Migration as a Registered Nurse
There are currently over 17,000 places under the skilled visa program available to be filled by registered Nurses.
What does this tell us?
Registered Nurses all around the world, AUSTRALIA NEEDS YOU.
Now is the best time for you and your family to make the move to a great country like Australia.
Moving to another country is a big decision, applying for a visa is yet another bigger process.
Here are our tips for registered Nurses interested in applying to move to Australia and to enjoy all the benefits and lifestyle it has to offer.
- Tip 1: Collate you Educational Qualifications (Diploma and Transcripts)
- Tip 2: Obtain IELTS English language testing report or OET (Occupational English Test). Registered Nurses and Midwives must do the ‘Academic’ version and achieve a score of at least 7 in reading, writing, listening and speaking in IELTS and equivalent in OET.
- Tip 3: Obtain Professional Practice (reference letters from employer) and Fitness to practice (It is a certificate of good standing, confirms your registration, good standing and fitness to practice)
- Tip 4: Apply for AHPRA registration which is a national body for registration of all health practitioners in Australia. Without the registration you can’t work in Australia
- Tip 5: Obtain a positive skill assessment with ANMAC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council). It is a very detailed application, so it is vital that you have the right documentation, forms and apply for correct “Application Pathway” when making the application.
Will my nursing qualification be recognised for the skill assessment?
There are selected countries which are recognised in Australia. If your qualification is not recognised, you may be required to undertake a bridging course to convert your qualification to be recognised to the Australian equivalent.
What visa options are available to me as a Registered Nurse?
There are several visa pathways available, such as but not limited to:
- General skilled migration (Independent/ State Sponsored)
- Employer Sponsored Visas
How do I know which Application Pathway is best for me?
There are several application pathways with the skills assessment authority. The skill assessment pathway will depend on your country of origin (where qualifications) have been obtained.
If you want to make the move to Australia as a “Registered Nurse”, we can assist you with the process from the start (AHPRA registration, skill assessment and visa application).
Disclaimer: The information provided is a general guide only and does represent legal advice.