Community Health Nurse Jobs in Australia with Visa Sponsorship

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Paediatric Nurse


Perioperative Nurse


Surgical Nurse


 

Work in Australia as a Community Health Nurse with Visa Sponsorship

 

There is no age limit or points score requirement to work in Australia as a Community Health Nurse. Due to a shortage of qualified Community Health Nurses in, the role is on the new Core Skills in Demand List.

 

This means Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurses can live and work in Australia with the new Skills in Demand (SID) Visa with a clear pathway to Permanent Residence. This new Employer Sponsored Visa replaced the old TSS Visa and makes it much easier for employers to hire Community Health Nurses.

 

If you are a Community Health Nurse seriously considering working in Australia then Medical Migration™ would love to hear from you. We work exclusively with ‘job ready’ Community Health Nurses and approved Employers throughout Australia actively hiring Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurses.

Skills in Demand Visa for Community Health Nurses

 

  • Live and work in Australia
  • Includes immediate family members
  • No age limit to get a Visa
  • No minimum Immigration points score
  • Four year work visa renewable once
  • Clear pathway to Permanent Residence
  • Change employers with 180 days grace period
  • No English test required
  • Visas processed in less than 4 weeks
  • ANMAC Skills Assessment not required

Criteria to apply for Community Health Nurse Jobs in Australia

 

While there are thousands of vacancies for Community Health Nurses in Australia, to be seriously considered for Employer Sponsored Visas these are the steps you are required to take:

 

  • Get Licensed by AHPRA as an Overseas Qualified Nurse
  • Obtain a job offer from an Australian healthcare employer
  • Apply for a Skills in Demand Visa
  • Engage in continuous professional development

 

How to register with AHPRA as an Overseas Qualified Community Health Nurses

 

To get an Employer Sponsored Community Health Nurse job in Australia, overseas nurses must register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

 

Without your AHPRA Registration Medical Migration™ cannot present you to suitable employers. As you can imagine, Australian Community Health Nursing employers receive hundreds of speculative applications from all over the World. Literally all the time!

 

Getting your AHPRA registration in place before approaching Community Health Nursing employers achieves the following:

 

  • Shows you are ‘Job Ready’
  • Demonstrates your commitment to actually moving to Australia
  • You are able to start work immediately
  • Shows you have passed background checks
  • Ensures AHPRA has confirmed you to be a Qualified Community Health Nurse

 

Even though you are a qualified Community Health Nurse in your home country, Australian employers have no way of verifying this, so are unlikely to offer you an interview (or even reply to your application) without you being Licensed by AHPRA.

 

As a dedicated recruitment agency for Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurses, Medical Migration™ can do your AHPRA Registration for you, saving you time and giving you the reassurance of doing it correctly. Learn More

 

After your AHPRA registration we will work to place you. Our Recruitment Service is available to all Community Health Nurses that have their AHPRA registration, regardless of whether you used our Registration Services.

 

Step-by-step guide to your AHPRA Registration as an Overseas Qualified Community Health Nurse

 

Eligibility Check

 

Start by verifying your eligibility as Community Health Nurses through AHPRA’s self-check process. You’ll need to provide your personal details, degree name, and the institution where you studied. This process will place you into one of three streams (A, B, or C). If you are a Degree or Diploma Qualified a Community Health Nurse from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you will likely be placed into Stream A.

 

Orientation

 

Complete the mandatory online orientation program designed to familiarize you with the Australian healthcare system. This is more of a general orientation rather than being Community Health Nurse specific and the program must be finished within 90 days and costs AUD $640 (which includes the AHPRA registration fee).

 

Complete AGSE-40 Form

 

This application for general registration as a a Community Health Nurse requires many documents, including identity proof, employment statements, proof of English proficiency, university transcripts and a resume. 

 

Certification of Documents

 

All required documents must be certified as true copies by a Notary or Solicitor. This includes your passport, driver’s license, and references.

 

Fit 2 Work Check

 

As part of the AHPRA registration process for an Overseas Qualified Community Health Nurse you will be required to provide a Fit2Work background check.

 

Confirmation of Registration

 

You will need to provide AHPRA with a Confirmation of Registration from the Nursing body in your home country. This must be sent directly from the Nursing Body in your home country to AHPRA in Australia and must confirm your status as a Community Health Nurse.

 

The Nursing bodies are:

 

  • United Kingdom: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • United States: National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Ireland: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
  • Canada: Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
  • New Zealand: Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)

 

Final Registration

 

Once approved you can start to apply for Community Health Nursing jobs in Australia.

 

Apply for Jobs as a Community Health Nurse in Australia

 

Medical Migration™ is the go to International Recruiter for Community Health Nursing employers in the Australian Healthcare Industry. We are not a general medical job board, we work personally with our clients to match them with suitable employers in Australia.

 

We only work with ‘Approved Employers’ of Community Health Nurses in Australia. Being an Approved Employer means they have already received approval from the Australian Government to employ Overseas Qualified Medical Staff.

Skills in Demand (Employer Sponsored Visas) for Community Health Nurses

 

We work exclusively with approved Healthcare sponsors throughout Australia to capitalize on the new Skills in Demand Visas in Australia for Community Health Nurses.

 

This new visa class makes it far easier for Australia employers to hire qualified foreign Community Health Nurses, with a clear pathway to Permanent Residency. 

 

The Skills in Demand Visa lasts for an initial four years, and is renewable once (making 8 years in total). The Visa benefits from processing time of less than 4 weeks, and it also grants you 180 days to find a new employer should you choose to switch roles. Unlike previous Employer Sponsored Visas, there is no age limit for the new Skills in Demand Visas.

