To work as a Registered Nurse in Australia you will require:

  • Nursing registration with the “Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency” (AHPRA)  Telephone from outside Australia call +61 3 8708 9001.
    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00am – 05:00pm (local time).
  • A valid working visa. Enquiries can be forwarded to The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Please also note for overseas applicants:

Effective 01 July 2010 Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) have changed the English Language Requirements and certain applicants may still need to obtain a 7.0 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

If you would like more information about IELTS testing, please refer to

Once you have obtained the above, please contact the First Choice Care Recruitment Team

We look forward to hearing from you and working together to further your Nursing Career in Australia.

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