Registration Bridging Program (EPIQN or GCN)


The Registration Bridging Program (EPIQ/GCN ) for overseas qualified Nurses  is  a short 6 month award program in Australia for nurses who have obtained their qualification in countries other than Australia and who are registered in their home country. This is an orientation program for overseas Nurses to get oriented to the health care system and practices in Australia.

This course is a mandatory requirement for the overseas Nurses to get registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and allows them to work as a registered nurse in Australia.

The overseas Nurses who successfully complete the EPIQ/GCN 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. The program is offered by leading universities like UNISA and Southern Cross University after obtaining a Decision Letter from AHPRA.

AHPRA Assistance Preparatory Program

Course Details








6 months

Course Commences On:

February, september

  • Course Fee
  • AUD $ 14,600
  • Credit Points:
  • 48
  • Visa Type
  • Student Visa
  • Course Providers
  • This course is conducted by different universities and institutes in Australia. MWT assists students to gain admission with the following providers.
    1) Latrobe University
    2) Ballarat University
    3) William Light Institute
    4) IHNA ( Institute of Health And Nursing Australia)
  • Course Outcome
  • 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.
    3) Can undertake further studies including Post Graduate Nursing courses.
  • VISA Processing
  • VISA options for Nurses
    Please follow the link to know about your VISA options to Australia.
  • English Language Requirements
  • IELTS 7.0 with no bands less than 7.0 or Equivalent
  • Entry Requirements
  • A Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Eligibility letter from AHPRA
  • Programme
  • Level 8 program
  • Leads to a Registration
  • Registration with NMBA
  • Campuses
  • Gold Coast
  • Teaching duration
  • 15 Weeks
  • Program Highlights
    • Student Visa
    • Course designed to meet Australian Employer Requirements
    • Gain the benefits of a University qualification
    • On completion of the program, students will be eligible for credit point’s if they are enrolling for Master’s in Nursing Program
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