Australian Nursing Registrations for Overseas Nurses

Australian Nursing Registrations for Overseas Nurses

In order to work as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia, you must apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body that assesses all applications for registration from internationally qualified Nurses and Midwives on behalf of the NMBA.

What are the eligibility criteria?


B.Sc. / Post B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Nursing / GDN

Work Experience

Minimum of 3 months as a Registered Nurse in the last five years. Recent Graduates applying for registration for the first time are required to meet this eligibility criteria.

English Language Requirements

Any one of the below tests is acceptable. (Clubbing scores are acceptable, but note that two test sittings must not be more than six months apart. Please check for eligibility of your clubbing scores.)

  • IELTS score of overall and Individual 7
  • OET score of overall and Individual B
  • PTE 65 points
  • TOEFL with a minimum total score of 94
Options to Get Registered as an RN

Dreaming of migrating to Australia?

Here’s why you should consult MWT Education Consultancy!

The AHPRA standards are exacting, and they are very particular about the prerequisites for application. This can make applying for AHPRA a harrowing experience for nurses— particularly those who have qualified overseas, and are not sure about the equivalency of their qualification with respect to AHPRA’s mandates!

At MWT, your career is taken care of by our International Education Counselors who are EATC-registered and possess the expertise to help you make a smoother transition to Australia. We are the market leaders in guiding thousands of nurses who are aspiring for career opportunities in Australia. Our team is up-to-date with the latest policies and procedures of AHPRA. Regardless of which part of the world you are from, we can help you apply to AHPRA and understand the processes involved.

Our Support Services

At MWT Education Consultancy, we offer counselling and placement services to nurses who wish to gain registration in the Australia. Through our course, nurses can:

  • Get guidance for AHPRA Registration Application
  • Successfully complete Bridging Program / OBA
  • Get support while waiting for the decision letter from AHPRA
  • Obtain Offer Letter for Bridging Program from leading institutions
  • Multicultural society with diversity in population
  • Get support for visa services
  • Pre-departure and post-landing services

Training to Make Sure you Excel through OBA Australia Program

Our team of exceptionally qualified educators are here to hand-hold you through our program OBA Australia offered at our sister organisation, MWT Global Academy in collaboration with Australia’s leading centre for higher education, Health Careers International. MWT Global Academy will guide and empower you in the following areas:

  • English Language requirement (IELTS & OET)
  • Soft Skill Improvement
  • Classroom to Workplace Transition
  • NCLEX-RN Training
  • Simulation Training for OSCE

Helping you Settle in with Ease

A whole lot of effort goes into scrutinizing your application process and documentation, making it a time-consuming task of utmost precision. Our expert teams will guide you with your AHPRA, Admission and Visa application support.

Our support services shall continue even after you reach Australia, all the while ensuring you are made to feel completely at home in a foreign country. We extend support with our Pre-departure and post-landing services.


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