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Master of Nursing Studies (International)


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CDU Sydney
Course location
CDU Sydney
Course Duration
1 year/s
2 year/s
Annual Fee
Availability for Admission
Semester 1

CDU Sydney: this course is only available to International students

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Master of Nursing Studies (International)
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Master of Nursing Studies course is designed extend knowledge gained through nursing clinical practice, develop beginning research skills and advance discipline specific theoretical knowledge. Students will be nurses in their country of origin and have clinical experience to apply this learning to contexts specific to their area of practice.

The Master of Nursing Studies (International) is a coursework qualification, it does not lead to register as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia.

Course fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $32,850.40.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, 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.

Credit transfers & pathways

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

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • 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 9.

Contact details

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

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or


This 120 credit point, accelerated Masters course consists of core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills, evidence-based practice, cultural awareness and research methods.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(10 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA526 Literature Review
HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence
HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20 credit points)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20 credit points)

Specialist Electives
(0 units)

There are no specialist elective units available in this course.

(0 units)

There are no elective units available in this course.

  120cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a one-year accelerated plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit

Accelerated Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners CO HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO
HEA515 Health Informatics CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO
HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence CO     HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice CO
HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context (Online only) CO     HEA526 Literature Review CO


Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies


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




UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW




Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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