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Skilled Migration Visas for Overseas Registered Nurses


Australian Need More Skilled Registered Nurses Due To COVID-19

The Federal Government is to issue 160,000 permanent visas. There are some occupations where the government can’t rely on domestic resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, Registered Nurses was just added to the 17 Priority Migration Skilled Occupation. This decision aims to stimulate the Australian economy as more people are leaving Australia this financial year. 

The Federal Government admits that COVID-19 has affected Australian businesses as the majority of the states still have strict border measures in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Nurse and Health workers have been working hard to flatten the curve until the COVID-19 vaccine has been successfully developed. In 2019-2020, Registered Nurses is the second top highest for any occupation in the Occupation ceiling granted permanent residency, either through Skilled Employed Regional or Skilled Work Regional.

Australia Is In Critical Needs For Overseas Registered Nurses

Nursing occupation is listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) which you can apply either on a permanent or temporary visa to legally work in Australia. Hence why it is a great opportunity for an overseas nurse who is looking for an opportunity to work in Australia, where demand for nurses is increasing, especially in the current situation as the government believes that Australians need more than 100,000 nurses in 2025. The government is actively recruiting and providing a wide range of job opportunities to fill domestic demand for nurses which they also offer the best rates and ensure the well-being for nurses.

What You Need To Prepare To Work As A Nurse In Australia

Before applying for a visa there are some requirements that you must fulfil:

  • Complete qualification and training in the relevant field.
  • Apply for skills assessment upon registration.
  • Complete skill assessment and obtain successful outcome from the skills assessing authority.
  • Meet The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration and regulation standards.

What you need to prepare to work as a nurses in Australia

Compulsory Requirements

There are mandatory registration requirements that must be met. They include registration standards for:

  • Criminal History or Police check.
  • English Language Competency, IELTS set at minimum 7 for each component.
  • Continuing Professional Development.
  • Professional indemnity insurance arrangements.
  • Recency of practice, the applicant has completed a minimum of 450 hours of practice within the last five (5) years.

Compulsory Requirements Skilled Registered Nurse

Skilled Migration Visa Options To Work As A Nurse In Australia

1. Permanent visa options:

  • Skilled Independent visa subclass 189
    This visa will allow you to work, live and study in Australia permanently. As a point tested visa, the minimum eligible score to apply is set at 65 points.
  • Skilled Nominated visa subclass 190
    This points-based visa is similar to 189. However, the applicant must be nominated and meet all requirements set by the Territory government.
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa subclass 186
    This visa applies to an applicant who has an employer who wants to sponsor him/her to work in Australia. The applicant must have 3 years  of working experience in his/her nominated occupation and obtain a skills assessment by the assessing authority.

2. Temporary Visa options:

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491
    This temporary visa will enable eligible skilled workers to live, work and study in designated regional areas, it is also points tested which a minimum 65 points must be scored to be invited to apply.
  • Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa) subclass 494
    This temporary visa applicant must have at least 3 years of working experience within the nominated occupation and relevant skill assessment and sponsored by a regional employer.

Skilled Migration Visa Options to Work as a Nurses In Australia

ONE derland Consulting Can Help!

We understand that applying for a visa to Australia is certainly very complex due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our visa specialists at ONE derland Consulting will help you assess your visa options. We have a 98% success rate and one of the most recommended migration agents in Australia. Read our 4.9* score customer reviews.

We specialise in complex visa cases. As a registered Australian migration agent with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), we are regulated in our professional practice and bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

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