Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

and

  • Satisfactory evidence of meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standards.

A change in the accreditation standards for Nursing that requires that all domestic Diploma of Nursing applicants will need to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) activity  and meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standards.

CSPA

All applicants must meet Exit Level 3 for both Reading and Numeracy, and Exit Level 2 for Writing.

If Reading and Writing levels are not met, you are able to use SACE English for the Reading and Writing components of the Nursing Accreditation Standards, however you will need to undertake Bridging Unit(s) for Subsidised Training funding requirements.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standards

You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

  1. English is your primary language


    Successfully passed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education, taught and assessed in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America.  At least 2 years of evidence must be between years 7 to 12.

    OR

  2. Extended education pathway

    You went to school in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America

    You have completed a minimum of 3.5 years studied in English in any combination of Vocational, Secondary or Tertiary education.

    Note: Studies undertaken in English Proficiency do not count towards these requirements.

    OR

  3. You have completed one of the following English language tests:

IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 AND a minimum score of 7 in each of the 4 components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

OET with a minimum score of B in each of the 4 components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 communication skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 as well as at least 24 in listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking.

What kinds of Evidence can I Submit?

You are required to complete the Evidence Checklist.  All requirements are explained within the checklist.

How do I submit evidence?

Upon submission of your application, you will receive specific instructions on how to submit your evidence.

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