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Registered Nurse Conversion Australian Registration Nurse Stream (BSc Nursing)

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DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

700

About offering

This course is designed to build on your professional knowledge and experience as a registered nurse and enhance your capability as a member of an interprofessional team in a changing healthcare system.

You will study research, evidence informed practice, and the biological and behavioural sciences that underlie nursing. You will be encouraged to problem solve, and identify and assess the needs of individuals and families.

The course can also help you establish a basis for future postgraduate study, specialisation and research.

Successful completion of this stream provides internationally and locally qualified nurses to seek registration within Australia.

Related courses:

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Upon graduating from the Australian Registration Nurse Stream, you can become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0

What kind of applicant are you?

Applicants with higher education study

Undertaken higher education study before? Find out how you can apply for a Curtin course and what credit you may be eligible for.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

This is not a course switching stream. You must have a completed qualification to enter this stream.

Higher education course switcher criteria

This is not a course switching stream. You must have a completed qualification to enter this stream.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) N/A
HKDSE N/A
IB N/A
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) N/A
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) N/A
WAUFP (CPS) N/A
India (CBSE) N/A
India (HSC) N/A
Sri Lanka N/A

Minimum academic entry requirements

Please select a country above.

Course prerequisites

Qualifications recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework as equivalent to a minimum of a three-year diploma, minimum of three months full-time recent clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in a hospital (acute setting). Provision of resume, job description, statement of employment, overseas nursing registration are required.

Applicants must hold a recognised three-year Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Nursing Diploma or equivalent.

Applicants for the Registered Nurse Conversion - Australian Registration Nurse Stream are required to submit supplementary documents with their application. Please visit the BSc Nursing supplementary information page for further information.

Qualifications recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework as equivalent to a minimum of a three-year diploma, minimum of three months full-time recent clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in a hospital (acute setting). Provision of resume, job description, statement of employment, overseas nursing registration are required.

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please visit the course for more information and how to apply.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: STRU-AREGN
  • This offering was last updated on: September 12, 2018