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University of Sydney

24 months
41500 AUD/year
25500 AUD/year
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The Nursing program at the University of Sydney builds on your previous undergraduate education, preparing you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to work with other health professionals to provide the highest quality person-centred care. 


The Nursing program at the University of Sydney is delivered as two distinct yet comparable cohorts, this program can be studied at either the University's Mallett Street campus in Camperdown or at the Westmead health precinct.

Throughout this two-year degree, you will learn from leading experts through hands-on learning as you develop a strong theoretical understanding of health and illness, and how care is provided and experienced.  

As part of your degree, you will complete over 800 clinical placement hours in varied settings including emergency departments, intensive care units, paediatric units, oncology units, mental health facilities and community health centres. Beyond clinical care, you will also study human biology, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice, social contexts of health and illness, illness experiences, healthcare systems, leadership in healthcare and other professional topics, including legal and ethical issues in healthcare.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Highly sought after by employers in NSW, our graduates work in a wide range of settings, from inner-city hospitals to rural and remote communities, in public health, government departments, non-government organisations, armed forces, tertiary education, in research and clinical trials, and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Career Pathways

Graduates can select from a wide and growing range of practice areas in the public and private health care systems including acute care hospitals, children’s hospitals, trauma and emergency care, mental health nursing, ages care, community nursing, palliative care, home care nursing, drug and alcohol centres, operating rooms and other surgical settings, and rural and remote nursing and international health. Nurses also work in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research trials and other health-related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Health Care - Global Context 
  • Care and Chronic Conditions
  • Community Health Nursing 
  • Developing Nursing Practice 
  • Health of Indigenous Populations (
  • High Acuity Nursing
  • Leadership and Collaborative Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 068773D 

  • In addition to meeting academic requirements, candidates are also required to take a literacy and numeracy test, as well as an interview. Applicants who successfully complete the online testing will be invited to an interview. 
  • You must have a previous Australian level bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline other than nursing. However, overseas nursing qualifications are acceptable.
  • Qualifications used as the basis of admission must have been completed within 10 years prior to admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $3,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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