nurse Nursing Eligibility Requirements - AECC Career Guide

Nursing - Eligibility Requirements

Nursing courses in Australia

  • Diploma in Nursing 

Diploma of Nursing is an 18-24 months foundational course in nursing that helps you work as an enrolled nurse in Australia. During the course, you will develop competencies in basic nursing skills to work under the supervision of a registered nurse.

  • Bachelor of Nursing
On successful completion of this 3-year bachelor’s course, you become eligible to work as a Registered nurse in Australia. A registered nurse earns in the range of $55000 t0 $60000 a year at the start of their career and the salary increases with experience and qualification. 


You may be eligible for credits if you have completed a nursing qualification overseas and it can potentially reduce the course to 2 years.

  • Master of Nursing 
With a two-year master's degree in nursing, you become eligible for managerial and leadership positions in Nursing. You can choose to specialize in one of the majors that lead to AHPRA’s registration from a top Australian university and set your career on a high trajectory.
  • Career advancement courses 
Australian institutions offer excellent supplementary courses for nurses that serve a dual purpose. One, these leadership and management courses help nurses advance in their profession. By completing these courses, you can qualify to hold managerial positions and set yourself on a better career path. Next, these courses do also help you stay lawfully in Australia while waiting for your next visa or PR. These courses make this waiting period meaningful and an excellent value-addition to your resume.


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