Quote from angeldust
Hello everyone! I am an RN here at Phils but have already passed CGFNS, IELTS and NCLEX. But what if I am interested to apply in Australia? Geographically speaking, it is much nearer to my country which I find very suitable. So, how do I get started as far as requirements goes? Thanks in advance for your advise.
Where in Australia would you want to work or live?
New South Wales (Sydney)
Queensland (Brisbane and Gold Coast)
Western Australia (Perth)
South Australia (Adelaide)
Tasmania (Launceston and Hobart)
Each state has different requirement like for example in Perth Western Australia you can apply for STNI State Territory Nominated without the IELTS - it is much faster and easier for some who doesnt have all the complete requirements, but since you already have your IELTS with you, just research on which state would you want to live and work first and then we'll try to decide from there.
Once you have decided where you want to live and work, you will write to the Nursing Council of the State to apply for state licensure.
You have 2 options in Australia. working visa - 457 and the general skilled migration path.
Unlike in the US that you need a hospital to sponsor the nurse in Australia you can do it independently without the hospital sponsor. Some prefer the pathway of having an agency or a hospital that will sponsor them. Some would want to do it on the GSM path.