Federation University Australia (FedUni) has multiple campuses in Victoria, Australia and has achieved a maximum five-star rating for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide from 2010-2014. As one of Victoria's 5-star universities, FedUni offers over 400 comprehensive study programs – ranging from short term courses to degrees and beyond. The Ballarat and Mount Helen campuses are well known for their nursing programs. Ranked number one in Victoria for student support, FedUni has the highest rate of graduates in overall employment of any Victorian-based university, and average starting salaries are higher than graduates from other Australian universities as well, as per the Good Universities Guide report. Nursing and paramedicine students can gain hands-on practice in real-life challenging settings in the simulated home environment learning space at Mt Helen.
The largest provider of university education in regional Victoria, La Trobe University is a multi-campus university that is focussed on public research and has its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The 2017 QS World University Ranking has La Trobe University ranked 360 in the world, and these rankings have placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally. The health sciences program at La Trobe is a hands-on experience, with an accent on clinical education in the form of clinical placements, fieldwork, and other practical experience that helps students to integrate theory with practice. With strong industry links and partnerships with Victoria’s finest hospitals and healthcare centres, La Trobe graduates are well placed to pursue careers in hospitals, healthcare centres, private clinics, and government organisations.
Popularly known as Australia’s university of enterprise, UniSA is South Australia’s largest university, and offers a diverse range of programs designed in partnership with industry including Technology, Arts, Health Sciences and Business courses. In the year 2015, UniSA has been ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50 at #25 and named as one of the world’s best young universities by QS and #38 by Times Higher Education. The nursing and midwifery qualifications at UniSA stay relevant to global advancements, and graduates are guaranteed well-reputed, practical qualifications that ensure that they are well equipped to face work challenges. With a strong focus on theory and practical experience, nursing students will gain work exposure in clinician led, state-of-the-art hospital and health service on campus. 2017 QS Subject Rankings place the Nursing program at UniSA in the World Top 50 for Nursing, and the teaching excellence here prompts many students to make this university their first choice.