Nurses Emigrating to Australia


What Nurses Emigrating to Australia from UK Need To Know

Migrate Me help thousands of people migrate all over the world. With stressful working conditions and long hours, many doctors and nurses consider migrating. If you are a nurse and considering emigrating to Australia from the UK here are some tips for you.

Nurses and midwives are in high demand in Australia. The working environment in Australia offers excellent career opportunities for nurses with temporary and permanent options available. However, if you want to get a job as a registered nurse in Australia, certain requirements must be considered for you to work there. The following are some of the requirements and steps that you must take:

Do you have the right qualifications to work in Australia as a nurse?

Before you can work as a registered nurse in Australia, you must meet the registration and working requirements of the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) as well as meet all the requirements by the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). These two bodies are mandated to asses people who want to work as nurses and midwives in Australia. Different criterions are used to asses and qualify individuals to work as nurses or midwives. For example; you must ascertain your identity, you must be good in written and spoken English by passing English language proficiency standards, you must meet the education standards set for nurses and midwives, you must have practiced as a nurse or a midwife and have evidence to prove this, and you must show that you can practice in Australia.

Register with AHPRA

If you have the right qualifications and meet all the requirements, the next important thing to do is to register with the AHPRA as well as the NMBA. This will ensure that you have the right documents to practice as a registered nurse in Australia. In case you practice without being registered by these two organizations, you can be prosecuted and taken into custody for operating illegally as a nurse.

Get a Visa

After registering as a nurse, the next thing you require is a Visa to work and live in Australia. There are different visas available for people who want to work in Australia for example; the temporary business visa, which allows you to work for sometime in Australia, the employer nomination scheme, which is a permanent visa, then there is the regional sponsored migration scheme, which is also a permanent visa.

In conclusion, there are plenty of opportunities for nurses in Australia. All you have to do for you to move from UK to Australia is to meet all the requirements, get a visa and move to Australia. If you have a diploma or a degree and you are recognized as a nurse in the UK, you will be considered to as a qualified nurse in Australia.  

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