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Nursing courses

Do you want a satisfying career in the nursing sector? We offer courses to get you started. You can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Our graduate nurses are highly skilled healthcare professionals with scientific knowledge and skills developed through tertiary education and professional practice. 

Our graduates find employment opportunities including:

  • nursing
  • paramedicine
  • research-related work in the healthcare field.


Our nursing courses are provided by the College of Health & Biomedicine and Victoria University Polytechnic.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 3 hours
Duration: 18 hours
Learn practical first aid skills and knowledge such as CPR, bandaging and splinting, and applying the principles of first aid safety. The course contains a blend of online and face to face learning.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 1 year

Are you passionate about working in the health industry? Do you have a keen interest in clinical coding?

Duration: 2 years

Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

Duration: 4 years
Prepare for a career supporting life and bringing new life into the world. Our double degree in midwifery and nursing gives you the knowledge and skills for two distinct, in-demand professions.
Duration: 3 years
Ensure you are a work-ready graduate by completing this course which meets requirements for registering as a Division 1 nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Postgraduate 2 courses

Duration: 8 months

Take the next step in your nursing career, with an online Graduate Certificate in Nursing from Victoria University.

Duration: 2 years

Take your career in health to the next level with VU Online's Master of Nursing. Our online course is designed for professional nurses, and connects your learning directly to your current career.

Postgraduate research 5 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to health or sport with the Master of Applied Research.

Duration: 2 years
Reach your goal in the field of nursing. If you have demonstrated an ability to conduct extensive study and research in a focused area of nursing, then this course will get you to where you want to be in your career.
Duration: 4 years

Undertake your PhD in a world-leading research centre. Victoria University's Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) provides expert supervision in a wide range of disciplines.

Duration: 4 years

Receive intensive research training before beginning an innovative thesis in the broad areas of health and sport with our integrated PhD program.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

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