As I said in the other thread you started, I'm in my final year of nursing at Deakin, Melbourne. Three year course. It's a good course, not everone likes the format, problem based/self directed. Great reputation, we're the only VIC course with clinicals in the first year (not all of the VIC unis do anyway). I am biased but Deakin is a great uni, great social life etc. All the Vic unis have good courses though. But Deakin has more fun!!!
As far as salary next year I will earn around $16.70-17.70 Ausie per hour for morning shifts, more on lates, nights and weekends. Works out to about $1000 AU take home a fortnight. That's just the graduate program wages, they go up after your first year.
If you want more info about DEAKIN go to www.deakin.edu.au