Why Australia is an Ideal Destination for Overseas Qualified Nurses?by Arpita Shah Seo Executive
There are only a few professions as respected and noble as nursing. Apart from offering a future-proof career, nursing allows professionals to serve fellow humans and make a real change in the lives of people. And the most important thing professionals related to nursing fields achieve is the job satisfaction.
Qualified and registered nurses gain more importance when it comes to practice in a country like Australia, as the county has been facing the shortage of nurses for many years now. That’s the reason why the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) in association with other concerned professional bodies has launched the IRON program for nurses so that overseas-qualified nurses could be attracted to the country, and a sufficient number of nurses to are supplied to the Australian healthcare settings.
So if you are an internationally qualified nurse and looking to build a career abroad, Australia can be an ideal destination for you. Australia is looking for hundreds and thousands of nurses in all specialisms.
In 2014, Australia’s Future Health Workforce Report claimed that the country would need more than 120,000 extra nurses by the end of 2030. Besides this an excellent pay, professional development and diversity of work are some other befits that overseas nurses can avail while working in the country. The above-said facts will also be of great importance to the students who are currently enroled in Nursing Courses in Melbourne and other Australian cities.
What is the IRON program?
Also known as the bridging program, the Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) is specifically designed to introduce an overseas-qualified nurse into the Australian healthcare settings. The completion of the program enables an overseas nurse gets recommended by APHRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) to work as a registered nurse in the country. In short, it’s a direct pathway to Australia!
How does it work?
The IRON program is based on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Competencies. The total length of the course is 480 hours out of which the first 160 hours will help you understand the responsibilities of nurses and midwives. Then clinical placement will be taken up at an approved and accredited healthcare facility.
- You will be able to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia
- Undertake postgraduate nursing courses
To get more information about the IRON program, eligibility criteria, benefits and visa options etc., you can speak to an expert Education Consultant at AECC Global, a top-class education and migration agency in Australia.
Contact AECC Global today!
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