Bachelor of Nursing (H3N)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Nursing Study Period 1
Launceston
Nursing Study Period 1
Cradle Coast
Nursing Study Period 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Nursing Study Period 1
Nurses transform and make a positive impact on people’s lives.
We provide you with a meaningful educational experience, tailored to the many roles nurses play in our community. Our course embraces a primary health care framework with a student-centred approach, that delivers a variety of high impact engaging learning experiences, diversity of authentic assessments, and contemporary digital learning technologies.

In addition to a blended model of learning that combines online learning with on-campus intensive periods, you will undertake a minimum of 800 hours of Professional Experience Placements aligned with your interests, and across a variety of five clinical and healthcare environments.

Your learning is delivered in a highly supported environment. We provide in-person support throughout your studies from dedicated nursing teaching staff, and guarantee a maximum of 1:12 staff to student ratio for your practical and simulation learning experiences. We're here to help you with whatever you need, when you need it, and ensure that your learning experience is personalised and focussed, just like the care you'll be providing as a registered nurse.

We'll prepare you to be solution focused, compassionate, agile, and resilient, developing the clinical reasoning and practical skills required for your role as a registered nurse.

If you need to study away from home, our Relocation and Travel Support Allowance helps cover accommodation and associated costs within Tasmania.

To be considered in the first round of offers, applications to study in 2023 must be received by 11.59pm on Friday, 30 September 2022.

The Bachelor of Nursing (H3N) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing healthcare environment. With this highly regarded degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

You will be supported by a well-equipped simulated learning environment. During the course you'll also be given the opportunity to undertake work placements in both rural and metropolitan healthcare facilities. You will develop the knowledge and skills – and perhaps most importantly, the attitude – needed to offer the highest quality health care. You will learn the best practices for the provision of patient-centred care, safety and quality in practice, and research and evidence based practice in nursing.

Once you graduate from this program you will have the knowledge and skills to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

  • 1 Demonstrate the core values of the profession from a primary health care philosophy emphasising empathy, compassion, social justice and promotion of health across the lifespan.
  • 2 Comply with the regulations and standards governing nursing practice in the delivery of quality, safe, ethical, evidence informed care.
  • 3 Function as adaptive and solution focused leaders who implement an innovative and sustainable practice, cognisant of local, national and global priorities.
  • 4 Communicate therapeutically, effectively and in a culturally safe manner with patients, families, health care professionals, industry partners and the broader community.
  • 5 Demonstrate capability in complex healthcare environments underpinned by scientific knowledge, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • 6 Integrate evidence informed decision-making to transform health outcomes.
  • Professional Experience Placement

    Professional Experience Placement (PEP) allows you to put theory in to practice in a real healthcare setting. To ensure you have the experience you need to confidently commence your career as a registered nurse, you must complete a minimum of 800 hours of placement during your studies.

    The aim of PEP is to immerse you in the professional culture of nursing and to gain a better understanding of the diverse roles of the registered nurse within the health care system in Australia. All Professional Experience Placements are completed in a full-time capacity, regardless of the study mode you are undertaking.

    Theoretical studies are held on campus and online and students undertake professional experience in healthcare locations, including rural and community, throughout Tasmania and NSW. Costs associated with travel, accommodation and uniforms are met by students. Please note that students are allocated to Professional Experience Placements subject to availability and students may be required to travel and relocate.

    Safety in Practice Compliance

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    "If you have the passion for people and health and you’re thinking of heading back to study – go for it!

    There are so many postgraduate options in nursing and I’m keen on critical care nursing, particularly burns and trauma, so the experience at a metropolitan hospital will help me determine if this is where I want to head.”

    – Joel Cresswell, Alumna
    Bachelor of Nursing

    The Bachelor of Nursing is designed to prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse, who are at the forefront of healthcare delivery. Demand for registered nurses is only increasing, with 85,000 more nurses forecast to be required to meet future healthcare needs by 2025.

    Upon graduation, you can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). If you wish to work as a Registered Nurse in another country, you will need to apply for registration with the national regulatory authority of the country in which you wish to work.

    You can be an integral part maintaining healthy community, working in sectors such as health promotion, mental health, or aged care, by having a person-centred focus, while providing advice, treatment, and management.

    Critical care, emergency, surgical and medical nursing demand is also increasing. Acute care roles, primarily located in hospitals, are vital for an efficient and effective healthcare system to function. As a registered nurse, you'll have the opportunity to specialise across the healthcare system, in roles such as:

    • Acute care nursing, including critical care, emergency nursing, surgical, and neonatal care
    • Primary healthcare, including health promotion, sexual health, and child and family health
    • Mental health across both acute and community roles
    • Rural and remote healthcare
    • Nursing education
    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    The Bachelor of Nursing is a professionally accredited degree. This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). 

    Graduates may meet the requirements for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) as a Registered Nurse. There may be additional requirements for registration beyond the completion of the course. For further registration requirements, please visit the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website. 

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information. 

