Registered Nurse Conversion - Australian Registration Nurse Stream
|Minimum ATAR||Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
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.
- Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Domestic and International)
- Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Stream (Domestic only)
- Registered Nurse Conversion - Non-Registration Nurse Stream (Domestic and International)
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Applicants must hold a recognised three-year Australian Qualification Framework 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.
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Upon graduating from the Australian Registration Nurse Stream, you can become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Credit for recognised learning is available depending on your level of qualification.
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.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Applicants with other international qualifications
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