Entry criteria

There are many ways you can gain entry into a nursing degree through Western Sydney University Online. Match your past with your future and start your journey to become a registered nurse.

The Bachelor of Nursing with Western Sydney University Online has limited places, so along with your entry criteria we ask that you provide a statement of intent as a means of us assessing your motivations and suitability to study Nursing.

Keep your answers concise, but this is your chance to tell us about you and why you should be offered one of the limited spaces available. Around 1 page will suffice.

  • Why Nursing? – Discuss your reasons for pursuing the degree, long term goals and commitment to caring for others.
  • Online Study is a big commitment. How will you stay motivated to study, particularly in an online environment?
  • Discuss any personal traits and individual characteristics that make you an outstanding applicant.

 

The table below will give you an overview of your pathways to applying. You only need to fulfill one of the criteria to be able to apply for our nursing degree.

All students must meet the English proficiency criteria. This can be met with proof of studying 5 years at secondary school level or above in Australia, or appropriate English test.

Please be aware that this information is indicative only and can change.

ENTRY POINT LEVEL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Year 12 HSC (or equivalent) Minimum ATAR 75
  • Official ATAR document with document listing units of study
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
Certificate IV Complete (Graded or Ungraded) plus 2 years FTE work
  • Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Up-to-date CV with at least 2 years work experience (assessed on a case-by-case basis)
Diploma Complete (Graded or Ungraded), or
50% complete plus 1 year FTE work
  • Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
Advanced Diploma Complete (Graded or Ungraded), or
50% complete plus 1 year FTE work
  • Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
Bachelor Units At least 2 units with minimum required GPA
  • Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
Postgraduate Units At least 2 units with minimum required GPA
  • Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
Overseas qualification Deemed by NOOSR as AUS equivalent
  •  Official award/transcript
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
STAT – Multiple Choice Only Ranking: 170
  •  Official award
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)
NSW Tertiary Preparation Certificate IV Minimum Tertiary Entrance Score of 219
  •  Official award
  • High School Certificate/declaration or
    proof of 5 years full-time study in Australia or
    English test (as per English proficiency requirements) certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • Name change and/or marriage certificate (if applicable)