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Working in Australia as a Nurse

Doctors and Nurses

Nurses need to be in good health and have a certain level of education and experience. To work in a hospital or other health care area, nurses need to pass a health examination which includes a chest x-ray.

To work in Australia, nurses need to be registered by the nursing regulatory body, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
See: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Applicants for General Skilled Migration and the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa must obtain a skills assessment from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) even if currently registered to work as a nurse in an Australian state or territory.
See: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Visa Options for Nurses

Nurses are currently in high demand in Australia. There are excellent career opportunities with permanent and temporary work available in Australia. Most visa applications for nurses receive priority processing.

Last reviewed Tuesday 19 November 2013

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