How to Get a Job As a Nurse in Australia

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 nurse 240x300 How to Get a Job As a Nurse in AustraliaWorkers 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…

Registration

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.

Sponsorship

Please see my page about job sponsorships.

More useful links:

The following posts from my blog may be of interest.

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
6 Ways to Emigrate to Australia

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dilpreet kaur July 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

helloo..>!>m a dentist here just nw passed out …hav done my B.D.S….soo how can i get PR..of australia…wht all steps i hav to follow so that i can become a practioner in australia..>!>.can my parents accompany me..?..plzz.do reply .shall be highly thankful to u n oblige…..

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Nicola read July 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Hi you should have no problem moving to Australia. Try the temp457 skilled work visa.

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Nicola read July 14, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Is here in India or uk ?

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samantha August 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Hi, I just qualified as a mental health nurse in the UK and was wondering do I apply for registration in perth first before I look for a sponsor or can it be done at the same time? Also I have a 12yr old so how do I go about adding her onto my application please? Also would it be best to visit OZ & then approach a few employer or contact them while I’m still in the UK, such as applying via email?

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BobinOz August 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

All questions I can’t answer, I’m afraid. This is a specialised area for which I am not a specialist. Each state has different processes to go through and different nursing requirements in terms of what they are short of, as far as I’m aware.

You may even find that you’ll need to get some work experience first too, as you have only just qualified.

So you’ll need to do some research and find someone who does know the answers to your questions to help you. Sorry I am not qualified to be that person.

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Emilio August 23, 2011 at 3:54 am

hi, I’m from Chile and I’m studying to be a dentist here. I would like to know if I have a chance to finish my studies there and stay permanently?

If it’s possible please guide my in which steps should I take.

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BobinOz August 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Hi Emilio, same answer as for Samantha above, I’m afraid. But do pursue it, dentists are currently a big shortage here in Australia.

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jaspreet August 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

hello;;;;;;;;;;i am working as a clinical instructor .&i did bsc nursing………..i want to go to australia through ABP bridging programme………..i belong to india……also i have a enqery related to pr system for indians………..IN DIS PROGRAMMEW………i will join a hospital……..then they will register me as a registered nurse.can i get pr here………..

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patel ajit September 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

hii my name is ajit i m doing master of pharmacy 1 year in india and my wife complet 3 year G.N.M nursing and now she is doing 2 year coarse post basic b.sc nursing so plz answer me sir if the possible go to direct p.r visa in austilia or canada plz reply my email i.d plz

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jadav chintan June 6, 2012 at 3:47 am

hi dear sir ,
My name is chintan jadav i have complited diploma g.n.m nursin g 3year and 6manths course ,post b.sc nursing and paramedical course also complited than i have a 1 year experience at o.t asistant so i have a chance to worked at austrelia and settele perth..plz sir reply me

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Dr. Niaz mahmud September 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi iam Niaz Mahmud from Bangladesh. I have completed my MBBS from Maulana vasani from in 2005(DHAKA)..n also did 1 yr PGT in medicine from Rajshahi medical college..n now working as a medical officer in TERE DES HOMMES( Lausune) switzerland project in Bangladesh. for better oportunity I want to move Aus.. can I move to Aus or I need more qualification to move in Aus??? n is it possible to move Aus with ILTES??? if not what should be the score require for IELTS??.. .Plzz.do reply .shall be highly thankful to u n oblige..

Dr. Niaz mahmud…..

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amarjot September 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

m doing b.sc nursing in india,in punjab, m in 4th year, i wana settle down in australia and wana work as a nurse in melbourne so please help me out what al do i need to get a job in hospital in melbourne

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Dukhi January 5, 2012 at 4:02 am

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nidhin November 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

good

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harpreet kaur October 11, 2011 at 1:40 am

hi,harpreet kaur I am completed general nursing midwifery before 3 year,I working as a staff nurse more than 2 years, now i want to settle in australia and want a work as a registered nurse melbourne so plz reply me shall highly thankful to u

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Aboje Godwin Omochi October 17, 2011 at 12:37 am

Hey,i did BSc nursing in Nigeria.How can i get P.R to work in australia?I really wana go there.

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catherine October 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Ms.Catherine , from India, a Registered Nurse. In the month of april 2010, i lodged an application with ANMC, and received a LETTER OF DETERMINATION, suggesting me to undergo the overseas nurses bridging programe.
1. Now with this letter, if i under go the bridging programe, Will I get RN Licensure ?
2. I heard about AHPRA, So should i do my complete assessment once again with AHPRA, and with the letter which they issue is one valid for me to undergo the bridging programe ?
and to get RN ?
please reply me, to take the necessary steps.
regards,

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tracey October 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

hiya just looked at ur website. really enjoyin readin all your info. my question is, im a phlebotomist in my local hospital.do you have anx idea if i would i be considered as a skilled worker? thanks

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BobinOz November 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Checkout this page…….

Getting Sponsored

and have a look under the more useful links section and click the link called Employer Sponsored Workers. You will find a lot of good information there.

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tracey November 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

thank you for the advice. now all i have to do is convince my partner that leaving scotland is the best thing for us and our little girl. thanks again :-). tracey

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BobinOz November 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

It’s a great place to bring up kids, I’m sure you’ll convince him. Good luck!

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tracey January 4, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’ve convinced him, yippee. We r going to an immigration exhibition in Feb and taking it from there. Hopefully between his job, he a controller of site safety for the railway and mine we can move over. Thanks again for a fantastic website, its been great to read. Fingers crossed. Tracey :)

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BobinOz January 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Congratulations! I thought you would :-) Now the real work starts. It can be quite a lengthy process, but worth it in the end assuming you get a yes. Good luck!

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tracey May 3, 2012 at 4:34 am

Hiya, just thought id give you an update. We are in the early stages of immagrating. The paperwork has all been filled in and we are now just waiting on Craig sponsorship coming through :-). Just one question though if you don’t mind. My little girl doesn’t have her mmr jag. Will she need to get it for moving over. Thanks

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

As far as I am aware it’s not a requirement, but if I remember rightly it is a series of jabs, and because we had started the process with our young daughter in the UK, we made sure we finished it before we moved over here.

By the way, I’m not a doctor :-) so take no notice of me. Do we have a doctor in the house?

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prince February 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

hello,,i am a pharmacy graduate from india .i would like to study and settle in australia.i have scored overall 7band n ielts but for writing only 6 band,so it is difficult for studying m pharm in australia and get registred…please suggest what i can do with above mentioned qualifications.

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BobinOz February 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I’m not sure what the requirement is for you to study here, but my MARA agent would know, that’s how he came here. Check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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Ryan November 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hi,

I just happened to come across your website today. I’ve been planning on moving to Australia in the future and I was just wondering what the odds would be for me. I’m currently training as a radiology tech with the U.S. Navy. If you could give me a ballpark figure of the difficulty that I would or wouldn’t have and anything that I might have to do in advance I would really appreciate it.

Thanks,
Ryan

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BobinOz November 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm
dr uddhav December 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I m working as consultant catdiac anaesthetist in india.i have 6 years of post MD expoexperience.i want to move to aus.can u guide me for that.thanks

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BobinOz December 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm

No, but I might know somebody who can. I’ll get back to you.

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BobinOz December 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Hi Dr

I’ve spoken to a couple of people and things aren’t as clear cut as one would hope. I think you need to find out if your work experience qualifies you as a category 1, category 2 or category 3 doctor. if you need help, I can recommend a MARA migration agent to you.

Cheers

Bob

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Matthew December 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Hi me and my partner who is a band six nurse hear in the uk. Have been talking about a move to aus. But I’m not sure if I would be excepted as I have a criminal record and a conviction when I was a youth over 15 years ago. my conviction in the uk is now classed as spent. And have since had to do jury service. And now work as a security officer with an sia security licence. I’m trying to find out if I would be eligible to travle on my partners visa. If I could not get one for myself. Many thanks Matthew.

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BobinOz December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Why don’t you do a police records check on yourself? They are simple to do, I believe you can just walk into your nearest police station with ID and fill in form. I’m sure they only cost £10 when I did mine. Then you can see if it comes up clean, and if it doesn’t you can set about trying to get whatever does turn up removed. If it’s spent, I think it should be gone, otherwise it may be an infringement of your human rights.

That’s only my opinion, of course, I’m not a lawyer :-)

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naaz January 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

i am an b.pharmacy graduate, and i want a job in sydney

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naaz January 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

i am a b.pharmacy graduate and i have scored 7 in ielts, so are there any chances of migration or job in sydney……….as my partner lives there

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BobinOz January 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm
Stanley Goodluck January 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

Hi,
I just got married and me and my wife is thinking of moving to Australia. We have never been there before to start with. We are having hard time chosing on where to settle but seem to be leaning towards Canberra. My wife is greek( Greece and schooled in Greece) She is a nurse with 3years exprience working in Cyprus here. I’m from Nigeria with a degree in political sc. but works as a personal assistance to a senior partner in a law firm here in Cyprus. I had 2years exprience working in bank as a cashier back home in Nigeria more than 7years ago.
So what do u think of my chance of getting a job in any field? and what do u think abt our choice of a city? What suggestions can you give and how can we go abt maybe finding a sponsor

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BobinOz January 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Gilbert January 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

Hi Y ‘all,
After working in USA for 9 years, I am ready to go back home to SYDNEY.
I missed Australia so Much… See you all soon.

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BobinOz January 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Hope to see you back here soon Gilbert.

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farooq February 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

Hi bob
the given information is very helpful.i really appreciate you work but i am confused about nursing skilled job http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/medical-practitioners/visa-options-nurses.htm
whether there is demand of male nurse or female? i am male .kindly clear my confusion.
thanks N regards.
Farooq.

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BobinOz February 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Australia is an equal opportunities country, there is no sex discrimination here. I believe the positions are open to both male and female nurses.

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clara February 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

Hi

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BobinOz February 15, 2012 at 1:01 am

Hi

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danielle March 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi Bob and thanks for all this useful information! I am completing my paramedic licensure/certification here in the U.S. and also have an B.A. (unrelated) degree from an American University. To work s a medic in Australia, will it be as simple as applying for a temporary business visa and getting “tested” by a paramedical authority? I’ve read about training of a year or more being necessary if not from Australia.
Thank you and I appreciate your help in advance!

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BobinOz March 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi Danielle

Getting any kind of work visa for Australia can never be described as simple.

As far as those in the medical professions are concerned, I think there are recognised qualification according to the Royal Australian College of GPs. I think they have categories one, two and three depending upon which country you got your qualifications. Category one is the most desirable. You need to find out where your qualification would sit.

Click on the link “I am a doctor. How can I work in Australia?” in the above article for details.

I can’t help you with that, but my Visa Assessment Service would put you on the right track, although it isn’t free. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

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steph March 29, 2012 at 6:54 am

hi I am a newly qualified nurse..I have been working as a nurse in a nursing home in the UK for one year now. How do I go about applying for jobs in australia?

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BobinOz March 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

That’s something I’ve yet to look into Steph, all I know so far is what I’ve written above. Maybe one of my other readers can help?

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burhan April 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I am nurse I want to job in Australia. how apply please help me.

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DrMJH April 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

I’m a UK resident and GP with membership of the Royal College of GPs. My wife is a Nurse.We want to get residency in Australia. Is it possible to do this before moving there without occupational sponsorship, as I’d prefer to look for work once I’m there?

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BobinOz April 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Yes, it’s possible with the right kind of visa, assuming you qualify. You need to discuss your options a MARA migration agent.

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Gaurav April 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

My wife has done GNM i.e. General Midwifery from India 5 years back. how we can move to Australia. which tests should she qualify and where.

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Aggie April 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hi,is it possible to move over to Australia just after finishing a medical degree in the UK ( and doing the australian equivalent of the british foundation training?)??

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BobinOz April 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Not something I can answer, does anyone else know?

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Star April 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Bob

I would like to find out if it’s possible to include my boyfriend as my dependant on my application for permanent residency? I’m a nurse but he isn’t in a skilled job?whats the best way for us emigrating from the uk together as we are not married?
Look forward to your advice, thank you.

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BobinOz April 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

It’s possible, but you would have to prove that your partner and yourself have been living together, as if you were man and wife, for more than (I think) 12 months.

Google “Fact Sheet 35 – Australian immigration de facto rules” for more information.

That means joint bills in both of your names, joint mortgages or rental agreements, that sort of thing.

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Star April 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

Thank you Bob, that information was really helpful!
I appreciate it.

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gillie April 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

my aunt wanted me to be at Australia to be petitioned by her as tourist visa,shes a nurse working in a hospital also,. iam a nurse with 1 year experience only,. she told me she help me , first she will petition me then had a tourist visa only for about six months, when the time Im already at Australia she will help me with the processing with my papers and find me job, how could it possible? how long does it takes? what are the usual requirements for that? hope someone could answer me., thank you

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gillie April 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

hi bob,
i just called her aunt but where already i think 3rd degree already,. any requiremnts for that? i mean does it need IELTS?, NCLEX?

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gillie April 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

my concerned is that how long does it takes if she petition me then had only tourist visa,. i was confused what will happened next.

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gillie April 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm

if thats the case so that i can prepare my self ,

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BobinOz April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

gillie, I really have no idea what you are saying or asking, but as a nurse I am pretty certain you will need IELTS. There’s not too many things more dangerous than a nurse who misunderstands exactly what to administer to a patient, if you understand what I mean. So for that reason, a good level of IE LTS is essential.

Good luck!

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Kelly Ann Olson May 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Please help me with this age thing… I’m a pediatrician in Colorado, USA. Hubbie is likely to be transferred to Brisbane by his company within the next year (so his Visa will be their problem). I’d like to work, as well. Is it true that you need to be under 45 years old? I just turned 42 – guess I’d better get my act together and start job hunting!

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

You need to speak to whoever is sorting out your husband’s visa and ask them to include you in it as his spouse. This is standard practice for most visas, hopefully your husband’s company has a MARA registered migration agent working out the details.

Good luck, Bob

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I need a job in australia. ROSE May 19, 2012 at 2:52 am

Pls i need in job in australia. I have my Rn,RM, RPN. & have l8years experience. A nigerian

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sudhish May 28, 2012 at 1:27 am

hai iam a nurse .i have 4year exp in nursing .what can i do for get a job in australia

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BobinOz May 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

You need to be registered to work here as a nurse. Click on the link “I am a nurse. How can I work in Australia? in the above article for details.

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ghada May 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I am a Nurse with a Bachelors Degree and 2 years experience in a neonatal intensive care unit. i really want to immigrate to Australia so bad and get the hell out of this country. but i got my degree and worked in Saudi Arabia. do you think my qualification will be recognized?

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BobinOz May 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I’m not sure, click on the link “I am a nurse. How can I work in Australia? in the above article for details.
Hopefully the information there will help you. Good luck!

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suman pannu July 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hey….i have jst completed ma bacholar (B.Sc nursing) degree of 4 years.Now i wana to work as RN in austrailia.Plzzz tell me wat oll d steps i hv to follow 4 ma ambition…..thnks.

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BobinOz July 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

You will need work experience, 2 to 4 years postgrad, and also you would have to check that your qualifications are recognise here in Australia. That depends very much on which country you got them. Good luck!

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suman pannu July 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I m from India. Can i get dis experience fro ??show more kindness plzzz…

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suman pannu July 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

i m from India. Can i get postgrad experience from Australia??show more kindness plzzzz

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I don’t think so, Australia likes to recruit nurses with a minimum of 2 to 4 years postgrad experience. Sorry that’s not as kind as you would have liked :-)

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Jerry March 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Hi there ru still looking to move to australia or want to work there.if any chance plz let me know on my email I’d. im sure any positive response will be replied ASAP. Best of luck

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mic101 July 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

i am 25 ! Iahve a law degree from queens university belfast an a nursing bio medical science degree! I have worked as a nurse for two years in N.Ireland both in the public and private sector! i have always said when i finished my law degree i wud travel the world wen my dad got sick i did nursing so i put it off!! nw ready to go! i want to wrk whilst travelling! i need advice i’d love to further my career in the process! I havemy visa, i have sent away my PIN for nursing, however if it doesnt come back what else can i do and what else do i need to get a job? apolice check tax no. If so then how do i get them

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Star July 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Hi Mic

I just wanted to say I’m also a nurse and finished a law degree in Scotland.it took 5 months to get my aus nursing registration.so is it a permanent visa you have got? If so which state did you apply to, because my application was unsuccessful in Victoria. I have a couple of agencies who are trying to look for a job on my behalf.i want to try applying for pr in another state, pleas advise.

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I’m not sure exactly how that works, but my resident MARA agent would probably be able to help you, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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Kathryn July 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Hi Bob
Desperate to get started on visa application – but its a minefield….. are you aware of any websites that explain visa options and there benefits so far have only found websites that state the visa options but other than that very minimal info. Been to overseas expo here in UK and paid to have assessment sent forms off and no reply :-( I know I can easily get visa its just knowing which one – Im a nurse too……lovin your website btw!!!
Kathryn

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BobinOz July 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hi Kathryn

Last time I checked, there were over 130 visa options, so yes it certainly is a minefield.

I can’t get my head round them, if I could I would be a MARA registered migration agent. But I’m not. Fortunately, I have teamed up with someone who is and he’s really good at what he does. So through him, I offer a Visa Assessment Service and he does reply, almost always within three working days.

The assessment is thorough, and will give you your best options based on your personal information and skills. It’s not free, but your fee is added as a credit if you go on to use my agent to process your application.

Sorry I can’t give you an answer here and now, but I hope this helps.

Bob

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Ramneet July 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Hi, I’m Ramneet I have done bsc nursing from India in 2010 and 1 year of experience in clinicals and I have 7 bands in ielts . Now I want to pursue my studies in Australia and want to get PR .can u tell me what is the procedure

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BobinOz July 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm
Patricia July 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Hi there. I completed my Diploma of Nursing here in Australia and I am looking for an Regional or Employer Sponsorship. It is really hard to find a hospital or aged care facility that wants to sponsor enrolled nurses. Do you have any suggestion if i should try another visa or where and how i could find a sponsorship?? need any help i can get. thx patricia

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BobinOz July 26, 2012 at 12:22 am

Hi Patricia

That’s a question I’ve been asked quite often and something I’m still looking in to. So far, all I’ve learnt is that there are more people looking for sponsorships than there are sponsorships available, so the ones that are successful are the ones that put a huge amount of effort into the search and the preparation of their resume.

All I can suggest to you for now is that you sign up on my Current Available Job Sponsorships list, I send out notifications whenever I come across such sponsorships. You will get all notifications for all types of jobs, but hopefully at some point something will show up for qualified nurses.

Other than that, I am looking at a few other things that might help, as soon as I have details of post them here.

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Sara August 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi for info
NSW Rural Doctors Network is a gov site which helps with everything from finding a job to getting visas and getting qualifications recognised. This is for NSW only, but there must be sites for other areas as well.
Hope is helpful
Sara

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BobinOz August 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hi Sara

Great tip, thanks! I did have a quick search, looks like the Rural Doctors Network is only in NSW. Maybe there is something else in different states under a different name, if anyone knows, please do post information here.

Thanks

Bob

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Rose N. August 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

Hi BobinOz
I am a nurse, with a working experience of 8 years. I want to migrate and work in Australia; am married with children and my husband is a gospel preacher but accept to come with me. How do you advise us?

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BobinOz August 21, 2012 at 12:02 am

You need to be registered to work here as a nurse. Click on the link “I am a nurse. How can I work in Australia? in the above article for details.

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Dr.Raj Bumiya August 28, 2012 at 12:03 am

Respected Sir / Madam,
I, Dr.Raj Bumiya , have Completed MBBS from Medical College, Baroda, (listed on the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory) affiliated with M.S.University of Baroda, Gujarat INDIA. Currently I am pursuing Final Year of Residency in M.D. Radio-diagnosis at Medical College, Baroda affiliated with M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, INDIA. I would be completing my Residency by April 2013.
I would like to apply for Fellowship in Radio-diagnosis at Australia (2013 or 2014). Kindly guide me through the procedure of enrolling into the Fellowship programme.
Looking for a positive response from your side.
In case if you require any further information please let me know.
Thanking You,
Yours faithfully,
Dr. Raj Bumiya.

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BobinOz August 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

That’s not something I know how to do, maybe your MARA registered migration agent will be able to help you with that one.

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OMOWUMI September 7, 2012 at 1:45 am

HI, MY NAME IS OMOWUMI AND I LIVE IN NIGERIA, I AM A NURSE-MIDWIFE BOTH CORSES I DID IN NIGERIA, I WISH TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA TO WORK BUT I’M FACE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEM, I WANT TO FIND OUT IF THERE IS ANY AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA THAT CAN HELP ME PROCESS MY VISA, PROVIDE ACCOMODATION AND JOB AFTER WHICH I WILL PAY BACK THE MONEY BASE ON THE PERCENTAGE WE AGREED ON( SOMETHING LIKE 50%-50% AND HOW MANY YEARS IT WILL TAKE FOR ME TO BALANCE UP).

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BobinOz September 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Hi Omowumi,
I really don’t think that is likely to happen at all. If there is such an agency, I’ve not heard of them. Good luck!

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Dr. Hardik Modi September 8, 2012 at 5:38 am

I am Dr. Hardik Modi working as a consultant radiologist in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
I cleared my M.D. radiology exams from N.H.L. Mnicipal Medical College, Ahmedabad.
Can i directly work as a radiologist in australia without any exam?
My college is internationally recognized…

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BobinOz September 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I don’t know, maybe you should try and find out some information from the Royal Australian College of GPs. Or click on the link “I am a doctor. How can I work in Australia?” in the above article for help.

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abs September 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Hi! I am a dentist in the philippines and currently working as a dental assistant in singapore.. my question is, is there a shortage of dental assistants in australia now? and also, is there any way i can bring my child who is 3 yrs old and my partner with me if ever i get a chance to obtain a visa.. thanks!

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BobinOz September 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I believe there is a shortage of dentists, not sure about dentists assistance though. Anybody know?

If you get the right visa, and you can prove you’ve been with your partner, living as though man and wife, for more than one year, then you probably would be able to bring them with you. Google “Fact Sheet 35 – Australian immigration de facto rules” for more information.

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Chirag bhatt September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I have completed my nursing course in gujarat india and i want to do job in australia can i have to give an exam for do job in australia?

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BobinOz September 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I don’t know exactly what the processes, you will need to investigate it through the links provided in the above article.

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Mary September 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

Hi am Dr.Mary Hildiga MBBS,i have try to job in Austrilia but right now am in india and my native place srilanka,how to apply the job ????pls explain

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BobinOz October 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

You need to lick on the relevant links in the above article for further help with that.

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andrews aboagye October 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm

please what is the hourly wages for nurses in melbourne and perth?

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RUCHI October 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi,
I have a query regarding clinical/ non-clinical/ management/ project job for a doctor in western Australia. I am a B.A.M.S. (Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) registered physician from a reputated university in India in the year 2009. I have completed post- graduation, MBA- Hospital Mangement , full time from a reputed university in 2011. I have around 2 years of work experience in hospital operations/ quality and healthcare IT in a very reputed healthcare group in India. I am moving to Westeren Australia in January 2012 on a partner Visa basis.
Please throw some light on (Govt./ Non- Govt. Organisation) job opportunities in Western Australia , in Healthcare Management / Healthcare Project Management or Clinical area.

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BobinOz October 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Not something I’m qualified to answer for you Ruchi, maybe somebody else will come in here and help. Cheers. Bob

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K.T.S October 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hi sir.. Im kts from INDIA.. I completed mbbs this march and preparing for pg entrance in our country…there are two questns
1). I want to settle in australia.. is my mbbs degree eligible in australia or shall i have to write any exam to make my indian degree eligible ???
2). I want to becme a surgeon.. If i do post graduation in india then is my degree eligible in australia ??
Plz answer me sir little elaboratively

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BobinOz October 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Sorry K.T.S but I’m not qualified to answer your question.

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K.T.S October 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Then please refer me a link where i can get answer to my qustns

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BobinOz October 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

There are links in the article that ultimately lead to what you need to know, you just have to drill down a bit.

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Ashok October 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I have just completed MBA in HR & Mktg, I have 4 years experience in HR. Is it possible to get visa to work in Aus on base of my education and experience. Pls. let me know. Thanks in advance.

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BobinOz November 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I don’t know, possibly, but you’d have to have a Visa Assessment to find out for sure.

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Laxmi November 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi,
I am B.Sc graduate in Medical Lab Technician with experience of 3 years in Medicinal plant research and 1 year of Lab technician experience in India. Now I am resideing in Australia on a 457 Visa and searching for job.

Can you help me find a job, preferably on PR sponsorship?

Thanks in advance.

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harpal kaur hundal November 17, 2012 at 12:42 am

DEAR SIR/ MADAM I HARPAL KAUR HUNDAL IS A REGISTER NURSE [MID WIFE] HEAR IN INDIA I HAVE16 YEARS EXP. I WANT TO MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA PLEASE HELP ME AND TELL TERMS AND RULES THANKS

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La Barbe November 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hi Bob,
Would you like to explain to all these enthusiastic potential immigrants to Australia about risk of racial discrimination?

Thanks for your help.

La Barbe
France

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BobinOz November 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

You have asked questions about racism four times in four different posts, please only ask your question once; I’ve answered you elsewhere.

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shabbir ahmed January 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

im a Register Nurse with 2 years experience and OT Tech with 5 years experience Community Health Care Worker with 10 years experience .i really need a job in Australia.

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nargis January 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

i done mbbs in 2007 from pakistan and i m a govt employ and i want to go to australia to get job in my feild i am doing mcps is mcps in gynae acceptible in australia so plz kindly give me all the details and process because i dont have that much knowledge about procsses procedure do guide me in detail thank you.

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BobinOz January 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

First you need to find out whether your qualifications are acceptable here. I suggest you click on some of those links in the above article that go to the immigration website and do a little research.

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Mel January 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Hi

I just finished my newgraduate nurse programme at my hospital and currently working as a junior staff there.

I would like to work in Australia but is that possible with only 1 year of experience?

I’m a NZ graduate and citizen and I’m registered in AHPRA. People are telling me to try recruitment agencies. Can you recommend any that would take someone with one year experience?

I’m working in a specialty area (Operating rooms)

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BobinOz January 19, 2013 at 1:10 am

Sorry, can’t help with that Mel, I don’t (yet) have any contacts who can help. If I do find someone, I will post details on this page. Good luck!

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mazhar ullah January 28, 2013 at 5:26 am

just finished my diploma nurse programe at my hospital and currently working as a staff nurse 1 inshifa inter national hospital at Pakistan Islamabad. .

I would like to work in Australia 2 year of experience from a hospital and to adapt the new goals for the betterment of patients care and followed these?

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Rachael D. Mukura February 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I recently qualified as a general nurse in Zimbabwe. I would like to find a job in Aua stralia and settle down with my family. How can i find a job and process the relevant paper work?

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BobinOz February 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm

The process is fully outlined above Rachael, I have just added an extra paragraph about registration. Read through it all, it tells you what you need to know.

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Ifeoma Peace Ogu February 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I Am Mrs. Ogu from Nigeria.

I am a Nurse in Nigeria and i have about 6years working experinece as a Nurse.

I am Currently working with National Orthopaedic Hospital. And i am seeking an International company or Hospital to Give me a sponsorship to work for its Health Department Abroad.

Hoping to hearing from you soon.

Please send email to oguifeoma@gmail.com to request my CV and other information.

Thanks.

Mrs. I. P. Ogu.

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Naomi February 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Hi sir
I am a newly graduated nurse and wanted to work in australia …please is it possibly?
I ave pass my board exam’ how can I get visa to australia

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Naomi February 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I graduated from UNiversity of the Cordilleras in bachelor of science in nursing at Philippines and I am a Ghanaian

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BobinOz February 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

You need to click through the links in the above article.

