Study Nursing in Adelaide, South Australia

OET Preparation

Students Who have a Qualification in Nursing and are Registered Nurses in their Home Country.

All these courses meet the requirement for registration as a Nurse in Australia.

Option 1:

Bachelor of Nursing – Pre Registration (1 year Credit may be awarded for Prior Studies)

  • Duration – 3 years
  • Fees: $28-$37,000 per year
  • Intake: March & September
  • Entry Requirement: Completion of year 12
  • A credit of 1 year awarded for previous nursing qualifications
  • IELTS Requirement 7 overall 7.0 each band

Option 2:

Bachelor of Nursing – Graduate Entry

  • Duration – 2 years
  • Fees: $37-$38,000 per year
  • Intake: March 
  • Entry Requirement: Completion of any Australian Equivalent Bachelor degree
  • IELTS Requirement 7 overall 7.0 each band

Student Who have completed high school or diploma

Option 1:

Bachelor of Nursing – Pre Registration

  • Duration – 3 years
  • Fees: $28-$37,000 per year
  • Intake: March & September
  • Entry Requirement: Completion of year 12 or a diploma 
  • IELTS Requirement 7 overall 7.0 each band

Option 2:

Diploma of Nursing

  • Duration – 1.5 year
  • Fees: $25-$32,000 (AUD)
  • Intake dates: Several intakes per year
  • Entry requirements: Completion of High School
  • IELTS Requirement: 7 each Band
  • Resulting occupation: Enrolled Nurse
  • Graduate Outcomes: Covers application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. With the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. In line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.

Nursing is a profession in the health sector that focuses on the care of individuals, families and communities. This career option requires academic knowledge along with practical experience. The best schools and universities in Adelaide provide a number of nursing program options through which one can meet the requirement for registration as a nurse in Australia.

There are certain eligibility criteria to join the nursing courses in Adelaide. Entry into a Bachelor of Nursing or diploma of nursing courses can be after high school or at graduate entry-level. Special preference may also be given to students who have some qualification in nursing and are registered nurses in their home country. Moreover, certain credits are also awarded for prior studies and registration as a nurse.

Select the best suitable option from above for the most promising and respected career for your future.

Open Colleges:

Open Colleges has been helping students in Australia for over 125 years. It has been providing convenient study options that give our students the tools they need to reach their potential. Open colleges offer flexible, accessible, affordable courses that support our students on their way to reaching their personal and career goals.

At Open Colleges, we believe education has the power to move Australians forward. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step forward in your life, Open Colleges will be there to support you and to help you unlock your potential.
Here’s a few key reasons why we think Open Colleges could be the right fit for you:

  • Industry leader
  • Experts in education
  • World-class learning platform
  • Student-focused
  • Offer superior support
  • Real outcomes for real students

Study Diploma of Nursing at Open Colleges

Become an Enrolled Nurse with the Diploma of Nursing. This Diploma is the premium qualification for nursing in Australia. You will graduate with the essential skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse across a range of health care settings. If you’ve always wanted to be a nurse, this is where to start!

Why study this course?

Learn from experienced nurses and clinical specialists onsite at Open Colleges School of Health’s state-of-the-art campuses in Adelaide and Perth.
Get flexible! Some of your learning will be delivered online, so you can study anywhere, anytime.
Gain hands-on experience with skills lab training and clinical placements.

Clinical Placements:

As part of this Diploma, you will be required to complete at least three Professional Experience Placements totaling 400 hours (12 weeks) in a variety of settings.
The placements will give you the opportunity to develop your clinical skills in a real-world setting, and to gain valuable on-the-job experience.  Placements are arranged, fully facilitated, and supported by Open Colleges School of Health. The placements are unpaid.

International students:

International students are welcome to apply for the course.
The course duration is 18 months with a fee of $30,000 for the whole course. Either IELTS or PTE is mandatory at the time of application for international students
IELTS requirement is Overall 7 each band 7 or PTE overall 65 each band 65.

Domestic students:

Domestic students who are on 485 visas or are on bridging to 485 can apply for the course.
The course duration is 18 months and the fee is discounted to $23,000 for the whole duration. IELTS or PTE requirement is the same but can be submitted later after you start the application.

Available intakes: August/ October