Ultimate Easy Guide for Nurses Moving to Australia


Are you a qualified Registered nurse?
Your nursing qualification can present you with significant career opportunities in Australia.

Moving to Australia: Ultimate Easy Guide for Nurses is a guide that will clearly show you how easy it is to move to Australia. The whole process is a straight, to show that I have written a guide to help you achieve your goal of moving to Australia as quickly as possible. This guide has been broken into series so you need to get hold of all of them.

Who is the Guide for?

  • International applicants who obtained an initial nursing and/or midwifery qualification for registration outside Australia.
  • Those who have not completed a qualification leading to registration in Australia
  • Those who have not held registration in Australia before.
    This guide is for you, who don’t want to be confused by the jargon and other language used by the Australian registration professional boards and Australian immigration, which can lead to frustration and destroying your dream of legally moving to Australia and pursuing the career you love.

I am writing this specifically for nurses because most of the stuff written about moving and working to Australia seems to be written for some other professions and not nurses. None of them understand the lived experiences of a nurse going through the frustrations of navigating the processes of registering as a nurse or midwife, obtaining a job and a work visa. They all tend to ignore important information you need to know. I experienced the frustration first hand when I was planning to migrate to Australia. I want this to be the best ever guide you will ever need to help you move and enjoy your nursing practice Australia.
Moving to Australia: Ultimate Easy Guide for Nurses is grounded statistics that show that nursing is a profession in high demand all over the world, including Australia and that through global travelling, nurses can contribute more to the profession and overall advancement to humanity. After-all, what is more fulfilling than travelling, learning about the world whilst doing what you love best and being appreciated for your services.

About Me
I am an internationally qualified Nurse who had no desire to stay in my home country to practice as a nurse after I completed my nursing degree. Besides frustrations with overall poor recognition, poor remunerations, lack of tools and zero opportunities for professional advancement, I also knew that I wanted to travel, learning about the world whilst serving. I also dreamt of living and working in Australia and spending time at the world`s best beaches around the country. I’m sure similar stories abound from other nurses who have traveled to work in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. It was in 2005 when I received an email that my visa to Australia had been approved. Even more surreal was a phone call later, from a nursing agent informing me that they had just purchased my one-way ticket to Sydney, Australia! This was of course the beginning of an exhilarating and satisfying adventure in the nursing profession which also gave me even more opportunities in the way of an online business.No doubt, Australia is perhaps the best place to live in the world right now with thousands of people deciding to move here every year.

  •  Standards of living here are high,
  •  citizens are generally happy,
  • The salaries are great
  • the economy is great and social services are fantastic! In fact, according to the Economist magazine last year`s rating of top world livable cities, using factors such as crime, healthcare, culture, transportation, culture, Melbourne is the best livable city, and other Australian cities like Adelaide and Perth were in top 10!

Success to me a nurse has always been about travelling, exploring the world and helping others. Since moving to Australia I have explored many areas of nursing, I have completed many post graduate studies. I have enjoyed working in nursing management and consultancy. I travel the world, I support my young family here in Australia and in my home country. The flexibility within the profession is unbelievable, I concurrently run a successful online business called www.Zishopu.com where this guide will be published, just to spice things up.

In a series of articles on this forum, I will give you the top 7 helpful tips you’ll never see anywhere that will guide you towards the goal of working in Australia as registered nurse. All Internationally qualified applicants must meet the registration standards, which also includes both the English language skills and the Criminal history checks. I will walk you through all these processes giving you links to resources you will need to be successful. I don’t pretend to know all your goals for moving to Australia. Your goals individually may be different, be they about moving here temporarily, permanently with your family, or work holidaying or for post graduate studies. However The 7 Steps will be only be a guide and not professional advice to help you become successful.

Before I list these simple 7 steps, let me introduce you to these 3 very important terms:

1.AHPRA: The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across the whole of Australia.
2.NMBA: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia undertakes functions as set by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The NMBA regulates the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public.
3.ANMAC: The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the nursing and midwifery profession.

The 7 Ultimate Easy Steps:
I don’t presuppose that this process itself is linear, and there are steps that can be done simultaneously and that’s what we will discuss in the coming weeks. These are the steps will be discussing in the coming weeks:

  1.  Checking your ability to meet Australian registration requirements
  2. Checking your ability to meet the Australian immigration requirements
  3. Completing your application form and providing required documentation to AHPRA
  4. Assessment by NMBA of whether you meet the qualifications for registration
  5. Receiving your registration
  6. Application for immigration to Australia
  7. Getting a nursing job

I will tap on my experience of registering as an internationally qualified nurse and my experience of meeting the English skill requirements and getting a work visa. I will also tap on interviews of well over hundred internationally qualified nurses, International recruitment agents and also heavily draw from Australian professional regulation bodies and immigration websites. Since I have no interest in boring you with complicated lingo that does not serve you or become unnecessarily over-inclusive or tangential about irrelevant matter, I came with the best straight to the point easy to follow guideline with only information you need.

See your in the next Series

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