Nursing can take you places; in your career or to another part of the world. Nursing is a profession that continues to grow and develop, and there are always new opportunities to learn. The nursing profession offers diverse practice environments that range from working with state of the art technology in metropolitan hospitals to working closely with clients and families in their homes or as a nurse practitioner. Nursing has a range of specialties from midwifery, paediatrics and aged care to oncology and palliative care, critical and emergency care, rehabilitation, mental health and rural and remote nursing. Nurses also work in education, research, health promotion, illness prevention, occupational health and safety and health service management.
Becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia
You will need to complete an accredited course at a recognised university. Once you have successfully completed your program you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Becoming a Registered Nurse in Malaysia
Although many universities in Australia are not listed in Malaysian Qualifications Accreditation Board (MQA), however, according to Malaysia Nursing Board, as long as you are a Malaysian, you can be graduated from any part of the world and still be eligible to register as a practising nurse in Malaysia. You will be required to sit for a practical and theory test and it costs RM30.
University of Tasmania
Tasmania made Lonely Planet’s top ten ‘must visit’ list for 2015 with the guide noting that the state has a fresh, hip and inclusive attitude sparked by the brilliant revival of its cool waterfront capital, Hobart. Tasmania’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and a burgeoning arts culture, boosted by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), makes it a must-go destination for tourists.
And it’s not just the festival and party scene that attracts people. Tasmanians breathe some of the world’s cleanest air and drink its purest water. Unpolluted coastal seas and rich, fertile soils enable them to produce the finest foods, wines and beers. Snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, diving, rock climbing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, surfing – all are within a stone’s throw of the University’s campuses and are easily accessible and affordable through the various Tasmanian University Union (TUU) clubs and societies.
Over the past three years, the University has received more teaching awards than any other Australian university (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching). The University offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 150 postgraduate programmes, from graduate certificates through to masters and research degrees. Subject areas across six faculties and three specialist institutes:
Arts: Humanities, social sciences and the Tasmanian College of the Arts
Business: Management; finance and economics; accounting and corporate governance
Education: Early childhood; primary; secondary; applied learning; and physical activity
Health Science: Medicine; human life sciences; pharmacy; nursing and midwifery; psychology
Law: Combined degrees with arts, business, science, economics and information communications technology
Science, Engineering and Technology: Agricultural science; earth sciences (geology); maths and physics; architecture and design; chemistry; computing and information systems; engineering; geography and environmental studies; plant science and zoology
The Faculty of Health Science offers a number of undergraduate degrees courses for students seeking careers as health professionals. The Faculty continues to offer new and innovative courses to meet the ever developing careers in health sciences. Four Schools within the Faculty of Health Science offer professionally accredited undergraduate programs which prepare students for practice as medical scientists, doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
The programs and Schools are:·
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in medical laboratory science) – School of Human Life Sciences;
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – School of Medicine;
- Bachelor of Nursing – School of Nursing and Midwifery;
- Bachelor of Pharmacy – School of Pharmacy.
University of Tasmania – School of Nursing
If you’re looking to make a difference as an invaluable part of the healthcare system, then a career in nursing will help you do it.
The University of Tasmania offers exceptional nursing education and training both in the classroom and through strong industry partnerships. Thier graduates go on to work as nurses and midwives in a range of areas including chronic disease management, mental health, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.
UTAS Bachelor of Nursing is offered as a traditional three-year degree in Launceston and as a two- year, fast track degree in Hobart and NSW campuses in Rozelle and Darlinghurst.
UTAS also offer a number of postgraduate nursing programs for registered nurses seeking career development. This includes our popular nursing specialisation programs, enabling registered nurses to select from over twenty different areas of specialisation.
What do nurses do?
Nurses provide care for people in a multitude of different situations, such as childbirth, acute illness, chronic conditions and emergency situations. A career in nursing or midwifery means no two days are ever the same: they’re exciting, stimulating and diverse, offering a variety of environments and areas in which to specialise – in a hospital, such as in intensive care, emergency, neurology, orthopaedics, radiology, communicable diseases, research, paediatrics and special care nurseries; and within the community, including private clinics, aged care facilities, the defence forces, schools, industrial sites and remote areas. There are also opportunities in education, management, research, remote retrieval services, government, health promotion and sales.
