Become a qualified nurse with an 18 month Diploma of Nursing

Australian Catholic University (ACU) College RTO# 3578 and Cabrini have joined forces to offer students the chance to become a qualified nurse in just 18 months. This new Diploma of Nursing offers education and training at ACU’s Melbourne campus and practical clinical placement entirely at Cabrini.

This course is perfect for those looking to start their career in the health field as an enrolled nurse. However this diploma is not just for school leavers, it is an ideal course for those looking to return to work or change careers later in life.

Course features

  • Quality training with current nursing staff focusing on person-centred care and holistic nursing practice
  • Theoretical training and simulation activities with state of the art facilities
  • 400 hours of practical clinical placement at Cabrini – offering hands on experience with a diverse range of patients
  • All clinical placements are conveniently completed entirely at Cabrini campuses
  • Gain confidence and familiarity within the hospital setting
  • Be work-ready on the day you graduate – giving you an advantage over other candidates
  • Gain access to qualified, expert trainers and clinical staff
  • Access to additional learning through Cabrini’s professional development seminars and workshops 


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a nationally accredited Diploma of Nursing and have the skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). To learn more about the benefits of being an enrolled nurse see our video.


Applications for 2020: To learn more about the course and to consider applying in 2020, please click the link below. To apply, you must have year 12 or equivalent and have the required level of English proficiency. For full details of the course, including subject outlines, requirements and the application process, please refer to ACU College’s course page.