If you have ever wanted a career that’s helps people and generates long term employment with excellent career progression Nursing might be perfect for you. Nursing is a career that can help you secure employment anywhere in the world.

 

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Nursing is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) To View the MLTSSL List please Click Here.

Vocational Institutions and Universities in Australia produce some of the most highly  trained nurses in the world. With a focus on high quality education and the latest Techniques & Technology used, Australian Trained nurses are in demand all over the world and the employment opportunities are endless.

Career Information:

  • Full time registered Nurses earn on average $1150.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by nurses is 35.1 hours each week compared to the national average of all occupations (41.1 hours per week)
  • Nurses can work I a lot of different industries & Specialise in numerous different fields.

 

 

Nursing Courses:


Diploma of Nursing 


Course Duration: 18 months Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 6 in all 4 components

Course Outcome: Diploma of Nursing graduates become Enrolled Nurse and can work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Residential care facilities
  • Mental health
  • Pathology services
  • Medical Centres
  • Community health centres
  • Immunisation and health care screening

Pathways: Most Diploma of Nursing course provide a pathway to Bachelor or Nursing Course. If you complete a Diploma of Nursing, you may be given Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for your Bachelor or Nursing and reduce the time of the Bachelor of Nursing course significantly.


 Bachelor or Nursing


Course Duration: 3 years Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 in all 4 components

Course Outcome: Diploma of Nursing graduates become Registered Nurses (education requirement for skilled migration purposes)

  • Hospitals
  • Residential care facilities
  • Mental health
  • Pathology services
  • Medical Centres
  • Community health centres
  • Immunisation and health care screening

Possible Job Titles & Specialties

  • Enrolled Nurse (Enrolled nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse to provide patients, from all backgrounds and ages, with basic nursing care)
  • Registered Nurse (The main responsibilities of an RN range from direct patient care to coordination of care delivery, health promotion, research and education)
  • Clinical Nurse (A nurse who has demonstrated proven knowledge in advanced care)
  • Community Health Nurse (A nurse who provides care and information to the wider community)
  • Mental Health Nurse (A nurse who works with the mentally disabled)
  • Practice Nurse (A nurse who works in a general practice performing basic nursing duties)

Education Pathways

Registered Nurse Medical (254418) – Is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List To pass the skills assessment for general skilled migration you are required to prove that you have:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  •  2 years on the job experience

If you complete a bachelor of Nursing in Australia you may qualify for the Temporary Graduate Visa. The benefit of this visa is, it gives you 18 months – 4 years of y unlimited work rights in Australia. Which can give you invaluable experience in the Nursing Industry. Plus graduates with a diploma of nursing may be able to work as an Enrolled Nurse during their Bachelor or Nursing studies. *Note* It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia  

Job Forecasts & Facts

  • Over the next 5 years employment opportunities are expected to be High (greater the 50000 positions)
  • Employment growth over the last 5 years has been strong, also in the long term (10 years). Expected growth in the industry is rated Very High.
  • 240700 people are currently employed in Australia as a nurse.
  • Nurses in Australia have a just below average of full time employment (52.1% employed full time)
  • The most common level of education attainment is Bachelor Degree (51.7%)
  • Unemployment For nurses in Australia is well below the National Average.

If you are interested in studying Nursing in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options.

P: +61(7)55327 000

E: info@pathwaytoaus.com

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