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Registered Nurse (Aged Care) - 254412

Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)

Previously referred to in ASCO as:
2323-11 Registered Nurse

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Job description

Provides nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill level

This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience that is comparable in duration and content to the nationally agreed minimum education standard for nursing and midwifery in Australia. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

If you require further information on this occupation, please refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.
See: Unit Group 2544 - Registered Nurses

Information on the skill level of each occupation is consistent with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and may differ from the requirements set by the assessing authorities for obtaining a skills assessment. Please contact the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation to check on their requirements.

Program eligibility

Applicants in this occupation may be eligible for skilled migration under the following programs: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), Points Based Skilled Migration visa, Temporary Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457).
Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187)
SkillSelect (Points Based Skilled Migration visa)
Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)

A skills assessment is only required for certain visa subclasses in the skilled migration program. Please check whether a skills assessment is required for the visa subclass you want to apply for before contacting the relevant assessing authority.

Under the General Skilled Migration program, some occupations may only be available for state or territory government agency nomination. For a complete list of occupations, refer to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
See: Skilled Occupation Lists (Formerly Known as Form 1121i)

Skills assessment authority

Before you can migrate to Australia as a skilled migrant, you must have your skills assessed by the relevant national assessment authority. The assessment authority for your occupation is the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
See: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

If you want to claim points for your qualifications and/or work experience in your nominated or closely related occupation you should forward all the relevant documents to the relevant skills assessing authority. Based on your documents, the assessing authority will provide advice to the department on your qualifications and/or work experience. The department will consider this advice when awarding points for your qualifications and work experience.

Note: If your qualifications are not in a relevant field to your nominated occupation and you want to claim points, the assessing authority will be unable to provide advice to the department. In these circumstances, you are able to contact Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services (VETASSESS) who may be able to provide an opinion on your qualifications. The department will consider this advice when awarding points for your qualifications.

Licensing or registration requirements

In many occupations you must be registered with or obtain a license from a relevant regulatory authority. In Australia, nursing and midwifery registration is obtained through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Please contact the relevant NMBA state or territory office to enquire about the licensing or registration requirements.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
See: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Professional associations

You may benefit from becoming a member of a relevant industry association for your occupation. This could help you with your employment prospects, networking, contact with industry, and professional development, and may provide you with important information and support.

NSW Nurses' Association & Australian Nursing Federation, NSW Branch
See: NSW Nurses' Association & Australian Nursing Federation, NSW Branch

Australian Nursing Federation
See: Australian Nursing Federation

Australian College of Midwives
See: Australian College of Midwives

Last reviewed Tuesday 19 November 2013

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