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NURSING: Entry Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses (EPIQ) | Return to Practice (RTP) Nurses

Possible outcomes:

Successful completion of the program enables eligibility to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse with the NMBA. Graduates may seek work in:

  • The health care sector in areas such as aged care
  • acute care
  • rehabilitation
  • mental health and community health; or
  • pursue further studies subject to meeting entry requirements and any other relevant criteria.

Entry requirements:

1. A valid referral letter from AHPRA to undertake a board approved course.
2.  A certified copy of visa, passport or photo identity.
3.  International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or Occupational English Test (OET) with an overall pass, and with grades A or B only, in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or current NMBA English Language Skills to the level required to meet registration standard as per the National Board.
Please refer to www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au registration standards/NMBA-English-Language-Skills-Registration-Standard.
4. A criminal record check from country of origin for internationally qualified nurses (translated to English)and/or Australian authorised authority, Australian Federal Police criminal record check. Please refer to http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx.
5. Completed ‘Vaccination History Form (to be provided)’. Please check ‘immunisation for health care worker’www.immunise.health.gov.au  and state health department pre-placement clinical agreement requirements  via www.hwa.gov.au.

Important – Overseas and Re-entry Nurse applicant:

  • RTP applicants must check the  AHPRA/NMBA  assessment criteria prior to applying for the program
  • refer to the “Nursing—Midwifery-Board—Policy—Re-entry-to-Practice-Policy”
  • refer to http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Codes-Guidelines.aspx#reentry
  • EPIQ applicants must check the  AHPRA/NMBA  assessment criteria prior to applying for the program
  • refer to http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx.

Course content:

LCAEN521          Population health and health care in Australia

LCAEN522          Professional nursing in Australia

LCAEN523          Contextual nursing practice in Australia

LCAEN524          Administer and monitor medications in Australia

LCAEN525          Clinical nursing practice in Australia

 

Related link: http://training.gov.au/Organisation/Details/40679