Program Overview

Start your unstoppable career in nursing at UniSA, and become a highly sought-after health professional, caring for people across all health settings.This is your opportunity to make a positive contribution to Australian healthcare. UniSA offers you an industry-relevant, practical qualification which will ensure you’re career-ready.With constant change in technology and approaches to care in the healthcare industry, UniSA’s nursing programs are also constantly evolving and adapting with this change.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 34,300



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  • Health of Adults
  • Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice
  • Experiential Learning Activity: Acute Care Practicum 3
  • Health of Infants, Children and Adolescents
  • Assessment, Diagnostics and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Context of Practice: Primary Health Care
  • Experiential Learning Activity: Extension to Practice Practicum 4
  • Transition to Professional Practice
  • Experiential Learning Activity: Transition to Practice Practicum 5

Admission criteria

The admission criteria have been grouped to assist you to easily find the information most relevant to your circumstances. However, you may fit into more than one and the university will consider applicants against each of the relevant criteria.

Certain conditions apply. For more information refer to Appendix 4 of the University's Selection and Entry policy.

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent


  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or

  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.


Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or

  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Diploma or above


Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or

  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or

  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past, or

  • Be an Enrolled Nurse with a current practising certificate

English language entry requirements

In addition, international students who speak English as a second language must have obtained one of the following standards within the last two years prior to admission. Possession of one or more of these qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the University of South Australia. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.

English language test

  • IELTS total [7]
  • IELTS reading [7]
  • IELTS writing [7]
  • IELTS speaking [7]
  • IELTS listening [7]

The fees for Bachelor of Nursing may vary from £34,000 to £45,000 annually for tuition fees. The fee's prices may get higher for International Students.

Registered Nurses are at the forefront of healthcare, with their contribution to patient care imperative for the wellbeing of today's society. UniSA nursing graduates can work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • hospitals
  • primary health and community support services
  • aged and rehabilitative care 
  • schools
  • home care
  • drug and alcohol treatment centres
  • community health organisations
  • mental health services
  • international aid agencies
  • corrections facilities
  • management.
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