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ASSISTANT / ENROLLED / REGISTERED NURSE

Certificate III / Registered Nurse

You are a Nurse with 6.0 IELTS and a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree and want to work and live as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Work while you study!

About Certificate III/ Registered Nurse

This pathway will allow you to become a Nurse with:

  • Certificate 111 in Aged Care in 24 weeks
  • Apply for an Australian Bachelor of Nursing degree
  • Work as a Certificate 111 Nurse while studying
  • Graduate after 2 years (with recognition for prior learning)
  • Eligible for Australian Registration
  • Apply for a 18 Month Graduate visa with unrestricted work rights
  • Apply for Permanent Residence
Benefits
  • Assessment of NMBA (Nursing Board) NOT required
  • Live, work and study in Australia for up to 4 years
  • Study Certificate 111 in Aged Care for 24 weeks
    • 12 weeks in home country (on line)
    • Clinical placement 12 weeks in Australia
    • Eligible for Assistant Nurse Aged Care
  • Enrol for Bachelors in Nursing.
    • Study for 2 years based on prior learning
    • Improve English score while studying
  • Work as Assistant Nurse while you study
    • Work up to 20 hours per wk while studying
    • Work over 40 hours per wk in course breaks.
    • Family members can work
  • Apply for Australian Registration
  • Apply for a Graduate 485 visa :
    • unlimited work rights in any occupation
    • Provides you with Australian work experience
    • Improves your eligibility for Permanent Residence
  • Work as a Registered Nurse
    • Work rights unrestricted
    • Study rights unrestricted
  • Apply for Permanent Residence
    • Family have unlimited work and study rights
    • Children can attend Public schools free of charge
    • Family access to Medicare- free healthcare
    • Eligible for most Government Benefits
  • Earn High Salary as an Australian Nurse
    • $A15,000-$A35,000       as Australian Assistant Nurse
    • $A65,000-$A90,000       as Australian Registered Nurse
Eligibility
  • Registered Nurse in Country of Origin
  • Bachelor’s or Diploma in Nursing
  • English Language;
    • IELTS 6.0 (overall)
    • OET B (overall)
Pathway in Australia
  • Certificate III Nursing;
    • Online study; 12 weeks (option of classroom)
    • Clinical Placement: 12 weeks 100 hours in Australia
  • Bachelor of Nursing: 24 months
  • Graduate work visa; 18 months
  • Total time in Australia, 4 years
  • Application for Permanent Residence:
    • May take 16 weekss for approval
Articulation
  • Progress from a completed qualification to another with admission
    • Certificate III will enable nurses to work in Aged Care as Assistant Nurses
    • Holders of Certificate III will be able to enrol in Bachelor of Nursing degree.
    • Registration Conditional on;
      • Australian AHPRA approved Bachelor’s degree
      • Police check in all countries lived in
      • ILETS 7.0 or OET B (all modules)
      • Acceptable Identity evidence
Career Outcomes
  • Qualified with Certificate III
  • Bachelors Nursing.
  • Australian Nurse Registration with AHPRA and NMBA

Work as Certificate III Nurse in:

  • Aged Care
  • Assistant In Nursing
  • Care Assistant-Aged Care
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Service Officer (In Some  Jurisdictions)
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Giver/Worker

Career Progression

  • Award of Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Eligibility to enter 2 year Bachelors Nursing (1 year recognition of prior learning)
  • Registration as an Australian Nurse with AHPRA and NMBA

