Highlights

  • Complete the requirements for a nursing career and develop knowledge about how humans respond and react to challenging situations.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years of full-time study.
  • Undertake 840 scheduled hours of clinical practice, with a minimum of 800 hours required for registration in nursing.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

Highlights

  • Complete the requirements for a nursing career and develop knowledge about how humans respond and react to challenging situations.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

Real-world learning

All students are scheduled for 840 hours of clinical practice, with a minimum of 800 hours required for registration in nursing. Placements take place in clinical nursing environments, including hospital and private healthcare facilities. You may also choose to complete a placement that will apply your psychological knowledge and professional skills to a community workplace. 

Elective units in psychology are an opportunity to explore areas of specific interest such as:

  1. alcohol and other drugs
  2. interventions for addictive behaviours
  3. family therapy
  4. human sexuality.

Mandatory notifications for nursing

While you're registered as a student with the NMBA, QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications.

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduate prepared to deal with situations where an understanding of how humans respond and react to challenging situations would be an advantage, such as when working as a nurse in emergency, mental health, palliative care or cancer departments. Graduates of this degree may find employment in a number of healthcare settings.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Nursing is subject to accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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'll need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Student registration

We automatically register 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.

Possible careers

  • Administrator
  • Aged Services Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Nurse
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Servant
  • Research Assistant
  • Research officer
  • Social Scientist
  • Youth Worker

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
HL18
QTAC code
425112
CRICOS code
065615J
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Additional entry requirements

You must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

Our English proficiency requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 or better overall with no sub-score below 7.0
  • PTE: 65 or better overall with no sub-score below 65
  • TOEFL (IBT): 98 or better overall with a writing sub-score of 27 or better, listening and reading sub-scores of 24 or better, and speaking sub-score of 23 or better
  • Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession) with a minimum score of 350 in each component.

The test must have been completed within 2 years before the proposed course start month.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 96.80
Selection rank 96.80
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 88.90
Selection rank 91.70
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 81.70
Selection rank 87.00

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7 7 7 7 7
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
98 24 24 27 23
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
65 65 65 65 65
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

The clinical practice units in the nursing component require you to undertake block practicums of two or more weeks, which may be scheduled during semester breaks.

Some of these requirements have associated costs. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

Inherent requirements for nursing

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get in to the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate.

Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing.

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $9,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $41,300 per year full-time (105 credit points)

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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