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Nursing (Primary Health Care)

Specifically designed for international students, this program enables you to study with domestic students and undertake observational professional experience placement (PEP) opportunities previously unavailable to international students. It aims to facilitate the development of specialised knowledge in working with individuals, groups, families and communities within a broad primary healthcare framework.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1.5 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $34,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 088949G
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The program helps you develop specialised knowledge, skills and attributes for application in a range of primary health care nursing environments. Topics cover areas such as primary health care constructs and contexts; social context of health and ageing; introduction to working with infants, children and families; health management for infants, children and young people; diabetes management; community and primary health care nursing; and an observational professional experience placement.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates are suitable for careers in a wide range of nursing-related fields.

Our courses will give registered nurses the opportunity to provide skillful care to individuals, families and communities to prevent illness, promote healthy lifestyles and manage a range of emerging complex health issues. They will be able to take on leadership and specialised care roles in a variety of clinical nursing settings.

Potential occupations include:

  • case coordinator
  • clinical nurse specialist
  • health promotion nurse
  • community health nurse
  • injury management officer
  • mental health nurse
  • nurse research assistant
  • registered nurse
  • rehabilitation consultant.