12 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 2-hour computer lab per semester
12 x 8-hour independent studies per semester
1 Admission into BNGU-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
1a Admission into BNGUC-Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assignment(s), Quizzes
Topic description

This topic introduces student to the nursing profession and independent learning. These two areas are intertwined in preparing students to study successfully and to develop the required knowledge, skills and attributes required of a Registered Nurse.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop skills and capabilities to support independent learning for successful transition to university, the nursing profession and lifelong learning.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the professional roles and responsibilities of registered nurses, inclusive of law and ethics and requirements of governing bodies in Australia
  2. Explain and model therapeutic and professional communication techniques in line with professional standards and codes
  3. Demonstrate skills and capabilities to promote successful transition to university, nursing and progression through the Bachelor of Nursing program
  4. Discuss strategies, resources and tools identified to facilitate own learning and promote lifelong learning

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.