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.
Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is today a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research. Located at Joondalup and South West (Bunbury), Edith Cowan University (ECU) has consistently received a 5 star rating for its teaching quality, as published in the Good Universities Guide. ECU has the largest Nursing program and the only dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in Western Australia. With a range of unique specialist undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses, ECU provides students with access to excellent health and wellness facilities including demo and clinical practice wards, simulation centres for scenario-based learning, and placements with a range of health providers.