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Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

The Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine double degree develops proactive and adaptable graduates who will be competent and ethical clinicians, creative and critical thinkers, independent lifelong learners, and professional nurses and paramedics. The course uses learner-centred approaches including situation-based learning to enhance students’ experiences during the course as well as their readiness for the workplace to deliver compassionate primary, urgent and or emergency health care. As the course incorporates extensive clinical placements and innovative simulation activities, graduates will be well prepared to meet the health needs of the community in varied nursing and paramedicine settings.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine at ACU

Note

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students must take a medical and physical capacity test prior to commencing clinical placement with an Australian ambulance service. This is an ambulance service mandatory requirement. Students undertake five nursing clinical placements and five paramedicine clinical placements in a variety of healthcare environments. In addition, innovative simulation activities provide a rounded and robust learning experience to prepare for real-world clinical and professional
challenges. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at https://www.acu.edu.au/WILsearch. Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see https://www.acu.edu.au/study-at-acu/how-to-apply/inherent-requirements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.
Please note: All applicants for Nursing courses must meet English Language Proficiency requirements as stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), prior to enrolling into a course.

Prerequisites

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

Additional entry requirements

To enrol in this program, students 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 students have not met these educational requirements, they are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.75

89.75

83.15

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.15

93.15

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

25

<5*

0

N/P#

0

46

0

93

Percentage of all students

26.9%

<5*

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

49.5%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Registered nurse, paramedic, medical dispatcher, medical/surgical nurse, accident and emergency nurse. On graduation, and subsequent to an internship year with an ambulance service, students can become qualified/registered paramedics. They are also eligible for postgraduate training to become intensive/critical care paramedics.

Course Code
115611
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$5444 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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