Version: September 2020
Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
aster of Nursing Practice
Master of Midwifery
English Language Competency
For Nursing and Midwifery Course Applications
Admission to all nursing and Midwifery courses in Australia require you to demonstrate a high level English
proficiency. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) standards requires you to
complete the following declaration. I declare that:
1. English is my primary language* and by course commencement I have attended and
satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education
(including at least two years between years 7 and 12) taught and assessed solely in English, in
either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or
United States of America.
2. I will have completed and achieved the minimum required score of one of the following
approved Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language proficiency tests
which was undertaken within two years of the course commencement date:
English Tests
Required score
IELTS Academic
Overall 7.0 (7.0 in all bands)
PTE Academic
Overall 65 (65 In all four communicative skills)
350 in each of the four components
Total score 99 (L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23)
Course Title:
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Comprehensive stream)
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (RN Conversion stream)
Master of Nursing Practice
Master of Midwifery
Name of applicant:
Curtin Student ID/TISC Application ID:
Date of birth:
Applicant’s signature:
Signature must be made either by hand, or by using Adobe’s digital signature tool
*Primary language is defined as the language you primarily use for reading, writing, listening and speaking and
the language you know best and are most comfortable with (NMBA 2019).
For further information, refer to the Guideline document
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