you must have:
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.
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.
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You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:
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.
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.
NB English language tests are to be undertaken within 12 months before the course start date. In Semester 1 2024 the course commences on Monday 29January 2024.
You are required to complete an Evidence Checklist. All requirements are explained within the checklist. You will be able to access the checklist in your SATAC application.
Upon submission of your application, you will receive specific instructions on how to submit your evidence.
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