In Australia, Nursing is a high-paying, prospective and respected industry. In addition, many students have been migrated to Australia successfully through this profession. The Nursing occupations are on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) since many years ago. According to Australia’s 2020 QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) Graduate Outcomes Survey statistics, the employment rate of Nursing graduates is 89.2%!
In the beginning, let’s have a look the Nursing industry in Australia. In general, nurses could be divided into three categories:
Assistant in Nursing
Usually, the “Nurse” on the Skilled Occupation List refer to a Registered Nurse.
The advantages of Nursing in Australia
In Australia, nurses are a respectable and enviable job. The main reasons could attribute to:
- After completing the accredited Nursing Degree in Australian University, as long as you meet the standard of English proficiency, you will be able to obtain a Registered Nurse license
- The quota of Registered Nurse is the highest on the Skilled Occupation List every year. The students may be able to migrate to Australia after becoming a Registered Nurse.
- According to Job Outlook, the weekly salary of a Registered Nurses in Australia could reach AUD $1,909 per week. Moreover, 50% of Nursing graduates could be offered full-time jobs, it could be considered as an in-demand sector.
The Skill Assessment Authority for Nursing
Currently, the international students who studying Nursing in Australia must complete a relevant degree, which accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). After that, you could pass the first stage of the Skill Assessment and become a Registered Nurse. Next, students could apply to Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMC) for the second phase of the Skill Assessment.
In other words, as long as the students enroll in Nursing courses and graduate successfully, also meet the language requirements, they could complete the Skill Assessment. You are on the right track to Australian Permanent Residency!
After understanding the background of Nursing in Australia, we will illustrate the most recommended courses in the reputed Australian universities.
La Trobe University
La Trobe University is located in Melbourne, which was founded in 1967 and ranked in the top 1% within 20,000 universities worldwide. It is a first-class public comprehensive university with 7 campuses in Australia. The university is famous for its positive influence on students, partners and communities.
- La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide
- The University conduct innovative cancer research
- Rated above world standard in 23 fields of research (ERA 2018)
• High employer satisfaction
Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) Accelerated Nursing Program
Duration: 2.5 years*
Location: Bundoora campus
English requirements：Minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 7.0)
Students will study long-term chronic illness care, Indigenous health, biosciences, emergency healthcare and mental health care. The program covers on-campus clinical learning, hospitals and other medical internships. La Trobe University has cooperated with more than 100 industry partners . This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). The graduates are eligible to become a registered nurses!
Griffith University (GU) provides more than 200 degrees and includes 50,000 students and 6 campuses. GU was founded in 1971, it is one of the top 15 universities in Australia. The University obtained 8 Teaching Excellence awards and 42 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
- In the top 2% of universities globally
- Ranked 30th (2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings)
- The 33rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings Top 50
- World-class research, expert knowledge and industry connections
Bachelor of Nursing
Duration: 3 Years
Intakes: Trimester 1, 2
Language requirements: Minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 7.0)
Course structure: You will foster the skills through clinical placements across the health sector. The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
Deakin University is named by Alfred Deakin, the second prime minister in Australia. As a prestigious comprehensive university, it’s well-known for its practical courses and skill development. Therefore, Deakin University has won various awards and teaches more than 60,000 students each year. A variety of world-class programs and endless opportunities have been provided by Deakin University.
Bachelor of Nursing
Duration: 3-years full time
Course structure: Foster knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a competent and successful registered nurse. To complete the Bachelor of Nursing students must attain 24 credit points (21 compulsory credit points+ 3 Elective credit points). This course accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.
TAFE Queensland is the largest and most experienced training provider. From entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, It provides a range of practical and industry-relevant training across a range of industries. TAFE Queensland is located in 50 places in Queensland.
Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
The duration and delivery mode depends on the location
- Need to complete all core and 5 elective units
• Undertaking 400 hours of vocational placement is required
• Graduates will qualify to register as Enrolled Nurse, and work within a wide range of healthcare settings
If you would like to know more information about the potential migration pathways, Please visit AMET Education’s official website. You can find out more information on how to meet the requirement of the skills assessment and how to choose a suitable course . Please follow the instruction below:
Step 1: Visit the AMET Education website (www.amet.com.au)
Step 2: Click on the little button left-bottom on the lower-left corner
Step 3: Click on SearchMyANZSCO and type in your desired occupation
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