Where do nurses work?
Nurses and midwives make up the largest health professional group in the world, and so choosing this career provides widespread opportunities to work in many areas – in hospitals, within the community, in universities and overseas – while offering unparalleled job security. Nurses and midwives are constantly in demand, both in Australia and overseas, and the flexibility of the job offers highly trained graduates the choice of where, when and what type of work to do.
The portability of nursing and midwifery offers the choice of where, when and what type of work to do. A high-demand career, nursing can give you a huge range of career choices and flexibility once you graduate. You could work in a hospital setting, education, community health, remote or rural areas and even special events like the Falls Festival. You could develop your career into a specialist area of health, and you may end up with a job that offers flexible shift work or Monday to Friday 9-5 business hours.
How much does it cost?
Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track Hobart) (H3H)
Duration: 2 years | Campus: Hobart | Intake: Semester 1 | Fees: $45,000* (calendar year) | IELTS: 6.5 or higher | CRICOS Code – 055223G
Bachelor of Nursing (H3D)
Duration: 3 years | Campus: Launceston | Intake: Semester 1| Fees: $28,000 p.a. | IELTS: 6.5 or higher | CRICOS Code – 001680G
Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (H4A)
Duration: 1 year | Campus: Hobart; Launceston | Intake: Semester 1 | Fees: $28,000 | CRICOS Code – 039202B
Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)
The Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) provides commencing international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course (provided satisfactory grades are maintained).
All international students who submit an application to study in a Foundation Studies, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Tasmania will be automatically assessed for the TIS Scholarship by our Admissions Team. If you are successful, this will be outlined in your UTAS Offer.
Applicants are automatically assessed for this scholarship at the time of submitting their International Student Online Application. Applicants can be awarded a TIS for all semester intakes and selection for this scholarship will be based on high achievement in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level courses.
Applicants will be notified in their Offer if they have been successful in being awarded a scholarship provided final results have been submitted. Successful TIS recipients will find inside their Offer details of the Scholarship terms and conditions. Students should read their scholarship offer carefully. Please note that this scholarship is only available to commencing students. International Scholarships will not reassess current students based on their academic progress at UTAS.
Available to all commencing international students who submit an application to study one of the eligible programs offered.
Generally, applicants will require the equivalent of an overall B+ average or higher, depending upon the course and scholarship eligibility requirements (with the exception of the Foundation Studies Program and Health courses as shown below). As qualifications and grading scales can vary significantly from country to country, your eligibility will be assessed by an Admissions Officer.
Faculty of Health Courses
As a limited number of scholarships are available for eligible health programs, selection for these scholarships is very competitive and will be based on exceptional achievement in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level programs.
Scholarships are available for eligible health programs, selection for these scholarships is very competitive and will be based on exceptional achievement in studies at secondary, diploma and degree level programs.
To be considered for a Faculty of Health TIS, applicants will require the equivalent of a minimum ‘A’ average (80%) or higher in their previous studies, depending upon the course and scholarship eligibility requirements. Successful applicants must return their acceptance with payment by the date specified on their offer letter to retain the award. Applicants will be notified in their Offer if they have been successful in being awarded a scholarship, provided final results have been submitted. Successful TIS recipients will find inside their Offer details of their Scholarship terms and conditions. Students should read their scholarship offer carefully. Please note that this scholarship is only available to commencing students. International Scholarships will not reassess current students based on their academic progress at UTAS.
Successful applicants must return their acceptance with payment by the date specified on their offer letter to retain the award. Applicants will be notified in their Offer if they have been successful in being awarded a scholarship, provided final results have been submitted. Successful TIS recipients will find inside their Offer details of their Scholarship terms and conditions. Students should read their scholarship offer carefully. Please note that this scholarship is only available to commencing students. International Scholarships will not reassess current students based on their academic progress at UTAS.
To apply for this scholarship please submit the online application form.
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