Nurses are in high demand in Australia, this is why Australia uses foreign professionals to meet its needs. If you are a registered nurse in your home country and you want to work in Australia, it is possible! But it is a long process. Go Study guides you through the steps to be taken. Be aware that the legislation may change according to the Australian State.
Certify your English levelYour English will be the first thing to be evaluated. If English is not your first language, you can certify your English level by passing the IELTS. You need to get a minimum of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Contact Go Study now to have more information about the IELTS Course Preparation.
Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)You need to register your Nurse Licence with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. They will ask you to provide various documents. The list of the documents required depends on your nationality and the Australian State where you want to work. IMPORTANT: all your document must be notarized (certified copy) AND translated into English by an NAATI translator.
Check that you are eligibleThe basic requirements are as follow:
- you must be able to present documents to verify your identity (birth certificate, passport, nurse licence, etc.)
- you need to provide an English language certification as IELTS (minimum of 7 in each component)
- you need to have a clean criminal record
- your nursing diploma needs to meet the current Australian nursing educational standards. Ask directly to your nursing school if your diploma is recognised by Australia
- you must have at least a 5-year experience as a nurse
- you need to demonstrate that you can practice without restriction (no physical disability)