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Overview

  • 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.
QTAC course code 425112
QUT course code HL17
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 065615J
Careers
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Health Psychologist

Details

Real-world learning

You will complete more than 800 hours of placement during this degree. Placements take place in clinical nursing environments, including hospital and private healthcare facilities. You may also elect 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 alcohol and other drugs, interventions for addictive behaviours, family therapy and human sexuality.

Career outcomes

This program prepares graduates 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

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. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

OP 8
Rank 84
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

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
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • 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
TOEFL iBT 98 20 20 24 20
Pearson PTE (Academic) 65 58 58 58 58
IELTS Academic 7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 185 176 176 176 176
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.

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

We offer English language courses 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 fees

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

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2019: $33,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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How to apply for Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

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  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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