COURSE STRUCTURE

Content: Certificate III in Aged Care
  • The total Nominal Hours is; 388
    • 288 hours theory/classroom/laboratory work
    • 100 hours clinical work placement
  • 14 units of competency must be completed
  • Clinical placements may include Aged Care, Mental Health, Acute Care, Palliative and Rehabilitation care.
Objective
  • Provide students with Australian recognized Nursing Qualifications
    • Provide Overseas nurses with Job-Ready Skills to work in Australia
    • Equip   Overseas nurses with Aged Care nursing skills
  • Prepare students to enter the Bachelor of Nursing course.
  • Provide eligibility for a 2 year Bachelors of Nursing degree.
  • 2 years Bachelors dependent on recognition of prior learning based on;
    • Certificate 111 in Aged Care and either:
      • 3 year Diploma in Nursing or
      • 4 year BSc in Nursing
  • Ensure students are safe to practice as Registered Nurses.
  • Assess and qualify students on all 10 NMBA competencies
    • Professional practice
    • Critical thinking and analysis
    • Provision and coordination of care
    • Collaborative and therapeutic practice
Assessment
  • Successful completion of all Self Directed Learning Packages
  • A pass of 100% for the drug calculations test
  • Deemed Competent in all 10 competency standards of ANMAC
  • A pass in classroom presentations
  • A pass in exams, demonstrations and practical exams
  • A pass in all other Laboratory Assessments
  • A pass in clinical placement, practical and assessment skills
  • IELTS Test score of 7.0 (all 4 modules, one test) to qualify for registration
Course Structure: Certificate III in Aged Care
  • The total Nominal Hours is; 388
    • 288 hours theory/classroom/laboratory work
    • 100 hours clinical work placement
  • 14 units of competency must be completed
  • Clinical placements may include Aged Care, Mental Health, Acute Care, Palliative and Rehabilitation care.

To obtain this qualification, students must complete 14 units as follows.

  • Cluster One
    • HLTIN301C – Comply with infection control policies and procedures
    • CHCWHS312A – Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
  • Cluster Two
    • HLTAP301B – Recognize healthy body systems in a health care context
    • CHCCS305C – Assist clients with medication
    • CHCDIS313A – Support people with disabilities who are ageing
  • Cluster Three
    • CHCICS301B – Provide support to meet personal care needs
    • CHCICS303A – Support individual health and emotional well being
    • CHCICS302B – Participate in the implementation of individualized plans
  • Cluster Four
    • CHCAC318B – Work effectively with older people
    • CHCCS411C – Work effectively in the community sector
    • CHCAC317A – Support older people to maintain their independence
  • Cluster Five
    • HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-worker
    • CHCAC319A – Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCPA301B – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
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COURSE DETAILS

Cost
  • Course fees:
    • Certificate III: $7,000
    • Bachelor’s Degree: $26,000-$28.000 /year
    • Enrolment Fee: $1,000 (Includes academic support)
    • Course Materials: included
  • Cost of Living:
    • Rent: $150-$250 per week
    • Food/Personal:$50-$100 week
      • The Australian Immigration Department (DIBP) requires applicants to provide evidence of $18,000 annually ($346 per week) for a cost of living budget.
      • Actual cost will depend on the type of accommodation you choose, the location, and the number of persons sharing these facilities.
Availability
  • 8 courses per year
Location
  • Certificate III
    • 12 weeks distance education
    • 12 weeks work placement- Sydney
  • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Sydney, Victoria, SA and regional NSW & Victoria.

WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

Visa Conditions
Student visas allow the student to work;

  • There are approximately
    • 32 weeks in session(16 weeks per semester)
    • 20 weeks out of session (breaks during year)
  • The student who holds the visa can work:
    • Average 20 hours per week while semester is in session
    • Unlimited hours when education institution is on breaks
  • Spouse can work unlimited hours
  • Earnings will depend on the type of job however most nurse students who are Registered Nurses in their country of origin should be able to work as an Assistant in Nursing starting at $20 per hour up to $25 per hour for weekends, afternoons and nights.
  • If a Nursing job is not available the Minimum wage in Australia as at 1 June 2015 is $16.87
  • Clearly the annual earnings will depend on the number of hours work is available, the time of day and day of the week, and the position and wage per hour for that position.
  • However overseas students should be able to work and earn $15,000 to $35,000 annually, and if their spouse works perhaps more than this.
  • These earnings will assist in paying the cost of living expenses and or University fees.
Indicative Wage Rates; $Australian (Effective Jan 2015)
  • Minimum wage-all workers:                      $16.87
  • Assistant in Nursing; No Qualifications:   $19.04-$24.75 per hour
  • Assistant in Nursing; Certificate 111:       $20.75-$26.97 per hour
  • Enrolled Nurse;                                            $25.47-$33.11 per hour
  • Registered Nurse;                                        $29.47-$43.00 per hour
Potential working hours available
  • 2 Semesters 32 weeks     =32 weeks x 20 hours=640 hours
  • University not in session    =20 weeks x 40 hours=800 hours
  • Total approved work hours available                     =1440 hours
Maximum theoretical earnings from work
  • Work hours at minimum rate 1440@$16.87   =$24,293
  • Work hours at minimum rate 1440@$19.04   =$27,418
  • Work hours at higher rate     1440@$24.75   =$35,640
  • Work hours at EN rate           1440@$33.11 =$47,678

