Each Australian State and Territory has separate legislation covering
the recognition of nursing qualifications. To practice nursing you have to be registered with the local State
or Territory nursing Board.
Before you can start working as a nurse, you need to complete two
The first step is Recognition of your Overseas nursing Qualification
by the Australian Nursing Council. The second step is Registration with
the State Nursing Board.
Recognition is the first step and common to all Overseas Trained
Nurse. Registration is applicable only to the Overseas Trained Nurse
whose qualification has already been recognized by Australian Nursing
Council and who is going to work in a place that is within the
jurisdiction of the Nursing Board.
Generally if you are registered with one State Nursing Board, you can
practice freely in the other states. But, rules and regulations always
change. So, you must always contact the respective State Nursing Board
for current procedures.
The complete details on all the above procedures and other important
relevant information can be found in 'The Nurse 's Guide to Overseas Career'. Click Here to buy the Guide now.