Bachelor of NursingEntry requirements
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You may also be considered if you have satisfactorily completed a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia certified Diploma of Nursing within the last 10 years and have registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Applicants applying for semester 2 intake must successfully complete one of the following:
- An Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing program within 12 months of their commencement of the Bachelor of Nursing program
- An Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing program more than 12 months but less than 10 years from their commencing the Bachelor of Nursing program AND register as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
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)
Applying to plan code BP032P04D2
Satisfactory completion of an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing less than 12 months prior to application.
Satisfactory completion of an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing more than 12 months but less than 10 years prior to their application and registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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.
SEAS Form: This is a gender under-represented program and awards SEAS bonus points to male applicants. To be eligible you must submit a VTAC SEAS application and select category 1.
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 practise 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.
Inherent requirements: non-academic abilities you'll need to complete this program
Some inherent requirements for this program include:
- reading, writing and number skills for understanding and completing patient notes and dispensing medication
- vision, hearing, smell and touch to accurately gain information and treat patients
- physical skills to perform nursing care
- managing your behaviour and emotions to provide safe and competent nursing care
- time-based problem-solving when working with patients
Who are they for?
Inherent requirements apply to every applicant and may be worth considering if you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition.
Why do you need to know?
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you
What support is available?
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with RMIT program staff or the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we may be able to support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with ELS.
Graduates who have completed an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing less than 12 months prior to their application are eligible to seek eight courses of credit into the Bachelor of Nursing.
Applicants who have graduated with an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing more than 12 months and up to 10 years prior to their application can also seek credit but must hold registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
When you successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Nursing with one 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.