text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Colombo  +94 11 77 11 888 | Battaramulla +94 117 550 800 | COVID-19 updates!

COVID-19 update: This institution offers programs that will start online and continue on campus later.

Check out the What’s New section below for more information.

video Bg

Institute of Health and Nursing Australia



Health Careers International are specialists in delivering high-quality, professional programmes of education which enhance the career potential of healthcare workers across the globe. The university's dedication to excellence and workplace-focused courses is supported by a cutting-edge collaborative approach, establishing it as a leading institution for healthcare in Australia.

The institution is made up of seven divisions which each provides specialist education and training according to the students' chosen fields of study. The divisions are the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia Institute of Health and Management HCI Learning Hub EduSystems Australia Healthcare Staffing Solutions Health Careers Investments and HCI Consultancy.

Health Careers International was founded in 2007 and now employs almost 250 highly trained staff. HCI has provided training to over 5,000 learners from across the world. The institution offers a number of programmes at campuses across Australia's main cities, namely Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as through partnerships across Asia. HCI provides a range of vocational and postgraduate courses as well as continuing professional development programmes.

Flexible and remote learning arrangements, complemented by hands on training in laboratories and internships in professional healthcare environments ensure that students enjoy a comprehensive, well-rounded course comprised of real-world studies and experiences.

Students arriving at Health Careers International will find themselves in one of the world's most diverse countries and have the chance to immerse themselves in a truly welcoming society with an exciting culture. There are endless opportunities to experience Australia's natural beauty, vibrant cities, and excellent cultural and food scenes, making it one of the best places to study in the world.

Show more +Show less -
What's new

What's new

COVID-19 updates

IHM and IHNA strongly support the student community concerning the impact of COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions. The priority, as always, is the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and community. HCI has been working hard to provide all the necessary support to its students and staff at home and overseas. IHM and IHNA both have excellent online learning platforms, through which students are able to continue their learning without any compromise to the quality of education provided.


HCI believes that each student is unique and helps design their path to success through connections with Australia's leading universities.

This journey could start at a certificate level leading all the way to a master's degree. HCI offers a wide range of pathway programmes, as well as English language programmes, such as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), to ease student transition.

Through partnerships with universities, HCI provides opportunities for students to work on their foundational skills and develop themselves.

Murdoch University

  • Diploma of Nursing to Bachelor of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) to Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

Charles Darwin University

  • Diploma of Nursing to Bachelor of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services to Bachelor of Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing to Master of Nursing

Edith Cowan University

  • Diploma of Nursing to Bachelor of Nursing

University of Wollongong Australia

  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing to Master of Nursing

Show more +Show less -


The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA), having campuses across Australia, is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing students with quality training and education in the field of nursing and healthcare, both in India and Australia. It has been one of Australia's premier providers of healthcare education and training since 2007.

IHNA offers courses approved by the Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA) which focus on positively impacting patients and community health and welfare. Key areas covered are nursing, health and community services, such as disability support aged care leadership and management and early childhood education.

IHNA offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and has highly qualified educators. Every IHNA course is taught by practising and experienced nurses in Australia who understand the regional medical environment.

It has produced 10,000 students with highly successful results who have gone on to work in leading institutes around the world.

Show more +Show less -


Established in 2012, IHM offers higher education and research in Australia in the areas of nursing and healthcare management. It is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standard Agency (TEQSA) and offers motivated nurses postgraduate education to help with reaching new career heights.

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing (GDN) and the Graduate Certificate of Nursing (GCN) are the most popular study options offered by IHM and help international nurses upgrade to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level eight.

IHM's Entry Programme for Internationally Qualified Registered (EPIQ-RN) helps equip qualified international nurses with an Australian nursing registration.

IHM offers a student-centric learning environment, to help students get personalised attention and equip them with the skills required to become expert healthcare professionals.

Hundreds of students have achieved the Australian Nursing registration with IHM, and have made their mark in leading institutes of healthcare in Australia.

Show more +Show less -
Study options

Study options

HCI offers a range of study options for international students across its schools.

