Sg trained nurse to Australia

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by Xysim Xysim (New) New Nurse

Hi, I m a Sg trained nurse,just did my bachelor of nursing at Griffith University. Does anyone know if I still need to take OBA-outcome based assessment if I want to work in Australia ? 
 

Thank you ?

Goobleypums

Goobleypums, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 12 years experience. 16 Posts

Hi!

There is a new process from AHPRA and NMBA for the general registration of Internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNM). In summary, you will have to sit for a multiple choice question exam and the objective structured clinical examination (which is only offered in Australia). Also, you will be required to have a proficient score in any recognized english language exam (IELTS/ PTE/ OET).

For more information:

https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Accreditation/IQNM.aspx

Your next concern will be your visa. Some hospitals/ organizations offer sponsorship through visa 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa/ visa 186 Australian Permanent Work Visa (Employer Nomination Scheme). There are also other options such as visa 189 Skilled Independent Visa/ 190 Skilled Nominated Visa (State nominated) / 491 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa if you have enough points to get an invitation.

The criteria for the points system are as follows:

  • Age
  • English language skills
  • Skilled employment experience
  • Educational qualifications
  • Specialist education qualification
  • Australian study requirement
  • Professional Year in Australia
  • Credentialled community language 
  • Study in regional Australia
  • Partner skills

For more information: 

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia

Best of luck!

Goobleypums

Goobleypums, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 12 years experience. 16 Posts

***Depending on the self-check, it will determine in which  stream you are classified on: A or B  or C ****

Stream A will let you proceed immediately with the initial registration after paying the fees.

Stream B will require you to sit for an Outcome Based Assessment (OBA) which includes a multiple choice examination (MCQ) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) before getting your initial registration.

Stream C will require you to enroll in a qualification leading to registration through approved study programs.