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Nursing Job Australia: Demand for Nurses

Nurses are currently in high demand in Australia. There are excellent nursing jobs and career opportunities available, whether you want to emigrate to Australia, or just stay for a few years.

Whether you have a high level of skills and experience or need to gain additional skills, there is a visa to suit you.

Most visa applications for nurses receive priority processing.

You can travel to Australia independently, and look for work, or arrange a job with an employer before you leave.

In Australia, to work as a nurse you need to be in good health and have a certain level of education and experience.

To determine whether you can work in Australia as a nurse, you will need to be assessed by either the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) or the nurse regulatory body in the State or Territory in which you wish to work.

If you wish to work in a hospital or other health care area, you will also need to pass a health examination which includes a chest x-ray.

The following visas are options for overseas nurses in Australia:

Improving Your Skills

If you do not have the necessary qualifications to work as a nurse in Australia, you can do a bridging program to bring your skills to the required level.

The following temporary visa options are available to you: