Nursing Jobs in Australia – Application Process for the Job and Visa

Application Process for nurses in Australia

In the field of nursing and midwifery, Australia is in high demand. Nurses and midwives get high respect and earn good money in Australia. For every extra shift they does they get pay for the same.  As a result there are lots of career opportunities in Australian for nurses as well as midwives.

If the person is well qualified and experienced enough in this area Australia gives wide exposure and opportunity for the same. To work as a nurse or midwife in Australia one has to apply and register with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).  You may also apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Generally there are 3 key stages in the application process for the nurses-

  1. Registering with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
  2. Full application for permanent visa for Australia
  3. Registration in the state/territory of work

It is very important that each stage in application is completed correctly. Each candidate must meet basic eligibility criteria before applying i.e. basic English language test is a mandatory requirement. Most of the time nurses and midwives obtain permanent residence, professional registration, and employment in Australia via skilled visa application process.

Important point to be noted is not to take any irreversible decisions such as resigning from current job or shifting to Australia until the application is approved or registered from NMBA.

Registering as a nurse and working in Australia for up to 4 years will also allow your family member to study or work in Australia. All the applicants must be below 45 years and must hold relevant qualification (equivalent to Australian diploma level).

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