Nursing, Health & Wellbeing Programs

Few careers are as rewarding or intimate as nursing, midwifery and paramedicine. Working in an evolving health sector, you'll be helping improve lives in the most fundamental ways. To prepare you as much as possible for working out in the field, we take a hands-on approach. Combining real-world experience with online learning, we equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide the highest quality of care.

Discover our programs

You want to improve people's lives and help them during difficult times. You want a degree where you spend time learning in a variety of clinical settings and a career where you are constantly updating your skills.


Begin your career in nursing. With the Diploma of Nursing you will gain hands-on learning experience in our nursing labs as well as clinical experience through placements in residential aged care, acute, mental health and community settings.

Your caring nature and love of working with people will give you the opportunity to start a career where you can make a real difference in your community.

Why choose Federation for your studies?

We're ranked among the top universities in Victoria for skills development and undergraduate starting salary*

Supporting our students to achieve success in their studies and in life is something we are proud of.

Whatever your passion or career goals, Federation has everything you need to get out there and make your mark in the world and feel supported in the process.

As Victoria's premier regional university, we transform lives, and how we do this is reflected in The Good Universities Guide 2023* rankings.

You'll join a university that puts student support and wellbeing first

#1 in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments*
For the fifth year in a row, we have been ranked number one in Australia for First-Generation Student Enrolments. We’re enormously proud of our long-standing reputation as the number one university in Australia for first generation student enrolments. Fifty-five per cent of our students are the first in their family to attend university.

#1 in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)*
Federation University has been rated five stars in the last six years for student support at an undergraduate level - This is the longest sustained level of satisfaction of any Victorian university.

We have a range of student-focussed programs, social activities and services available that will help undergraduates and those returning to study feel supported throughout your time at Federation, some of which you can come and explore at our support and services hub. Explore all support services >

#1 in Victoria for Undergraduate Starting Salary*
We have a 152-year history of partnering with community and industry to ensure we're educating and training graduates for the best opportunities available, with the highest salaries.

#1 in Victoria for Social Equity
We are committed to a fair, just and equitable treatment of all students, staff and academics. Due to our consistent leadership in this area, we have been rated five stars and #1 in Victoria in social equity for the last six years.

One of the leading factors that contribute to social equity is our commitment to supporting our students through scholarships. Discover the scholarships available in 2023 >

Co-operative Learning - embedded, real industry experience

Federation's commitment to skill development is embedded in our co-operative learning model. This is different to traditional work placements because we actively bridge campus-based learning with workplace learning - so you'll graduate with work experience as well as the skills to succeed.

Our co-operative learning model applies to selected courses in 2023. By 2025, every program will include a cooperative work experience – real workplaces, real projects and real career opportunities.

Find out more about this exciting new learning model and what it will mean for your future studies >

Get in touch

For further information call 1800 333 864 or book a free phone consultation with a study advisor.

* Source: The Good Universities Guide 2023