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Is Diploma in Nursing is sufficient to get registration in Australia

Updated on July 6, 2015

Australia, the beautiful land which offers a luxurious lifestyle for all professionals is fastly becoming a major center for health care professionals. Australia is home to some of the best hospitals and clinics in the World and working here is a lifetime achievement for any nursing professionals. Since there are a lot of hospitals, clinics and day care centres in Australia, the demand for qualified and experienced nurses is on the rise. This opens a new world of opportunity for professional nurses who are aiming for a nursing career in Australia.

As of now majority of the hospitals deploy nurses from other countries such as India, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka etc. Of these India is the top producers of quality nursing professionals and as a result a lot of nurses from India find themselves working for the major hospitals in Australia. Apart from these Australia also plans to fill the vacancies through various health institutions which offers bachelors and diploma of nursing courses in Australia.

A diploma of nursing certificate is quite enough to start your nursing career in Australia, provided you have passed other professional qualifying examinations that make you completely eligible for a nursing job in Australia. In case of nurses coming from India and other countries, they are required to attend IRON Program for nurses which helps them to adapt well with the working atmosphere of the Australian hospitals.

There are also nursing professional development courses which helps you to excel better in your profession as a nurse. The professional development courses are not only useful for the nurses, but is applicable for all professionals. The nursing courses in Australia varies depending upon the nursing specialization that you are looking out for and it is upto you to select the most suited nursing programs.

Nursing in Australia is a dream that every nursing professional dreams of and one need to try their best out to get a job as nurse in Australia. The diploma of nursing courses clearly provides an ideal platform for pumping up your nursing career and after completing it, you can turn out to other courses which helps you to specialize in a particular branch.

Once you pass the diploma of nursing and other eligibility courses, you would be able to work as a registered nurse in Australia. Besides all, you should also have a good communication skills in English, as this would help you to communicate better at your work place. There are various institutions and nursing colleges in Australia which would help you in setting up a nursing career and you just need to carefully select the right nursing college.


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      7 years ago

      It is my absolute dream to move to australia. I didn't realise the rising need for more nurses there, so i will say a big thank you as if i hadn't read this hub i would not have sent off for the info and forms i need!


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