Study Nursing

Potential Career Outcomes

All Registered Nurse occupations are currently on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL).

Course overview

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is one of the largest employing industries in Australia. Nurses play a key role in Australia’s health system, providing care and treatment in a diverse range of settings. In Australia, a Diploma of Nursing would enable the student to apply to become an enrolled nurse. For Registered Nurses, the student must complete at least a Bachelor of Nursing.

In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career in this field. In these courses, student will learn topics such as:

  • Perform clinical assessment
  • Administer and monitor medicines
  • Nursing Patients with Chronic Illness
  • Nursing Patients with Mental Health & Illness
  • Nursing Practice
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Community Care Nursing
Graduate Outcomes
  • Registered nurses earn on average $1,909 per week.
  • Enrolled nurses earn on average $1,426 per week.
  • The number of people working as registered nurses is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years.
  • It is projected that there will be approximately 147,000 job openings over 5 years for registered nurses.
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 7 overall, with no band less than 7)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Diploma of Nursing

Duration: 74 – 108 weeks
Intake: 4 Terms
Cost: $24,000 – $55,470

Locations:  Most cities – throughout Australia

  • Bachelor of Nursing
    Duration: 138 – 159 weeks
    Intake: February, July
    Cost: From $30,700 per year
    Locations: Most cities – throughout Australia


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