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ANMC verifies your qualification for immigration purposes not for licencing/Registration.
Get your licence (IELTS/TOEFL is required for licence application) first from any of the nursing board or council in Australia. With a licence, you are more likely to be considered for a position. To apply for a work visa, you must have a licence/registration and meet the rest of immigrations assessment criteria.
After obtaining work visa, if you then want to apply for Permanent Residency, you will need ANMC to verify your qualifications which ANMC will send directly to DIMIA. These information are available on DIMIA and ANMC websites.
What bridging program are you referring to???:wink2:
Before a foreign trained nurse especially (Filipino) new graduates will have a license there is the Bridging Program that will be required.
The Overseas Bridging Program that she/he is referring to is the one being required by the State's Nursing Board. If you're a foreign nurse especially from the philippines and havent had the experienced working in other countries, the State BON will require for you to pass the Migrant Bridging Program.
The bridging program is the course / class that will test the qualification of the foreign trained nurse before they grant the license. It will not be so easy and everybody will have to pay for a certain tuition fee. Example in NSW 6000 AUD for 8 weeks.
Some foreign trained nurses will fail and others will pass. Those that will pass the bridging program will be granted a license and sorry for those that will not pass. This is how they assess a foreign trained nurse on the competency to practice nursing in Australia.
Competency Assessment is a different story of course if the foreign nurse will come from UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore etc.