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Nursing

Nursing Courses

Nursing has been one of the most essential and noble professions in the healthcare industry for centuries. You get to contribute to the overall well-being of individuals as well as communities. Nurses are trained medical professionals who utilize their scientific background to improve the quality of life of patients. Through their expertise and diligence, nurses help treat diseases, handle the emergency room, conduct routine check-ups, and even aid complex surgeries.
For candidates who have already attained a nursing diploma in their home country, several fast-track paths to jobs in Australia are available. Depending on your level of qualification, you could get direct admission in an advanced course or even apply for a job immediately.
The employment opportunities for a qualified nursing professional in Australia are extremely vast. You can expect to work in sophisticated environments such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical centers, private clinics, and residential facilities. The ever-growing demand of nurses in Australian Healthcare system keeps this profession as the first choice of study for international students.


Basic Requirements for Study Visa*

  • Applicants must have successfully attained a senior secondary school qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12.
  • A Valid passport
  • Offer letter from the chosen institute
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Applicants must demonstrate recognized test scores that meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard. As part of this standard, applicants must demonstrate evidence of:
    IELTS/PTE with a minimum overall score of 7, with a minimum score of 7 in each band: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
    OR
    TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94, the minimum score in each section being: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • Applicants must undergo an Australian National Police Records or Fit-2-Work check on admission and on an annual basis.
  • Applicants are also required to complete a Working with Children Check and Fitness for Practice Declaration Form.
  • all other relevant documents required by Department of Immigration and Border Protection Australia.

*For nursing courses, different institutions have considerably different requirements/eligibility criteria. Get in touch with us to choose the right course for you.

Why Study Nursing in Australia?

With a growing population and booming urbanization in Australia, the requirement for trained medical professionals is higher than ever. A few other well-known reasons why international student prefer studying nursing in Australia are:

  • One of the most demanding courses in Australia which can pave a clear pathway to Australian PR.
  • If you are a nurse and living as a permanent resident in Australia, you will be eligible for Australian Citizenship.
  • The nursing professionals can earn up to $55000 to $72000 based on their qualification, experience and specialization and experience that is why it is among the highest paid professions in Australia across all industries.
  • You can also get extra 5points* towards your PR application if you study in Australian Regional Areas.
  • Nurses possesses those skills that can be easily transferred. You can easily settle anywhere in the world and getting qualification from internationally recognized institutes in Australia can give you rewarding career pathways around the world.

Courses Available:

There are number of famous universities and institutes in Australia which are offering a variety of courses in Healthcare and allied industries. Some of the most popular Nursing Courses are:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Master of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing
  • Masters in Nursing

PR Pathway to Australia

Owing to the steady increase in demand over the past decade, nursing has become an integral part of the Australian Skilled Occupations List. Here is an extensive list of those famous occupations which are in Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), and thus provide you variety of chances to get Permanent Residency in Australia.

Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

  • 411412 Enrolled Nurse
  • 254211 Nurse Educator
  • 254311 Nurse Manager
  • 254212 Nurse Researcher
  • Veterinary Nurse

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

  • 254411 Nurse Practitioner
  • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  • 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • 254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical care and Emergency)




Disclaimer: All the information provided on this page is for the guidance purpose only and reader must not apply this information to their personal circumstance. If you need further assistance, please book your appointment with our highly experienced education and registered migration agents.