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Numanjit February 24, 2013 at 2:37 am

Hi sir
I have completed my Gnm from india from recognised university with duration of 3 n hskf year course.i also have 2 year work experience in government hospital.i m getting married soon to PR boy in australia.so want to know do i need to do Bsc nursing of Four years or do i get any ecemption bcz i have studied already n experience.what do i need to do so i can get kob there as a nurse when i go there.would highly appreciated.
Thanks

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BobinOz February 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Sorry, that’s not something I can answer, I’m just not qualified. Thanks, Bob.

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Romteen zeinali March 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hey , i found this site pretty useful. I was graduated in nursing B.S about a year ago . I want to pursue my job as a nurse there in Australia. I obtained my IELTS with the band-score of :7 overall but I’m afraid i can’t use it since It has expired . what should I do to get an admission or a job there to be a permanent resident ?
Thanks

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BobinOz April 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

You’ll probably find the answer to your questions by clicking through the recommended links in the above article. Sounds like you’ll probably need to retake that IELTS.

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michael April 3, 2013 at 2:55 am

Hi! I’m an American English teacher and my wife is Japanese pharmacist. How likely is it that we could migrate to Australia and have comprable work? She has her masters in pharmacy and I am considering a masters in education. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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BobinOz April 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

To really find out how likely it is, your best bet would be to go through my Visa Assessment Service. That would give you a very precise answer to your question in return for you providing a great deal more information about yourself and your wife.

Cheers

Bob

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kausar April 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

hello.. i am a Pakistani living in Saudi Arabia. i want a job as a nurse in Australia but cant figure out how to proceed.. can u please direct me to how to come to Australia for job as a nurse?? Diploma in nursing and midwifery
thanks alot

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OSAYAGBON OSAIKHUIWUOMWAN April 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hi,MY NAME IS OSAYAGBON OSAIKHUIWUOMWAN,AND I A NIGERIAN,I AM A NURSE/MIDWIFE BOTH COURSES I DID IN NIGERIA,I WISH TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA TO WORK AND ALSO TO SCHOOL THERE,THAT TO FURTHER MY STUDIES, BUT I HAVE NO VISA ,AND WORK PERMITAND HOW MUCH IT WILL IT COST,AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.PLS DIRECT ME ON HOW TO GO ABOUT IT,PLS REPLY ME VIA MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS AS FOLLOWS:milkhoni@yahoo.com

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BobinOz April 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hi kausar and OSAYAGBON OSAIKHUIWUOMWAN

You need to click through some of those links in the article, that will help you find out how to proceed. It will not be a simple journey, but that’s where you need to start.

Good luck!

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abdulzeb January 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I am abdul zeb i am staff nurs i have 3three yerars gernal nursing diploma i have 3years clinic experince

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Amandeep kaur April 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

helo i am amandeep kaur and i have done G.N.M nursing in 2011 .and these day i m doing job as nurs . before six month i did love marigge .agnist my faimly . now i want moveing AUS ,HOW CAN i do this plssss . help me

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Shobit August 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Hi sir, I have done GNM nursing& I have 6 months experience & I clear my ielts test can I move to Australia plz reply thank

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BobinOz August 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

Not without a visa.

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Kashan April 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Hi dear,I have to ask you more than one question. I would be thankful if you help me out to my queries. I have completed my graduation in M.B.B.S from Pakistan and Have to do post-graduation training for one year(mandatory to start clinical practice) and which will start by next month. I want to do job there in Australia after this training and for that I have to register myself with Australian Medical Council by giving demanded exams Like(Amc mcqs and amc clinican and IELTS and/or OET exams).
Now tell me
1.whats the current status of doctors in Australia,as I have heard that there is NO ANY LACK of Shortage of doctors in Australia any more.
2.If its wrong then tell me How easy is to get job if I do come australia by next year after my one year post graduation training.
3.if there is short then can u guess and tell me till which year this shortage of doctors will be there?
I’m messed up in these question. I will start my preparation if I get positive feedback from any good source person. thanks a lot. help me and guide me.

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BobinOz April 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

If only I knew the answers, which I don’t. Skills shortages in Australia are always a moving target, what could be true today may not be the case next month. All I can say is you may find there might be more opportunities in regional Australia, but I really do not know the latest situation concerning either doctors or nurses.

Cheers

Bob

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krupali solanki April 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Hai sir,
Just now i completed my 12th commerce. And i want to study for nursing.
my brother lives in australia in mellborun. Would u please suggest me that if i do nursing from any university from gujarat in india, then i get a job in australia or not
What can i do? for study? please please reply me sir i need this answer …….i hope u reply me …

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Dr.Smaug April 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Hey, I stumbled upon this post ,and having time on my hands, decided to give the comments a read.
I have been very impressed BobinOz’s courteous responses to the colourful queries posted here,so much so that I simply had to express my appreciation. :-)
I might add that I’ve long nurtured a dream of working at Australia after specialising in interventional cardiology. The fact that 14 years of medical education get flushed down the drain upon immigration is a definite turn-off. Not to mention the hassle of immigration itself.
Anyway, I wish all of these would-be immigrants all the very best, and to BobinOz: kudos !

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BobinOz April 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Doctor! :-)

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AFRIYIE A OKYERE April 15, 2013 at 3:54 am

hi i am a student dieteian and want to come to your place and practice it,how do i go by it.

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BobinOz April 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Reading the above article and clicking through on those links should help you answer that one.

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akhlaq April 16, 2013 at 5:09 am

hi boby,
i am a registered male nurse from pakistan nursing council.
i am also registered nursen from saudi commision for health specialitied( MOH).
can i move to australia as a nurse male????
my education n licences accepted r not there in aust???
plz reply
thnx

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BobinOz April 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm

If you read the article on this page and then the comments below it, I think you’ll find you will answer the question for yourself.

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Nael Victor Tarranza April 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I am an Australian Overseas Registered nurse and currently in Australia. I have been looking for nurse jobs that offer sponsorship but to no avail. I have 2 years experience but it seems it does not matter. i really do not think that there is a decrease in jobs as there are plenty but all are saying they want PR or citizens or the ones with the right to work. can you please advise on how to go about when applying or looking for these jobs?

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BobinOz April 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

At the moment, the only advice I’ve got for you is what I’ve written on my page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship, but if you sign up for the list (link is on that page) for jobseekers, I’ll be sending out an announcement soon about the product that will help you.

Cheers

Bob

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Santhiya Sivakumar April 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Hello i am santhiya, i finished M.sc nursing with 2 years of teaching as well as clinical experience, i am 28 and i got IELTS individual band score of Speaking-6, Writing-6.5, Listening-6, Reading-8.5, an overall band score of 7. I want to work in Australia as a staff nurse. Can you kindly help me by explaining the ways available for me to enter australia?

Thanks

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BobinOz May 2, 2013 at 12:17 am

You need to follow the advice in the above article, and click through on those links.

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Lyndsay April 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hi Bob,

Once again, fantastic site!! I am just about to start my children’s nursing degree and ideally would like to end up as a school nurse or health visitor. Do they have the equivalent of these in Australia, I have been looking but not coming up with much.

Thank you
Lyndsay :)

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BobinOz April 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I don’t know the answer to that one Lindsay, maybe somebody else reading this will though. There is a nursing category called “Community, Maternal & Child Health”, maybe that is it.

Give it a try, use the links in the above article to those Australian employment agencies to see what you can come up with.

Cheers

Bob

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Balwinder Kaur May 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

hi
I am Balwinder Kaur. I have done B.pharmacy and M.pharmacy from India. Is there any PR in this field. If yes then what is the requirement for it? Please reply
Thank you.

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Helen May 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hi Bob,

Nice website… I learn alot from it.

I am a filipina, a Registered Nurse both from my country(Phillipines) where I also got my degree as a nurse & Saudi Arabia where I am presently working. I’m 43 years old, a mother of 1( daughter = 16 years old)and having almost 20 years of working experience. My situation here in Saudi Arabia is really unstable beacause of what they call saudization(meaning to kick foreigners out any time). So one of my plan is to migrate to Australia. Now I’m reviewing for my IELTS. If i pass what will be next? I am not really sure of this because I think I still need to work on being a member of NMBA and since my country’s nurse education is not recognize in Australia then I need to study. But how about my age? Really its so complicated… Please advice me on what to do.

Sincerely,
Helen

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BobinOz May 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Yes, it sounds like you have a few hurdles to overcome Helen, although I’m not in a position to advise you, I’m just not qualified in this area.

I think you will need professional assistance with this, I know my MARA agent could help you on the visa side, not so sure what he could do to help you qualify to practice here as a nurse. If you’re interested, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

Many thanks

Bob

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dr.gaurav.prasad May 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

hi, I jus finished my M.S. General surgery from bangalore, india. I want to move to Australia to do fellowships in oncosurgery n robotic surgery n probably to settle down there. can any body tell that do I need to write ny exam to get registered with AMC? and what is the process further ahead? would be thankful if smone can show me a clear picture.

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BobinOz May 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Have you click through on those links in the above article? That’s what you need to do, it’s a very complex area and hopefully you’ll find information that will help you there.

Cheers

Bob

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Sarah Lawson May 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Hi Bob! Thank you for this information. My sister, who is a nurse, is considering moving to Australia by the end of the year. And i know this post is going to very helpful. We’re looking at the different visa options that are available to see which type would best apply to her.

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Wen May 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Hi Bob! Im a Singaporean Registered nurse and im 22 years old.
I would appreciate if you could help to answer my questions? Thanks!
Im interested to work in Australia for 2years as a registered nurse but do not know if i am qualified because..
1) I only have a Singapore Diploma in Nursing
2) Working experience as a RN for 2 years
3) Worked in a community hospital in Singapore
4) Did not learn how to perform veinepuncture/phlebotomy

Also, do i need to sit for the IELTS test?

