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DukeNinja

AHPRA registration for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives

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Hi all,

Just thought I'd let you all know that from the 3rd of Feb 2020, there is a new pathway for internationally qualified nurses and midwives to get registration.

The old route was through filling AGOS-40 and sending notarised copies of the relevant documents. This form is no longer available, and it appears that the process will be electronic (Self-Check), however there is now a two-stage exam (MCQ, then OSCE) that some may have to undertake if it is deemed that their qualifications and experience are not commensurate to that of an Australian qualified nurse.

Furthermore, as part of the registration process, all nurses and midwives will have to complete an orientation program.

If you printed and filled in your AGOS-40 before Feb 3rd, and submit it before Feb on or before Feb 21st, 2020, it will still be accepted.

See the AHPRA website for more details.

https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International/Applying-for-registration.aspx

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IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. F2w ID Check/Rcvd: 15/08/16, 23/08/16 HCPC/SoR CoGS sent: 23/08/16. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Looks way cheaper than bridging program. 


31/5 - 26/7/2018 - Monash University bridging program for internationally qualified nurses, 5/8/2018 - APHRA registration, 12/9/2018 - ANMAC modified skill assessment, 18/2/2019 - PTE Academic overal score 88 (R 83, L 90, W 81, S 90), 21/2/2019 - EOI for 189 and for 190 visa (NSW, VIC) lodged, 25/2/2019 - VIC 190 state nomination pre-invitation received (65+5 points, Registered Nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424), 03/04/2019 invitation received after submitting comittment letter to VIC government, 30/05/2019 application for VIC 190 submitted 25/11/2019 VISA GRANTED!!

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13 hours ago, KangaKit said:

Is this the same for midwives as well?

Yes, Though the MCQ & OSCE might differ for RMs but if you are an overseas applicant, then yeah, this is the new pathway.


ANZSCO-254415, Registered Nurse (Critical care & Emergency)-Offshore

IELTS (L-8.5/R-8/W-7/S-8): Oct, 2017 (on third attempt); Applied in AHPRA- Feb, 2018; Got Referral letter from AHPRA- May, 2018; Did overseas bridging program in NSW: Nov, 2018-Mar, 2019, Did PTE (L/R/W/S-79+): Jan, 2019 (On first attempt); Re-applied in AHPRA: Mar, 2019; Gain Professional Licence as RN- April, 2019; ANMAC skill assessment +ve: June, 2019: EOI initial submission date for 189 & 190 with 70 & 70+5 points- July, 2019

Updated D.O.E for 189 with 85 points: 05/01/2020
Updated D.O.E for 190 with 90 points: 05/01/2020


Age-30, PTE-20, Edu-15, Overseas work exp-10, Single-10,
State sponsorship-5

PRE-INVITE: 16/01/2020 from VIC (190)
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State Nomination Application submission: 16/01/2020
FINAL INVITE: 24/02/2020
VISA Lodged: 06/03/2020
Indian PCC done: 27/02/2020
Medicals Done: 07/03/2020

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16 hours ago, Martina said:

Looks way cheaper than bridging program. 

That's what I thought. Total fee comes around $5000 AUD which is wayyy cheaper than what we paid. But i believe there might be increase failures among overseas nurses if they did not prepare for it carefully. Giving NCLEX-RN is no child's play and then you won't get any training for OSCE and will have to directly appear for it which will prove to be quite difficult for nurses who have not followed the same standards back home.
Anyway, this is what it is now. All the best to the new overseas applicants for NMBA-AHPRA. :)


ANZSCO-254415, Registered Nurse (Critical care & Emergency)-Offshore

IELTS (L-8.5/R-8/W-7/S-8): Oct, 2017 (on third attempt); Applied in AHPRA- Feb, 2018; Got Referral letter from AHPRA- May, 2018; Did overseas bridging program in NSW: Nov, 2018-Mar, 2019, Did PTE (L/R/W/S-79+): Jan, 2019 (On first attempt); Re-applied in AHPRA: Mar, 2019; Gain Professional Licence as RN- April, 2019; ANMAC skill assessment +ve: June, 2019: EOI initial submission date for 189 & 190 with 70 & 70+5 points- July, 2019

Updated D.O.E for 189 with 85 points: 05/01/2020
Updated D.O.E for 190 with 90 points: 05/01/2020


Age-30, PTE-20, Edu-15, Overseas work exp-10, Single-10,
State sponsorship-5

PRE-INVITE: 16/01/2020 from VIC (190)
smile.gif
State Nomination Application submission: 16/01/2020
FINAL INVITE: 24/02/2020
VISA Lodged: 06/03/2020
Indian PCC done: 27/02/2020
Medicals Done: 07/03/2020

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6 hours ago, Pooja Negi said:

That's what I thought. Total fee comes around $5000 AUD which is wayyy cheaper than what we paid. But i believe there might be increase failures among overseas nurses if they did not prepare for it carefully. Giving NCLEX-RN is no child's play and then you won't get any training for OSCE and will have to directly appear for it which will prove to be quite difficult for nurses who have not followed the same standards back home.
Anyway, this is what it is now. All the best to the new overseas applicants for NMBA-AHPRA. 🙂

Right! I've heard nclex-rn is VERY difficult so we'll see how it works in practice. 


31/5 - 26/7/2018 - Monash University bridging program for internationally qualified nurses, 5/8/2018 - APHRA registration, 12/9/2018 - ANMAC modified skill assessment, 18/2/2019 - PTE Academic overal score 88 (R 83, L 90, W 81, S 90), 21/2/2019 - EOI for 189 and for 190 visa (NSW, VIC) lodged, 25/2/2019 - VIC 190 state nomination pre-invitation received (65+5 points, Registered Nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424), 03/04/2019 invitation received after submitting comittment letter to VIC government, 30/05/2019 application for VIC 190 submitted 25/11/2019 VISA GRANTED!!

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17 minutes ago, Martina said:

Right! I've heard nclex-rn is VERY difficult so we'll see how it works in practice. 

Is nclex-rn the same exam they use for registration in the USA? I didn't find that too difficult although I did study for it.

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23 minutes ago, Drumbeat said:

Is nclex-rn the same exam they use for registration in the USA? I didn't find that too difficult although I did study for it.

Yes, It is the same one. Probably you did not find it difficult but yeah it depends on the theoretical & clinical knowledge of the nurses. So, it's a case to case thing. I believe AHPRA has now made it cheaper and tough at the same time.


ANZSCO-254415, Registered Nurse (Critical care & Emergency)-Offshore

IELTS (L-8.5/R-8/W-7/S-8): Oct, 2017 (on third attempt); Applied in AHPRA- Feb, 2018; Got Referral letter from AHPRA- May, 2018; Did overseas bridging program in NSW: Nov, 2018-Mar, 2019, Did PTE (L/R/W/S-79+): Jan, 2019 (On first attempt); Re-applied in AHPRA: Mar, 2019; Gain Professional Licence as RN- April, 2019; ANMAC skill assessment +ve: June, 2019: EOI initial submission date for 189 & 190 with 70 & 70+5 points- July, 2019

Updated D.O.E for 189 with 85 points: 05/01/2020
Updated D.O.E for 190 with 90 points: 05/01/2020


Age-30, PTE-20, Edu-15, Overseas work exp-10, Single-10,
State sponsorship-5

PRE-INVITE: 16/01/2020 from VIC (190)
smile.gif
State Nomination Application submission: 16/01/2020
FINAL INVITE: 24/02/2020
VISA Lodged: 06/03/2020
Indian PCC done: 27/02/2020
Medicals Done: 07/03/2020

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