bachelor of Nursing and become a registered nurse. Please note, if you previously complete the Diploma of Nursing, most universities will grant you at least 1 year credit towards the Bachelor or Nursing.


Bachelor of Nursing – 3 years (Or 2 years after completing the Diploma of Nursing)

The Bachelor of Nursing is the qualification that you need to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia. Registered Nurse is currently on the Department of Home Affairs Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List.

Nursing graduates in Australia are capable of delivering safe and competent practice. The bachelor or nursing emphasizes nursing practice and theory to assist you to operate as part of a professional health care team. The course aims to develop professional health workers that have the necessary skills and knowledge with safe and ethical decision making capabilities, and excellent communication skills.

Throughout your studies students will develop skills through clinical placements across the health sector in numerous different departments, exposing students to a range of clinical placements include aged care, acute and sub-acute, community, mental health, paediatric and high dependency nursing.

Course Outcome: Bachelor of Nursing graduates become Registered Nurses and can work in numerous employment opportunities in Australian and around the world including:

  • Emergency
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Intensive Care Nursing
  • + Many more specialities

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing at accredited providers, students may apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).



Diploma of Nursing is 1.5 years

Bachelor of Nursing is 3 years or 2 year if you first study the Diploma of Nursing

Intake Dates

February and July


Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast Brisbane


From $15,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

Registered Nurse Medical (254418) – Is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List To pass the skills assessment for general skilled migration you are required to prove that you have:

  • Bachelor of Nursing from an accredited Australian provider

Additionally, If you complete a bachelor of Nursing in Australia you may qualify for the Temporary Graduate Visa. The benefit of this visa is, it gives you 2 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Which can give you invaluable experience in the Nursing Industry. Plus graduates with a diploma of nursing may be able to work as an Enrolled Nurse during their Bachelor or Nursing studies.

Job Forecast & Career Information

  • Over the next 5 years employment opportunities are expected to be High (greater the 50000 positions)
  • Employment growth over the last 5 years has been strong, also in the long term (10 years). Expected growth in the industry is rated Very High.
  • 240700 people are currently employed in Australia as a nurse.
  • Nurses in Australia have a just below average of full time employment (52.1% employed full time)
  • The most common level of education attainment is Bachelor Degree (51.7%)
  • Unemployment For nurses in Australia is well below the National Average.

Diploma of Nursing Common Course Requirements

  • Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 in all 4 components

Bachelor of Nursing Common Course Requirements

  • Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 7 in all 4 components

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
Graduate Visa - Pathway To Aus

Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university or certain vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Get in Touch

Contact Information

Phone 0755 265 900
Skype: pathwaytoaus
Email: [email protected]


Gold Coast Office
2575 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4215

Adelaide Office
Level 5 Tower 2 /121 King William Street – Adelaide 5000

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Nursing was last modified: August 21st, 2018 by Nick Yock