THANKS!!!!!!! Looking forward to your reply!

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BobinOz May 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Hi Wen

I couldn’t tell you for sure if you qualify to work here.

To find out more you should click through on some of those links in my article and investigate how to register to work as a nurse here in Australia, I am simply not qualified to answer these questions for you.

Good luck!

Bob

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Wen June 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Thank you so much Bob! (:

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Sarah Lawson June 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Hi Wen,

Your IELTS score should be at least 7 to qualify. Wish you the best of luck!

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Wen June 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thank you so much! Really appreciate that! :D Am waiting to sit for my IELTS soon!

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subhasini v s June 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

HELLO BOB

i am indian i did my gnm here only i have 2 years of experiance……..i dont have any ILETS certificate….my dream is to work austrelia so plz help to how to apply for the staff nurse job thank you

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BobinOz June 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

No IELTS = No Job :-)

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MARY SUSANA June 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Hello Sir /mam
I would like to work in australia as a nurse can i get an opportunity to work there.

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Rupinder Kaur June 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Hi, I m Rupinder from Amritsar,Punjab(India). I m GNM staff nurse & I m doing my job in S G R D Hospital,but I m not satisfied , because I want to enhance my intel actual ability to overseas.So I want to go to Australia becoz I like this country.Plz give me an information to apply for my job, one more thing….I m not IELTS cleared person….Thank you

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Alexandra June 22, 2013 at 2:41 am

Hi i am a certified dental assistant (dental nurse) in Canada. I am moving to australia in a couple months. Will i be able to apply for work in a dental office when i get there. In other words will they recognize my qualifications.

Kind regards

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BobinOz June 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I don’t know for sure Alexandra, but there is an association here that deals with it all, search for Australian Dental Association and I’m sure you will find it. Good luck!

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nayan June 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Hi my name is reena bhatia I have a done g.n.m nursing and have got the five year experience and still doing a job in India I want to settle down in Australia with my husband what should I do what visa I go for ?

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ARUN AG June 29, 2013 at 4:54 am

Hi sir/madam
my name is Arun AG i was completed Bsc nursing
I would like to work in australia as a nurse can i get an opportunity to work there.

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BobinOz June 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Depends on where you were trained, did you read the advice in the article above?
Cheers

Bob

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dr.anjana sujith July 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

i am an ayurvedic physician from kerala.hw can i get a chance to work in austrlia as an ayurvedic physician

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BobinOz July 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

That’s a question that can’t be answered easily but at the very least you’d need to get enough points, see myPoints Calculator page, and getting those points may require you having your skill assessed by the relevant authority.

Hope that helps.

Bob

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Anwar Masih July 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Hello!
I am registered nurse here at Pakistan. And i to serve myself in Australia.

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DEEPTI KALRA July 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

hi i have done my B.D.S from india .how to become registered dentist (FEMALE)in australia after marriage to a person (male)who has a P.R. OF AUSTRALIA

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BobinOz July 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

You need to talk to the Australian Dental Association, Google it for more info.

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Brendette July 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I am a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK since 2003 and currently worked as a Staff Nurse. I am 53 years old and interested to move and work in Australia. I just want to know if there is still a chance for me to work there considering my age is above 50?

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BobinOz July 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I don’t think the question has a straightforward answer, I think you would need to talk for a MARA migration agent about your situation to get an accurate answer.
Bob

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chanda July 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

hello,,i am a pharmacy graduate from india .i would like to study and settle in australia.i have scored overall 6 bands( L=7,R=6,s=6)but for writing 5 band. so what should i do for study and settle in australia with above mentioned qualifications.please suggest…

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BobinOz July 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

If you are looking to study here, maybe you should speak to my expert, see my page about Student Visas.

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MARIYA SANDEEP July 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

Hi.. I am Mariya Sandeep. I did my BSC Nursing from India. Presently I am in Sydney with my husband on spouse visa. I would like to work before my registration. What all are my job options rite now other than RN until I finish my IELTS(have overall 7 band but not individually ). What all clearance I need for that …I will be thankful if you can guide me. Waiting for valuable suggestions.

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BobinOz July 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I can’t help, I don’t know what your job options.

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Navdeep aingh August 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Hello..My name is navdeep singh..i am student of 5th year in lugansk state medical university, ukraine…i want information how can i apply after finish my graduation for australia…is it possible?if yes then which requirements are necessary for procedure?

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BobinOz August 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Click on the link “I am a nurse. How can I work in Australia? in the above article for details.

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amrinder singh sidhu August 5, 2013 at 1:54 am

i am amrinder singh i have done diploma in pharmacy i want to apply for australia is it possible if yes? Than what recuirement is necssory

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kaleeswari August 5, 2013 at 2:17 am

Respected sir/madam
i am kaleeswari registered nurse in india i need to get job in australia what should i do? i got infomation that if i pass in ielts exam i havr to pay some amount to get job there is it correct?

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BobinOz August 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Have either of you read the post above? All the information is there if you click through on those links.

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Himanshi Joshi August 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hello!well i want to ask that i have done general nursing course and i want to join now MBBs in Australia so what should i do.There is rule the nurse can go MBBs course,for more information is that i m doing every process to be in australia from my country……….NEPAL so i hope i will get reply for me…….

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BobinOz August 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Good luck, I hope you find a way to work here in Australia, all the help you need is in the links in the above article.

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manpreet August 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

hi… i had 1 year experience after my B.Sc nursing (Graduation) and i am going to complete my Masters in nursing within few days. i want to work as RN in Australia. so please tell me the steps and procedure for applying for Australia and i want to come there along with my spouse. currently i am in India. I”ll be very thankful..

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BobinOz August 14, 2013 at 12:17 am

The steps and the procedure are explained in the above article manpreet, you need to click through on those links to read more about the whole process.

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manpreet August 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thank you so much for replying me so early…….. the steps are not clear to me so that is why i asked for your help.. can you please tell me in detail about the whole process and send it to my email address. i will be really thankful……

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BobinOz August 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Ha ha, if only I had the time and the knowledge :-)

Manpreet, you are either going to have to spend some time reading and understanding the process, or you will need to pay someone to assist you. Good luck!

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manpreet August 15, 2013 at 12:57 am

ok fine. I”ll try my best to consult with someone. Thank you so much……. Really you are so nice. May god bless you…..

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Samikshya Sharma August 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hello Sir, I want to ask 1 question to you.
I am going to come Austrilia for my study. And i want to study Staff Nurse But i have not take any course of it and haven’t join also. So I can join my class or not??

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BobinOz August 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

That’s a question that you will need to ask of the people who run the course. If you don’t have anybody in mind, then you need to speak to my expert, see my page about Student Visas and take advantage of the free assessment that is offered.

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ISHITA GUPTA August 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm

sir, i have done MBBS ( bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery)
from India. whats the process of getting post graduation seat in Australia or whats the process of getting work permit in Australia if i do my post graduation from India itself. thank you

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BobinOz August 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm

The process is very simple in theory; find out if you qualify and if you do, apply for a visa. The reality though is that the process is far more complicated. I can’t help you with it, I’m not qualified.

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Jill August 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Hi,
I have recently had my registration approved to work as a midwife in Oz. I am with a sponsorship agency who are arranging interviews for me to secure a job. What I want to know is, can I apply for permanent residency if I want to stay? Will the hospital that I work for help with this and is it easier to gain permanent residency once I am working there? I am nearly 43 and my husband is 46. He is an engineer so should be ok to find work. Will we b ok age wise?
Thanks in advance for any advice on this!!
Jill xxx

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BobinOz August 29, 2013 at 12:40 am

For many people a job sponsorship can lead to permanent residency, but it’s not guaranteed. I think you should take one step at a time, and seek advice from a MARA agent when you’re here as to the best way to turn your temporary visa into PR.

If you decide to use an agent, I do recommend my one, you’ll find links to his service all over this website.

Good luck, Bob

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shona August 31, 2013 at 1:57 am

hi, im shona new to your blog… want to know hw i can migrate to australia with my husband. i completed my bsc nursing, have 2 years experience in India, have ielts overall 6 band…. can u pls guide me?

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BobinOz September 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

If only your question were easy to answer, but it isn’t. If you want an accurate answer, you would need to provide much more information about yourself to my MARA agent, links to my visa assessment service can be found throughout this website.

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ibrar khan September 2, 2013 at 2:05 am

Hello Sir, I want to ask 1 question to you. im a Register Nurse with 2 years experience and OT Tech with 5 years experience Community Health Care Worker with 10 years experience .i really need a job in Australia.

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BobinOz September 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

And the question is???

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ibrar khan September 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

sir my question is I am a nurse please jobs and visa in Australia and also study in Australia please help me ok

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BobinOz September 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The information you need is in the above article.

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israr khan September 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

what the above article

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Babar September 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Hi sir!
My qualification is MD(MBBS) from Russia saint Petersburg PMA.
Now i am living in Pakistan and 2 years experience in orthopaedics&traumatology.
Sir!First how I can apply for MS in orthopaedics.
Secondly hw I can apply for job….as a trainer or assistant of a specialist doctor under private clinics or hospitals.
Yours sincerely
Dr babar

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BobinOz September 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Your first step is to find out whether you qualify to work here at all, please read the above article and click through on the links to investigate whether your qualifications and experience are recognised here in Australia.

