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Nursing Course

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 use of the latest techniques & technology, 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)

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Diploma of Nursing

Nursing is 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 an 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.

Details

  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Cost: From $15,000 per year
  • Intake: February and July
  • Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

Requirements

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

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.

Nursing courses in Australia for International Students

If you can see yourself working with people to help cure and alleviate illness, nursing could be the course for you.

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Bachelor 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. The Bachelor of nursing runs for 3 years (Or 2 years after completing the Diploma of Nursing).

Nursing graduates in Australia are capable of delivering safe and competent practice. The Bachelor of Nursing emphasises 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 to make safe and ethical decisions, and communicate flawlessly with patients and medical professionals. 

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

Details

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Cost: From $20,000 per year
  • Intake: February and July
  • Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

Requirements

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

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).

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.

Study Nursing in Australia

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you as an Enrolled nurse?

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for patients by following a care plan developed by other health care professionals. They are able to administer medicines including vaccinations, but only under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. Some of the duties undertaken by an enrolled nurse include:

  • assessing, planning and implementing nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
  • assisting Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
  • promoting and assisting in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
What do you as an Registered nurse?

Registered nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

Some of the duties a registered nurse does include:

  • assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
  • promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers
Where can I study to become an enrolled nurse?

International students can study to become an enrolled nurse in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Where can I study to become a registered nurse?

International students can study to become an registered nurse in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

What qualifications do you need to be an enrolled nurse?

To become an enrolled nurse you will need to have completed a diploma of nursing

What qualifications do I need to be a registered nurse?

To become a registered nurse you will need to have completed a bachelor of nursing

Do you do any placement in a hospital as part of the course?

Yes you would do placement as part of both the diploma and bachelor of nursing. Generally speaking, you would do at least 400 hours of placement with the diploma of nursing and over 800 hours of placement with the bachelor of nursing

How much does a registered nurse make?

As per job outlook, the average registered nurse makes approximately $1,909 per week

Are registered nurses in demand in Australia?

As per job outlook, number of people working as a registered nurse grew very strongly in the past 5 years and the future growth prospects for registered nurses are very strong. The occupation of registered nurse is also on the immigration Medium to Long Term Strategic Skill List.

Are enrolled nurses in demand in Australia?

As per job outlook, the number of people working as an enrolled nurse grew very strongly in the past 5 years and there is moderate future growth for the occupation.

How much does an enrolled nurse make?

As per job outlook, the average enrolled nurse makes approximately $1,426 per week

How long does it take to become a registered nurse?

You can become a registered nurse by undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing in 3 years. Please note, if you have completed the Diploma of Nursing you can gain credit towards the bachelor of nursing and decrease the length of the course to 2 years.

How long does it take to become an enrolled nurse?

You can become an enrolled nurse by undertaking a diploma of nursing in 1.5 years

What is the difference between an enrolled nurse and registered nurse?

A registered nurse has more responsibilities compared to an enrolled nurse. A registered nurse may undertake more difficult and complex client care, problem solving and is involved in leadership and management.

How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire. We will be able to run through the different course options available to you and what documents you will need for the enrolment.

Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries specifically European or North American countries accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always recommend you check specifically with your home country.

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Nursing Courses in Australia was last modified: September 23rd, 2020 by Nick Yock