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Welcome to IHNA Brisbane Campus – Where World-Class Learning Meets Vibrant City Life!

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Delicately tucked within the charming landscapes of Queensland, Brisbane is the epitome of a thriving city co-existing with serene natural surroundings. As Australia’s briskly expanding third-largest urban centre, Brisbane boasts of a lifestyle that competes with the best in the world. It’s gained a reputation for being both hospitable and sociable, presenting city life at a pace that’s pleasantly refreshing. What sets Brisbane apart is its ideal combination of big city convenience, safely cradled within breathtaking natural attractions. Unlike its Aussie counterparts, Brisbane offers a breath of fresh air – quite literally – with lesser crowded streets and a slower, more laid-back lifestyle. It’s a haven away from the mad rush usually associated with urban living.

Brisbane is a city teeming with life and diversity, effortlessly combining local and global influences into a unique blend of experiences. It’s like a carnival of cultures that offers something for everyone’s taste. Brisbane is a city that thrives on its influences and vibrant entertainment scene. It’s a place where you can experience a mix of cultures creating an energetic atmosphere. For art enthusiasts there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the contemporary culture showcased in Brisbane’s art galleries. The city is also known for its street art, which adds to its charm. If you venture beyond the city limits, you’ll be greeted with stunning coastal landscapes that provide a refreshing contrast, to the bustling urban environment.

What’s truly remarkable about Brisbane is how it manages to strike a harmonious balance – a bustling cityscape on one hand, and tranquil corners that echo nature’s whispers on the other. It’s a city that caters to everyone – a student waiting to learn, a working professional navigating corporate ladders or an outdoor enthusiast breathing in the fresh air. You only need to set foot in Brisbane to uncover a lifestyle layered with a rich medley of possibilities, which is welcoming to all!

Why choose IHNA ?

Brisbane is a city that seamlessly incorporates modern urban sensibilities and the untouched allure of nature.

Brisbane, the River City

With a scenic location in Queensland on the east of Australia, Brisbane is right on the banks of the iconic Brisbane River.

Our facilities

  • Highly educated and experienced trainers and assessors
  • Student support available around-the-clock
  • Flexible practice opportunities in the lab to make students job-ready
  • Regular LLN Support
  • Cutting-edge computer labs accessible to students during regular business hours
  • Meeting spaces and study rooms located in the city’s centre, close to amenities and transportation.
  • Spacious, well-equipped 17-bed simulation nursing lab

Brisbane Campus

Contact Info

Level 3,
59 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Phone: +61 7 3123 4000
Email: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

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Guide to your Brisbane lifestyle

The definitive guide for newcomers to Brisbane!

Welcome to Brisbane, the often overlooked but no less charismatic urban jewel in Australia’s crown. Brisbane is where modern sophistication meets laid-back charm. Notably, the city is home to the bustling South Bank region, which includes the Brisbane Cultural Centre with its world-renowned arts institutions like Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and Gallery of Modern Art.Streets lined with stylish cafes, award-winning restaurants, and craft beer bars, provide succulent culinary delights for everyone’s taste buds.

With its splendid skyline and endless azure horizons, Brisbane indeed paints an irresistible urban spectacle. Brisbane’s unique selling proposition lies in its incredible balance between cosmopolitan flair and natural beauty. Brisbane’s green parks and nature reserves are not just about beautification, but they imbue a sense of tranquillity in the bustling city life.

From its vibrant cultural quarters, iconic cityscape, majestic green spaces, to close encounters with Aussie wildlife, Brisbane is a treasure trove just waiting to be unearthed. Take away the warm camaraderie from the city’s inhabitants, and Brisbane starts to feel less like a one-time destination and more like a home away from home.

  • Nestled along the edges of the snaking Brisbane River. You’ve got those stunning riverscapes that could spark a flutter in your heart. There are plenty of options for waterfront dining.
  • Brisbane has a good old mix of cultures in a city. It’s like a big, bustling international family reunion right here in Brisbane. Best part? This cultural smorgasbord shines through in droves at restaurants, festivals, and all sorts of events happening around the city.
  • Remember to swing by the Queensland Cultural Centre – it’s the cool hangout for all things art. Whether it’s galleries, theatres, museums – they’ve got the lot. And the street art is a riot of colour splashed across the city walls that you just can’t miss.
  • Scattered across the city are peaceful parks and gardens that’ll whisk you away for a quiet retreat. Think South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, or the Roma Street Parkland. Get set for some refreshing, green unwind-time right in the heart of the concrete jungle.
  • If you are in for adventure, Brisbane’s got your back! The cool waters of the Brisbane River beckon. Kayaking, paddleboarding, river cruises – it’s the splashy version of a theme park.
  • Fancy a trip to Australia’s natural treasures? With Brisbane as your base, the famous beaches, the awesome Great Barrier Reef, and enchanting rainforests are all a hop, skip, and jump away.
  • But let’s not forget the lively rhythm of life that Brisbane dances to. It thrums with events, festivals, musical gigs, and all kinds of sporting activities all year long. It’s the true-blue Aussie lifestyle, waiting for you to jump in and vibe along.