Thanks, Bob

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Nithinsha September 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Hi i completed my BSc Nursing in 2012.Now working as a staff nurse in one hospital in india.Would like to shift to abroad.especially Australia.What are all the steps that i have to go through for moving to Australia…please provide valuable informations.

Thanks in advance,

Niths

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BobinOz September 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I have done, please read the article and all the comments and answers.

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angel September 10, 2013 at 5:41 am

Hi Sir,
My boyfriend and I are new graduates of BS in Nursing from the Philippines and we would love tomigrate to Australia together . Could you please give some advice regarding the fields of nursing that are most in deman d in Australia. And if ever we lack the necesary qualifications, are caregivers also in demand in Australia?

Thank you BobinOz! :))

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BobinOz September 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I can’t help you directly with this, please click on the relevant links in the above article for the information you require.

Cheers, Bob

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Amar September 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Hi i heard yesterday from my friend that australian visas open for GNM nurse.is it true?

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Amar September 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

She said its sponsership visa( genral nursing midwifery).can someone let me know about that plz?

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BobinOz September 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I haven’t heard anything specifically Amar, but available sponsorships vary from month to month in any profession, if there are vacancies at the moment, maybe they are listed with the online agencies. Check out my page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship for links to those agencies.

Good luck, Bob

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Roger September 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

Hi all
Gee reading through the list of visas etc its way way more complicated to move to Oz than it was NZ ten yeas ago.
Wife is a nurse and we will be applying under her skill for a family of five. She ticks all the boxes but has a speciality that it seems is not recognised in Oz, or certainly does not appear on the (SOL). That being, she is a ‘qualified’ ICU nurse, 2.5 years extra training over and above her initial 4 years. This training and attained certificate is only recognised (it seems) in Scandinavia, although there certainly ‘is’ ICU nurses working in Oz….Any nurses out there know what training a nurse had to be qualified as an ICU in Oz?

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Roger September 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Another question;
Throughout all the reading of immi.gov.au I cant find any information on ‘age of spouse’. My wife is 42, main applicant and very qualified nurse, ticks all the boxes for immi, as does the kids all being below the age of 16, but me (spouse), im 53. Would we as a family be accepted ….. Anyone?

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BobinOz September 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Can’t answer your question about ICU, but I can tell you that if your wife qualifies as the main applicant you will qualify also as her spouse, irrespective of your age.

Cheers, Bob

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Roger September 17, 2013 at 3:17 am

Hi Bob and thanks for the reply
Ah, so of course the pass age was below 50 then and I remember reading you were 49…So, thats that one cleared up….

Here is another for any of those nurses dentists or anyone in the medical trade who are aiming to go….

There is the IELTS language test as most of us know and an additional test for those in the medical trade is the OET test http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/….testing your reading writing etc within the medical world.

My wife wrote to them ;

Hello
Two questions if I may;
1) I cannot seem to find as to where your tests are undertaken, I live in Denmark, would the test I attend be local in my home country?
2) Is the OET a ‘blanket’ test that covers all occupations, or is there a specific test within the OET that covers each occupation, for example, I am a nurse. Do I get a nurse orientated test?

There reply was;

Dear XXXX

We test in many different locations around the world, however we do not test at all venues at every administration. The best way to see if we are testing at a venue close to you at a particular administration is to view the table in http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/Display.aspx?tabid=2537 , or go to Step 1 and 2 of the application process at http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/Display.aspx?tabid=2470.
We currently do not have a test venue in Denmark, however we do have various test venues in Europe- for the 23 November 2013 test we will have test venues in Germany, the UK, Italy and Ukraine.

The listening and reading sub-tests are the same for all professions, however the writing and speaking sub-tests are profession specific. You can find out more information about each sub-test and download sample materials at http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/Display.aspx?tabid=2566.

Customer Service
The OET Centre

Crucial info here is as we can see, the European testing is done in the four countries mentioned above..
Not only that, their website states that current charges for OET is A$580

Hope that helps some of you out there.

PS; For your information, my wife isnt a 4X, she only pretends to be at the weekends …

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BobinOz September 18, 2013 at 12:26 am

XXXX is a beer here:-)

Thanks for the info, very useful.

Just a quickie on my arrival here, yes I was 49, but at the time the age limit was 45, so I was past it. But my wife was younger, under 45, and as she was the main applicant I could come along as her spouse. Just thought I’d clear that up as it is a similar situation to the one you are now in even though they have raised the age (currently) to 50.

Cheers, Bob

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Roger September 18, 2013 at 1:42 am

Thanks for the reply Bob, With my wifes age we qualify by 3 years as it stands then….Just a bunch of paperwork to do now,, and I know how that is…:/

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BobinOz September 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Good luck! Bob

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Neha September 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

helloo..>!>m a ayurvedic doctor here just doing job in government sector …hav done my B.A.M.S….i participated in national programmes.After graduation I have done MSC in APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY through distance education……soooo how can i get PR..of australia…wht all steps i hav to follow so that i can become a practioner in australia..>!>.can my parents accompany me..?..plzz.do reply .shall be highly thankful to u n oblige…..

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BobinOz September 18, 2013 at 12:29 am

Your first step is to see if your qualifications are recognised here in Australia and if they are your next step is to get registered. There are links in the above post to help you with this. You will also need an excellent command of the English language with the correct certification to back that up.

Hope that helps, Bob

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John September 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Hi,
I´m in Australia under student visa. I just have my EICS verification done. I´m going to sit to OET and AMC Q in a few months to find a workplace base to work under supervision after pesci interview.
It´s possible find help (sponsorship) now, to keep me in Australia with my family until I do it? Where can I find help?

Thanks

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BobinOz September 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I can’t answer that John, I couldn’t tell you whether you are in a position to find a sponsorship here, but you get help either from my agent by going through my Visa Assessment Service or you could grab a copy of How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia.

Good luck, I hope you find a way to stay.

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Georgia September 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Fab Site…. extremely helpful!! Thanks Bob :)

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BobinOz September 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Thanks Georgia :-)

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deepti September 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

pls hlp me to find the job in canada as staff nurse

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BobinOz September 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm

LOL! Sounds like you’re new to this website, it’s a shame you didn’t read any of it before posting your comment.

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liby tony October 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Hello
I am an indian registered bsc nurse,recently passed ielts with overall 7band(except writing6.5)…with this, am I eligible to do IRON bridging programme in Australia..I have a total 3.6yrs of experience in intensive care unit in India and Saudi…kindly reply me….Liby Tony

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Dave October 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Hi, am a Nigerian medical student currently studying in the Caribbean and I would like to work in Australia. I should be done within a year. What are my chances?

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sujit thapa October 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

hi my name is sujit…….I am from nepal……..I am working as radiographer here I want to work in australia…..is there any chance for me??????

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Navjot November 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

I am a student of master of public health in deakin uni .I had done bsc nursing from India . I am having Indian registration with me . How I can get Australian registration ?

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Marcy November 12, 2013 at 2:58 am

Hai, I’m from Malaysia and currently, I’m working in Singapore. I’m interested to apply to work as a staff nurse in Australia. What are things that I need to know about the application?

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Savita Thakur November 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

hi, i m Savita Thakur i m in India Gnm Holder and i have 5 yrs experience in a multispeciality hospital in ICU ,So How I get the pr for australia or Canada? how Many Band in ielts to get the visa for further action, my E-mail address is Rajpoot_in_usa@yahoo.com

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Neha Gogia November 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Hi bob
Myself dr Neha Gogia Woking as an Ayurvedic medical officer in government sector from May 2010 till date tht is approximate 3 years and 6 months.Now
I wana to work in Australia along with PR.i have done msc in applied psychology through distance education from Nagaland global open university.please tell me the procedure how to fulfil my dream.the exact procedure and wht will b the basic requirement. If any other way please suggest that I have heard a lot about your site

With regards

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Neha August 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Hi bob
I have got the information that my qualifications Tht’s BAMS ( bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgrey ) comes under naturopath….. This category is under state sponsorship….. Is it true ????? The information from Where I got is correct or not ???? If correct thn tell me can I move forward Aur can I apply oet for it…..
Plz do reply sir
With regards

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BobinOz August 4, 2014 at 12:40 am

If you really want to know for sure whether you can get state sponsorship with your qualifications you should go through my Visa Assessment Service; my MARA agent would be able to check for you and from there, if it is available, detail your options to proceed further.

ood luck, Bob

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Adebayo Rebecca Kemi November 15, 2013 at 3:08 am

i am 42yrs and practising as a nurse/midwife in National hosp.nigeria.how do i get a job in Australia and can i move with my kids when coming there?

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deepa rana November 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm

hi, my name is deepa rana, from nepal, but i did my bsc nursing from india, and have got 2 years of experience , so now i want to go to australia for my master degree, so ,is there any possibility of getting pr and practice my nursing there, and if yes, then how long will it take to get registred in australia as a nurse,

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Prabha December 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I’m a qualified nurse from Nepal currently living in UK. What are the requirements for working as a nurse in Australia. I have Bachelor Degree in nursing from Nepal.

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Egliton December 14, 2013 at 4:27 am

Hi,my name is Egliton,i studied for 3 years in an italian university here in my country Albania and i have some exam before i graduate.I am interested to work as a nurse or practicing nurse in Australia,please tell me which steps should i follow for this.Thank you.

