Nursing Has The Maximum Number Of Places In This Year’s Occupation Ceiling For Visas - A Whopping 17,000+ Places
In Australia nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, as well as in the community. Depending upon the roles set in the healthcare sector, the occupation is often divided into two roles – enrolled and registered nurses. Historically nursing serves as an excellent platform for various high-paid job opportunities and permanent residency visa pathways in Australia.
In 2019–20 nursing serves as the best occupation when it comes to career and permanent residency choices for people wishing to emigrate to Australia. Australia’s migration program offers over 17,000 places for nurses, which is also the highest number for any occupation in the Occupation Ceiling. All other occupations are offered less than 9,000 places.
Australia offers both temporary and permanent visa options for skilled nurses who have local or overseas qualifications, language skills and relevant work experience and nurses need to be registered to work in Australia and for migration purposes. Furthermore a new assessment model is now applicable to overseas nurses and midwives seeking registration in Australia, which has simplified the process. See our previous blog here.
Nurses and midwives are in huge demand all over Australia, including regional and remote areas and this demand is projected to not only be sustained, but also increase due to the growing needs and ageing population of Australians.
Take note this opportunity only covers 2019–20, so there is no guarantee it is going to be repeated past this time frame.
If you are interested in a “New Life Adventure” in Australia, we recommend you work closely with us with some gusto, to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity while it lasts. At the moment it is a “Perfect Storm” in Australia, for people with nursing qualifications who are serious about their future.
Read our previous blog here regarding our service offering in the healthcare sector.
For mental health practitioners you will be interested in the opportunities in Australia for you. See our previous blog here regarding the state of mental health in Victoria and the opportunities this is creating.
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