Applying for 190 as a nurse - does work experience with just a diploma of nursing count? in Skilled Visas Posted February 11, 2020 10 hours ago, Wonderingaloud said: Found this posted by Richard Gregan who is a well known and reputable MA who posts on the forum. It’s from 2 years ago. Richard Gregan 487 Posted February 1, 2018 Although ANMAC now require all applicants to have a degree, they will still count work experience post-diploma - as long as it led to registration. e.g. your did a nursing diploma and got registered in 2008, and have worked as a nurse since then to present. You undertook further training last year and upgraded to a degree. ANMAC would still count your work experience from 2008 to present. The tricky part is at immigration stage - immi tend only to count experience post-degree for degree level occupations. Even if ANMAC says your original diploma was 'equivalent to a bachelor degree', it is purely advisory, so immi might not accept it, meaning you run the risk of getting no work experience points, regardless of what ANMAC say. Regards, Richard Thank you Wonderingaloud, that makes sense. It’s so tricky as it sounds immigration could accept prior experience but equally might not and it’s a very expensive risk to take!