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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $7,876.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $19,000.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

Domestic Tuition Fee

Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units.

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Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

Offers an innovative and broad study approach, preparing students for flexible career options in dynamic healthcare settings.

This comprehensive course is unique in WA in preparing graduates for beginning level practice in both midwifery and nursing, and provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care within the healthcare environment.

This course has been approved as a pathway for registration as a nurse and midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.

Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.

Accreditation

  • This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates of this course will be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the ability to practise depends on successful registration. In order for students to gain eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, students will be required to:
    - Undertake their final semester continuous practice within six months prior to course completion.
    - Adhere to the policy relating to English Language minimum requirements for registration as a nurse and midwife in Australia.

Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

The School of Nursing & Midwifery follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU’s standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU’s Important Dates page.

Additional Course Information

Reporting Obligations
To fulfill the University's reporting obligation to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), names of students undertaking this course will be provided to AHPRA and listed with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the purposes of student registration.

Practicum Placement
To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate.

Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certificate of National Police Clearance
- Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening
- Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification courses, available via ECU provider
- Current Manual Handling Certification: initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification courses, available via ECU provider
- Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule
- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment
- Working with Children Check

Related careers

Nurse, Midwife

Related studies

The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) is also available in this discipline.

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