Bachelor of NursingEntry requirements
Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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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.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
Applying to plan code BP032P04
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)
Note: Applicants applying for midyear (July) intake must have an AHPRA-NMBA accredited Certificate IV or Diploma in Nursing; or relevant previous studies which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Applying to plan code BP032P04D2
Satisfactory completion of the AHPRA-NMBA accredited Diploma of Nursing within the last 5 years and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration.
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 5 years and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration.
Note: Applicants applying to plan code BP032P04 for midyear (July) intake must have an AHPRA-NMBA accredited Certificate IV or Diploma in Nursing; or relevant previous studies which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Enrolled nurse applicants
Enrolled nurses wishing to enter the program are selected according to places in the program at a second year level but at no less than the 10 per cent of the intake (as required for articulating students).
English language requirements
- 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.
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.
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.
Can I complete this program?
In order to complete this program, students are required to meet the inherent requirements.
About inherent requirements
This information is provided to inform you about:
- the types of activities which you may reasonably expect to undertake throughout your program
- the non-academic abilities you may need for these activities.
The description of inherent requirements below will help you to:
- understand more about each program
- determine if you may need support during your program
- make an informed decision about the suitability of various programs
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with your program co-ordinator, program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit.
RMIT is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion. We support students with a disability, long term illness and/or mental health condition by making reasonable adjustments to our teaching and learning, assessment, professional experience and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activities to enable students to participate fully.
In order to receive adjustments, you need to register with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU).
When you successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Nursing with 1 semester of advanced standing (equivalent to 72 credit points).
If you gain your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Enrolled Nursing Registration, you may be eligible for further exemptions which will be confirmed at enrolment.