Initial Registration for Overseas Registered Nurses (IRON)

imgThe Registration Bridging Program for overseas qualified Nurses or Initial Registration for Overseas Registered 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.

Course Details



Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA)





12 Weeks

Intakes & Next Intake:

February 19, March 19

  • Course Fee
  • AUD $ 12,500 (fees are subject to change yearly).
  • Campuses
  • Melbourne, Perth
  • 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.
  • Documents Required for AHPRA Application
  • 1. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency  application form duly filled
    2. Your detailed CV (Must be signed by the Director of Nursing or Nursing Superintendent or Nursing Supervisor or Ward In charge)
    3. Three passport size photographs
    4. Copy of passport
    5. Degree/ Diploma certificate in Nursing or Midwifery or  any other nursing certificates if available
    6. Certificate of initial registration & current registration in India
    7. Birth Certificate(Optional)
    8. Marriage Certificate
    9. Experience Certificates
    10. Transcript – clinical & theoretical content of program in hours to be signed and sealed by the concerned Principal of the college where you studied
    11. Verification of your registrations (initial & Current) must be send to AHPRA directly from your concerned Nursing Council
    Produce the original of all the above documents to MWT office to get it verified. One set of the documents have to be notarized by a public notary of the region.  If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact our office during working hours.
    Follow the link below for application.
  • Documents for IRON / RBP Application
  • 1. Application form of University / college
    2. Eligibility letter from AHPRA
    3. Degree / Diploma Certificate
    4. Registration Certificate ( Initial and current)
    5. Transcript
    6. Experience Certificates (Previous and Current)
    7. IELTS / OET certificate
    8. Passport Copy (Front and Back page )
    9. Detailed CV
  • Admission Process for IRON / RBP
  • 1. Organise Interview for the candidate
    2. Offer letter from the college / university will be issued for the successful candidate
    3. Signed Offer acceptance with course fee should send to the university / college
    4. Preparatory course & E-learning access (mandatory) to groom the students for IRON course
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