A world-class healthcare system needs nurses who can not only connect with and care for patients, but also nimbly adapt to and adopt new technology throughout their career.

Our nursing courses give you the skills you need to work as an enrolled nurse or registered nurse. Your degree will also give you the knowledge and understanding to provide patient-centred care in a variety of settings, with technology that’s always changing.

With nursing courses at Swinburne, you’ll learn in cutting-edge facilities that simulate real-life situations and settings. Browse TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses to find detailed course information, application dates, nursing ATAR scores, fees, entry requirements and more.

Browse our Nursing courses

Just four weeks until direct applications close

Thought you'd missed the boat? Not by a long shot. Semester 1 classes start soon, but there's still four weeks to submit an application, receive an offer and enrol.

Why study with us?

#1 in Australia for teaching quality and student support#

#1 in Victoria for skills development*

Hands-on experience with 800 hours of clinical placement^

Nursing study guide

Nursing study guide

Learn to provide patient-centred care in a variety of settings, with technology that’s always evolving.

Our nursing facilities

  • Nursing students at the Hawthorn nursing lab stand by a hospital bed
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Two nursing students practice using hospital equipment in the Hawthorn nursing labs
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Swinburne student administers needle to dummy patient as part of their nursing training
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Woman overseas three nursing students tending to dummy patient at Swinburne's nursing lab
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Dummy patient wearing white hospital gowns in blurred in the background and a sphygmomanometer sits in focus
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Innovative nursing degree accredited


    Commencing Semester 1 2018, Swinburne’s new Bachelor of Nursing replaces lectures with patient cases, allowing students to interact with simulated and real-life scenarios through innovative technologies. Work placements in health, aged-care and community service mean students can graduate with industry experience and an edge for employment.

  • "This course has allowed me to gain a much better understanding of the nursing profession and has been a great stepping stone into the industry. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the course. My experience on my first aged-care placement was one I’m truly grateful for, as I was given the space to learn and participate in everyday life at the hostel."

    Samantha , Diploma of Nursing (enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

  • How to become a nurse

    Becoming a nurse is more than just a rewarding and fulfilling career choice — for many it’s a calling. Learn how to become a registered or enrolled nurse and help people in your community.

Looking for more?

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    Download a course guide

    Thinking of studying with us? Whether you are a domestic or an international student, we have a wide range of courses to suit your needs. Simply complete the form to download your course guide.

  • Book a one-on-one

    Not sure which course is right for you? No stress. Book a one-on-one appointment with a course adviser for help with your application or advice on your study options.

  • Course planner

    Begin planning the units you will study in your course.

  • Female student on a professional placement stands in the office and smiles to camera

    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects. Find out more about Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs.

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#Good Universities Guide 2020

^ Included in our Bachelor of Nursing