Become a Registered Nurse.

You can apply directly through La Trobe University (for either Berwick or Frankston) via the link below.

At either the Frankston or Berwick campuses you can complete a La Trobe University Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway). This qualification enables an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (with current AHPRA – Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority Registration) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

If you are not yet an Enrolled Nurse, our ‘Free TAFE’ Diploma of Nursing will get you there. If you don’t already have a Diploma you can earn your Diploma at Chisholm - we offer courses from Certificates to Degrees to help you pathway to your Degree.

Why choose the Chisholm and La Trobe partnership?
• World-class nurse training facilities
• Save time and money. It’s just two years (rather than three) to gain a university degree and better opportunities.
• All classes close to home at Chisholm Frankston or Berwick
• No ATAR required
• Graduate as a Registered Nurse
• Full time is three days of classroom attendance a week.
• Small class sizes, individual attention, more hands on and great results.

In the Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway), you will gain clinical nursing experience, while learning to provide person-centred care in partnership with people across the life span and a variety of health care settings through face-to-face workshops and clinical sessions.

Please note there is a 100% attendance requirement for all clinical laboratory sessions and an 80% attendance requirement for all workshops.

Alongside the clinical experience, you will study the requirements for the transition to the role of registered nurse, applied evidence based care and leadership and clinical governance in nursing. You will also undertake specialised subjects including mental healthcare in nursing, primary healthcare and First Nations Health.

The final subjects in the curriculum aim to support your transition to Registered Nurse by promoting consolidation and reflection on your clinical practice and engagement in professional nursing. These subjects will assist you to manage time and caseloads, lead teams, and make ethical clinical decisions with a compassionate and caring approach.

You will be required to complete supervised clinical placements and purchase a branded scrub top for these placements as part of this course.

You can apply directly through La Trobe University (for either Berwick or Frankston) via La Trobe University Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse).

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway) - Berwick (Chisholm Institute) (

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway) - Frankston (Chisholm Institute) (

This course is provided in partnership between Chisholm and Latrobe University (TEQSA PRV12132 - Australian University).

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
Delivery location
Berwick, Frankston
Not available for International students
Full Time, 2 years.
Start dates
February 2024

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.