This program enables students to undertake a course which balances the development of clinical skills with theoretical study. Foundation studies build students' knowledge in key areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and will introduce students to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service. Students will also develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. During the course students undertake periods of clinical practice to prepare them for transition to the role of a registered nurse. Studies are undertaken both within the University and at a selection of hospitals and community facilities.

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Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Kelvin Grove
Institution CRICOS: 00213J


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As a major Australian university with a global outlook and 'real-world' focus, we strive to ensure work integrated learning experiences are included in most courses, putting our graduates in high demand.  

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they'll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students from more than 100 countries and place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Studying at QUT gives you opportunities to gain practical experience and make valuable industry connections through more than 3,000 industry partners. These opportunities led to 199,000 authentic learning experiences being achieved by our students in 2017. 

We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities, with our courses being in high demand. Our solid international reputation also ensures your qualifications will be well regarded, wherever you choose to pursue your career. 

Some of our most recent accolades and rankings include:

  • being ranked among the top 3 ‘Young Universities’ in Australia (QUT is 2nd in Australia & 20th Worldwide in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (2018), while also being ranked 3rd in Australia and 19th globally in the QS Top 50 under 50 for 2019)
  • achieving global prestige by being ranked among the top 250 best institutions in the world in both the 2019 QS World University Rankings and the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • ranking among the top 15 Universities in Australia in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Shanghai Ranking Consultancy
  • student satisfaction, with 91.7 per cent of our international students being satisfied with their experience at QUT (International Student Barometer Queensland, 2018)
  • QUT graduates achieving their career goals – we’re among the top 10 universities in Australia for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking, 2019).


We offer a broad range of courses, which combine cutting-edge theory with intensive practical learning and the latest technology, to help you take on whatever challenges come your way. Our courses are regularly reviewed and updated to maximise your career opportunities and ensure your degree reflects the latest industry practice.

QUT study areas with global impact

Study areas ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018):

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QUT Gardens Point 

Our Gardens Point campus is located in the centre of Brisbane’s CBD and is home to various high-tech study spaces, arts venues, fitness facilities and food outlets. There is plenty to do between study breaks, including exploring The Cube, the world’s largest interactive digital screen, or visiting one of our museums and art exhibitions. 

QUT Kelvin Grove 

Our Kelvin Grove campus is located only three kilometres from the CBD in the thriving Kelvin Grove Village precinct. QUT Kelvin Grove boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, a weekly market, residential units, parklands and fitness facilities, alongside the dynamic art and performance spaces at QUT's Creative Industries Precinct.


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Student services and support

University is a chance to meet new people, make lifelong friends and enjoy new experiences. It can be the most exciting time of your life. 

We’ll help you settle in to Brisbane with a pre-departure briefing; an airport welcome reception; tips on finding accommodation; health cover advice; information on bringing your family here; orientation; banking in Australia and more.

Our International Student Services team provides a range of services, including organising short trips and weekend activities for international students so you can see Australia and make friends while you’re at it. Find out more about the exciting adventures of our international students on the Student Life at QUT blog

QUT’s Student Guild manages and supports over 80 student clubs and associations that organise social events such as balls, formal dinners, social and recreational sports, competitive sports, lunch time barbeques and more!

Make Lasting Connections

Build your global networks and be ahead of the pack by making the most of our corporate partners and any  internship opportunities on offer. The exposure you can gain from studying with us will leave you with the knowledge, skills and connections to help you thrive in your chosen fields. There are also plenty of clubs and societies waiting to welcome you to QUT, which makes finding friends that much easier. 

Study in the Heart of the City

Brisbane is Queensland’s capital, with a relaxed and subtropical lifestyle. If you like to be close to the CBD and  a short stroll or bike ride away from parks, the river and even an inner-city breach, we are the uni for you.

At both our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses, you’ll have access to advanced technology, state of the art facilities and learning spaces like The Cube. You can also travel free of charge between both campuses on our shuttle bus.

When it comes to student support, QUT offers a number of services to help you adjust, succeed and thrive while you’re studying with our student support programmes.  

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