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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Nursing

Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1
On campus - Semester 1
Online - No
Important Dates

Locations

CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

WNUR01
SATAC codes

Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing is a professionally accredited degree and will qualify you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (Division 1). This degree is an accredited program of study recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be ready to work as a safe, collaborative, articulate and ethical registered nurse. This degree will prepare you to be responsive to local, national and regional healthcare needs, and aware of emerging global healthcare trends.

Practical Training

In order to complete the Bachelor of Nursing and qualify as a Registered Nurse, you are required to undertake two types of practical experience: simulation blocks and professional experience placements. You will complete simulation blocks (in each year of study which can be undertaken as a 4-day intensive or weekly class). These must be completed full-time and on campus at one of CDU's many simulation suites located across Australia. CDU currently has simulation suites in Darwin (NT), Alice Springs (NT), Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD, via external partner provider), Melbourne (VIC, via external partner provider) and Perth (WA, via external partner provider).

You will complete 880 hours of professional experience placements across the three years of the course. There is opportunity for placement in a variety of healthcare settings including regional and remote locations.

The location you apply for is where placements will be located. By adding a location as a preference, you confirm your understanding that you will be required to attend placements in the designated state. Travel and associated costs are to be covered by students themselves.

Reasonable travel within the nursing course is an expectation. If you live in the state you receive an offer for, travel time and distance can include up to 2 hours one-way for metropolitan or rural areas. Where possible, your PEP is sourced within 150 kilometres radius of where you are currently living.

Regardless of your study mode or pattern, you are required to complete professional experience placement on a full-time basis, with rotating shifts across a seven-day week. These may include night, weekend and public holiday shifts. Professional experience placement may occur outside of your semester of enrolment.

As Bachelor of Nursing student, you may broaden your global outlook with additional international study tours and exchanges.

English Language Requirements

In order to register as a nurse or midwife in Australia, you're required to meet the English language requirements laid out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. This applies to all initial registrations, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas. Find out more: the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

Safe Practice

In order to study nursing and practice safely, you will need to have an inherent set of qualities. Nursing needs a degree of physical strength and mobility, endurance, communication and cognitive abilities. If you feel you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements, you are encouraged discuss these with the University before enrolling in the course.

Mandatory Preclinical Compliance

You must provide proof that you have met all university and State/Territory preclinical requirements before commencing professional experience placement. Your preclinical compliance documents are a legal requirement to meet contractual, Occupational Health and Safety and Legal agreements with partnering health facilities. Do you have a question regarding preclinical compliance for nursing? Please email: student.central@cdu.edu.au

Reporting Obligations

Under the national Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, CDU is required to register nursing students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to notify AHPRA if a student has or develops a health impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. More information from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.



Course transfer into the Bachelor of Nursing is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Licensing Authority (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study in 2024 is AUD $34,576.00. This equates to $ $4,322.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Nursing_CDU

Why study nursing and midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients. 

  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • Five-star Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
Nursing_CDU

Why study Nursing and Midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • Five-star Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
Nursing_CDU

Why study nursing and midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients. 

  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • Five-star Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
Nursing_CDU

Why study Nursing and Midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • Five-star Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)

What will I study?

Twenty-one (21) compulsory core units provide students with essential knowledge that underpins a population health and person-centred approach to nursing practice when caring for people with acute and chronic health problems. The specialist elective unit provides greater depth of knowledge and allows students to study a generalised or specialty subjects in which they have a specific interest.  

Course structure

Twenty-one (21) compulsory core units provide students with essential knowledge that underpins a population health and person-centred approach to nursing practice when caring for people with acute and chronic health problems. The specialist elective unit provides greater depth of knowledge and allows students to study a generalised or specialty subjects in which they have a specific interest. 
 


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units

(21 units)
240cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below.

NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)

NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing (simulation block)

NUR131 Professional Practice

NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice

NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1

SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2

NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare

SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare

SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice

NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing (simulation block)

NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice

NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2

NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3) (20cp)

NUR366 Complex Care (20cp) (simulation block)

NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice

NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability

NUR369 Nursing Practice Project

NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4

NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5 (20cp)

Electives

(0 units)
0cp

There are no Elective units available in this course.

 240cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure) (240cp)

  • A maximum of 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units.
  • A minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above.
  • See the Higher Education Course Rules (Award Requirements) in the Units and Courses Policy.

If course commenced prior to 2023:

No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Study plan




Students Commencing in SEMESTER 1

FULL-TIME and PART-TIME

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 with:



(a) No previous nursing qualifications; or

(b) Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications



and enrolling in a standard FULL-TIME or PART-TIME load.



