Please note that you must accept your offer and enrol into this course by the specified deadline, or your offer will lapse and your place will be re-allocated. This date appears on your offer letter email from Swinburne.
You cannot defer your studies in this course.
Police check and Working with Children Check
Bachelor of Nursing students attend Professional Experience Placements throughout their course are required to provide an annual National Police Record Check. If you are unable to provide a valid National Police Record Check, you will not be able to attend the placement component of this course. Fit2Work is Swinburne’s preferred Police Check provider. Links to apply for the check will be arranged by the Swinburne Placement Team upon course commencement.
If you have lived overseas for more than 12 months in the past 10 years, you are also required to provide a police check from your country of residence (including an English translation) and/or a statutory declaration stating that you have never, in another country, been convicted of any crime.
All applicants must apply for or maintain a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program.
This course requires up-to-date evidence of immunisations and documented immunity as required by the Victorian Department of Health. If you are not able to provide up-to-date evidence, you will not be able to attend the clinical placement component of this course. This includes a current TB test for new enrolments. For more information about the minimum immunisation requirements please visit: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation/adults/vaccination-workplace/vaccination-healthcare-workers. Influenza is an annual requirement to be completed by 1st June 2024.
Additional immunisations may be required in response to any changes in Government policy or the specific requirements of the organisation you attend for your clinical placement. Further information will be provided at the commencement of the course.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing must also meet the English language skills requirements to become a registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia (NMBA).
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.
Professional Experience Placements (PEP) commence in Semester 1 of the Bachelor of Nursing and continue in each remaining semester of the course. PEP allocations will occur during the specific clinical placement blocks identified on the nursing academic calendar. Other arrangements may be negotiated at the discretion of the Nursing Course Director, in circumstances that have impacted a student’s attendance. Placements can occur during the school holidays.