    Course structure

    In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1, you will begin learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems to health and wellbeing across…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2, you will continue learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems to health and wellbeing across…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the principles of pathophysiology and alterations in the health of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, and renal systems, and cancer. It will explore…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Concepts of Nursing 1 centres on the foundational knowledge and skills relating to professionalism, practising in the discipline of nursing and being part of a regulated profession. The Standards and Codes that regulate nursing practice and the broad professional, discipline…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Foundations of Nursing 1 introduces you to the foundational knowledge and skills required of registered nurses by examining a person-centred approach to nursing care from two different perspectives. The first and second modules focus on comfort and hygiene and explores…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    You will be introduced to primary health care philosophy and practices, with emphasis on working with individuals, groups and communities to promote and maintain optimum health. Health promotion principles, practices and contemporary research are introduced. Health and health care are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nursing Practice 1 builds on your fundamental knowledge and skills introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. It incorporates 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) and highlights the importance of the Professional Practice Framework and the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Foundations of Nursing 2 builds on key concepts introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. Within this unit you will continue to develop your understanding of major body systems across the lifespan. You will also advance your understanding of the clinical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Pathophysiology for Health Care 2 continues the study of the pathophysiological processes within body systems, focusing on pathological alterations of the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems, as well as pathologies caused by microorganisms and pathophysiological processes that affect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Mental Health 1 introduces you to mental health and mental ill-health in the context of nursing practice. The unit emphasises evidence-based, person-centred, and trauma-informed approaches to care that are guided by Recovery-model principles. Historical, sociological and legal insights are considered…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nursing Practice 2 will build on from Nursing Practice 1 and includes simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement. You will develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation to deliver evidence-informed and person-centred…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Safety and Quality in Medication Management will allow you to identify the clinical perspectives of therapeutic medication management. You will examine the Quality Use of Medications and the Registered Nurse Practice Standards (2016) to consider legal, professional standards, regulatory guidelines,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit incorporates simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP). The unit content will be delivered using case based-learning and requires you to develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The concepts of ethics and research underpin our professional frameworks and have established nursing as one of the most trusted professions in Australia. In this unit you will extend your understanding of core legal and ethical concepts, relevant to practice…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineNursing Study Period 1
    OnlineNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit you will adopt a person-centred focus to explore contemporary and enabling approaches in the care of older people. Skills to work in partnership with older people through geriatric assessment processes, shared-decision making and goal setting will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Concepts of Nursing 3 is designed to prepare you with the essential skills to transition from student to Registered Nurse. You will critically engage with resources to assist you to apply for graduate positions in differing health care organisations. You…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineNursing Study Period 1
    OnlineNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In Nursing Practice 4, you are required to undertake 240 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. The PEP…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Mental Health 2 will expand your knowledge of a range of mental health nursing therapeutic interventions, including psychopharmacology, aimed to support recovery for people experiencing mental health problems. You will explore techniques for attaining and retaining mental wellness for yourself…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The focus of Complex Care is on acute deterioration, illness trajectories and disease progression, assessment, collaborative patient management and pharmacology. Complex Care synthesises your knowledge of complex conditions affecting multiple body systems to manage patients with acute and chronic illnesses…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In Nursing Practice 5 you are required to undertake 280 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. In PEP…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Children and Young People focuses on the unique health and developmental needs of infants, children, and young people. You will develop the knowledge and skills to incorporate developmentally appropriate and strengths-based approaches to communicating and working in partnership with children,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Concepts of Nursing 4 is a capstone unit that provides you with an opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop the skills and attributes to transition from student to registered nurse. This unit will equip you with specific skills to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineNursing Study Period 2
    OnlineNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Primary Health Care 2 advances your understanding of the diversity of primary health care and the range of ways nurses engage and work with individuals, groups and communities to improve and maintain health. Ways of engaging a strengths-based nursing approach…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 1
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study.

    English Language Requirements - All Applicants

    Standard 1.3 of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council requires that students demonstrate English language proficiency. All applicants must provide either a written declaration that English is their primary language, or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results (see details, below), as stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language skills registration standard (2019).

    All applicants for whom English is not the primary language require one of

    • IELTS 7.0 (no individual band less than 7.0), or
    • Occupational English Test - OET (with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
    • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking, or
    • Pearson Test of English - PTE Academic (with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

    As the standard is set by the NMBA, please refer to their website for full details.

    English Language Requirements and Mandatory Functional Requirements Declaration

    Domestic Applicants: All domestic applicants must download, complete, sign, and submit the Bachelor of Nursing English Language and Mandatory Functional Requirements Declaration (PDF 139KB).

    International applicants: International applicants are not required to submit this form. However, all international applicants will be asked during the application process to agree to, and accept, both the English Language Requirements and the Mandatory Functional Requirements.

    Domestic Applicants

    Please note that admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

    Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2022, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was:

    • 60.35 - Cradle Coast
    • 65.00 - Hobart
    • 60.35 - Launceston

    The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

    Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

    Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, in any discipline.

    Domestic applicants with higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.
    Domestic applicants with work and life experience

    This course does not accept applications on the basis of work and life experience.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

    We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    SAFETY IN PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    ENROLLED NURSES

    Please see the Pathways section on this page.

    Please note that admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0, with no individual band less than 7.0, or a PTE Academic score of 65, with no score lower than 65 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or higher
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Safety In Practice Requirements

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Registered Enrolled Nurses with a Diploma of Nursing will be eligible for recognition of prior learning for eight first year units.

    The Diploma of University Studies (Health) specialisation currently provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing. 

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

    Pathways include the Diploma of University Studies (Nursing Foundation Studies) and the University Preparation Program.

    Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway

    As this is a quota course, there are limited places at each campus. Offers for eligible Enrolled Nurses will be made in rounds, based on their time of application, until the quota has been filled.  Remaining applicants will remain on a waitlist should a place open in that campus. 

    To be eligible to undertake the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway, applicants must hold current registration with the Ahpra, have successfully completed a Diploma of Nursing to complete the Bachelor of Nursing program, and meet English language requirements. If an Enrolled Nurse opts to study a Bachelor of Nursing with the University of Tasmania and they have met the above requirements, they are eligible for 8 units of defined credit toward their study.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $110,116 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Additional costs

    In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
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