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    Nursing

    OVERVIEW:

    Interested in studying a Bachelor of Nursing? The Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you to enter a career as a Registered Nurse in the Australian healthcare environment. If you decide to study Nursing in Australia, then you have made the perfect choice. Australian Nursing schools consistently rank among the world’s best for their global education standards and amazing future prospects.

    Do you identify yourself as a caring person who has empathy and the commitment to help others with health problems? Then a Nursing degree in Australia is a perfect option for you. It won’t only fulfill your personal motivation, but will also turn out to be highly rewarding.

    COURSES & PATHWAYS:

    Academic entry requirement:

    • International students must have completed Year 11 or equivalent.

    English entry requirement

    • Standard track: IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band score below 5)

    Academic entry requirement:

    • International applicants must be 18 years or older
    • International students must have completed Year 12 (including science and mathematics) or international equivalent.
    • be able to provide below checks prior to the first clinical placement:
    • – a current clear Working with Children Check
    • – a current clear National Police Record Check (Australia and one from your home country)
    • – an up to date immunisation/vaccination record (related to Health Care Worker Category A, i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelitis; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine

     

    English entry requirement

    • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
    • The IELTS test results can be from:
      In one test sitting; or A maximum of two test sittings within a six month period only if: Applicants achieved a minimum overall IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 in each sitting; and Applicants achieved a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 in each component across two test sittings; and no band score less than 6.5 (or equivalent)

     

    Academic entry requirements

    • International applicants must be 18 years or older
    • International students must have completed Year 12 (including science and mathematics) or international equivalent or completion of Diploma of Nursing from an approved provider.
    • be able to provide below checks prior to the first clinical placement:- a current clear Working with Children Check
      – a current clear National Police Record Check (Australia and one from your home country)
      – an up-to-date immunisation/vaccination record (related to Health Care Worker Category A, i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelitis; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine

    Note: Eligible applicants might have options for direct 2nd year & 3rd year entry .

    English entry requirement

    • EN Registration ( Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia) [Mandatory for 2nd or 3rd Year Entry]
    • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
    • The IELTS test results can be from:
      – In one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings within a six month period only if: applicants achieved a minimum overall IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 in each sitting; and applicants achieved a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 in each component across two test sittings
    • No band score less than 6.5 (or equivalent) in some of the regional education providers (Enquire within).

    Note: Institutions have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.

    Academic entry requirement

    • International applicants must be 18 years or older
    • International students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in health subjects or international equivalent.
    • be able to provide below checks prior to the first clinical placement:
      – a current clear Working with Children Check
      – a current clear National Police Record Check (Australia and one from your home country)
      – an up-to-date immunisation/vaccination record (related to Health Care Worker Category A, i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelitis; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine

    English entry requirement

    • RN Registration ( Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia)
    • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
    • The IELTS test results can be from:
      – In one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings within a six month period only if: applicants achieved a minimum overall IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 in each sitting; and applicants achieved a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 in each component across two test sittings
    • No band score less than 6.5 (or equivalent) in some of the regional education providers (Enquire within).

    Note: Institutions have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance.


    EMPLOYABILITY:

    Australia prides an amazing healthcare system to which Nurses play an essential fact. Despite that, the number of Registered Nurses is continually growing and the demand remains high. According to official data provided by the Australian Government as of 2018, there were 279,600 nurses in employment and it is estimated that the number will increase largely at 330,900 by 2023. This is to say that in the next five years there will be 147,000 job vacancies for nurses in Australia.
    Also, a national report, about graduates’ employability in Australia revealed that nursing graduates had one of the highest employability in 2018. According to this report, 78.7% of nursing undergraduates and 95.6% of nursing postgraduates were employed full-time in 2018.
    In addition to having a lot of job options, nursing is also a highly rewarding career. According to official calculations, nurses in Australia earned around A$61,500 in 2018, thus standing among the highest paid professionals.

    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
    • Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
    • Registered Nurse (Community Health)
    • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
    • Developmental Disability or Mental Retardation Nurse
    • Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
    • Registered Nurse (Medical)
    • Medical Practice Nurse
    • Mental Health or Psychiatric Nurse
    • Perioperative or Operating Room Nurse
    • Registered Nurse (Surgical)
    • Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
    The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has announced a new assessment model for the registration of internationally qualified nurses and midwives in the country. The board will also introduce an Outcomes-Based Assessment replacing the current bridging program for nurses not having “substantially equivalent” qualifications.
    As per the new plan by NMBA, this bridging course will be completely ceased and will be replaced by an outcomes-based assessment (OBA) pathway.