Initial Registration Course (Overseas Nurses) IRON1A

Overseas Nurses


The course is accessible to all overseas Qualified Nurses wishing to nurse in Australia. Who have been recommended by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for eligibility.

The aim of this course is:

  • to assist overseas Qualified Nurses
  • to embrace the knowledge and skills required to work as a nurse in Australia
  • provide support in the transition from nursing in their country of origin to nursing in Australia.

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for registration. As a
Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

The course is made up of 4 weeks of theory delivered face to face in Melbourne. Then, clinical practice in either a public or private hospital anywhere in Australia.


  • A letter from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (www.ahpra.gov.au)
    confirming eligibility to complete an Initial Registration course. Additionally, it includes any requirements as stated within the letter from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Moreover, Be a Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia or, have an appropriate VISA. For this reason, contact the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (www.immi.gov.au).
  • Similarly, applicants may be required to provide additional information or attend a selection interview.
  • Likewise, a Criminal Records Australian Police Check/Working with children check that has been issued within the past 3 months.
  • According to recommendations included in the immunization guidelines for Health Care
    Workers (Department of Human Services 1998). It is a requirement that you have documented evidence of inoculation and immunization against diseases such as:

    • Measles
    • Rubella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Pertussis
    • Diphtheria
    • Tuberculosis
    • Mumps
    • Tetanus Tux
    • Varicella
    • Polio
  • Finally, as of Monday 19th September 2011, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has applied a revised registration standard on English language skills. You may see the brochure below or visit www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.



Consequently, we are conducting Courses. The theory component is conducted in Victoria while the clinical component is delivered statewide. Furthermore, please contact us for details and dates of the next available course in your area.

Full course runs for 13 weeks. Additionally, there is an option to leave after 9 weeks upon recommendation by us.

You may register for a BIES Consultation today. In conclusion, see if you are eligible and find out more about this course.