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Brief Description and overview of Nursing Courses in Australia.

Nursing is one of the most sought after courses among international students studying in Australia. The easy availability of jobs, high salary, and permanent residency (PR) pathways are some of the reasons for this popularity. According to seek.com.au, Nursing is considered the most in-demand job and has the highest growth rate compared to other jobs in Australia. According to au.indeed.com, a Registered Nurse (RN) average salary is $76,874 per year (2021).

Vocational Nursing course in Australia:

  • Diploma of Nursing  
  • The above course is between 18-24 months long.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (Process of Registration) is required.
  • After Registration, you can work as an Enrolled Nurse.
  • Typical starting salary is $50,000 (2021).
  • Further study options are Bachelor of Nursing .

Entry requirements for International students:

  • Minimum completion of Australian year 12 or Equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 Across all bands or equivalents.

(For more information, check the individual institution website or contact us)

Higher Education Nursing Courses in Australia

  • Bachelor of Nursing 
  • High job growth projected.
  • Usually a three year course. Shorter if you complete the Diploma of Nursing.
  • Registration with APHRA (Process of Registration).
  • After Registration, you can work as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Registered Nurse (RN) average salary is $76,874 per year.
  • Further studies option is the Master of Nursing.

Entry requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum completion of Australian year 12 or Equivalent
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 across all bands or Equivalent.

(For more information, check the individual institution website or contact us) 

  • Master of Nursing 
  • There are different Nursing postgraduate programs that you can select from in Australia depending on your situation and need.
  • Some postgraduate degrees specialise in a specific area and so you may need to be a registered nurse in Australia to be eligible for admission.
  • A Master’s Degree like Master of Nursing Science may not lead to APHRA’s Registration and are open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Master of Nursing Practice is for individuals with a non-related undergraduate degree who want to enter the Nursing profession. 

What are the PR options/Pathways available for Nursing graduates?

  • Firstly, after the completion of the studies, register with the AHPRA.
  • Get the skills assessed through Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
  • Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI). (You will need to meet the minimum points requirement to lodge your EOI).
  • Once invited, you can apply for your Permanent Residency Visa.

Different type of Migration Visa options for Nurses

Most nursing occupations are listed on both the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and qualify for VISA types 190, 189, 491 and more

Some of the institution where you can study Nursing in Australia

Harbour College

Queensford College

Australian Catholic University

Western Sydney University