School of Nursing

IHNA and IHM's School of Nursing offer courses in line with global standards in the industry including:

  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Online)
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (face to face)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing (face to face)
  • Diploma of Nursing

School of Community Services

A range of certification courses for care of the disabled, aged care, health service assistance, and care of children are offered by the School of Community Services including:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

School of Healthcare Management

This school has a number of study options for students including:

  • Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • Certificate III in Health Administration
  • Diploma of Practice Management

English Courses

Tailored and specialised English language courses are available for students to choose from including:

  • English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Show more +Show less -


Students must first apply to study a course. Upon receipt of a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), students can then apply to the Australian Government for a student visa. An application for a student visa must be made at the regional Australian Embassy or High Commission. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) can offer assistance with student queries on visa applications.

Entry requirements

International students must meet the certain requirements:

  • An IELTS band score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • Must have completed year 12 or equivalent
  • Must be aged 18 years or above during course commencement

If students do not meet English language requirements, they can opt for an ELICOS course to help them fulfil these requirements. Students are encouraged to visit the Health Careers International website for more on admission details.

Show more +Show less -
Student speak

Student speak

''I selected IHNA for my nursing education and it was a good decision. Now I can proudly say that IHNA helped me to achieve my dream. I had a quality time there. I had talented and supportive staff and educators, functional labs, a computer library and so on. I am really thankful to IHNA for giving me the confidence and exposure to pursue my nursing career. I am a grade nurse at Joondalup Hospital and am planning to continue my nursing journey (Bachelors at ECU). IHNA is an ideal place for the student who wishes to pursue his/her nursing career confidently and competently.''- Jismy Ouseph.

''Studying at IHM was a wonderful experience. I did my EPIQRN course at IHM and this has directed me to become a registered nurse in Australia. The course was extensive and there was continuous support and supervision from all the HCI staff. The lab sessions were really helpful prior to my placements. I went to Canberra for my placement and had a memorable experience. Actually, going interstate for placement is really an extra advantage. The staff, nurses and everyone goes the extra mile to always help you develop professional skills. Overall, I would say I really enjoyed studying at IHM, Melbourne, City Campus.''- Alisha Bhandari.

''I would like to share my experience of Nursing study GDN and EPIQRN at IHM. IHM allows graduates to have a variety of roles that lead to working overseas. The teachers are wonderful and experts in their fields. I was fortunate enough to find amazing teachers and peers, which made classes so enjoyable. I feel more confident and the knowledge I have gained from these courses has laid a solid foundation for my future career. Thanks to IHM for the experience of a lifetime, it is one I will never forget or take for granted.''- Amandeep Kaur Gahra.

Show more +Show less -

Average cost of living in Australia

View full cost of living
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
At Health Careers International
Heidelberg Heights Victoria 597-599 Upper Heidelberg Road
Parramatta New South Wales Level 7, 33 Argyle Street
Perth Western Australia Level 2, 12 St.Georges Terrace
Melbourne Victoria Level 5&6, 131 Queen Street
The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (INHA) is an Australian Registered Training Organization (RTO) that is dedicated to giving the best learning experience for a successful and satisfying career in nursing, health, and community services. It was founded in 2007 and has since maintained deep and relevant expertise of the healthcare industry.

The institute is proud to have welcomed over 14,000 students from across 50 countries through its campus doors throughout Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth. IHNA team has also grown to over 150 professionals with a broad range of industry experience. The institute also invest in state of the art simulation facilities and laboratories, so that their students gain exposure to latest and best practical training experiences.
https://images1.content-gbl.com/commimg/myhotcourses/institution/profile/myhc_221849_320px.jpg Institute of Health and Nursing Australia https://www.idp.com/srilanka/universities/health-careers-international/iid-au-01126/

Total average cost: $2451

  • $1019
  • $897
  • $139
    Daily life
  • $396
Calculate your cost of living

To find out more about the information shown here – read about How we collect and display course information. IDP assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. We always recommend that you speak to an IDP counsellor to get the latest and most accurate advice.

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list