The Registration Bridging Program for overseas qualified Nurses or Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) is a short course, non-award program in Australia for the Nurses who is a qualified nurse in their country and working as a registered Nurse in their country other than Australia. This is an orientation programme for overseas Nurses to get oriented to the health care system in Australia.
This course is a mandatory requirement for the overseas Nurses to get registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and allows to work as a registered nurse in Australia.
The overseas Nurses who successfully complete the RBP/ IRON will attain the necessary competencies set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (ANMAC) National Competency Standards for registration as a Registered Nurse with the APHRA.
Upon successful completion of the program nurses are able to gain registration as Registered Nurse with AHPRA.
1) Can work as a Registered Nurse in Australia
2) Registered Nurses may be eligible for applying Permanent Residency application. The criteria for PR changes time to time. Refer DIAC website for further information. www.immi.gov.au
3) Can undertake further studies including Post Graduate Nursing courses.
VISA options for Nurses
Please follow the link to know about your VISA options to Australia.
IELTS of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Currently working as a registered nurse), Eligibility letter from AHPRA.
AUD $ 11,500 (fees are subject to change yearly).
Student Visa. For more information refer :http://www.india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/Visas_and_Migration.html
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