Chat With Us

    Bachelor of Nursing [H3O]
    Go to University of Tasmania
    University of Tasmania

    Bachelor of Nursing [H3O]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

    University RankQS Ranking

    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code




    Rozelle - Sydney

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 115,707  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Nursing [H3O]


    Enrolled Nurses only - additional entry period now open - Nursing Study Period 3 2022

    An additional intake is open, for enrolled nurses only, to commence H3O at either Cradle Coast or Rozelle, in Nursing Study Period 3 2022.

    • Places are limited and competitive. Offers will be made based on time of application and how your recent qualifications compare to those of other applicants.
    • Students must be admitted to the course and enrolled in units by 30 June to allow time for pre-Professional Experience Placement (PEP) compliance
    Nurses transform and make a positive impact on people's lives.

    We provide you with a meaningful educational experience, tailored to the many roles nurses play in our community. Nursing can take you to places that you never thought possible, and our two-year accelerated course option is designed to get you there faster.

    Our course embraces a primary health care framework, and embraces a primary health care framework, with a student-centred approach, that delivers a variety of high impact engaging learning experiences, diversity of authentic assessments, and contemporary digital learning technologies

    In addition to a blended model of learning that combines online learning with on-campus intensive periods, you will undertake a minimum of 880 hours of Professional Experience Placements aligned with your interests, and across a variety of five clinical and healthcare environments.

    Your learning is delivered in a highly supported environment. We provide in-person support throughout your studies from dedicated nursing teaching staff, and guarantee a maximum of 1:12 staff to student ratio for your practical and simulation learning experiences. We're here to help you with whatever you need, when you need it, and ensure that your learning experience is personalised and focussed, just like the care you'll be providing as a registered nurse.

    We'll prepare you to be solution focused, compassionate, agile, and resilient, developing the clinical reasoning and practical skills required for your role as a registered nurse.

    If you need to study away from home, our 

    The Bachelor of Nursing (H3O) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing healthcare environment. With this highly regarded degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. The Bachelor of Nursing (H3O) is an accelerated degree, meaning you will complete the full six semesters of study, including placements, over a two-year period.

    Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated) courses are offered at our Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast* and Sydney campuses for eligible students. Please note the Accelerated course is non-transferable.

    You will be supported by a well-equipped simulated learning environment. During the course you'll also be given the opportunity to undertake work placements in both rural and metropolitan healthcare facilities. You will develop the knowledge and skills – and perhaps most importantly, the attitude – needed to offer the highest quality health care. You will learn the best practices for the provision of patient-centred care, safety and quality in practice, and research and evidence based practice in nursing.

    As an accredited course**, once you graduate from this program you will have the knowledge and skills to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

    * Domestic students only for Cradle Coast

    ** This program is subject to accreditation by ANMAC.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0, with no individual band less than 7.0, or a PTE Academic score of 65, with no score lower than 65 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or higher
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Safety In practice requirements

    This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course's Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    The Bachelor of Nursing is designed to prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse, who are at the forefront of healthcare delivery. Demand for registered nurses is only increasing, with 85,000 more nurses forecast to be required to meet future healthcare needs by 2025.

    Upon graduation, you can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). If you wish to work as a Registered Nurse in another country, you will need to apply for registration with the national regulatory authority of the country in which you wish to work.

    You can be an integral part maintaining healthy community, working in sectors such as health promotion, mental health, or aged care, by having a person-centred focus, while providing advice, treatment, and management.

    Critical care, emergency, surgical and medical nursing demand is also increasing. Acute care roles, primarily located in hospitals, are vital for an efficient and effective healthcare system to function. As a registered nurse, you'll have the opportunity to specialise across the healthcare system, in roles such as:

    • Acute care nursing, including critical care, emergency nursing, surgical, and neonatal care
    • Primary healthcare, including health promotion, sexual health, and child and family health
    • Mental health across both acute and community roles
    • Rural and remote healthcare
    • Nursing education
    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Professional Recognition

    If you are intending to apply for registration as a nurse in another country you must meet the requirements stipulated by nursing councils, licensing boards or colleges. Therefore, you should contact the registration authority in the country in which you wish to register to determine the requirements.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 115,707 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Bachelor of Nursing [H3O]

    University of Tasmania

    [object Object]



    Similar Programs

    Other interesting programs for you

    Find More Programs