Careers in Nursing and Midwifery

Key dates for CAO application process

If you are interested in applying to the CAO to study nursing or midwifery, you need to be sure you are aware of the various deadlines for the application process.

The dates are shown in the table below.

  Mature Applicant Standard Applicant
Application to CAO Closing Date
1 February 2021, 5:15pm
Closing Date
1 February 2020, 5:15pm       
Application for mature applicants assessment text See section 3, page 23 of the booklet  Not applicable
Late Application to CAO Closing Date
1 May 2021, 5:15pm
(see note1)
Closing date
1 May 2021, 5:15pm
(see note2)
Change of Mind Beginning of May - 1 July 2021, 5:15pm (see note3) Beginning of May - 1 July 2021, 5:15pm 
Offers From CAO - early July 2021 FET - Early August
(see note4)
Round 1 - Mid August 2021

Note1: Not available to those who have not completed the assesment test in the current year and not available                 for applications to the Adelaide School of Nursing. 
Note2Not available for applications to the Adelaide School of Nursing.
Note3: Not available to mature applicants who have not completed the assessment test in the current year.
Note4: Further Education and Training.

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