 

Our Community Health Nurse candidates do not have to pay for their visa processing services and it is illegal in Australia to have a new hire pay their own Visa fees.

 

Working with Medical Migration™ as an Overseas Qualfied Community Health Nurse

 

Medical Migration™ is not a Visa Agency. We are specialist Community Health Nursing recruiters for the Australian Healthcare Industry.

 

We represent Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurses and our team of 20+ recruiters deliver a full suite of recruitment services and enterprise talent solutions.

 

You Must be Registered with AHPRA to be one of our Candidates

 

We receive thousands of speculative Community Health Nurse job applications each week from all over the World. Many of these applicants are suitable, although they do not hold AHPRA registration.

 

As an Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurse you will not progress to interview stage without this registration.

 

There are two ways of getting registered

 

  • Use our ‘done-for-you’ AHPRA Registration Service

 

  • Complete the AHPRA process yourself

 

Remember, as a Community Health Nurse Recruitment Agency there is no cost to you to use our service, all we require is that you are Registered with AHPRA.

 

We receive all types of vacancies from our employers including specialist Community Health Nursing roles and even those suitable for Nurses in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa.

What is the Cost of your AHPRA Registration Service?

Medical Migration™ can take responsibility for your entire AHPRA registration as a Community Health Nurse. You are assigned a dedicated account manager who will complete the process for you, making your registration smooth and hassle free. Our fully managed end-to-end AHPRA registration service for a Community Health Nurse costs between EUR 650 and EUR 995 depending on complexity.

Do you work with Community Health Nurse Canditates from all over the World?

Medical Migration™ currently works with Internationally Qualified Community Health Nurses from the following Countries:

 

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

What Visa will I get?

As a foreign qualified Community Health Nurse you are eligible for the Skills in Demand Visa (SID) provided you secure a formal job offer.

 

The Skills in Demand Visa has a clear path to Permanent Residence, with no age limit.

 

As a qualified Community Health Nurse you may be eligible for other Australia Visas such as the subclass 189 190 and 491. However, because these Skilled Migration Visas have an age limit, require a Skills Assessment and a certain number of points, the process can take up to two years to process.

 

The total cost for a Skilled Migration application can run into many $000's with no guarantee of success. The maximum cost of a Skills in Demand Visa is simply the cost of your AHPRA registration.

Am I tied exclusively to Medical Migration™

Once you have your AHPRA Registration as a Community Health Nurse we will work to place you ASAP.

 

However, you can still apply for Community Health Nurse jobs on your own or through the usual sources. You are not tied to us and their are no fees to use our recruitment service.

Do I have to pay any Visa Fees?

It is illegal for an Australian Employer to charge you to process an Employer Sponsored Visa.

Are you MARA Registered?

  • We are not Visa Agents.
  • We do not process Visas
  • Your Employer is responsible for your Visa Fees
  • We work with your new employer and their agents

 

We are a recruitment specialist that matches overseas qualified Community Health Nurses with jobs in Australia. Any Visa fees will be paid for by your employer.

Whch Australian States do you operate in?

We actively recruit Community Health Nurses for employers in the following Australian States:

 

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Northern Territory

What is the Skills in Demand visa for Community Health Nurses?

The Specialist Skills Pathway is designed for Community Health Nurses with a job offer of at least $135,000 AUD. This pathway offers priority processing within 7 days.

 

The Core Skills Pathway requires guaranteed annual earnings of at least $70,000 AUD and takes up to 21 days.

 

The Essential Skills Pathway is targeted at essential workers with earnings under $70,000 AUD annually.

Do I need to take an English Test to work in Australia as a Community Health Nurse

If your Tertiary qualifications were taught exclusively in English there is no need for a Community Health Nurse to sit an IELTS English test to work in Australia or get registered with AHPRA.

What are the job prospects for a Community Health Nurse in Australia?

The job prospects for a Community Health Nurse in Australia are driven by an increasing demand for healthcare services throughout Australia.

 

The Community Health Nursing profession is experiencing substantial growth in Australia. Employment for registered nurses is predicted to grow by 13.9% over the next three years. However, despite this growth, there is an expected shortage of over 100,000 nurses by 2025 and more than 120,000 by 2030​.

 

The average salary for nurses in Australia is currently AUD $87,623 per year, with entry-level positions starting at AUD $76,062 and more experienced nurses earning up to AUD $118,606 annually.

 

Community Health Nurse Professionals with postgraduate qualifications can expect even higher salaries, potentially around AUD $141,235 per year​.

Can you guarantee me a job in Australia as a Community Health Nurse?

Seriously? Please don't ask us this question. Anyone who promises or guarantees you a job is best avoided. As Professional Recruiters we present our Community Health Nursing candidates in the best possible way.

 

We work hard to secure an interview with what we hope will be a great employer / employee match and always follow up and provide feedback.

As Community Health Nurse, which jobs in Australia pay the most?

In Australia, the demand for Community Health Nurses is high in several "areas of need," reflecting critical shortages that impact the delivery of healthcare services.

 

Rural and remote regions face challenges in attracting and retaining Community Health Nursing professionals. These areas have limited access to specialized medical services, which means that healthcare concerns may be delayed or relocated to urban centers.

 

This creates a substantial gap in healthcare access for residents of these regions, emphasizing the urgent need for more Community Health Nurses to provide comprehensive care locally.

 

Indigenous health services also experience a pronounced need for Community Health Nurses. These communities face higher rates of health issues, although are often in isolated areas. These roles pay the best, and arguably help the greatest people in need.

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