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

English Language proficiency
  • International English language Testing System (IELTS) an Overall score of at least 6.0; OR
  • Occupational English Test (OET) a score of at least Overall B.
  • Requirements much be achieved in a single sitting and results valid for two years. Course participants need to provide a certified copy for enrolment.
Supporting documents
Please attach an up to date resume and a letter explaining the reason why you wish to enrol into the course
Applicant must pass a selection interview
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Additional Documents required when accepted in the Program
Additional Documents required when accepted in the Program

  1. Certified copies of all relevant information: Applicants must provide of nursing registration, and other nursing courses.
  2. Police Clearance: Course Participants must provide a certified copy of a Police clearance certificate from country of origin.
  3. Current working with children check
  4. Immunisation:Course Participants need to provide evidence of Immunisation for:
    • Hepatitis B
    • Pertussis, Diphtheria
    • Tetanus, Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Annual Influenza vaccination and swine flu,
    • Mantoux
    • Clear X ray for Tuberculosis
  5. Overseas Health Insurance:Course Participants must provide evidence of having Overseas Health Insurance prior to staring course.
  6. Passport-size certified photos: 2 photos taken within the last six (6) months
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VISA REQUIRED

Entry to Australia for Certificate III
  • Student visa subclass vocational 572/573
  • Work permitted
Entry to University Bachelors in Nursing
  • Student visa subclass vocational 573
  • Work permitted
  • Work rights may include family
Work visa (485) :
  • No Sponsor required for approval
  • 18 month visa with unrestricted work rights
  • Work rights includes family
  • Must have completed 2 years study at University
  • Must apply within 6 months of completion date
Permanent Resident (189/190)

  • Independent skilled visas 189/190
  • Eligibility based on points system
    1. Registration as Australian Nurse
    2. Age
    3. IELTS 7.0-8.0
    4. Degree
    5. Experience
    6. State sponsorship