Stationed in the heart of Queensland, Australia, Brisbane luxuriates in a subtropical climate, characterised by stark seasonal shifts.

Summer (December through February)

Brisbane takes the summertime seriously. Hot and sticky: Expect the thermometer to waltz between 21°C (70°F) and 29°C (70.5°F) during this sultry season

Afternoon Delights: Thunderstorms have a tendency to rumble through on most afternoons and evenings, adding a little drama.

Feeling the heat: Be prepared! Heatwaves can saunter into the city, cranking the temperature up past 35°C (95°F) in a blink.

Autumn (March through May)

Autumn in Brisbane feels like a sunny afternoon picnic.

Just right: Generally, the mercury lingers comfortably between 16°C (61°F) and 26°C (79°F).

The Cool Down: As the season progresses, the humidity dips its toe and rain becomes less of a frequent visitor.

Winter (June through August)

Brisbane’s winter is as mild-mannered as they come.

Cool and Crisp: The thermometer typically hovers from 10°C (50°F) to 21°C (70°F), meaning your bulky jumpers will be left collecting dust!

Bright Winter Days: Rain rarely marks its presence, and the city wraps itself up in sunlit days.

Spring (September through November)

Springtime in Brisbane feels as if it draws insight from Autumn. The temperature rises from a mild 15°C (59°F) to a comfortable 26°C (79°F). As the spring progresses, there are intermittent light showers that become a more common occurrence, which offers you a refreshing experience.

Brisbane, one of the jewels of Queensland, boasts of a sophisticated, multi-faceted transport system. This intricate labyrinth of commuting options smoothly takes its residents and tourists alike from one point to another across the city.

In the heart of Queensland lies TransLink, the torchbearer of the public transport scheme, flowing like a well-oiled machine. Their offering is quite vast, comprising buses, trains, and even delightful ferry rides. These services work in perfect synchronisation, providing a seamless and dependable travel experience to all.

When it comes to buses, Brisbane City Council doesn’t lag behind, handling one of the largest bus fleets in Australia. They assert their uniqueness via the Brisbane Busway network, an intriguing concept involving roads exclusively for buses. This initiative ingeniously reduces congestion and allows public buses to glide through smoothly, speeding up commutes.

Getting around Brisbane is not only about buses. The Queensland Rail City network does its part beautifully, linking the city centre to suburbs that spread across the wider Brisbane area. Moving people around the city, this rail network plays a significant role in making the city’s transportation efficient and convenient.

By no means are the city’s transport options just limited to the land. The city’s CityCat and CityFerry services are an absolute treat, offering a scenic means to get around Brisbane. From these services, passengers get to enjoy stunning riverside views as they travel through the city along the Brisbane River.

Despite this expansive public transport system, Brisbane still heavily leans on personal vehicles for regular commuting. Commercial services like traditional taxis and rideshare companies like Uber also offer personalised commuting options.

Brisbane boasts a range of technological advancements that not only enhance passengers’ commuting experience but also supports its progress towards becoming a smart city.

The Go Card, a contactless smart card by TransLink, allows seamless travel across the public transport network. It provides riders with significant cost savings, quicker boarding times, and a streamlined experience.

Brisbane offers world-class education to international students. The city’s universities, apprenticeship colleges, and English-language learning centres welcome above 40,000 foreign students each year from a myriad of cultures and continents.

The top 5 Universities in Perth include:

  • The University of Queensland (UQ): A global pioneer in path-breaking research and distinguished scholarly reputation.
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT): Famous for offering practical learning, relevant to industry practices.
  • Griffith University: An all-encompassing university famed for its research-oriented curriculum and pioneering spirit.
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ): Providing a broad spectrum of disciplines and a strong resolve on digital education.
  • Brisbane Institute of Technology: A steppingstone for students to secure an admission at distinguished universities.

Costs of Study Programs here are affordable compared to elsewhere in the world, while the quality of education is on par with the best global Universities, making this a very popular destination for overseas students. These are some indicative tuition figures for different programs in Perth:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: $24,000 to $38,000.
  • Master’s Degree: $25,000 to $40,000.
  • Doctorate: $26,000 to $42,000.
  • Compared to global benchmarks, Brisbane’s educational centres are a perfect balance between affordability and uncompromised quality.


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We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.