OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS IN STUDYING NURSING IN AUSTRALIA | EPISODE 26 | YOUENROL

OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS IN STUDYING NURSING IN AUSTRALIA | EPISODE 26 | YOUENROL

October 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Are you interested in studying nursing In
Australia? Australia is well known for having one the
best healthcare related courses on offer in the world. This is why Australia has been identified
as having 11 of the world’s top 50 institutions that teach nursing for 2019 by the QS World
University Rankings. Healthcare is one of Australia’s fastest
growing employment sectors and the demand for healthcare services will continue to increase,
given Australia’s aging population. Top healthcare job opportunities that are
in demand are in nursing and midwifery. It’s no surprise that nursing is highly
sought after because it offers a stable and rewarding profession. Nurses experience a strong job satisfaction
due to the help they provide patients. In this video, we will look at the opportunities
and pathways that are available to you to study nursing and building a career in this
field as an international student or new migrant to Australia. Hi, I’m Booky Adelaja, I’m the Founder
of YouEnrol Eduation and the presenter of YouEnrol’s videos and you’re watching
another episode on the YouEnrol channel. On this channel we provide you with all the
information you need about studying, living and as well as working in Australia without
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being your go to destination for up to date information about studying, living and working
in Australia. Before we begin, don’t forget to like and
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miss out on our new videos. The fields of study in nursing are diverse
with nurses helping patients through the more difficult times of their lives. Skills needed are compassion, good communication,
as well as the theoretical and medical practical knowledge. So the benefit of studying nursing is that
you can work in Australia and other parts of the world easily. When you complete your degree in nursing,
you can join the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which is the professional
body for nursing in Australia. The benefits of joining such an organisation
include the opportunity to network with other professionals and also the provision of job
opportunities. Furthermore, you receive the recognition of
the qualification in your field and can continuously develop your skills and knowledge. What are Nursing course fees like? Fees are normally around $28,000 for a course
in nursing and about $41,000 for a double degree in nursing and midwifery. The major types of subjects in nursing are
physiology, science, biology, anatomy, legal issues and principles of research. What about Career opportunities? Registered nurses benefit from interesting
work in a variety of fields and these include: • Critical care
• Emergency • Mental health
• Community • Hospital healthcare
• Oncology nursing • Paediatric nursing
As you progress in your studies and even start clinical placements, you are likely to develop
an idea on where you would like to develop your career. If you’re an international student, studying
and becoming a nurse also can offer a pathway to permanent residency in Australia as the
profession is currently one of the occupations in demand in Australia. The department of home affairs website can
provide you more information if you want to know more about study and visa options. With regards to Nursing salary expectations
the average salary for a nurse is $65,000 per year, however, this can vary based on
the location and the employer. What are the Nursing course options
Nursing course are generally at least 18 months to 3 years in length. Some popular courses available to study in
Australia are: • Nursing with the University of Technology
Sydney A Bachelor of Nursing at the University of
Technology or UTS in Sydney is 3 years in duration. Subjects covered off are behavioural science,
physical science, ethics and subjects related to modern nursing practise. • There’s also Nursing with Western Sydney
University Studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Western
Sydney University equips you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to thrive in the area
of nursing you choose to specialise in. So in this degree, you will benefit from state
of the art clinical stimulation technology to prepare you thoroughly for the workforce. The course duration is about 3 years. • Nursing with Australian Catholic University
or the ACU ACU is closely affiliated with hospitals which
helps ensure their students benefit from rewarding clinical placements. At ACU, you could benefit from a work placement
in a variety of fields, and these include; aged care, community, mental health, paediatrics
or palliative care. You can find out more about these courses
from the respective institution’s website. Now here are some tips on how you can prepare
for the workforce and interviews in the nursing field. You should ensure you’re familiar with the
key selection criteria or skills or experience requirements in the advertised position. You would normally be asked some behavioural
questions on clinical scenarios, problem solving, how you deal with practical situations, team
work and leadership. Recruiters would also be interested to know
about your training and as well as your knowledge to ensure there’s a good fit between you
and the role. So it’s recommended to research the type
of organisation you will be joining and to check if your values are aligned to theirs. So how do you enrol in a Bachelor of Nursing
Course in Australia? Each higher institution or university will
have their own procedures and as well as enrolment requirements. An International student applicant must comply
with; – English language proficiency
– you must have a valid student visa and passport – have academic transcripts and qualifications
from their home country. – also Students may also provide a work experience
statement or reference letter from universities or professional registration if applicable. Can you apply for permanent residency in Australia
after studying Nursing? You can be a graduate of nursing or can be
a fresh out of high school from overseas but you will need to follow some steps to get
permanent residency in Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation
Agency AHPRA is the registered agency that can help you study a 3 months bridging course
or you can register with them to become a nurse after you graduate. Note that If you have already studied nursing
overseas you will need to; – Satisfy with English proficiency requirements
– Also you will need to register with APHRA, (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation
Agency) – you will need to hold or be eligible to
obtain valid student visa to study – Students who already registered with AHPRA
will need to apply for skill assessment that delivered by Australian Nursing & Midwifery
Accreditation Council – You must express your interest to apply
for permanent residency, – You must ensure you meet the latest permanent
residency application requirements The conditions for applying for permanent
residency are subject to changes, so it’s best to keep an eye on the Australian home
affairs website for changes. If you are interested in midwifery here are
some universities that can offer midwifery course in Australia
Note that you can study specific midwifery courses in Australia, or as a double major
with nursing. So here is a breakdown by state
1) In Victoria – Monash University for Bachelor of Nursing
and Bachelor of Midwifery – Also Deakin College for Bachelor of Midwifery
2) In South Australia – University of South Australia for a Bachelor
of Midwifery – Flinders University Graduate certificate,
diploma and bachelor of midwifery 3) In Queensland
– University of Queensland for Bachelors of Midwifery
4) In New South Wales – Southern Cross University of Sydney Bachelors
of Midwifery 5) In Western Australia:
– Edith Cowen University: Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
1) In the Northern Territory: – Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Midwifery
2) In the Australian Capital Territory: – University of Canberra Bachelor of Midwifery If you would like to work in Australia as
a Nurse or midwife. What do you need to do? The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
is responsible for determining the pathway for the registration of Nurses in Australia. So your first step at this stage is to contact
the board. Note that It’s likely you would need to
undergo a bridging course to become registered in as a nurse Australia. Thanks for staying to the end of this video. If you like this video, don’t forget to
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