Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

Domestic students | International students onshore | International students offshore | Costs and scholarships | Study days | Study patterns


This course is specifically designed for registered nurses who already have a certificate or diploma in nursing and now want to upgrade their qualifications. It will assist registered nurses to increase their skills and knowledge bases, and to enhance their professional practice. While recognising prior learning experiences, it augments the clinical repertoire, leadership skills and research capabilities needed to participate in a growing, more sophisticated health care environment.


Domestic students

You can choose to study full time or part time.

  • If you are a domestic student with a diploma-level qualification, you need to complete 4 units of study or 24 credit points to qualify for the award. The course will take 1/2 year full time or 1 year part time.
  • If you are a domestic student with a certificate-level qualification, you need to complete 8 units of study or 48 credit points to qualify for the award. The course will take 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

International students – onshore

International students who study onshore must study full time.

  • If you are an international student with either a diploma or a certificate-level qualification, you need to complete 8 units of study or 48 credit points to qualify for the award. The course will be 1 year of full-time study.
Admission requirements

You need to satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • You must be registered as a nurse in Australia or another country
  • You must hold a qualification at the certificate or diploma level in nursing
  • You must be currently working as a registered nurse or have been employed as a registered nurse within the last two years at the time of enrolment
  • You must meet English language requirements which are specified in the Nursing Handbook.

International students – offshore Singapore

This offshore course is conducted in Singapore by the University of Sydney in conjunction with the Singapore Institute of Management. Graduates of this course receive their award from the University of Sydney. The course is offered over 2 years part time or 1 year full time and is taught in the block mode with online support.

The face-to-face component each semester is delivered in a two-week teaching block at the beginning of the semester and some units have additional face-to-face hours mid-semester. There is one intake per year commencing in January/February.

Admission requirements

Admission to this program requires O level English or English proficiency as detailed in the faculty resolutions and current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.

You must also have one of the following qualifications:

  • a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore
  • an approved Diploma in Nursing from an approved institution
  • a Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing or its equivalent.

Costs and scholarships

Detailed information about the cost of study for a bachelor's degree can be found in the University's Future Students website. You will also find information about scholarships for which you might be eligible.


Study days and study patterns for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

Semester 1
Semester 2

These units of study require attendance at classes, with online support through eLearning.