Work as a nurse in Australia

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses are in huge demand in Australia and is an occupation that is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List.

As registered nursing is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, it may be possible for overseas trained nurses to obtain a permanent work visa to Australia, without requiring an employer to sponsor your visa. Although employer sponsored visas is still an option for  registered nurses.

Bachelor of Nursing graduates become Registered Nurses and can work in numerous employment opportunities in Australian and around the world including emergency, mental health, pediatrics and intensive care nursing.

Enrolled Nurse

The occupation of enrolled nurse is on most state lists around Australia, making it potentially possible to apply for the State Nominated (Subclass 190) or Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491).

As enrolled nurse is on most State Occupation lists, it may be possible for overseas trained nurses to obtain a permanent work visa to Australia, without requiring an employer to sponsor your visa. However, employer sponsored visas is an option for enrolled nurses.

Diploma of Nursing graduates become Enrolled Nurses which can work in numerous occupations including hospitals, residential care facilities, medical centres and community health centres.

Requirements

Completed Bachelor of Nursing

The Bachelor of Nursing is the qualification that you need to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Registered with AHPRA/NMBA

To work as a registered you need to apply for and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA/NMBA).

Passed Skills Assessment from ANMAC

To be able to apply for any general skilled migration visa (Subclass 189, 190 or 491) and any permanent employer sponsored visa you would first require a skills assessment done ANMAC.

Requirements

Completed Diploma of Nursing

The Diploma of Nursing is the qualification that you need to work as a Enrolled Nurse in Australia.