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Are you an international student looking to make a promising career in nursing and join the ever thriving Australian work force? We can help you!

Yes, we can help you create well-defined pathways to a successful nursing career and Permanent Residency (PR). We have already helped over thousands of students get their dream careers in Australia.

Contact us today to get complete guidance on nursing education, admission, scholarship, migration, permanent residency and on everything else related.

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Why is Australia the preferred destination for Nursing students?

Australia had always taken pride for providing high quality education. Australian Nurse Programs had been meticulously developed to impart theoretical knowledge and hone practical skills required in delivering excellent healthcare services. 

High demands for qualified nurses and related healthcare services, as reflected in Skilled Occupations List, is one of the driving factors for its popularity. Relevant educational background, work experiences maybe counted towards application of Permanent Residency.

Another appealing reason for practicing nurses to consider Australia is the Bridging Program for Nurses or popularly known as IRON (Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses). Overseas nurses coming from different backgrounds and practice are prepared thoroughly to be integrated into the Australian workforce.  It strengthens their existing knowledge and skills; orient them to best practise methods in their field; and make them aware of their conduct and legal responsibilities in the practise of their profession in Australia.

Also as the third most preferred destination for international students, the country continues to attract international students and tourists alike because of the culture, the sceneries, the laid back atmosphere and the unique flora and fauna and the thousand and one reasons why Australia is the place to be.

It is good to note that most international students can work for up to forty (40) hours every two weeks during semester and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break and public holidays.

Talk to our friendly AECC Global consultants and start building your future today.

What is Nursing?

Nursing is a profession focused on the care of individuals and communities with scientific knowledge, trainings and skills developed through extensive education and career. Nurses are focused in promoting health and prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing and optimization of health and of life. 

Nurses work in a diverse range of settings including hospitals, community settings, general practices, prisons, homes and residential settings.

Courses Available by Providers

AECC Global proudly represents the best Australian education providers, assisting students with visa and migrations processes, making personalised education pathway and worry free experience. Sample of the degrees and qualifications offered:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Return to Practice for overseas trained nurse / IRON (Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses)
  • Master of Nursing (with specialisation)
Entry Requirements

Here are some of the requirements in securing student visa. Alternatively, you can contact our education consultants for worry free process.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • IELTS score 7 overall and no score below 6.5 in each of the component; or PTE score 65 or OET score B
  • At least 1 year of paid or unpaid experience within the last five (5) years. *
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • successfully completed at least year 12 AQF or Australian Qualifications Framework equivalent*
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Depending on previous studies and experiences, students could be eligible for credit towards the chosen programme*. This will avoid taking the same unit or similar qualifications already taken from previous studies. It will help minimise the cost of the course, help students focus on other units and shorten the course duration, allowing more time for practical trainings.

Further Study Pathways

Students of Nursing depending on their study goals, are able to design the pathway depending on their academic achievements. From Certificates to Diplomas (and Advanced Diplomas), to Bachelor Degrees and to Master and Doctoral, our AECC Global Consultants are committed to outline your pathway to success.

Employment Opportunities

Overseas nurses having different backgrounds and practice are prepared thoroughly to be integrated into the Australian workforce via Bridging Program for Nurses or popularly known as IRON (Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses). The program helps build confidence and increases the employability of overseas nurses.  

Additionally, Registered nurses and other sectors of nursing occupations are consistently listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL), which shows the need for more medical practitioners such as nurses in Australia. 

Nurses cover a wide range of settings, from hospitals, private clinics, rural/community centres, to schools, prisons, rehabilitation centres and the likes. There are opportunities for nurses to explore other field such as in Aged Care, Education, Neonatal Care and Community Health.

Pathway to Success

Due to the high demand for Registered nurses as with other sectors of nursing, these occupations are listed consistently in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). Sample of which are Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Aged Care), and Nurse Practitioner. As most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, ANMAC for Registered nurses and practitioners) is required as part of the visa application for work or migration purpose such as Permanent Residency. Nursing degree graduates can look ahead in building medical career and invest for bright future in Australia. 


We at AECC Global are committed in helping create personalised pathway to success in your chosen career and in Australia.  Contact us now and start your future today.

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