Become a qualified nursing practitioner with our Nursing degree
As a nurse you are at the frontline of support providing empathy and high-level medical care for patients and their loved ones.
Bring your passion for nursing to Murdoch and we’ll help you develop the qualification and experience you need within just 3 years. You can also choose your specialty area from the beginning of your degree, and begin your rewarding career sooner.
Bring your vocation for nursing to Murdoch and we will help you develop the foundation for your practical workplace learning.
Prepare for a variety of diverse and exciting roles as a registered nurse
Registered nurses are welcomed by an industry looking for well-trained nurses across the general and mental health areas.
To prepare you for this role, our dedicated staff will train you in all areas of contemporary, high-quality nursing that will prepare you for a variety of roles within the clinical setting.
They offer a wealth of clinical, academic and research expertise, as well as ensuring an exceptional learning experience through Murdoch’s excellent learning and teaching resources.
Your entry into rewarding employment
After graduating from Nursing at Murdoch you will be well-prepared to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia as a high-quality nursing professional, across a variety of clinical areas.
Enrolled nurses who have a least 1 years clinical experience are welcome to apply and receive one year advanced standing into our degree, enabling it to be completed in 2 years.
Bahrain Secondary School Leaving Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC)
Average of 60% in four academic subjects (excluding any local languages)
Canada High School Graduation Diploma Average of 60 or better (including a 60 in English); OR see note 1*
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Successful completion of the OSSD with a minimum of 30 credits and an average of 65% in an overall of 6 level 12 subjects including English; OR see note 1*
China Gao Kao Completion of the National Entrance Examination Gao Kao with a minimum score of 500/750; or 420/630 for Shanghai; 320/480 for Jiangsu; 600/900 for Hainan; OR see note 1*
Denmark Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Average of 4 or better on the 7 point grading scale; OR see note 1*
Germany Abitur Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better; OR see note 1*
Ghana WASSC or SSSC Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Hong Kong Hong Kong A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects – see note 2**; OR see note 1* Hong Kong Diploma Successful completion of the HKDSE with combined level score of 16 points from best 6 subjects. We require a minimum of 3 core subjects (except Chinese Language) with Level 4 or better in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, plus 2-3 electives with Level 3 or better. HKDSE English
Competency – Level 4 or better in HKDSE English Language or IELTS 6 or above or equivalent;
OR see note 1*
IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Total score of 24 points or better; OR see note 1*
India Higher Secondary Certificate Average of 65% for best 4 academic subjects; OR see note 1*
Indonesia SMA 3 Average score of 8 in academic subjects or better; OR see note 1*
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation Overall grade average of 80% in 4 out of 5 subjects; OR see note 1*
Jordan General Secondary Education Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Korea Senior High School Diploma Overall grade average of “A” for final year results; OR see note 1*
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects. Point system: A, A- = 5; B+ = 4; B= 3; B-, C+ = 2; C = 1; OR see note 1*
Nigeria WASSC or SSSC Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
UEC Chinese Unified Exam 20 points or less from the best five subjects excluding Art, Chinese and Malay (A1=2, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4); OR see note 1*
Mauritius Higher School Certificate – A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects – see note 2** ; OR see note 1*
Norway Certificate of Upper Secondary Education Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better; OR see note 1*
Oman General Secondary Education Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Pakistan HSC/Intermediate Certificate Achieving Division 1 or grade B with an average of 65% in 4 academic subjects and 60% in English in the HSC/Intermediate Certificate or See note 1*
Philippines High School Diploma Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Reunion French Baccalauréat Generale Minimum total score of 10 out of 20 or better; OR see note 1*
Saudi Arabia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Singapore GCE A levels (H2) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects- see note 2**; OR see note 1*
South Africa National Senior Certificate/Senior Certificate Successful completion of the National Senior Certificate with a minimum average grade of 5 in the best 6 subjects in final year (excluding ‘life Orientation) – 7 = 80-100%; 6 = 70-79%; 5 = 60-69%; 4 = 50-59%; OR see note 1*
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Grade C in 3 out of 4 subjects; OR see note 1*
Sweden Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better; OR see note 1*
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma/Senior Vocational Diploma 90% from Senior High School or Junior College Diploma credit grades; OR see note 1*
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom VI) Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
USA High School Diploma plus SATs High School Diploma (HSD) with a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum of 500 in each band in the SAT scores; OR see note 1* American College Test (ACT) Composite score not less than 24 and a completed High School Diploma; OR see note 1*
Vietnam Bang tot ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong Average of 80% in the 4 core academic subjects; OR see note 1* Note 1* Successful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation studies program OR successful completion of one year study at a recognised tertiary or higher
education institution is required in addition to the completion of High School Studies
Minimum English proficiency requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. This requirement can be met by achieving the following scores in one of the following English language proficiency tests*. Other forms of English proficiency may be accepted.
Please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility.
English language proficiency tests Score
Academic IELTS** 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
TOEFL*** (paper based) 550 (with the Test of Written English 5)
TOEFL (internet based) 80 (no band less than 20)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 57 (No band less than 50)
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 50% or above
GCE O Level C+ or above in English
GCE A Level 1119 General Paper C6 or above
TEE ESL 60%
WAUPP ELACS Pass
Murdoch Institute of Technology EAP Program 60%
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Grade C or above
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency of English Grade C or above
*Requirements are subject to revision and should not be taken as firm indicators.
**International English Language Testing Service
***Test of English as a Foreign Language
Courses with alternative English entry requirements Score
Nursing IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5)
Bachelor of Education (graduate entry) IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0)
Veterinary Science IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)