Nursing & health

Whether your passion is for health administration, nursing or paramedical science, we have the courses and industry connections to guide you through a fulfilling career in the health industry.

Our training responds directly to industry requirements, with courses created in conjunction with key partners including hospitals, disability services, and a wide range of community organisations such as Western Health and Alfred Health.

Simulation laboratories

We have three nursing laboratories and an in-hospital simulation laboratory. The interactive mannequin technology used by our nursing and paramedic students is designed to simulate the treatment of patients in a real-world environment. Our simulation labs also offer live video streaming, for greater student participation in learning.

Practical placements

Our nursing students train at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Western Health where they have the opportunity to experience the true nature and challenges of contemporary nursing practice. They work alongside expert clinicians, and enjoy supportive clinical learning environments across the spectrum of nursing specialities.

Paramedicine students complete practical clinical placement in the non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) sector where they get hands-on experience in treating and transporting patients.

Student-run clinics offer our students the opportunity to provide health services to members of the public and observe service delivery by qualified staff.

Aaron Lethlean's success story

Aaron Lethlean overcame personal difficulties through VU’s support to graduate with a degree in nursing.

 

“I decided to attend Victoria Polytechnic as there were pathway options and support available in academic writing, literacy and numeracy. Disability services also assisted me in developing a plan to support my needs, and the nursing staff offered an understanding environment. During my Diploma of Nursing, I attended a study tour to Vietnam where we completed a clinical placement in Hanoi Paediatric Hospital. This was the opportunity of a lifetime and I learned to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary team.”

All nursing & health courses

Course information sessions

Health information sessions

Footscray Nicholson Campus
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Werribee Campus
27 February 2018 + more dates
Attend an information session for one of our Certificate III Health courses.
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