Whether your passion is for biomedical and exercise science, aged care, dermal therapies, nursing or midwifery, nutrition, osteopathy or even ambulance paramedical science, we have the courses to guide you to a fulfilling career in the health industry.

If you don’t yet meet the entry requirements to get into your chosen health & biomedicine course, we'll get you where you need to be with our study pathways, with guaranteed entry into your chosen bachelor degree on completion of a diploma.

Dermal Sciences

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences if you have successfully completed:


You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Paramedicine if you have successfully completed:

  • Diploma of Paramedical Science (with half a year (4 credits) granted)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (with over a year and a half (13 credits) granted). If students have completed a graduate year in an acute care setting they are eligible for an additional 1 credit.


You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Nursing if you have successfully completed:

Aaron: Nursing success through support

“I chose VU as there were pathway options and support available in academic writing, literacy and numeracy. VU disability services also assisted me in developing a plan to support my needs while maintaining fairness, and the nursing staff offered an understanding environment.

I am currently a graduate registered nurse at Royal Melbourne Hospital. My long-term goal is to return to postgraduate studies and specialise. Education is the key to improve knowledge as healthcare in the 21st Century is so complex."

Aaron's courses

Aaron Lethlean overcame personal difficulties through VU’s pathways support to graduate with a degree in nursing.

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Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Visit: VUHQ (Student Service Centres)