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Overview

If you are currently, or have previously been a registered nurse, you may apply to undertake either one or a number of units of study for the purpose of continuing professional development or simply for interest.

Sydney Nursing School offers non-degree units of study in a wide array of fields including, mental health nursing, intensive care nursing and clinical trials practice.

Important information

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

Please contact the Sydney Nursing School's Postgraduate Student Advisor on 02 9351 0504 prior to putting in your online application application.

Please submit the following with your application:

  1. certified copies of academic transcripts or clinical qualifications/achievements;
  2. certified copies of any degrees or diplomas; 
  3. certified copy of current authority to practise as a registered nurse from an Australian state or territory;
  4. Statement of Support Clinical Assessment Requirement form (if appropriate) available from the Faculty website;
  5. certified copy of your passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate;
  6. certified copy of your marriage certificate or other appropriate documentation, if your name has changed;
  7. evidence of English proficiency (ie IELTS test results) if appropriate;
  8. any other relevant documentation that you feel may support your application.

Semester 1 - 20 February of the same year.

Semester 2 - 30 June of the same year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

Separate scholarship deadlines apply. Please check the relevant website for details.

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 30 June of the same year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. 

Separate scholarship deadlines apply. Please check the relevant website for details.

Admission criteria

Your admission to a unit or units of study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience, and availability.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the essential tasks and activities necessary to be able to achieve the core learning outcomes of a course. They are specific to a particular course or discipline. To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the inherent requirements for this course.

Career pathways & prospects

Domestic students

International students

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.