Presently Australia has great demand for nurses Migrate to Australia a complex process. All the aspirants also have to compete with top and skilled Nursing professionals from all parts of the world to attain success as a Registered Nurse. Moreover, earning a minimum of 65 points on the Australian Immigration Points Matrix is necessary. The points are based on many factors including:
Age above 18 years is necessary to apply. The points one can earn in this Matrix change are:
Proficiency in Language:
Proving language proficiency, by taking a recognized English test, is compulsory. It adds 5 points to the total score.
An assessment of skills is also very important for migration. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council can do this. Three different agencies are associated with the Nursing profession. We provide a brief description:
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is a national body governing all Medical Professionals. There are ten Health Boards under AHPRA and Nursing is one of them. The beginning of the skill assessment process of overseas Nursing professionals happens with AHPRA.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is specific to nursing and midwifery. It also deals with nursing registrations, complaints, and standards. It also assesses the qualifications of overseas nurses.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council is an independent authority engaged in accrediting nursing and midwifery education under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme of Australia. Furthermore, Its Skilled Migration Service is responsible to carry out an assessment of the skills of nurses/midwives intending to migrate to Australia by using the program for General Skilled Migration.
Nursing Skills Assessment for Australia Migration:
The first step involves getting all the important documentary evidence for the Assessment Standards ready, as per the demands of ANMAC. The Standards are:
1 Identity Proof
Submitting the certified copies of all documents pertaining to identity is important. They must also have a certification of the local Solicitor/Notary, accompanied by a seal or stamp.
2 Proof of Language proficiency
IELTS is a popular choice in the tests for proving English language abilities. Nurses must take the Academic version of IELTS and score 7 in reading, speaking writing, and listening.
3 Educational Equivalence
Submitting the transcript of course/training is the proof of educational equivalence. It is also the proof issued by training or educational institution outlining the subjects of your study. It includes details, s the number of theory and clinical hours spent in completing the course.
4 Professional practice
An additional requirement is submitting a Reference Letter, from a person who manages/supervises the nurses. Furthermore, this person has to be a nurse/midwife. There must be a date, name, contact details and position on the original letter. Moreover, The reference letter contains information about professional experience, Dates of employment, Area of expertise, day to day activities and a competence statement Outlining Continuing Professional Development to date
5 Fitness to practice
Finally, they have to submit verification or a certificate of Registration Letter, confirming the registration, fitness to practice and good standing issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Also, after undergoing skill assessment, they can apply for nursing registration directly to the NMBA/AHPRA and also submit the Expression of Interest. Overseas Nursing graduates must also complete the bridging course in Australia to obtain the registration from AHPRA. They also need to complete the course from an organization having approval to which they submit a referral letter from AHPRA to gain the admission. The candidates can proceed further in the skills assessment process after they complete the initial assessment process.
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