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Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery

Overview

Double your professional worth and career opportunities by earning two degrees from one of Australia’s leading nursing and midwifery schools.

Imagine the difference you could make to the lives of young and old, mothers, babies and entire families with an exciting, diverse and rewarding career in nursing and midwifery.

UQ’s innovative Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery dual degree program takes a narrative and patient/woman-focused approach to learning, integrating practice across diverse, complex and dynamic healthcare environments.

You'll benefit from a program that links theory and practice through a variety of teaching methods, including narrative workshops, online learning and clinical simulation.

You'll integrate theory with practice across a range of healthcare settings, undertaking more than 1000 hours of supervised clinical placement in a range of clinical settings that include hospitals and a variety of other healthcare organisations.

Included in these hours are ‘continuity of care’ experiences that are completed over the duration of the program. Providing continuity of care involves accompanying a woman and her family through the pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum experience. You'll also have opportunities to engage with innovative models of healthcare, such as telehealth.

Students may receive the opportunity to undertake a placement outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. Additionally, subsidised international placement opportunities may be available, subject to funding.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024)
QTAC Code
728602
Program Code
2290
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$41120
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
728602
Program Code
2290
CRICOS Code
062637E
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain knowledge and professional recognition across two programs.
  • Start your practical experience in your first year, where you'll undertake rostered clinical placement shifts and clinical skills simulations.
  • Consolidate your knowledge and skills through extended clinical placements in your final year, streamlining your transition from student to registered nurse.

30 in the world for nursing

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

1 in Queensland for clinical, pre-clinical and health

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study

Placements and work experience

You will undertake more than 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisation. You will have the opportunity during your placements to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings. This includes 'continuity of care' experiences that are completed over the duration of the program. Providing continuity of care involves accompanying a woman and her family through the pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum experience. You'll also have opportunities to engage with innovative models of healthcare, such as telehealth.

You will commence your clinical placements in the first year of the program. Over the first three years of the program you will normally complete multiple shorter placements incorporating 8-hour shifts and in the final year you will complete extended full time clinical placements in Nursing and Midwifery. Further information about placement providers can be found here.

Further details can be found on the placements website website .

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Registered nurse
  • Midwife
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Community midwife
  • Registered nurse (community health)
  • International aid worker
  • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
  • Antenatal midwife
  • Registered nurse (child and family health)

Graduate salary

Nursing (undergraduate)

$67K–$71K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

When you graduate, you are responsible for your own registration as a health professional with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

You can generally submit a graduate application for registration about six weeks before receiving your final results. After your results are released and you’ve received your completion letter confirming you have completed the requirements of your course, your faculty or school will send your details to AHPRA. AHPRA can then finalise your application.

Contact your faculty if you have any questions about your details being provided to AHPRA. You can also check the status of your application directly with AHPRA.

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery is accredited by:

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):
  • General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
It is strongly recommended that students undertake one of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):
  • General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
It is strongly recommended that students undertake one of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
92.135

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

Bridging English (BE) results, CES, BEP, and OET not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the BNursing/Midwifery for Semester 1, 2023

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.9599.95
Median95.2597.2
Lowest90.6592.1

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

5956.2%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
4341.0%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
<5<5

International students

<5<5

Total

105100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$5,566

2024

$5,566

2024

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $41,120

2024

AUD $41,120

2024

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $80 per year)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $130 renewed every 3 years)
  • Police check for criminal history ($45)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased through the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery is 2290.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery is 728602.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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