It is recommended students follow one of the recommended plans below.

  • seek advice from the Course Coordinator if you need to deviate from one of the recommended plans; and
  • always check the assumed knowledge and pre-requisite unit requirements for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. NUR252.
  • regularly check your academic progress in your CDU MyStudentInfo account.

     
Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectivePR = Practical Required



1.1 (a) FULL-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1COSBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CO
NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing*CONUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthCO
NUR131 Professional PracticeCONUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)CO
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred PracticeCONUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1**PR
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCONUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PR
SBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCONUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PR
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
Year 3
NUR366 Complex Care* (20cp)CONUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCONUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

1.1 (b) PART-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1COSBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CO
NUR131 Professional PracticeCONUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthCO
Year 2
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred PracticeCONUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)CO
NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing*CONUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1**PR
Year 3
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
SBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCOSBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCO
Year 4
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO

CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PR
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PR
Year 5
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CONUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
Year 6
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

 

1.2 (a) FULL-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCONUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PR
SBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCONUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PR
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
Year 2
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CONUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCONUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

1.2 (b) PART-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
SBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCOSBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticePR
Year 2
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CONUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PR
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PR
Year 3
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CONUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.



THERE WILL BE NO SEMESTER 2 INTAKE FROM 2022

Students Commencing in SEMESTER 2(prior to 2022)

FULL-TIME and PART-TIME

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for domestic students commencing externally online in Semester 2 with:



(a) No previous nursing qualifications; or

(b) Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications



and enrolling in a standard FULL-TIME or PART-TIME load.



It is recommended students follow one of the recommended plans below.

  • seek advice from the Course Coordinator if you need to deviate from one of the recommended plans; and
  • always check the assumed knowledge and pre-requisite unit requirements for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. NUR252.
  • regularly check your academic progress in your CDU MyStudentInfo account.

     
Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectivePR = Practical Required



2.1 (a) FULL-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
 COSBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1CO
 CONUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthCO
 CONUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)CO
 CONUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing*CO
Year 2
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
NUR131 Professional PracticeCOSBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCO
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred PracticeCOSBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCO
NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1**PRNUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
Year 3
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR366 Complex Care* (20cp)CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PRNUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PRNUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCO  
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR  
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR  

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

2.1 (b) PART-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
 COSBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1CO
 CONUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)CO
Year 2
NUR131 Professional PracticeCONUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing*CO
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CONUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthCO
Year 3
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred PracticeCONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1**PRSBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCO
Year 4
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCO
Year 5
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**CONUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PRNUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
Year 6
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO
Year 7
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR  

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

 

2.2 (a) FULL-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  NUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
  SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCO
  SBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCO
  NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PRNUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PRNUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
Year 3
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCO  
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR  
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR  

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

2.2 (b) PART-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258  are co-requisites - students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
 CONUR256 Research and Evidence Based PracticeCO
 COSBI241 Pathophysiology for HealthcareCO
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in HealthcareCONUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing*CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical PracticeCO
Year 3
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**PRNUR366 Complex Care * (20cp)CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp)PRNUR369 Nursing Practice ProjectCO
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing PracticeCONUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4** PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and SustainabilityCO
Year 5
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp)PR  

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.

** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

Entry requirements

Quota

The Bachelor of Nursing is a highly competitive course with a limited number of places available. This means that although you may meet the minimum entry requirement for the course, you may not be ranked high enough to receive an offer. Subquotas are in place for First Nation applicants.

Location and Study Load

Prior to applying, please carefully consider whether you intend to study on a part-time or full-time basis, as well as the specific state or territory in which you wish to undertake your studies. Once an offer is made, the location and study load indicated are final and cannot be changed at a later time.

By applying for a specific location, applicants acknowledge that all placements will occur within this State or Territory. Students will be responsible for any travel costs associated with their placement or simulation blocks.

Subquotas Based on Residency

For each location, there is a subquota for applicants who currently reside in that state or territory. This ensures that applicants with local ties can contribute to healthcare within their own communities. To be considered for the residency subquota, you must have a current address within the state or territory you are applying for.

