La Trobe University

Bachelor of Nursing

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Get the skills and confidence to care for people of all ages in all clinical situations while building your resilience to navigate a rapidly evolving healthcare sector with La Trobe's future-focused Bachelor of Nursing. Learn from leading clinicians and academics and gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art simulation labs. Move into real-world environments in hospitals and healthcare agencies in your first year, reaping the benefits of our long-standing partnerships with top-tier health providers like Austin Health, The Royal Women's Hospital and Bendigo Health. By completing La Trobe's Bachelor of Nursing, you will: develop a strong foundation in acute care, chronic illness, Indigenous health, mental health, rehabilitation, community and emergency care, biosciences and research gain in-demand employability skills in leadership, time management, critical thinking and communication, giving you the confidence to make ethical clinical decisions with empathy and compassion tailor your skills with minors in mental health, child, family and community health or rural health benefit from placements with our partners, preparing you to step into employment once you graduate graduate ready to apply to become a registered nurse (RN) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse pathway), students must complete 360 credit points consisting of: 120 advanced standing credit points 225 core credit-points (including 800 hours of clinical placement) 15 elective credit-points


  • First Year Subjects: Year Level 1 Credit

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (25) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - Other - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 3), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 4).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - Course specific - IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0 (can be across 2 sittings in a 6-month period, but no score can be below 6.5 and overall score must be 7 in both sittings)
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a nurse. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Albury-Wodonga International: $118,800 No
Albury-Wodonga International: $120,600 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Bendigo International: $118,800 No
Bendigo International: $120,600 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $118,800 No
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $120,600 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mildura International: $118,800 No
Mildura International: $120,600 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Shepparton International: $118,800 No
Shepparton International: $120,600 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora), Mildura, Shepparton.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

Further information

This course has a clinical component. Students enrolled in the program will be registered as students, at no cost with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please note the AHPRA standard of English language required to register as a nurse in Australia. There is also a Winter semester at the Melbourne Campus.

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