FAQ Certificate III/Enrolled Nurse/Registered Nurse

Assessment of eligibility: Cert/EN/RN Program

Why can’t I study in a Bridging Program and become registered in 12 weeks?
  • The Nurses & Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA) has recently set new mandatory criteria for entry to the 12 week Bridging program in Australia.
  • Briefly these criteria are;
    • Bachelor of Nursing or BSc in Nursing
    • IELTS 7.0 or OET B in all modules (except Canada, NZ, Ireland, Sth Africa, UK, USA)
  • These criteria are not negotiable with the NMBA.
I have friends who did not satisfy these criteria, but attended the Bridging course?
  • On 10 February 2014, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board or NMBA) implemented a new model to assess the qualifications of international nurses and midwives to make sure they are substantially equivalent to Board-approved Australian nursing and midwifery qualifications.
  • The new model applies to all applications that were incomplete1 as at 7 October 2013, or were submitted after 7 October 2013.
Why has the NMBA changed the regulations?
  • The model will guide the National Board’s assessment of international applicants to decide if they have educational qualifications that are ‘substantially equivalent’ to a Board-approved Australian qualification.
  • This is critical information to help the National Board decide if an international applicant is qualified to provide safe care to patients in Australia.
  • This model is consistent with the requirements of the National Law. It applies a set of clear expectations about the educational standards to be met by all international applicants for registration, regardless of where the study was undertaken.
I want to work in Australia but I only have a Diploma of Nursing
  • You have several options each of which depends on your English language skills.
  • If you have 6.5 in all modules it may be possible to enrol you into a Bachelor of Nursing course for;
    • 3 years or
    • 2 years with recognition for prior learning
  • If you have an IELTS of less than 6.5 in all modules you may have to start your studies in Australia at the Certificate 111 level.
Why do I have to undertake Nursing studies again?
  • The Diploma of Nursing you have studied overseas is only equivalent to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5.
  • In order to be a Registered Nurse in Australia you need to have a nursing degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree AQF Level 7.
What is an AQF level?
  • The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) establishes the quality of Australian qualifications.
    • AQF Level 5: Diploma
    • AQF Level 6: Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree
    • AQF Level 7: Bachelors
    • AQF Level 8: Bachelors Honours/Graduate certificate/Grad Diploma
Why a Diploma is no longer assessed substantially equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree AQF Level 7.
  • A Diploma is assessed as AQF Level 5.
  • In the past, work experience has been included as part of the assessment.
  • It is no longer possible to consider work experience as a factor in assessing your educational qualification, irrespective of where the Diploma was undertaken.
  • There are no exceptions to this requirement.
I want to work in Australia but I already have a Bachelor of Nursing, but only 6.5 in IELTS.
  • The NMBA requirement for both Enrolled and Registered Nurse Registration is 7.0 IELTS or OET B in all modules.
  • Even if you have only one module, let’s say “Writing” with 6.5 or 6.0 and the remainder 7.0 or above and an overall score of 7.0 you will not be registered either as an Enrolled Nurse or a Registered Nurse
  • In order to become a Registered Nurse in Australia you then have to improve your English Language score to 7.0 all modules (or OET B).
I want to work in Australia but I already have a Bachelor of Nursing, but only 6.0 in IELTS.
  • The NMBA requirement for both Enrolled and Registered Nurse Registration is 7.0 IELTS or OET B in all modules.
  • If you have only ANY module, below 6.5 let’s say “Writing” with 5.5 or 6.0 and the remainder 6.5 or above and an overall score of 6.5 you will not be able to enrol in the Diploma of Nursing.
  • Consequently the best point of entry is Certificate 111 Aged Care where the minimum score is 5.5.
  • If you undertake and successfully pass the Certificate 111 in Aged Care, you will be able to enter the Diploma of Nursing with an IELTS score of less than 6.5.
  • If however you are entering the Diploma of Nursing without first having undertaken the Certificate 111 in Aged Care you will require 6.5 in all modules.
  • In order to become a Registered Nurse in Australia you then have to improve your English Language score to 7.0 all modules (or OET B).
I have tried improving my English Language score several times in the past but have not achieved the required score.
  • Improving your English language score is difficult when doing so in your country where you live, for several reasons;
    • The first language in your country is not English, and most of your family and friends, and the general population will not be speaking English.
    • In this environment it is more difficult to improve English language skills
    • Learning English in Australia is going to be less of challenge if you are forced to speak English every day all day
    • In addition the objective of Registration as a Nurse is foremost in your mind and acts as a powerful incentive to focus on improving your English.
    • During the course you are expected to participate in group discussions, class presentations, verbal and written, and verbal communication with patients classmates and everyday living such as grocery shopping etc
  • For these reasons it is better to study any nursing courses you need to undertake to achieve Registration, in Australia.
  • If you have scores of less than 6.5 in all modules or less than 7.0 you can only enter courses that will accept your level on English, and this is another reason why you may have to study subjects you have already undertaken in your country of origin, in order to achieve Nurse Registration in Australia.

Alternatives to upgrade your Skills to Registered Nurse Level

How do I upgrade my skills to a Bachelor’s Degree AQF Level 7?
  • Applicants who do not qualify to undertake a bridging program can upgrade their current registered nursing qualification to a Bachelor degree qualification (assessed at AQF level 7) either:
    • In Australia or
    • Overseas.
  • If you upgrade your qualification outside Australia you must make sure that the country you are upgrading in meets the accreditation requirements of Australia.
Why would it be better to upgrade my qualifications to AQF Level 7 in Australia, rather than overseas, where it may be cheaper?
  • It is unlikely that a qualification studied in countries other than Australia, will be assessed as being equivalent to an Australian Bachelor in Nursing,(AQF) Level 7.
  • The exception to this is nursing studies undertaken in the following countries:
    • Canada 
    • New Zealand 
    • the Republic of Ireland 
    • South Africa 
    • United Kingdom 
    • USA
  • If you study in Australia on a student visa you can work up to 1400 hours annually and earn up to $30,000 which will make a significant contribution to your cost of studying in Australia.
  • if you do not have a current IELTS 7.0, you are more likely to achieve this by immersing yourself in the English speaking culture of Australia where you are forced to improve your English.
  • Most education institutions offer English tuition as part of the student visa study. Program.
  • After you have studied in an Australian University for 2 years you can apply for a 18 month work visa without a sponsor.
  • Living, working and studying in Australia for most overseas nurses is preferable to staying in their home country where it is difficult to learn English.

