Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.
Current Year 12 prerequisites units 1 and 2 - Mathematics (any) or units 3 and 4 - Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 25 in English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL)
Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Nursing within the last five years and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration.
Non-year 12 applicants must also complete a STAT multiple choice test if they do not have an ATAR or GPA.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered. For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online. For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
Working With Children Check: Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Police Check: Students must present evidence of a successful National Police Records Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Immunisation Policy: Students must be adequately vaccinated prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average.
You may also be considered if you have satisfactorily completed a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia certified Diploma of Nursing or Certificate IV in Nursing within the last five years and have registration as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to an Australian Year 12, see the Entry requirements by country web page.
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Policy requirement for successful applicants
Immunisation: Students must receive adequate immunisation for healthcare workers prior to undertaking clinical components of the course.
Police Check: Students must present evidence of a successful Victorian Police Records Check, for each calendar year of enrolment, prior to undertaking the clinical components of this course.
Working With Children Check: Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this course.
Failure to provide satisfactory documentation for all of the above requirements by 31 January will result in students being unable to commence the course.
Additional information: Students must comply with the University and facility professional requirements such as behaviour dress and attendance while on clinical placement and for on-campus simulation and laboratory sessions.
In order to practice in Australia, graduates must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse. To be eligible to register, graduates from countries where English is not the first or only language will be required to provide evidence of English language competence, e.g. minimum IELTS score of 7 in each of the four bands. Applicants should refer to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website for further information.
VCE Units 1 and 2 Mathematics (any) or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (any).
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
In order to achieve the required nursing competencies, Bachelor of Nursing students are required to:
- have the use of vision, hearing, smell, and touch to accurately elicit information about patients
- coordinate gross and fine muscular movements and sensory perception to perform nursing and emergency treatments
- manage their own behaviour and emotions to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care.
- apply critical inquiry, problem solving and reflection to develop sound professional judgements.