Highlights

  • Apply nursing knowledge and skills to priority public health areas including Indigenous health, aged care, and risk factors for illness.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Complete more than 800 hours of professional placement
  • Choose electives in areas of interest including womens' health, international health, Indigenous health, domestic violence and more.

Highlights

  • Apply nursing knowledge and skills to priority public health areas including Indigenous health, aged care, and risk factors for illness.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Complete more than 800 hours of professional placement
  • Choose electives in areas of interest including womens' health, international health, Indigenous health, domestic violence and more.

Real-world learning

You will complete more than 800 hours of practical placement during this course. This placement will be in clinical nursing environments including hospital and private healthcare facilities, and in office, laboratory or site-based environments alongside public health professionals. Public health placements may also be completed overseas.

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of this course can apply nursing knowledge and skills to public health areas such as Indigenous health, population health issues and risk factors for illness. Professionals who are skilled across these disciplines can choose to work as a nurse in the clinical environment or as a public health professional, implementing new ways to improve community health.

Graduates may also work in non-government and community organisations in roles that focus on advocacy for minority groups, or as consultants and project officers in international health agencies. Roles may include health promotion officers, school health educators, assistant epidemiologists, researchers, state and national health program managers and health policy officers.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Graduates are eligible for membership to the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.

Student registration

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.

Possible careers

  • Clinical Nurse
  • Community Health Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Public Health Officer

Details and units

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
HL16
QTAC code
425282
CRICOS code
077687E
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

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

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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 (refer below).

English language proficiency

QUT requires you to demonstrate you can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

QUT’s 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 writing sub-scores of 24 or better, and speaking sub-score of 23 or better

The test must have been completed within two years prior to the proposed course start month.                                                                                                                

QTAC Deferment

Deferment is not available for this course. Please re-apply for the semester/year in which you want to study the course.

 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

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.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 92
OP 5
Selection rank 92
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 6
Selection rank 89
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 7
OP 7
Selection rank 87

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.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

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

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

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 into 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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

2021 fees

2021: $34,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

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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