English language & eligibility for nursing programs

Why is IELTS 7.0 Required??
  • To be approved for registration by the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA) and the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • You need to: Achieve English language proficiency in IELTS 7.0 or OET B,
    •  Academic,
    •  All modules, (listening, reading, speaking, writing)
    • In one test,
    •  No older than 2 years at the time of application
  • The English language skills registration standard intends to make sure that all enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives in Australia can communicate effectively in English – by listening, reading, speaking and in writing – with:
    • Their clients, and 
    • Other health professionals about the care of their clients.
  • All other health professions in Australia have a minimum of IELTS 7.0.
Are there any exceptions to the English Requirement?
  • The countries where an exception to the English skills requirement may be granted are:
    • Australia 
    • Canada 
    • New Zealand 
    • the Republic of Ireland 
    • South Africa 
    • United Kingdom 
    • United States of America.
  • If you can show that you have completed five years’ full-time equivalent education comprising;
    • a minimum of two years’ full-time equivalent in a pre-registration nursing program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body
    • a combination of secondary and/or vocational and/or tertiary education,
    • taught and assessed in English,
  • No other exceptions are permitted.
Why is IELTS 6.5 required to enter Australian Diploma programs
  • The Diploma of Nursing leads to registration as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Registration as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) also requires 7.0 IELTS in all modules.
  • Since the EN program is only 18 months, unless you start with 6.5 in all modules you are unlikely to achieve 7.0 all modules at the conclusion of the program
How will I be able to achieve 7.0 during my Enrolled Nurse program
  • The Diploma of Nursing leads to registration as an Enrolled Nurse which requires for registration an IELTS score of 7.0 all modules.
  • During this 18 month program we will ensure you are provided with tuition in English to enable you reach 7.0 in all modules.
  • The average time taken to improve an IELTS score by 0.5 points is between 90 days to 6 months, depending on environment, English grammar skills, cultural background based on an Australian research study.
  • Therefore to move from 6.5 to 7.0 in all modules should be achievable during an 18 month program.
  • Improving IELTS scores in your home country is more difficult due to the environment in which the student lives where English is NOT the first language.

Pathway to Registered Nurse

After completing my Diploma of Nursing how do I become a Registered Nurse?
  • Once you have completed your Diploma you are eligible for entry to a Bachelor of Nursing program
  • Australian Bachelor of Nursing programs are normally 3 years however it is likely you will be granted recognition for prior learning based on successful completion of you Diploma of Nursing in Australia.
  • The Bachelor of Nursing will then be reduced to 2 years.
Will I need 7.0 IELTS for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing program?
  • Once you have completed your Diploma of Nursing you are eligible for entry to a Bachelor of Nursing program.
  • While you are eligible for the Bachelors course upon passing the Diploma of Nursing, you will not be registered by the NMBA as an Enrolled Nurse until you have achieved 7.0 IELTS in all modules.
  • It is possible to enter the Bachelors of Nursing program with IELTS 6.5 in all modules, however you will not be registered by the NMBA as a nurse until you achieve 7.0, even if you have graduated from the Bachelor of Nursing program
How will I be able to achieve 7.0 IELTS during either the Diploma or Bachelor of Nursing programs?
  • We will ensure that you are given coaching and instruction during both the Diploma and Bachelors programs in either IELTS or OET to enable you to achieve the required scores for registration.
  • Research and case studies have shown that on average, a student from a non-English speaking country can achieve increases of 0.5 in IELTS tests over a 90 day period.

“Investigating the relationship between Intensive English language study and band score change in IELTS” Catherine Elder University of Auckland & Kieran O’Loughlin University of Melbourne

  • Since the entry criteria for the Diploma of Nursing is IELTS 6.5 all modules it is reasonable to expect that after 1.5 years in the Diploma program and 2.o years in the Bachelors program that ILETS 7.0 academic all modules is achievable, to enable you to be registered both as an Enrolled and Registered Nurse.
What factors are important in achieving an IELTS 7.0 score?
  • In a research study conducted in Australia the following has been found;
    • “10-12 weeks of intensive study in an English medium environment does make a significant difference to performance.”
    • “Students on average moved up half a band during this period, and slightly more than half a band on the Listening component..”
    • The evidence suggest that while the quality of teaching English is important so are other factors such as accommodation arrangements, social exposure to English speaking people.
    • Evidence also suggests that the higher the band score at the beginning of intensive English study, for example 6.0, the more reliable and significant are the gains in band score”
  • Based on a research study “Investigating the relationship between Intensive English language study and band score change in IELTS” Catherine Elder University of Auckland & Kieran O’Loughlin University of Melbourne

