Can Overseas Nurses Work in Australia?

There are plenty of opportunities for nurses to earn Australian salaries if they have qualified as a nurse abroad. Both proving your identity and meeting minimum English language requirements are the first steps you must take, but the good news for anyone who has qualified as a nurse in certain countries is that your degree will meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery (NMBA) education standards. These countries are:

  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America

You will also need to meet certain visa requirements and register with the NMBA. You can find more information about the entire process and the requirements for eligibility on the NMBA’s Ahpra platform here.

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