Undergraduate Certificate (Nursing)/Bachelor of Nursing
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

The Undergraduate Certificate (Nursing) provides you with foundational knowledge and skills related to the broad field of healthcare with a focus on nursing. Covering both practical and theoretical realms, in this course you will learn about: law and ethics as related to healthcare; anatomy and physiology of the human body; person-centred care and partnerships in nursing practice; and the key attributes of the registered nurse in contemporary practice. You will learn in a highly supportive environment and have access to a suite of services designed to help achieve your study goals and advance your career.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma, you will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Nursing with 48 credit points of advanced standing. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing, you are highly-skilled nurse with an understanding of contemporary nursing practice and innovative nursing care. Course content focuses on the importance of patient-centred care and nursing practice that is culturally safe, evidence based, and respectful. You have the opportunity to undertake up to 840 hours of professional placement (with a minimum of 800hrs required for registration) undertaken in block periods. Placements are available in public and private hospitals and community centres in Brisbane and regional and rural Queensland.

The QUT Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course. Deferment is not available.

For more course information, visit Undergraduate Certificate (Nursing) at QUT and Bachelor of Nursing at QUT.

Combined diploma/degrees

Upon completion of the undergraduate certificate component, you will be automatically offered a place in the Bachelor of Nursing. Each of your undergraduate certificate units will be credited to the degree.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

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. For more information on acceptable English Language tests please check the QUT website.

Assumed knowledge

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

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
60.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

87.00

64.65

53.75

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

89.00

67.90

60.65

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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Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Nursing.

Membership

Refer to Bachelor of Nursing.

Course Code
409822
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$2590 (1st year contribution)
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane