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Awarded by - Deakin University-Australia
Duration - 04 Years 
Structure - 03 years in Sri Lanka @ IIHS / 01 years in Australia @ Deakin University-Melbourne

Deakin University was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities. Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals. Find out more about some of Deakin's distinctive features.

They are aimed at full or part – time staff and volunteers who may not have other qualifications. They might be working in one of many services including residential, day services, hospital, housing, domiciliary or community support. They may be supporting people with a wide range of needs.

IIHS joins hands with the Australian Education Giant Deakin University to deliver Bachelor of Nursing Program which allows the students to complete the first three years in Sri Lanka & the final year at Deakin University Australia with an unbelievable cost saving and the opportunity to obtain a world class degree. Learn More about Deakin Nursing Programs.


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of G.C.E A/L or a recognized Foundation Programme
  • English Language – Credit for G.C.E O/L or IIHS Diploma in English. (For the 1st 3 years in Sri Lanka)
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than or equivalent 6.0 for the final year at Deakin *

*Please note that the IELTS score for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing may differ from the IELTS score required for registration with the NMBA. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).


Advantages of Deakin & IIHS Collaboration

  • Unbelievable Cost Saving by studying 3 years in Sri Lanka
  • Professional recognition

On completion of the degree you will be eligible for registration as a Division 1 Nurse with the Nurses Board of Victoria and eligible to apply for registration with interstate and international nurses boards.

  • Employment success- 100% Deakin Nursing Graduates gain employment within three months
  • Strong Industry partnerships

Deakin has partnerships with major private and public hospitals and clinics across Victoria

  • Excellent teaching and learning practices
  • Combine your degree with another

Course Fee for Local Students*

 At IIHS for 3 Years Registration Monthly Fee (LKR)    Total (LKR)
1st Year at IIHS
2nd Year at IIHS
3rd Year at IIHS -  27,500
Total Fee     


Deakin University Semester Fee (AUSD) Total (AUSD)
Final Year

*Prices are acurate at the time of uploading the information. Institute/ University has the authority to change the fee structure as per their policies.

Academic Pathway



What will I earn as a Nurse?

In 2010 the average starting salary for a graduate nurse in full-time work is $45,000 
This starting salary does not include additional shift allowances such as late shifts or weekend shifts, which increase salary. Salaries range between $45,000 to $120,000 plus depending on your experience, qualifications and chosen work area.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities for nursing graduates have never been greater due to the current shortage of qualified nurses both locally and overseas. Deakin Nursing graduates are equipped to pursue careers as registered nurses in a range of specialist areas.

Nursing areas:

  • acute care/sub-acute care nursing
  • nursing administration
  • aged care nursing
  • emergency nurse
  • community health nurse
  • family nursing
  • maternal and child health nurse
  • school nurse
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nurse
  • nursing policy
  • nursing professional bodies
  • nursing research
  • rehabilitation

In addition to the above, students completing nursing combined degrees may also pursue opportunities including:

  • health development and policy
  • health promotion and education
  • midwifery
  • nursing/public health policy
  • Psychology