Is Nursing the Permanent Career for you?
Nursing shortage is good news for migrants and international students – Study Nursing to begin your career in Australia
Nurses are the life blood of our health system.
But unless there is a transfusion of new blood, the Australian health system will deteriorate according to a Federal Government study into Australia’s future health workforce.
The Health Workforce study identifies a chronic shortfall of nurses into the future and predicts Australia’s demand for nurses will significantly exceed supply in the medium to long-term (with a projected shortfall of approximately 85,000 nurses by 2025, or 123,000 nurses by 2030 under current settings).
While the report’s prognosis may be grim for Australia’s health sector, it’s good news for an international student that is interested in becoming a nurse and hoping to migrate to Australia. Once qualified and with the necessary professional experience, it may be possible obtain a skilled or employer-sponsored visa that will allow you to continue to live and work in Australia once you have completed your Australian studies.
For those considering study nursing, there are upward of 60 educational institutions throughout Australia offering nursing training through a broad range of healthcare courses.
Study Gurus has agreements with many of these education providers and can give specialist educational and visa advice for those wishing to study nursing in Australia.
If you are interested in becoming a Nurse, you can find a relevant checklist below.
Nursing Course Checklist
Whether you are a trained nurse or interested in studying nursing. Nursing can offer a pathway to permanent residency in Australia as it’s on the Australian Department of Home Affairs medium to long-term skilled occupation list.
For international students considering nursing as an option, it’s timely to check your eligibility for the wide range of nursing courses available in Australia.