Initial Registration Course (Overseas Nurses) IRON1A
The Initial Registration Course for Overseas Qualified Nurses approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is a 13 week course designed to facilitate the transition from nursing overseas to nursing within Australia.
The course is accessible to all overseas Qualified Nurses wishing to nurse in Australia who have been recommended by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for eligibility.
The aim of this course is to assist overseas Qualified Nurses to embrace the knowledge and skills required to work as a nurse in Australia and provide support in the transition from nursing in their country of origin to nursing in Australia.
On successful completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
The course is made up of 4 weeks of theory delivered face to face and 9 weeks of clinical practice within Australia.
- A letter from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (www.ahpra.gov.au) confirming eligibility to complete an Initial Registration course, including any requirements as stated within the letter from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
- Be a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or have an appropriate VISA (for advice contact the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs - www.immi.gov.au).
- Applicants may be required by ETEA to provide additional information or attend a selection interview.
- A Criminal Records Australian Police Check/Working with children check that has been issued within the past 3 months.
- ETEA endorses the recommendations included in the immunisation guidelines for Health Care Workers (Department of Human Services 1998). It is a requirement that you have documented evidence of inoculation and immunisation against, vaccine preventable diseases including: Measles, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Mumps, Tetanus Tux, Varicella, Polio
- As of Monday 19th September 2011, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has applied a revised registration standard on English language skills. For further details please see the brochure below or visit www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
ETEA is constantly running this course throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Please contact us for details and dates of the next available course in your area or feel free to complete the request information pack form and we will contact you shortly.
Full course runs for 13 weeks, there is an option to leave after 9 weeks upon recommendation by ETEA.
- An Assessment Form is completed by the Applicant and submitted to ETEA with supporting documentation so that ETEA can assess the Applicant’s suitability for the course. A non-refundable Assessment Fee applies for this process to commence.
- If the Applicant is successful with their assessment, an enrolment form with a Letter of Offer will be sent to the Applicant with instructions on how to complete the enrolment process.
This course is continuously running; please contact us to find out about our next intake.
The classroom theory component of the course will include: classroom activities, assignments, role play, classroom discussion and simulated exercises. Credit Transfer and RPL are not available for this course.
Assessments techniques to gather evidence of your competency throughout the course may include: written work, verbal questioning, workplace skill observation and work samples.
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 6 Units of Competency, consisting of:
||The Australian Health Care System
||Nursing in Australia
||Nursing Theory & Practice Lab