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Australia: Applying and the Process

I want to work in Australia, how do I apply?

A candidate can make their initial inquiry by sending their resume/CV to jobs@profco.com

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You should commence the process by registering with the nursing and midwifery board of Australia. Professional Connections can provide advice on the process.

Am I eligible to register in Australia and apply for a job through Professional Connections?

If you have a Degree in Nursing or Midwifery you are eligible to license with APHRA.  We are seeking at least one year of work experience for nurses wishing to travel on a working holiday visa and two years post graduate experience in the ward/specialty area you are applying for if you wish to travel on a TSS 482 visa or PR visa. 

I am not sure whether I want to apply or not, can I have information first?

Yes, much of the information you require is on this website. You can also call us and we are happy to answer your questions as well as discuss plausible options that fit within your skills and experience.  Also see our news page for the times of our weekly drop in Sessions which are held on TEAMS. 

How will Professional Connections assist me?

How long do I have to commit to?

Every applicant is different. Some nurses want to go and work in Australia for six months to four years and then return home, while others plan to stay permanently.  We work to match you with the right opportunity for your goals. 

What can you tell me about the Visa types?

Work and Holiday Visa- Six month contract

For young adults who want an extended holiday and to work here to fund it Six months for nurses and midwives travelling on Working Holiday Visas. Read more here

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa

You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years. 

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can't find a suitably skilled Australian to fill. Read more here

Permanent Residency

 Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa 

These are for workers who have an Australian employer sponsoring them to work in Australia.  Read more here

Applicant Skills

Two years work experience. 

If applicants are not from an exempt country (UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Ireland), they will also need to meet English language requirements at the time of application.

Other Information

Health and character criteria will also need to be met. Police clearance certificates are required for every country in which the applicant has lived for 12 months or more since turning 16 years of age, within the last ten years.


How long will the process take?

Following an interview it should take about 5 days to receive your employment offer.

Once you are licensed as a nurse with the nurses and midwifery board of Australia and we have completed the compliance checks (e.g references, criminal record checks, verification of qualifications) the employer will apply for the visa nomination from your hiring hospital in Sydney.   The current processing times are:-

Working Holiday visa takes one day

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa takes between six and 14 weeks 

PR takes to to five months 

How will I be interviewed?

We leverage all forms of communications -  TEAMS  as well as face to face interviews. Sometimes representatives from NSW Health come to the UK, Ireland  See upcoming recruitment trip interview dates. 

What paperwork will be required?

For your employer:

Sounds like a lot of paperwork?

Yes, there is, and that is why you need our assistance to guide you through each part of the recruitment process. We have helped hundreds of nurses so we know how to get you through it all!

How much will it cost in total for me to become a nurse in Australia? Apply through Profco and some of our Client hospitals reimburse most of your costs* 

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