Nursing in Australia

Are you an international student looking to pursue a Nursing degree in Australia?

Get a proper understanding of the course before you apply.

Nursing has always been the most sought-after program for health science graduates in Australia for international learners. The profession concentrates on caring for people and communities with scientific knowledge, training, and skills through comprehensive education and professional development. They play an important role in promoting health and prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, and optimization of the health of the individuals. 

Why study Nursing degree in Australia?

  • The Australian Nurse programs have been meticulously developed to provide theoretical knowledge and impart practical skills essential in providing outstanding healthcare services around the world. The degree is recognized internationally and the courses provided by most of the universities are accredited nationally. Graduates not only get reputed certificates but gain rich experiences needed to succeed in the chosen career.
  • Australia has been experiencing a severe shortage of competent nurses as  Nursing-related occupations are consistently published in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Skilled List (CSOL) by the states. And it is obvious that this isn’t going to be stopped anytime soon. It reflects that after completing their studies, international graduates have a great chance to work in the healthcare sector.
  • Australia is one of the top five countries in the world for high pay for nurses. A registered nurse earns an average of $55000 to $72000 a year, depending on their specialization and experience. The healthcare industry in Australia is constantly expanding, with around 30,000 new nurse job postings each year. Nursing professional’s earnings are among the top 20% of all Australian employees in all high-earning sectors.

Intake: February, July

Duration: 3 years (Bachelor Program), 2 years (Master program)

IELTS requirement: Overall 7, each band 7

Academic Requirement: 

For Bachelor in Nursing: Successful completion of Year 12 in Science with Biology major.

For Master in Nursing: Bachelor in Nursing degree from a recognized institution.

Career Opportunity:

Nursing has become quite a thriving program in recent times with a number of job opportunities in Australia and around the world.

Some of the lucrative career options available for you as a nursing graduate are:

  • Clinical Nurse 
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse 
  • Critical care nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Health promotion officer
  • Occupational health nurse
  • Registered Nurse 
  • Midwife

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