Attend Trade & Migration Expo 2023 - June 1, 2023 – Thursday - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Venue: Asia Pacific Group – Williams Landing Office Register Now    ||    Attend Webinar on Change of Course to PR Pathway Studies | June 2, 2023 – Friday 3 PM (AEST) Register Now

NURSING: PR Pathway to Australia

There are a number of settings that nurses work in. Here are a few to name:

  • Homes
  • Hospitals
  • General Practices
  • Community Settings
  • Prisons
  • Residential Settings

High number of students take up nursing because of following reasons:

  • High demand
  • Huge number of opportunities

One can either go on to study nursing overseas or go there as an experienced nurse. Registered Indian nurses need to take up IRON program.

The IRON program is a bridging program designed for overseas qualified nurses who wish to practice nursing in Australia. The program is approved and considered by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Students can take up variety of courses depend upon their interest. Here is a brief of nursing courses offered by different providers in Australia (i.e Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Reservoir).

quick contact form

Courses Offered in Nursing

  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing (By Research)
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate / Degree in Nursing
  • Master of Nursing

Subjects Offered in Nursing

  • Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations in Nursing
  • Population Health
  • Nursing and Acute Care
  • Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines
  • Nursing and Mental Health
  • Nursing and the Community
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Many more

Please note that this is not a complete list. Core and elective units may differ in different semesters from provider to provider

Eligibility for Study Visa

Before applying for student visa in Australia (i.e Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Reservoir), you must have:

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected nursing colleges/university/institution
  • evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.

Eligibility for Nursing courses

  • Relevant educational qualification.
  • Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

English Entry Requirement Enrolled Nurse

Overall score of 7.0 (with no band less than 7.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

ANZSCO CODE: 254411-254425 & 254499 REGISTERED NURSES

What Does a Registered Nurse Do?

Registered nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

Tasks Include
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • Working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
  • Providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
  • Promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • Answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers
Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL
  • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) - Points-Tested
  • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 407 - Training visa (subclass 407)
  • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream
  • 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
Occupations Include
  • 254411 Nurse Practitioner
  • 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • 254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • 254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
  • 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  • 254499 Registered Nurses nec


Katia Binu

Katia Binu Review Review Review Review Review

02 Dec 2022

I was in a really desperate situation with my visa lodging when I arrived at Asia pacific. Arun was the agent who helped me with my case and he did a spectacular job in assisting me with the process. There was ongoing communication and support provided throughout and the whole experience was truly a positive one. Definitely would recommend going with Asia Pacific for visa needs. The whole team is friendly and genuinely eager to help.

Smile Taksal

Smile Taksal Review Review Review Review Review

05 Dec 2022

Cant recommend Asia Pacific enough. The whole staff is so professional at the their work. They helped me to get enrolled into a PY course at such an amazing price. They're incredibly knowledgeable, genuinely care about you and help you in the best possible way. Highly recommended!


For detailed information on how to apply, intakes, fees, and eligibility criteria, etc. please feel free to fill our Quick Contact Form. One of our experts will get back to you.