Inherent Requirements and English Language Skills Acknowledgement

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are essential in becoming a registered nurse and may be used to assess any conditions or disabilities and make reasonable adjustments. While on clinical placement, you will experience the same situations and tasks as a registered nurse, and some will require specific mental and physical skills and abilities. Please read the Inherent Requirements for (Undergraduate) Nursing Courses.

Avondale University (Avondale) has obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act1992 (Cth), the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) to ensure that reasonable adjustments are available. Adjustments must be reasonable and cannot compromise the academic integ­rity of a course. Reasonable adjustments assist students in achieving the inherent requirements and are not a substitute for them. For more information, contact our Equity Office at +61 2 4980 2293 or visit www.avondale.edu.au/equity

Avondale’s capacity to accommodate eligible requests is subject to the availability of clinical placements provided to Avondale and or healthcare facility limitations. Avondale will provide other study options if we cannot meet the inherent requirements with reasonable adjustments.

English Language Skills Requirements

To study nursing at Avondale, you must demonstrate that your English language skills will enable you to practice your profession safely. The evidence required to prove your English language proficiency will depend on your response to the following questions.


* Denotes a mandatory field




Primary language means the language you primarily use and the language you know best and are most comfortable using.


By submitting this acknowledgement form, I declare that:
  • I have read the Inherent Requirements for (Undergraduate) Nursing Courses
  • I understand my responsibilities and placement expectations
  • I understand I must demonstrate English language suitability
  • I certify that the information provided in this form is true and correct






IMPORTANT: Upon submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive the email, contact Student Administration Services by emailing [email protected] or call +61 2 4980 2377.