Working after Registration as a Nurse

Can I work as a Registered Nurse once I am registered with NMBA & AHPRA?
  • Nursing registration makes you eligible to apply for work in Australia as long as your visa allows you to work ( and does not have a condition of “no work permitted”)
  • In order for any overseas person to work in Australia they must have a valid work visa or be a permanent resident.
  • Most work visas in Australia require an approved sponsor, normally an employer.
  • Once registered nurses can apply to Australian employers for employment and sponsorship either on an Occupational Visa (subclass 402), or a Temporary long stay visa (subclass 457) for up to 4 years.
  • The preferred pathway is for IQNM Nurses once successfully registered to apply for Permanent Residency which will improve their chances of finding nursing employment.
  • Employers in Australia in recent times prefer to employ permanent residents as the Australian government has made temporary work visas less attractive for employers through a number of regulation changes.
How long will it take to apply for permanent residency?
  • Once registered, a nurse applies to ANMAC for a skills assessment as a mandatory requirement of the Department of Immigration (DIBP).
  • A skills assessment from ANMAC will take 12-16 weeks to complete.
  • The Registered Nurses can then either apply for state sponsorship (if required) or direct to the DIBP.
  • Permanent residence if not sponsored by an employer is based on a points system awarded based on age, IELTS, experience, and academic qualifications.
  • If nurses are Registered in Australia, have 7.0 IELTS and a Bachelor’s degree will qualify, however applications are complicated and many have been rejected due to insufficient knowledge of the migration regulations.
  • It is best to consult our Registered Migration Agents as we have never been rejected for a Permanent Residence application.
What are the benefits of a Graduate work visa (subclass 485)?
  • A Graduate work visa allows you to:
    • Extend your stay in Australia for 18 months
      • You and your family have;
      • Unrestricted work rights in Australia.
      • Unrestricted travel.
      • Unrestricted study.
    • Provide valuable work experience in your occupation
    • Improve your eligibility for Permanent Residency.
    • Earn additional income.
    • There is no restriction on working hours or occupation
    • You do not require an employer or sponsor
What are the conditions of a Graduate work visa (subclass 485)?
  • An Australian Degree, Diploma or Trade Certificate completed in last 6 months
  • Qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

OR

  • After you have studied in an Australian University for 2 years you can apply for a 18 month Graduate work visa (subclass 485) without a sponsor.
  • An Australian Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree completed in last 6 months
  • Consult our Registered Migration Agents for advice on all requirements and on how to apply
How many jobs for Registered Nurses are advertised in Australia each month.
  • As at 14 March 2015 there were 2, 534 jobs for Registered Nurses advertised by the leading internet job site Seek .com.
  • Together with other sources and unadvertised sources and government hospital advertised jobs it is estimated there are over 5,000 new jobs every month for Registered Nurses.
  • This adds up to approximately 60,000 jobs annually for Registered nurses which is about 25% vacancy of total Australian registered nurses.
How many jobs for Registered Nurses are advertised in Australia each month?
  • As at 14 March 2015 there were 2, 534 jobs for Registered Nurses advertised by the leading internet job site Seek .com.
  • Together with other sources and unadvertised sources and government hospital advertised jobs it is estimated there are over 5,000 new jobs every month for Registered Nurses.
  • This adds up to approximately 60,000 jobs annually for Registered nurses which is about 25% vacancy of total Australian registered nurses.
What are the prospects for Registered Nurses in Australia in the future?
  • The Australian Government has estimated Australia will be short of between 80,000 to 115,000 Registered Nurses annually in the next 5-10 years.
  • This level of shortage will represent 34% to 60% of the total workforce will be required from overseas.
  • The reasons for this include;
    • Australia populations is aging and living longer
    • The average age of Registered Nurses in Australia is 49 years.
    • Retirements of nurses is approximately 5% annually
    • The supply of new nurses is increasing at a slower rate than retirements
    • The gap over the last 10 years has been filled by internationally qualifies nurses
    • Unless Australia’s Universities at least double their enrolments and graduations shortage of registered Nurses will grow exponentially.
  • The consequence of this shortage is that the salaries of Registered Nurse will increase significantly as has been the case in the last 10 years.

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