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Knowing the requirements of registration as a Nurse and other pre-requisites

It is essential for any Nurse to be registered with the Australian Nursing Council or the local Nursing council of the state or territory they intend to work in.
As the requirements of different Nursing bodies may vary, hence it is essential to know where a nurse stands and whether any additional qualification is required to obtain the registration.

Nurses need to apporoach Australian Nursing Council or other state/territory nursing boards in Australia where they intend to work. In addition to Australian Nursing Council, there are eight nursing registration bodies for various state and territories in Australia. Each of these bodies have their own guidelines/requirements for the registration of the nurses.

Initially, it may seem a complex procedure for a nurse to follow. Generally speaking, in addition to the other requirements, a nurse can expect to complete a 'Competency Based Assessment Program' and a clinical/practical component of the assessment program.
The initial registration process can easily be devided in four easy steps.

1. Completing the Competency Based Assessment Program. Full assistance and guidance is provided by Sapanta in achieving this in India through the use of their training facilities.

2. Attaining the required proficiency level of English. Full assistance and guidance is provided by Sapanta to help Nurses achieve the target in India.

3. After completing the first two steps, the third step in the ladder is to complete the Clinical/practical component of the assessment program. This is carrried out in Australia and arrangements in this regard are made and the Nurses are looked after by Sapanta in Australia.

4. Once, the three steps are completed, apply for registration to practice in Australia as a Nurse.

English Language:

Please note that you are required to prove your proficiency in English language before you can apply for registration. You may prove your proficiency in English Language through;

Occupational English Test - you are required to score B Pass or higher in all the four sections of the Occupational English Test.

IELTS Test - You are required to score at least 6.5 in each of the four bands and an overal score of 7.0 or higher

The nurses will also be required to satisfy the health requirements specified in the Migration Regulations before they can be enter in Australia. Once these requirements are met, you may start working as a registered Nurse in Australia.

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