Before we get to my full article, here are the latest job vacancies for nurses in Australia.
Nurses Job Board
Ochre Health GP Super Clinic Grafton , is home to five full time GPs, three CDM trained nurses, as well as on site pathology, pharmacy and a wide variety of allied health professionals...
The medical centre is home to three experienced GPs, two nurses, as well as on site pathology, physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist. The practice is an accredited teaching practice and...
Requirements. Vocational Registration. No restrictions in terms of DWS. Offer. Mixed Billings (On doctor's discretion). Excellent patient numbers. Beautiful Country Practice. Nurse Led CDM...
This is an aged care physiotherapy role. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside care staff, nurses and the facility manager. The role involves. Individual assessments...
Pathology 5days a week. Podiatrist, Psychologist and Practice Nurse. Visiting specialists are from the... You will be supported by a practice nurse. Located within 3 hours from Sydney. Essential Criteria...
To start on 14th June. 24th June. This is an aged care physiotherapy role. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside care staff, nurses and the facility manager. The role...
Sponsorship Available. Permanent Full Time Contract. Large Private Hospital. Registered Nurse... Anaesthetics. Recovery. We are currently looking for a senior registered nurse to work for our client...
Permanent Full Time Contract. Accommodation and Relocation Assistance. Registered Nurse. Coronary Care... We are currently looking for a senior registered nurse to work for our client based in Bundaberg...
Sydney, NSW. Position Summary. A Family Practice open 6 days a week. The team consists of 4 highly experienced General Practitioners (GPs), Plastic Surgeon, 2 female nurses, onsite Pathology and...
Located about 35Km from Sydney CBD its one of the closest DWS positions available. You will join a team of 2 other Male GPs. Initial Guarantee income for 2 months. Part time Nurse available...
Nurses, doctors and dentists in Australia.
It is true to say that there is a shortage of nurses, doctors and indeed, dentists here in Australia. So how easy is it for those from the medical professions to qualify for Permanent Residency (PR) or an Employer Sponsored Workers Visa?
The popular belief is that it is very easy indeed, but you should bear in mind that there are criteria that have to be met.
- Your age.
- Your ability to speak the English language.
- Your current qualifications and the country in which you obtained them.
- Your qualifications will need to be assessed by the relevant authority here in Australia.
- Upon successful assessment, you will need to obtain registration (see more information about this further below) with one of the state or territory nursing registration boards.
- If you are a GP, you can get more help on my page How to Get a Job As a Doctor in Australia.
I have deliberately been non-specific about these criteria they are subject to change by the Australian Government. For that reason, the best source for up-to-date information is the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration & Border Control (DIBP) website, two very useful links are below.
Doctors and Nurses in Australia: Your questions answered
Click on the following links for further information…
The registration of Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives is handled by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. They have a downloadable PDF which can help you with this process. You can get this document from their page called Registration and Endorsement, but there is also a good deal more helpful information on their website, so do have a good look around.
Please see my page about job sponsorships.
More useful links:
The following posts from my blog may be of interest.
- How Does the Health Care System in Australia Work?
- Archaic Health Services in Australia? Another Visit to the Doctor
- Australia’s Bulk Billing Explained and $7 GP Fee Co-payments
- Going to the Dentist in Australia
- What It’s Really Like to Be Bitten by a Redback Spider
- The Australian Health Service: Getting an X-Ray
- Calling the Doctor’s Surgery When It’s Closed
- The Universal Law of Doctors