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aymen December 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

hi sir
plz iam asurgeon from iraq and i read the website for emigrate to aust. and i just want to know how can i aproved my degree as specialist to royal college of austr. suegeon to accept me as surgeon

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Neha Gogia December 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Hi bob
If I wil join certificate 4 message therapy practice course in Victoria university in Australia. Thn I will b eligible for work and pr of Australia.please guide me Bcoz I have done BAMS from India. So related course to my pathy I will prefer.
With regards
Thnx

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KHB January 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

Hello! I’m half way through applying for an independent visa using my nursing registration for points. I visited Australia last year and very much fell in love with Perth. Although the Gold Coast and Sydney are both attractive to me. I’m an absolute beach and exercise lover, who is single so still looking for somewhere I can enjoy some nightlife and meet fellow single friends. I work in the community as an Advanced Practitioner, seeing patients in the their own home. Do you have any information on where to look for community nursing jobs? Sponsorship was only for hospital work. I’m also interested to hear where might be the best city/ location to start. I’m emigrating alone and have a few friends dotted round Oz. I’m not looking to settle in one place for ever and open to moving around on short contracts.

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BobinOz January 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Can’t help you with the community nursing jobs, but as for the best city or location, I’d probably favour the Gold Coast or Sydney ahead of Perth.

Perth, I’m told, isn’t great for nightlife so I think you will certainly have more fun and meet more people in one or other of the locations you are thinking about.

Where ever you decide, I hope it works out well.

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Jenelle January 14, 2014 at 3:45 am

I am currently a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of New Jersey in the US. I was wondering what the best option would be for me. Should I go for my bachelor’s in Nursing here, then request a move over in Australia? Should I just get my Associate’s in Nursing here, then request to go to school to bridge to my Bachelor’s? But then, I won’t be able to work in Australia on a student visa, right? Or should i just see if a hospital will sponsor me as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then can I use my working visa to also go to school?
HELP! please :)
–Jen (future aussie)

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BobinOz January 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I wish I could help Jen, but it’s as confusing to me as it is for you. I suspect there are pros and cons to whichever route you decide, my only advice would be that it is probably worth you speaking to a MARA migration agent about your situation before you make your plans.

Good luck, Bob

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parminder January 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm

hi i am parminder. i have done M.Sc. Nursing in medical surgical from punjab. i want to goto australia. i have no any knowledge regarding this . plz give me suggestions.

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BobinOz January 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

This website has suggestions everywhere, but the most important thing to get is a visa. See All About Visas.

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Navdeep kaur January 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

Hi
This is Navdeep I am registered nurse in india and have one year experience and now doing bachelor of nursing in NSW Australia. please let me know how I can get job in Australia.

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Dr Hitesh Chopra February 10, 2014 at 5:09 am

Hiee bob

I will be highly thankful if u help me?
I am a dentist by profession (BDS, MDS) from India, Now working in Ministry of Higher Education Saudi Arabia on post of lecturer. I am very much interested in doing phD from australia but i wanted to know that will it open me doors for permanent residency or not and further Which Mara agent to contact to help me Guide.

Please I need your sincere advice

Thanks and Regards
Dr Hitesh Chopra

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BobinOz February 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Yes, I’ve already answered this question here.

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Dorothy February 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

For international students studying medicine and graduating from Australia, how do you apply for internship and residency if you are not an Australia Citizen?

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BobinOz February 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

That’s not something I can answer Dorothy, maybe you can get some help from my expert over at my page about Student Visas.

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vickie February 18, 2014 at 2:58 am

Hi bob

me my partner and our young son are very intrested in moving to austrailia I am currently studying and hoping to go onto start training be a trained nurse but I was wondering if we would still be able to move with me being a health care assistant and my partner being a carpet fitter would we be able to move and me carring on to study nursing in oz? Is there any chance for us do you think ?

Many thanks
vickie

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BobinOz February 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I couldn’t tell you for sure Vickie, it depends on your full circumstances. If you want an accurate answer, consider going through my Visa Assessment Service.

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Kirandeep kaur March 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Hello I have done bsc nursing from Punjab nd now m going to do msc nursing from queeensland university australia nd my ilets score is 7.5,plz tell me how can I get permanent residence in Australia after doing msc nursing.i will be thankful to you…..

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BobinOz March 4, 2014 at 1:06 am

I can’t help you with this, but my agent can. See my Visa Assessment Service.

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sk March 14, 2014 at 12:35 am

my daughter did a degree in health science in Melbourne, and now looking for a job and a visa to work in Australia. Is this possible.

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BobinOz March 15, 2014 at 12:11 am

Maybe, but I don’t know enough about your daughter to answer with any more accuracy than that.

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Shubpreet March 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

Good morning sir,
I’ m Shubpreet nd my enquiery about my study.I have GNM 3 yrs diploma course in india from last 5 yrs m living in australia.so i want to know about my study level in australia like if i will clear my OET exam nd submit my application to AHPRA nd at last finish my bridiging program then i will get license as RN OR EN means as Registerd nurse or enroled nurse.
Because RN is Division 1 nd EN is division 2.so m confused about this.PLEASE give information about my study level at :-
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Egilgibilty for RN you must have atleast level 6 but can’t understand i have this level study or not do i need Bsc nursing for RN.coz i have doubt about this like i will finish all my hard work then just eligible for EN.you know EN have division 2 so just wanna confirm where we count my study at Level 6 or Level 5.please give answer for this THANK YOU VERY MUCH for ur preciouse time.

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BobinOz March 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

Even if I knew what half of your abbreviations meant, I still would not be able to help you. You need to click through on the links in the above article to look for the information you need. I’m not qualified to answer your questions.

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TT March 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Hi Bob,

I have been looking for an answer to a question regarding my wife and I stumbled upon your blog.

Little Background : My wife is a M.D (Postgraduate Doctor) specializing in Anesthesia. We intend to move to Oz Land by end of this year. We already have our PR sorted out however a few queries :

1. How is the recruitment trend in general with respect to Physicians and which is the best city in Oz to look for Anesthesia Jobs.

2. What are the best ways to look out for Medical Jobs.

3. What all licensing and Registrations are required.

Regards,
TT

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BobinOz March 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Hi TT, this looks like a question for my resident expert for doctors, please take a look at my page Doctors in Australia.

Do be sure to check the article first to make sure your wife’s training took place in one of the qualifying countries and if it did, please go ahead and ask these questions on that page and I’m sure my expert can answer them if he can.

Good luck, Bob

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Daisy Sahota April 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm

hi im working as a doctor and medical officer in india. And i have completed my mbbs graduation in 2010 and i hold a.work experience of 2 years at government ESI Dispensary as a medical officer.
So whats the probability of getting a good job in australia

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BobinOz April 3, 2014 at 12:50 am

Your first hurdle will be to find out whether your qualifications are recognised here in Australia, you can do that by checking out the latest information through the links above.

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Neha Gogia April 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Hi
I get engaged now and my fiancé has done mbbs from russia which is who recongnised.he has 2 years experience knw we Wana to move Australia permanently and do work there.is he eligible for this ????? Plz do reply

With regards
Thnx

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BobinOz April 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

I couldn’t tell you, but my MARA agent could if you were to go through my Visa Assessment Service.

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Jude April 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

Hello Bob! good day, I have been checking your website for some time now, since I had an interest working and possibly living in Australia as a nurse. I have applied already in AHPRA and awaiting their reply. im a nurse in the Philippines with 3 years experience in the operating room.
Do you think there are still demand for nurses in Australia??, im planning to take a Bridging course in South Australia(Adelaide) to get my registration.
More power to your website Bob!

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BobinOz April 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I don’t know the full situation Jude, but I suspect there are still opportunities for nurses with the right kind of experience, but you may not be able to pick which state you go to, you may have to go to any state that can offer you an opportunity.

Good luck, Bob

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Bishal Shrestha April 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

Hi Bob

Just a quick information required. My wife is nurse from Nepal and we would like to move to Australia. Currently we are in United Kingdom. What do we have to do in order to get my wife onto nursing profession in Australia. She has done B.N in nursing and is equipped with more than six years of experience onto her profession. I asked you this question about good few months ago and it has gone unanswered so far and hope this time I will be able to get answer from you.

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BobinOz April 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

It probably went unanswered because it is not “quick information”. It’s actually very complex and pretty much revolves around firstly having qualifications that are recognised he in Australia. That largely depends on which country you trained.

It also depends on your English-language abilities and getting registered to work here as a nurse. It’s so complicated I haven’t even tried to understand it or keep up with any possible rule changes.

That’s why I have included the links in the above article for people to investigate this for themselves.

Good luck, Bob

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B April 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

Dear Bob

Thank you for your response. What is the minimum level of score required in all section of English Language Test in order to pursue career as a nurse in Australia?

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marco April 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

You need a minimum of 7 and above in all subjects for IELTS, and you need a Grade of B and above for OET. I have gone through the whole process of getting resgistered with AHPRA, which is a nightmare really because of their inconsistent policies and inconsistent “assessment scheme”.

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marco April 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Hi Bob,
Wow your web site is pretty cool and so many people are leaving comments on your blog. Good job!! Well i am a registered nurse who has 6years of experience working in ICU in Hong Kong. I was officially registered with the AHPRA few months ago and i am 28, so i can pretty much move to Australia any time i want now. I have great interest in Brisbane because i love scuba diving! Well my problems are not as complicated as the other people on the blog lol Could you name a few big hospitals for me near the city centre please and also which area would you recommend for me to live in as a single guy? And do you think i will need a car to get around when i first arrive? Thanks bob!!

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BobinOz April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Hi Marco

Before we start talking about Brisbane, I’m pretty sure this city isn’t best known for its scuba-diving. Maybe Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef would be a better bet? I might be wrong about that though, I am not into scuba-diving myself, but it may be worth checking out if you haven’t already done so.

