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Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) offshore (Singapore)

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

The face-to-face component is delivered in teaching blocks during the semester with some units having additional face-to-face hours mid-semester. There are two intakes per year commencing in January/February and June/July. Teaching is conducted by academic staff from Sydney Nursing School.

Course structure

The course structure for international offshore students studying in Singapore is outlined in the unit of study table, as per the Singapore Nursing Board Requirements.


Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)


Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) (off-shore)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course may be full time or part time and will be determined in consultation with the Director.

3 Admission to candidature

This course does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. Applicants who hold qualifications not recognised for registration as a nurse in Australia are permitted to enrol in this course, but will not be eligible for registration in Australia upon completion.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admission criteria.
Admission to the on-shore program requires:
English language proficiency requirements as detailed in the school resolutions; and
a qualification at the certificate or diploma level which leads to registration as a nurse in Australia or another country; and
employment as a registered nurse for a period of at least 6 months within the last two years at the time of enrolment.
Admission to the off-shore program in Singapore requires:
O level English or English language proficiency requirements as detailed in the school resolutions; and
a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore; or
an approved Diploma in Nursing from an approved institution; or
a Certificate in Nursing from the Singapore School of Nursing, or its equivalent; and
current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the units of study table for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration).
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) degree candidates must complete 144 credit points, including credit granted for certificate or diploma studies at the time of admission. To qualify for the award, candidates must complete the remaining credit points as follows:
Candidates who hold an admission qualification at the certificate or diploma level must successfully complete 48 credit points from the units of study available.

5 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) is awarded at the Pass level only.

6 Time limits

A candidate must complete all the requirements for the course within four years of first enrolment, including periods of suspension.

7 Credit for previous study

Credit granted for certificate or diploma level studies may not exceed 96 credit points.

8 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2023. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.