Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Standing)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

TAFE Queensland delivers undergraduate courses which balance and integrate current theory and practice to implement new technologies, tools, and skills. This applied approach values relational, communicative, cognitive and attitudinal skills and develops forward-thinking graduates who are agile and adaptable. Our graduates are effective communicators engaged with new technologies, allowing them to solve complex and ambiguous real–world problems relevant to their industry. They work collaboratively as part of a team and have the maturity to apply ethical and social understanding in their practice. They can create, analyse and evaluate multidisciplinary innovative solutions valued by and relevant to their industry. In this Bachelor course, you will develop the necessary knowledge and skills, clinical reasoning, clinical imagination, professional identity, and commitment to the professional code and values of the profession that are necessary to function as effective and ethical nurse. function as effective and ethical nurse. Learn to be a nurse who demonstrates professional values such as empathy, respect, cultural humility, caring, compassion and integrity. Nurses provide respect, dignity and hope for the universal rights of all people, their families and the community as a whole. Graduates will learn to practice following the International Council of Nurses (ICN) ethical principles which include; justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, accountability.


Students must undertake all simulation labs and professional experience placements. All students (full-time and part-time) must be available to attend full-time (Monday-Friday) intensive simulation labs (2 weeks every semester) and professional experience placements. FEE-HELP may be available to eligible applicants, refer to for more information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Other requirements

Applicants will be required to submit documentary evidence, and make ongoing declarations regarding the following: vaccinations, immunisations and health tests, Work with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Police check issued by the Australian Federal Police. Applicants must also hold a current first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense). For further information, visit


AHPRA Registration; Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Selection for admission into this course is made on the basis of merit. Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants is likely to exceed the places available in this course. Applicants with a completed Diploma of Nursing (from an accredited Australian Education Provider) and who are either awaiting or have obtained, unconditional registration (without restrictions) as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2), General with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) may be eligible for Advanced Standing. The allocation of advanced standing for theory and Professional Experience Placement is determined by evidence of your prior study and your EN registration evidence (if applicable).English Language Proficiency Requirements: To practice safely in Australia, health practitioners, including nurses, must have strong English language skills. This includes being able to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, collaborate with other health care professionals and keep clear and accurate health records. The English language skills registration standard is one of the five core standards required under National Law. In preparation for registration and required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), all new applicants to study the Bachelor of Nursing at TAFE Queensland are to demonstrate English language proficiency, as well as literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment. To enrol in this program applicants 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 and United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English language test or evidence that you are currently registered as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Some applicants who currently hold registration as an Enrolled Nurse may also be required to satisfy English language proficiency requirements. For more information, visit . Successful applicants may also be required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment and attain competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy before enrolment can be finalised. The bksb is a Commonwealth approved literacy and numeracy online assessment tool. This is a requirement in accordance with TAFE Queensland and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

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, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Your time with us will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. At TAFE Queensland, undergraduate nursing education is designed to educate ‘generalists’ who can provide high-quality health care and perform key functions in a variety of health service settings. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing you will have the skills required to work as a registered nurse in a multitude of settings in Australia or overseas including public and private hospitals, community health, mental health, aged care, home health care, indigenous health, occupational health, rural practice and international nursing.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025


Fee *See notes

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

2 years On campus or 4 years On campus