Are you currently registered in your home country or place of work?
The second piece of information that APHRA looks at is that you are currently registered in the country that you are currently living and working in or the country that you first completed your course in. If for example you are currently working in the UK, you will be registered there. Or if you studied in the Philippines but are now working in Qatar you will be registered in Qatar.
Do you meet the language requirements?
The third especially important requirement is your level of English. The Nursing Board (APHRA) requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 in each band that is four bands. PTE 65 in each band.
So, a summary once again is the Australian Nursing Board -APHRA require the following:
- Language requirement.
For those that meet the three self-check requirements you will be able to proceed with your orientation portfolio assessment and apply to APHRA. The cost at the time of writing this (February 2020) $640.00 AUD. You will be required to meet other requirements such as work history, criminal history, change of name and be able to provide evidence of your identity.
The next step is the OBA assessment.
This is a two-part process and is not a mark. Rather a pass or fail for each. We do suggest that even with years of experience applicants do some practice examination questions as it is important to understand how the examination is structured and the types of language used, questions asked etc.
NCLEX Multiple Choice Questions
This exam is online and will be completed in the country which you are living or working. You complete this at a Pearson testing Centre. There are approximately 225 questions all MULTIPLE CHOICE as an online exam. The questions are often asking what the expected outcomes would be. Preparation is essential the examination takes at least 3-4 hours.
There is no grade or marks as results but rather within 24 hours the Nursing Board will notify you if you have passed or failed.
Once you have passed your NCLEX test you are then able to apply to the Nursing Board to book your OSCE
OSCE assessments are held in Australia not every week but rather every couple of months. You will not be able to do an exam.
Once again, the results are either PASS or FAIL. We do suggest that one does preparation.
After passing NCLEX and OSCE you can apply for your registration.
Complete Orientation this is to be completed in 6 months after obtaining registration. Your Australian employer may assist you with this.
If you are unable to meet the requirements due to changing a career path and not having 5 years or more work experience or your hours.
Major PUBLIC Hospitals in Capital Cities where you can find work once you are in Australia and registered with APHRA and have the visa to work include (not limited to as there are more and private ones too):
How can I start the process and begin my migration Journey to Australia?
The first step so as we can assess you and ensure that you meet the Australian qualifications framework for the skills assessment is send us a copy of your resume (cv) for your free visa preliminary assessment. We will review your formal qualifications, age, work experience, English level and ensure that you meet the basic criteria. We will then contact you to arrange a consultation with you. We will provide you with individual legal advice and guidance of the process. We do suggest that if you do have the dream of migrating to Australia, we do suggest starting the process as the skilled occupation list changes and requirements become more difficult.
Do not delay, contactDirect Migration Experts today for all your migration enquiries.
Metropolitan Sydney, Australia
Prince of wales Hospital- Randwick, Royal North Shore Hospital-St Leonards, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital -Camperdown, Ryde Hospital- Ryde, Neringah Hospital- Wahroonga, Mount Druitt Hospital-Mount Druitt, Nepean Hospital-Kingswood, Mona Vale Hospital-Mona Vale,St George Hospital-Kogarah, St Josephs Hospital-Auburn, Blue Mountains Hospital- Katoomba,
Concord Hospital-Concord, Hospital, Blacktown -Blacktown, Calvary Hospital-Kogarah,, Camden Hospital-Camden, Campbelltown Hospital-Campbelltown , Canterbury Hospital- Canterbury, Fairfield Hospital-Fairfield, Gosford Hospital- Gosford, Greenwich Hospital-Greenwich, Hawkesbury Hospital-Windsor, Karitane Mothercraft Society-Carramar, Liverpool Hospital-Liverpool, Long Jetty Health Care Centre- Killarney Vale, Macquarie Hospital-North Ryde, Manly Hospital-Manly, St Joseph’s Hospital-Auburn, St Vincent’s Hospital-Darlinghurst, Sutherland Hospital-Caringbah, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead-Westmead.
Melbourne major Public Hospitals metropolitan Melbourne
Yarra Ranges Health- Lilydale, Williamstown Hospital-Williamstown, Western Hospital-Footscray- Footscray, Wantirna Health- Wantirna, Angliss Hospital-Upper Ferntree Gully, Austin Hospital-Heidelberg, Box Hill Hospital-Box Hill, Broadmeadows Health Service-Broadmeadows, Bundoora Extended Care-Bandoora, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem-Caulfield, Caritis Christi Hospice-Kew, Casey Hospital-Berwick, Caulfield Hospital-Caulfield, Craigieburn Health Service- Craigieburn, Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre, Cranbourne, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre-Marmak unit-Deer Park, Dandenong Campus-Dandenong, Dental Health Services Victoria- Carlton, Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre-Frankston, Healesville and District Hospital,- Healesville, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital-Heidelberg West, Kingston Centre (Cheltenham)-Cheltenham, Kooweerup Regional Health Service-Koo Wee Rup, Maroondah Hospital (East Ringwood), Ringwood East, Melton Health-Melton West, Mercy Health -O’Connell Family Centre-Canterbury, Mercy Hospital for Women-Heidelberg, Mercy Public Hospital- Werribee, Monash Medical Centre (CLAYTON)- Clayton, Monash Medical Centre (Moorabbin)-East Bentleigh, Mount Eliza Aged Care & Rehabilitation Service- Mount Eliza, Rose bud Hospital-Rosebud, Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville), Parkville, Royal Melbourne Hospital- Parkville, Royal Women’s Hospital ( Carlton)-Parkville, Sandringham Hospital-Sandringham, St Vincent’s Hospital(Fitzroy)- Fitzroy, Sunshine Hospital-St Albans, The Mornington Centre- Mornington, The Northern Hospital- Epping, The Peter James Center- Forrest Hill, The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital- East Melbourne, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health-Fairfield.