Health Care progression requirements- Domestic students

Pathway to second year Bachelor of Nursing and progression conditions

If you successfully complete the Diploma of Health Care, and meet the conditions set out below, you will enter the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University (providing you with 80 credit points of exemption towards completion of the 240 credit point degree).

  • Progression to the Bachelor of Nursing from the Diploma of Health Care is subject to quota restrictions and is determined on the basis of academic merit. Selection is competitive as the number of eligible graduates generally exceeds the 100 places available annually to College graduates.
  • At a minimum, to be considered in the quota selection, you will need to complete the Diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s rank requirement for direct entry to the Bachelor of Nursing. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.
  • If you are selected for a place in the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be required to commence your degree approximately six weeks prior to the start of the University’s first trimester, to undertake the intensive course 1809NRS Effective Nursing Practices. As this involves clinical placement, eligibility for enrolment is dependent on successful completion, within the Diploma, of a set of mandatory requirements such as pre-placement orientation, health and security checks, immunisations, and acquiring additional clothing/equipment+. Full details will be provided at orientation.

Other progression conditions:

You must meet a number of specific requirements by the end of the Diploma of Health Care in order to be eligible to undertake clinical placement in the Bachelor, if you are successful in being awarded a place. This includes:

  • Providing Griffith College with your Immunisation and Health Records
  • Providing Griffith College with an International Police Check from your country of residence
  • Providing Griffith College with a Statutory Declaration stating that you have no pending criminal charges or previous convictions
  • Providing Griffith College with an ‘Exposure Prone Procedure Declaration’ form completed by a Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse
  • Applying for a Blue Card from the Queensland Government to confirm you are approved to work with children and young people under 18 years of age
  • Completing a recognised first aid certificate with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (at your own expense)
  • Completing the QLD Health ClinEdQ Online Student Orientation program
  • Providing Griffith College with a completed Griffith College Student Deed Poll
  • Completing the WIL Health & Safety Online Module
  • Purchasing the required clinical placement uniform to wear in clinical laboratories. The uniform is a requirement when you undertake clinical placement. Further advice about this will be provided to you during orientation.

Professional recognition

Please note that graduates of the Diploma of Health Care will NOT be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). In addition, successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing alone DOES NOT guarantee your registration with AHPRA. On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, please contact AHPRA directly to obtain further information.