NURSE JOB AUSTRALIA

HOW FOREIGN NURSE CAN GO AUSTRALIA FOR NURSE JOB?

Australia is the country with plenty of opportunities for foreign nurses and its favorite destination for nurses. The entry for foreign nurses has complex steps and nurse need to be aware of the procedure to enter Australia for nursing jobs.

Steps Involved in employment in Australia for International qualified nurses and midwives

IQNM (International Qualified Nurses and Midwives) should follow few steps to get jobs in Australia. Foreign nurse need to assess ability to meet registration and immigration requirements. There is an option of Complete Self-check need to be completed that includes Stream A (include Orientation Part 1) and Stream B (include Orientation Part 1 and Outcomes-based assessment (OBA)). After this step, nurse need to fill application form and provide documentation to Ahpra. Next, NMBA will assess nurse requirements for registration. Finally, foreign nurse will get registration and can apply for immigration to Australia. Final and last step, nurse can find jobs and immigrate to Australia.

  1. Assess nurse ability to meet the registration requirements
  2. Assess nurse ability to meet the immigration requirements
  3. Complete self-check
    • If Stream A, successfully complete Orientation Part 1
    • If Stream B, successfully complete Orientation Part 1 and the outcomes-based assessment (OBA)
  4. Fill in application form and provide all documentation to Ahpra
  5. NMBA will assess whether you meet the requirements for registration
  6. Receive registration
  7. Apply for immigration to Australia
  8. Obtain employment
  9. Emigrate to Australia
  10. Begin working

STEPS INVOLVED TO GET JOBS IN AUSTRALIA

QUALIFICATION (FIRST STEP)

This is the first step for foreign nurse, nurse need to be qualified to apply and registered in NMBA.

  1. Foreign nurse need to apply and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
  2. Nurse need to apply for visa issued by the Australian Department of Home Affairs
  3. Both application processes are entirely separate and success in one does not automatically guarantee success in other and with one clearance nurse will not get permit to work in Australia.

ANMAC (Immigration) and NMBA (Registration) ASSESSMENTS (SECOND STEP)

ANMAC

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council is independent organization gazette by the Minister for Immigration to perform skills assessment for migration purposes.

ANMAC assesses the skills of IQNMS who want to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program

ANMAC – Work experience verification process (takes approximately 6 weeks). Processing times will vary depending on the number of professional references submitted in nurse application and the time taken to verify all documentation.

NMBA (Nurses and Midwifery Board of Australia)

Nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA’s professional standards in order to practise in Australia.

Ahpra

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) assesses application for registration from internationally qualified nurses and midwives of behalf of the NMBA.

EMPLOYMENT (THIRD STEP)

Neither Ahpra nor the NMBA are involved in employment matters. Health practitioner must hold registration with the relevant National Board prior to taking up employment in Australia. First foreign nurse need to get registration and apply for work.

SELF-CHECK AND PORTFOLIO (FOURTH STEP)

Before applying for registration, foreign nurse need to complete self-check

Upon completion of the Self-check, each IQNM applicant will be assigned to a “Stream” which is dependent on which qualification assessment criteria a foreign nurse meet.

Foreign nurse who wish to register and work in Australia as a registered nurse, enrolled nurse, or midwife must complete an orientation to the Australian healthcare setting. There are two parts to the orientation.

Orientation Part 1 – It must be completed before registration

Orientation Part 2 – It must be completed after registration

The information provided by candidates during the Self-check is checked by Ahpra at the Portfolio stage. At this stage, candidates must provide additional personal and contact information as well as identification and qualification documentation  

Completing the self-check – Three Streams (Stream A, B and C)

Stream A – Nurse who holds a qualification considered to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification

Stream B – Nurse who hold a qualification that is relevant to the profession, but is not substantially equivalent, nor based on similar competencies to an approved qualification

Stream C – Nurse who holds a qualification that is not substantially equivalent or relevant to an approved qualification

Stream A

Stream A candidates must first pay the IQNM assessment fee in order proceed in the IQNM assessment process.

Orientation Part 1 – an online learning course providing an introduction to Australia and the Australian healthcare

Stream B (Outcomes-based assessment)

Stream B candidates – nurse pay assessment fee for IQNM assessment process

Portfolio – provision of qualification and identification details and documentation

Outcomes-based assessment (OBA) comprising:

  • Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam related to the profession/division in which they intend to register in Australia
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) related to the profession/division in which they intend to register in Australia

Stream C

IQNMs assigned to Stream C after completing the Self-check will be advised that the only way to proceed in the assessment process to upgrade their qualification

  • Nurse should have a midwifery or nursing Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 or comparable)
  • An enrolled nursing Diploma (AQF level 5 or comparable)

STEPS AFTER SELF-CHECK (ASSESSMENT STAGES) (FIFTH STEP)

Orientation Part 1 – online learning course

Candidates must complete Orientation Part 1 within 90 days from creating their account after completing Self-check in order to progress to:

  • Apply for registration (for Stream A candidates), or
  • The Portfolio stage (for Stream B candidates and IQNMs whose qualification(s) need to be assessed)

PORTFOLIO (SIXTH STEP)

The information provided by candidates during the Self-check is checked by Ahpra at the Portfolio stage. At this stage, candidates must provide additional personal and contact information as well as identification and qualification documentation

Who needs to complete the Portfolio Stage?

– Stream B candidates

– IQNMs with qualifications requiring assessment

EXAMINATION (SEVENTH STEP)

  • Multiple choice question exam (MCQ)
  • Exam assesses the candidate’s professional knowledge.
  • Objective Structured clinical exam (OSCE)

OSCE is a clinical exam to assess whether candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study

REGISTRATION (EIGHTH STEP)

Once IQNMs successfully complete the Self-check and any required assessment stages, they are eligible to apply for registration.

  • Applying for registration
  • Registration application stages
  • Registration application outcome

ORIENTATION TO HEALTHCARE IN AUSTRALIA (NINTH STEP)

The NMBA’s (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) orientation program has two parts:

  • Orientation Part 1 – online learning before registration
  • Orientation Part 2 – online learning after registration

FIND EMPLOYMENT OR JOBS IN AUSTRALIA (TENTH AND FINAL STEP)

After registration and orientation program is over, foreign nurse can find jobs in Australia. Finally, nurse can immigrate to Australia and Start work as nurse in Australia.

HOW FOREIGN NURSE CAN GO AUSTRALIA FOR NURSE JOB?
HOW FOREIGN NURSE CAN GO AUSTRALIA FOR NURSE JOB?

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