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- Complete the requirements for a nursing career while developing the knowledge of human behaviour needed to deal with complex situations.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
- Queensland’s longest-running nursing course with over 30 years of experience and industry collaboration.
- Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
- Graduate eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
|QTAC course code||425112|
|QUT course code||HL47|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
This double degree program prepares graduates to meet the current requirements for a nursing career and also provides the skills to deal with situations where knowledge of human behaviour would be an advantage. Graduates of this course may find employment in a range of healthcare settings.
QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at www.ahpra.gov.au
Graduates of this course are eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates may also apply for membership of the Australian College of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: Maths A, B or C
Working with Children Check: blue card
You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.
Submit your blue card application to the QUT Student Centre as early as possible - ideally, as soon as you've received your offer.
If you don't receive your blue card before the start of a unit that requires contact with children, you may be unable to participate and your grades may be affected. You may also still have to pay fees for the unit.
Students are required to have a current Senior First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) which includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the commencement of their first placement.
The certificate is to be updated every 3 years with the CPR component updated every 12 months.
Students will need to cover this cost.
QUT School of Nursing and Midwifery polo shirt, navy blue trousers/long pants with pockets, and suitable footwear (black, brown or navy leather shoes with a non-slip sole) are required for the Nursing component. Students will need to cover this cost.
You will be required to undertake clinical experience in healthcare settings. As a result, you will have direct patient contact during the placement and may be exposed to blood and body fluids of patients. Consequently you must be vaccinated for Hepatitis B and must provide a post vaccination pathological report or similar certification showing proof of immunity prior to undertaking the first clinical placement.Students will need to cover this cost.
Students will be required to undertake placements off campus and will need to cover travel and accommodation costs.
Clinical practice units in semester breaks
The clinical practice units in the nursing component require you to undertake block practicums of two or more weeks duration, which may be scheduled during semester breaks.
Clinical placements with Queensland Health
Students undertaking a clinical placement in a Queensland Health facility are required to complete The Essentials component of the student orientation package.
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $3,600 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $3,500 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425112) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.