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Visas for Nursing Jobs in Australia

Emigrate to Australia is an independent company based in the UK and is not affiliated with the Australian Government. You should be aware that Australian visas are available from the Australian Government website. We are a MARA registered migration agents and offer visa and immigration services.

Are you a UK registered nurse thinking of migrating to Australia?

Australia offers great opportunities for experienced and suitably qualified nursing and healthcare professionals from paediatrics to critical care. The range of roles is huge because of the vastness of the country, its climate, geography and population spread. Yet the culture shock is softened by the similarities in the structure and healthcare practices.

Emigrate to Australia offers assistance to UK Registered Nurses and healthcare professionals with the entire visa process and the Australian nursing registration. We are part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors which is a team of Australian and UK solicitors. A combination which ensures we can give our clients the very best advice and assistance throughout their application process.

If you are interested to know more about Visas for Nursing Jobs in Australia , give us a call on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right.

Nursing jobs in Australia

There are around 330,000 nurses working in Australia. Approximately 10% are male. Two thirds of nurses are employed in the public sector. The average working week is 35 hours. Shifts are similar to the UK and between 8 and 12 hours. Holidays are between 4 and 5 weeks per year. Patient-nurse ratios vary but are between 4:1 and 6:1.

Average weekly earnings for Registered Nurses are AUD$1344 and average weekly hours are 34.6 (Source: Australian Government Job Outlook).

Under the national scheme, there are 2 separate registers for nurses and midwives. On the register of nurses there are the two divisions of Registered nurses and Enrolled nurses. If you undertook your initial nurse training/undergraduate degree in the UK or Ireland you may be eligible for direct entry onto the Australian nursing board register.

Once your qualifications have been accepted you can work in any territory. However, salaries, conditions, hours and patient ratios vary across the country. You will undergo an English language skills test which is compulsory and health screening.

*Due to the recent changes in Australian nursing registration criteria, nurses with qualifications below a Bachelor Degree level and/or with qualifications from the below listed countries are unlikely to meet eligibility criteria required to enter the Australian Nursing Register (AHPRA) and therefore are unlikely to pass the skills assessment necessary to apply for a Skilled Migrant and/or Employer Sponsored visa:

• Albania
• Austria
• Barbados
• Belgium (walloon Region)
• Bosnia
• Brazil
• Bulgaria
• Cambodia
• Chile
• China
• Colombia
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Fiji
• Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• France
• Germany
• Ghana
• Greece
• India
• Iran
• Iraq
• Israel
• Italy
• Japan
• Jordan
• Kenya
• Lithuania
• Malaysia
• Mauritius
• Namibia
• Nepal
• Netherlands
• Nigeria
• Norway
• Palestinian Territory, Occupied
• Philippines
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Saudi Arabia
• Serbia
• Slovenia
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Spain
• Sri Lanka
• Swaziland
• Switzerland
• Sweden
• Taiwan
• Thailand
• Turkey
• Ukraine
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Prospective applicants are encouraged to upgrade their nursing qualifications or to complete a Board- approved nursing bridging program in Australia.

Applicants with qualifications in paediatrics, mental health or disability which are below a Degree level and from recognised countries, may be eligible to apply.

For further details please call on 0207 427 5290 or email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk

Nursing Job Ceilings for Australia

Description Ceiling Value Results to Date
Registered Nurses 13560 1620
Generalist Medical Practitioners 2880 348
Anaesthestists 120 14
Internal Medicine Specialists 360 26
Midwives 1020 20
Nurse Educators and Researchers 300 5
Nurse Managers 780 1

Taking the right path to a successful application is our forte. We are MARA Registered Migration Agents and members of the Migration Alliance. In addition we operate within a highly reputable law firm Taylor Hampton Solicitors. If you are interested in finding out more about how your design qualifications and experience can work for you in Australia give us a call on 020 7427 5290 or complete the form on the right.

SOL Schedule 1 of Occupations in demand

Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Community Health
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Development Disability)
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Registered Nurse (Surgical)
Registered Nurse nec

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)Schedule 1 and Schedule 2

(Please note that if your occupation is on this list you will need a state to sponsor you)
Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Community Health)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Development Disability)
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Medical)
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Registered Nurse (Surgical)
Registered Nurse nec

Apply as a nurse to go to Australia

If you are a UK registered nurse interested in making the move to Australia and you need help and advice with the visa process and or assistance with the Australian nursing registration (AHPRA) please complete the form below and we will contact you shortly.

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