Delivery LocationModeAttendance TypeSATAC Code
Casuarina CampusInternalFull-time104951
Casuarina CampusInternalPart-time104961
CDU Sydney CampusInternalFull-time164091
CDU Sydney CampusInternalPart-time164101
Online (NT Placements)External Full-time104955
Online (NT Placements)External Part-time104965
Online (NSW or ACT Placements)External Full-time193101
Online (NSW or ACT Placements)External Part-time193102
Online (VIC Placements)External Full-time193111
Online (VIC Placements)External Part-time193112
Online (QLD Placements)External Full-time193121
Online (QLD Placements)External Part-time193122
Online (WA Placements)External Full-time193131
Online (WA Placements)External Part-time193132
Online (SA Placements)External Full-time193141
Online (SA Placements)External Part-time193142
Online (TAS Placements)External Full-time193151
Online (TAS Placements)External Part-time193152


Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 70*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Diploma level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree with a GPA of 5.5 and above.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 180.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation courses.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    • Navy: Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading Seaman
    • Air Force: Aircraftmen/Aircraftwoman, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal
    • Army: Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

 

Additional admission requirements


Nursing students must meet a specific level of English language proficiency before they start in a course.

You can show English language proficiency by:

  • completing a declaration that English is your primary language, or
  • sitting an English language proficiency test.


All applicants are required to meet the English Language Skills Registration Standard as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

Applicants will be required to submit the following via their UAC/SATAC application to demonstrate they meet the above standard prior to being included in offer rounds in one of the following ways:

1. PRIMARY LANGUAGE PATHWAY:

A signed English Language Declaration indicating the following:


  1. English is their primary language; and
  2. They have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country*, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.


*Recognised countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA.

OR

2. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST PATHWAY

Applicants have achieved and can supply evidence of the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores
    Band score of 7.0 in all bands
    (IELTS Indicator test is not accepted)

  • TOEFL Minimum Scores
    Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening
    (TOEFL Home edition test is not accepted)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores
    Overall score of 65 AND Skills profile of 65 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening
    (PTE Online test is not accepted)

  • Occupational English Test (OET)
    A minimum result of B/score of 350 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).


TOEFL Home edition, IELTS Indicator test, and PTE Online, are not accepted for entry to Nursing and Midwifery courses

International entry pathway

International applicants who have completed the CDU Foundation Studies Program and achieved a minimum mark of 75% in the Foundation English units A and B may be eligible to apply. All applicants must also supply evidence of achieving the required minimum scores in one of the accepted English language tests such as IELTS.

Essential requirements



Pre-clinical requirements:

You must provide proof that you have met all university and State/Territory pre-clinical requirements before starting clinical placements. These requirements include, but are not limited to:


  • immunisation requirements
  • Senior First Aid qualification
  • annual criminal record checks
  • working with children clearances
  • fitness-to-practice requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either:

  • providing a declaration that English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of continuous education that is equivalent to secondary education taught and assessed in English from one of the recognised countries*, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. 
    (*recognised countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America)
  • undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

 

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyTest not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall pass of 65 and 65 across all modules (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 94 and a minimum 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2023

ATAR based offers onlyATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer 28.25 34.00
Median rank to receive an offer 68.50 75.00
Highest rank to receive an offer 94.95 96.70

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Unlike the other universities I looked at where you spend time in a lab each week, CDU offers one-week practical intensives in a clinical simulation suite (which is a bit like a mock hospital environment) at one of their campuses or centres around Australia. 

Michelle

CDU student

Michelle, CDU student in Sydney

The student community and CDU staff welcomed me with open arms, creating such a positive experience.

Hema

CDU student

hema

Unlike the other universities I looked at where you spend time in a lab each week, CDU offers one-week practical intensives in a clinical simulation suite (which is a bit like a mock hospital environment) at one of their campuses or centres around Australia. 

Michelle

CDU student

Michelle, CDU student in Sydney

The student community and CDU staff welcomed me with open arms, creating such a positive experience.

Hema

CDU student

hema

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2023.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2023)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
43 .0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study 78 .0
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
9 .0
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students 22 .0
All students 152 .0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Bachelor of Nursing
Faculty/College
Faculty of Health
Sector
HE
Area of study
Nursing and Midwifery, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

Learn about nursing at CDU

Reeya is from Nepal studying a Bachelor of Nursing at CDU. Hear more about her experience of studying, living, working and playing in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

Learn about nursing at CDU

Reeya is from Nepal studying a Bachelor of Nursing at CDU. Hear more about her experience of studying, living, working and playing in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
CDU Sydney (CSP)
164091
CDU Sydney (CSP)
164101
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104961
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104951
Online (CSP)
193152
Online (CSP)
193141
Online (CSP)
193151
Online (CSP)
104965
Online (CSP)
193102
Online (CSP)
193112
Online (CSP)
193122
Online (CSP)
193132
Online (CSP)
193142
Online (CSP)
193121
Online (CSP)
193111
Online (CSP)
193101
Online (CSP)
104955
Online (CSP)
193131
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
103121A
Casuarina campus
103121A

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