Sydney Nursing School forms
Application for variation of enrolment
Application for credit
Application for waiver of NURS5083
Request for special arrangements
Request for discontinuation of studies
Application for suspension of candidature
Application for one-week extension
Application for re-marking
Application for special consideration
Returning to University after discontinuation
Re-enrolling after suspension of candidature
Applying for transfer
You can download the following forms here on our website, or if you prefer, you can pick up a form from the brochure stand outsideNursing Student Services on the ground floor.
Please ensure that you follow all instructions on the form, and provide all required documents. Once completed, these forms must be given to Nursing Student Services. You may send your forms by email to or drop them off in person to the Nursing Student Services Counter.
To add or drop individual units of study, you need a variation of enrolment form. These are available online or at the Nursing Student Services front counter. You will need to have your Academic Adviser sign and approve your variation form, and then bring it to Nursing Student Services to be processed. Students are advised to check relevant census deadlines before requesting a unit of study variation in order to avoid financial and academic penalty.
When is the last day I can add a unit of study?
The last day students could add/enrol in a unit of study for Semester 2 this year is the 10 August. There is a point at which it is too late to add a unit of study for Semester 1.
What is the Census Deadline?
The Census Date is the last day students can withdraw from a unit of study without facing a financial and academic penalty. In Semester 1, the Census Date is 31 March. In Semester 2, the deadline is 31 August. After this, there are further deadlines which relate to academic penalties for withdrawing – further information regarding these deadlines can be found at the Timetable Unit website.
After you have obtained the correct form, you will need to gain written approval from your relevant Director/Adviser. If approval is granted, the Director/Adviser will sign the form then you must lodge it with Nursing Student Services.
Application for credit (pdf)
All applications for credit must include an original or certified copy of your official academic transcript, and unit of study descriptions for the units you are applying to credit. If you are applying for credit for a unit of study that is not a Nursing subject, you must also have signed department recommendations from the relevant faculty (Arts and Social Sciences; Health Sciences; or Science).
This form is for students who request a waiver for NURS5083: Human Bioscience in Health within the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) and combined degrees. A student may be given a waiver from the requirements to complete NURS5083, on the basis of previous study in Human Biology completed within the last five years. If a waiver is granted, the student will be required to complete an alternative unit of study as approved by Sydney Nursing School.
Please follow ALL instructions on the form before you submit it to Nursing Student Services. If the forms are incomplete or required documentation is not provided, your form may not be assessed.
If you are applying for special arrangements, you must also fill in a statutory declaration form.
This form is for students who wish to withdraw from their studies entirely. To suspend your studies for a semester, please complete an Application for Suspension. There are deadlines for withdrawing units of study with or without penalty. The University’s Timetable Unit provides an online Session Calendar with these dates.
If you wish to discontinue your studies, it is recommended that you speak to your Academic Adviser or Nursing Student Services. Forms are available online or at the Student Services Counter (where they must be submitted). Please be aware that there are financial penalties for discontinuing after the Census Date, and there may also be academic penalties – see the various deadlines in Semester 1 and 2.
This form is for students who wish to suspend their studies for one or more semesters.
You must state the suspension period requested and the reason for this request. The completed form, together with all supporting documentation must be forwarded to the relevant program director for their recommendation. The form then needs to be lodged with Nursing Student Services.
Please note that applications will be accepted up until the week before the HECS census date, which is two weeks after the unit of study commencement date. It is important that the completed and approved suspension application form be lodged at Nursing Student Services by these deadlines to avoid financial and/or academic penalties.
This form is for students who require an extension of time for an assignment of up to one week (five working days).
If you are applying for an extension of up to one week, you must also fill in a statutory declaration form.
For extension requests greater than one week, please complete an Application for Special Consideration.
This form is for students who wish to seek a re-mark of an assessment item. When submitting this form, you must include the following documentation: the original, marked piece of work; a clean copy of the piece of work to be re-marked, should the re-marking be approved; and a letter detailing why you believe a re-mark of your work should be undertaken.
Please follow ALL instructions on the form before submitting to Nursing Student Services. If the forms are incomplete or required documentation is not provided, your form may not be assessed.
If you are applying for special consideration, you also need to fill in a statutory declaration specifically for special consideration.
In the letter you received from Sydney Nursing School, notifying that your request for a suspension has been successful, you would have been advised to contact the faculty in the semester prior to your recommencement in the course.
After you have advised the faculty that you will be recommencing your candidature, a letter will be sent to you detailing the dates and requirements for re-enrolment.
Local undergraduate students must apply through UAC (the Universities Admissions Centre) to transfer to other degrees outside Sydney Nursing School. UAC applications close on the last working day in September each year (although late applications may be accepted upon payment of a substantial late fee). For further information please contact the UAC directly on +61 2 9752 0200.
International students should apply through the International Student Office.
If you are applying for special consideration or special arrangements you will also need to fill in a statutory declaration.