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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Develop the critical knowledge, skills, and ethical understanding to successfully become a registered nurse, balanced with a deep understanding of the skills required to help people engage in healthier lifestyles. Deakin’s Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion enables you to make a difference in the health outcomes of individuals, communities, and global populations.

Gain a valuable mix of hands-on clinical practice and theory throughout the course. Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout every trimester of the course. You’ll undertake over 920 hours of work placements in various settings under the supervision of qualified practitioners. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in public health and health promotion, learning to tackle health issues and boost wellbeing through combined approaches involving community engagement, policy development, research, and more.

Passionate about helping people lead healthier lives, across clinical and community settings?

This combined degree in nursing and public health and health promotion gives you the advantage of learning skills in two different facets of health care. Public health is an organized response by society to protect and promote health and prevent disability. By looking at the patterns of health and disease, public health focuses on the health of populations, rather than at the level of the individual. Health promotion is about working with people to improve their health and creating environments that support health – be they environmental, legal, physical, economic, or social.

You will also get the chance to study the foundations of health promotion practice, such as:

  • biostatistics
  • environmental health
  • epidemiology
  • health sociology
  • planning and evaluation.

Campus Information


The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.


  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As a registered nurse with public health and health promotion knowledge, you can pursue career opportunities around the world in a range of work settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • homes
  • hospices
  • aged care settings
  • clinics
  • schools
  • universities
  • community health centers
  • government agencies and private industries.

The skills you will develop in the growing public health and health promotion area will qualify you to work in diverse areas, including:

  • health education
  • health and human services
  • public health communication
  • health policy development and implementation.

Your knowledge of the social and environmental factors that affect the health of individuals and populations will prepare you for a career in a range of clinical and community settings, such as:

  • public health
  • schools
  • rehabilitation
  • health education
  • voluntary organizations
  • patient support agencies
  • working abroad.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • (standard class XII) 65%

Mandatory student checks

In accordance with the Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students are also required to declare their immunization status to satisfy the requirements of health organizations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organization may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunization status is not satisfactory to the health organization.

Inherent requirements

The essential knowledge, skills, and capabilities are required to undertake and successfully complete the undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses and to practice safely as a registered nurse and/or midwife. 

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.