Subject focus: Nursing courses in Australia

  • Study nursing. Photo credit: NorthTec

    Study nursing. Photo credit: NorthTec

Nurses are critical to the success of any healthcare system and Australian and New Zealand-trained nurses are much in demand all over the world.

Studying a certificate or diploma at college will enable you to start working in the field of nursing.  If you want to move on to become a fully registered nurse, you can usually transfer credit earned during your Diploma to gain your Bachelor of Nursing degree at a partner university.  Choosing to study nursing at college can be a great option if you want to move into nursing from another career, or have not gained the qualifications to enter directly onto a degree programme.

Study Options subject focus feature looks at nursing courses at colleges in Australia. These courses can get you started on the right track to becoming a fully registered nurse, or to begin working as an enrolled nurse after completion. Read the full feature to find out what you will learn on these courses.