As for hospitals, I think the main ones are Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Wesley and the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s. Cars are very helpful around here, unless you live close to the city and as a young guy, you will probably want to choose suburbs close to Paddington, the West End or Fortitude Valley, that’s where most of the nightlife is.

Good luck, Bob

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manjit May 12, 2014 at 3:09 am

I am GMN staff nurse and 5 years experience.5 bands in ielts.can i apply for PRin Australia.

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BobinOz May 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Please click through on the relevant link in the above post for information about working as a nurse here in Australia.

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Elvie Jkent May 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

Hi
I am amazed reading posts here and thought of getting myself in. I’m a RN from Philippines and I got 2 yrs experience as OB nurse then I came here in Saudi Arabia as a dental assistant for almost 4 yrs now. I wished to work in Australia as a dental nurse/ assistant, planned to get ielts once given the chance to work there. Is there a possibility that I could work there?

Thanks a lot!

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BobinOz May 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I don’t know, much depends on whether your qualifications are recognised here.

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Shawn May 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

Bob, I’am hoping you can just get me in contact with someone who can answer questions pertaining to dentistry. I’m a US trained Dental Hygienist with over ten years experience and would like to do remote medicine in all parts of Australia. Can you offer any advice or contacts ? ~Shawn

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BobinOz May 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Hi Shawn, I’m going to send you an email about this, speak later. Cheers, Bob

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Shawn May 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

Thanks Bob I look forward to hearing from you . ~Shawn

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mahalpreet June 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

m done my GNM nursing from india and want go australia.which courses offered me australia to become RN in australia and duration of course

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parbhdeep June 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

hii..i have dond G.N.M nursing 3 year 6 month from india now i am pursuing 2 yr post basic bsc nursing..my finance is not P.R. in australia…tell me how i go to brisbane,australia after marriage

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BobinOz June 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

You will need to speak to a MARA registered migration agent for that, or you can get the answer through my Visa Assessment Service.

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Kamma June 20, 2014 at 4:18 am

Hi BobinOz… and extended community. ;-)

I’m currently reading to Medical Laboratory Scientist, and someone told me there was a bit of a shortage of that profession Downunder. I’m a bit doubtful, but I don’t know.
Anyone in the know?

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BobinOz June 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Personally I have no idea, can anyone else help?

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Rajinder kaur June 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Hi I am Rajinder kaur complete Gnm diploma of nursing from Khalsa college of nursing ,have a nursing experience nd i m do work as a nurse in the Australia nd become a registered nurse so plz give me opportunity to do work in Australia nd give the way of in future plz plz reply

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BobinOz June 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I don’t personally help people one-on-one, all the advice I have is in the above article. Good luck, Bob

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Rajinder kaur June 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Sir I say how to move australia nd get PR in Australia through nursing just provide way to which type of test clear for going to australia

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Rajinder kaur June 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Plz plz reply

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Rajinder kaur June 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Plz give me reply Bob

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BobinOz June 29, 2014 at 1:01 am

Rajinder, I haven’t answered your question because you haven’t bothered to read any of the information I have provided. Do spend some time reading the information I have provided, you will get your answer.

Now, please stop nagging me. Have you heard of something called the weekend? I do not have a 24/7 support team.

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Harpreet June 29, 2014 at 3:52 am

Hi my name is harpreet. I have cpmpleted GNM nursing last year , and I have 1 year experious .how I can apply for PR in australia

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BobinOz June 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm

See Visas.

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jenny July 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Hi,

I have completed MBBS from India, have cleared AMC MCQ and have a score of IELTS 7. I want to move to australia with my husband and kid. How do I get PR/ temporary visa. Can I take your services. I am based in India.

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BobinOz July 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Hi Jenny

Sounds like you need to be speaking to my MARA migration agent, he can give you your best options and let you know how to proceed. Simply go through my Visa Assessment Service, it’s all explained on that page.

Cheers, Bob

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Salman July 22, 2014 at 2:31 am

i m a BSC nurse and having one year experience in international hospital. i like australia and australians very much.i wana work as a nurse there in australia. plz guide me about the politics of hiring job in australia. i love australia.

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Tijo August 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Hi my name is Tijo and I’m from India. Im planning to do Bsc nursing. In Darwin Australia, is there any possibility to get a pr after the completion of my course at Charles Darwin university???

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BobinOz August 4, 2014 at 12:46 am

I don’t know Tijo, this isn’t a yes or no question, is more complicated than that and I would suggest you discuss your options with a MARA registered migration agent closer to the time.

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Mishu August 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

HI,
I am non professional in the field of nursing. But I saw that there is scope for nursing field.
I even heard that though we are not from nursing faculty but can do nursing course in Australia and get job accordingly. Is it possible for me to get PR ?

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BobinOz August 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

That’s not a question that can be answered with such limited information, if you really want to know what your options are please consider going through my Visa Assessment Service.

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Melissa August 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Hi my partner is from Switzerland, is a Registered nurse in Accident and Emergency with 4 years experience. His qualification complies with the EU 2005/36/ec education standard, He is 30 yo.
He applied for a skills assessment with ANMAC as a requirement to apply for a 189 skilled migration visa, however his skills assessment letter of determination was declined due to Switzerland not being a formal member of the EU.
Eventhough, Switzerland has a charter agreement with the EU on Education standards and the freedom of movement of people across Europe.
Do you have any info or knowledge of Swiss Registered Nurses being able to find a way to gain entry to live and work in Australia?

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BobinOz August 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I’m not surprised you have had trouble, I’ve heard that only a very small handful of countries nursing qualifications are recognised here in this country. I’m afraid I can’t help though, I’m not sure what you would need to do to get registered and accepted, I think you may need to speak to a MARA agent to see if anything can possibly be done.

Sorry I can’t be more helpful, but good luck.

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rana September 2, 2014 at 7:09 am

i am a doctor ,passed mbbs in 2006 from Bangladesh.I want to live in Australia.there is a option of study in masters in clinical nursing,then work there as a registered nurse and obtain PR card. is it possible?is there any option of getting nursing job with my qualification as a doctor?
thanks.i am looking forward to hearing from u.

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BobinOz September 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I couldn’t tell you rana, this is something you need to ask of a MARA registered migration agent. If you go through my Visa Assessment Service, my agent could look at your skills and qualifications and see if there is any pathway for you to obtain PR here in Australia.

Good luck, Bob

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Payam September 3, 2014 at 1:39 am

Hi Bob
thank you for your really helpful website.
I’m 26 yrs old and recently got my bachelor of nursing and midwife in International university in Thailand.
I’m wondering am i need to take bridge program or not ? and also I cant take licence here bcz its in Thai language, so am I require to have any licence or I can just take Australian licence ?

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BobinOz September 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I wish I could help, but I really don’t know what you need to do to qualify to work here, you would need to click on the links in the above article for more help. I’m pretty sure it’s not easy, Australia only recognises qualifications from certain countries for nurses. Good luck, Bob

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Manisha Sharma September 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Hello,
I have graduated from United States of America as a Registered Nurse in 2010 with 3 years of experience. I have lodged in an application with AHPRA and ANMAC. Looks like they take a long time ? How long are they taking as of September 2014? Has anyone lodged in an application with them as well? I am really worried since I need to get the license as soon as possible. Who has had this problem before? Really appreciate someone’s reply and a comment to help me at this moment.
THanks!

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BobinOz September 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I have no idea how long it takes at the moment, can anyone else help Manisha out here?

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xyz September 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I’m a registered G.N.M nurse from India karnataka registration in year 2005 worked for 1.6 years in maharashtra in C.C.U in a heart hospital. Can u tell me the qualifications required the hours and work experience and other criteria services to apply for nursing jobs in Australia Australians which is the best place to work in australia

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BobinOz September 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm

No, I’m sorry, I can’t advise you on this, you should really be talking to a MARA registered migration agent and/or an expert in recruitment for nursing, I am neither. Or you can use the links in the above post to find out more information for yourself.

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Megan October 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Hi I am just about to qualify as a general nurse in the UK and am interested in moving to auz as soon as possible to work as a RGN. What would I need to do in order to do this?

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BobinOz October 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Hi Megan

This is not a process I can help you with, it’s quite complicated, that’s why I have referred to other websites for information through the links in the above article. Your only other alternative would be to seek the assistance of a MARA registered migration agent or maybe a specialist recruitment company.

Good luck, Bob

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sani October 7, 2014 at 1:14 am

hi boby,
i am a registered nurse from Indian nursing council.
i am also registered nursen from saudi commision for health( MOH).
can i move to australia as a nurse
I have total 12 year experiance (4 year India and 8 year Gulf)
My 1st cousin living australia in perth area
How can move australia, what type of visa choose
plz reply
thanks

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BobinOz October 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Same answer as I’ve given to Megan immediately above your comment.

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yek doryn October 13, 2014 at 5:12 am

im in africa do u also employ african certificate nurses

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Haddis Negusie October 21, 2014 at 2:43 am

Dear sir i am ethiopia refugee in yemen i have diploma in nursing i have been
living since 1993 long time i would immigrate to australia do you have way to find visa
for refugee nurse
your sincerely
Haddis Negusie

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BobinOz October 22, 2014 at 12:01 am

Not something I can help with, but if you Google “Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC)” they may be able to advise you. Good luck, Bob

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Charles Nyathi October 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

l am a nurse and I need a job in Austria please help me’

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Ekta patel October 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Hi
I have done GNM from India want to know how can I get job in Australia .Is there some course after which I can get job in Australia as a nurse.
Thank u

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