I worked as a nurse while I was a t uni and able to offset travel to uni, costs of placements, uniforms, books etc at tax time, which was handy. I also took up a scholarship
(rural nursing), which was great. I would have loved to have gotten into the defence force scholarship as they pay you a wage, your hecs. You do have to return service, which means that you are committed to work for the same length of time that they support you for, after you graduate plus a year. But that also is great because at least you know that you will have a job when you graduate. Usually you can apply for scholarships
after the first year, so look up any scholarships. Another bonus is you dont need to go through any recruitment fuss like all the othe graduates, because your job is all sorted for you.