NURSING

Nurses work in a different range of settings including homes, hospitals, general practices, community settings, prisons, and residential settings.

Because of the high demand and huge number of opportunities of this profession, number of students taking nursing courses is high.

Here is a brief of nursing courses offered by different providers in Australia.

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QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED

Qualification levels that one can attain in the field of Nursing are:

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor degree
  • Master degree

SUBJECTS OFFERED

Here are some core subjects one can take up in the field of Nursing:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Bioscience
  • Communication for Health Professionals
  • Pharmacology for Health Professionals
  • Nursing Practice
  • Diversity and Health
  • Cultural Safety
  • Ethics Law and Health Care

ELIGIBILITY

  • Diploma or Foundation Program: completed Year 11
  • Bachelor Degree: finished Year 12 or Foundation Program or Diploma
  • Master Degree: hold an Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent; some university may require relevant work experience

ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • PTE score 65 or;
  • IELTS 6.5 to 7.0 or;
  • TOEFL 90 to 100 with 20 in each band

PATHWAY TO AUSTRALIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCY

Professionals in Nursing are in high demand as they are listed in Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). Some of the professions are Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Aged Care), and Nurse Practitioner. The procedure for securing Permanent Resident status includes an assessment procedure by a recognized authority (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, ANMAC for practitioners and nurses who have been registered) is mandated for work sponsorship or for migration purpose.

Successful completion of this course earns 5 points towards Permanent Residency in Australia.

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