For entry into a university nursing course commencing in 2018, the ATAR ranged from 60s to the mid-80s. When combined with another Bachelor’s degree such as midwifery or arts, the ATAR was sometimes in the 90s for the double degree.
The following tables show the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2018 in the various states throughout Australia. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria or alternative pathways to gain entry.
It is also worth noting that some universities offer an Enrolled to Registered Nursing pathway as well. Please check with the universities or institutions you are looking at applying to in order to see if this pathway might be an option to you if your goal is to become a registered nurse but you don’t meet the requirements for university.
There is a postgraduate pathway that is available at more than 13 universities around Australia. They require an undergraduate degree, some with some universities having specific pre-requisite subject requirements which they publish on their websites.
A list of postgraduate courses to become a registered nurse is in the table below:
The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for an up to date list of approved programs of study to become a registered nurse in Australia: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Nurse&type=General&div=Registered%20Nurse%20%28Division%201%29
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a postgraduate course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Nursing and Midwifery Federation of Australia and other industry organisations, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.