The ETEA Nursing department has a focus on quality, friendly and holistic nursing education. Among the criterions for competencies, a big emphasis is for safe practice at all times. ETEA adheres to the philosophy of collaborative and interactive approach to learning; seeking to create a nurturing environment with small classes and educators of different specialties as well as extensive nursing and educational experience, that accentuates individual development.

There is a strong commitment to communication, legal documentation and cultural safety in our courses reflecting a depth of trust and ethics sought to ensure client safety.

ETEA’s Nursing department is proud to send the graduates of our courses into the workforce as knowledgeable, ‘work-ready’ and safe, eager to make positive contributions to the industry.


Initial Registration Course for Overseas Nurses (IRON1A)

The Initial Registration Course for Overseas Qualified Nurses approved by the Nurses Board of Victoria is a 13 week course designed to facilitate the transition from nursing overseas to nursing within Australia.

The course is accessible to all overseas Qualified Nurses wishing to pursue a career in nursing in Australia who have been recommended by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for eligibility.

AICA is now offering the Initial Registration Course for Overseas Nurses (IRCON). It is a 3-month Nursing Bridging/ Adaptation program. The course has been designed to create a smooth and seamless transition for overseas trained nurses to a nursing career in Australia as Division 1 Registered Nurses (RN). The work placement module serves a dual purpose of gathering valuable hands-on experience in the Australian healthcare industry, as well as a potential recruiting ground for the facilities that employ them.

AICA’s nursing affiliate, Nursing One World will also assist students in finding a placement within the industry.

Admission to the course is open to all overseas Qualified Nurses wishing to work as a nurse in Australia who have been assessed by AHPRA for eligibility. On successful completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with AHPRA.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
New Rules & Regulation from AHPRA

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is an organization responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.

AHPRA’s operations are regulated by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, which came into effect on 1 July 2010.

AHPRA supports the 10 National Health Practitioner Boards that are responsible for regulating the 10 health professions. The first and foremost role of the Board is to protect the public, hence all registered health practitioners must meet the standards and policies set by the respective Boards.

Australia became the first country in the world to introduce a National Registration and Accreditation Scheme; regulating health practitioners. This has enabled the Health Body to be among the most regulated and reliable recognised association.

AHPRA support the National Boards in their leading role of protecting the public. They are involved in the registration processes for health practitioners and students around Australia. It has offices in each State and Territory where the public has the ability to make notifications about a registered health practitioner or a student.

AHPRA on behalf of the Board manages investigations into the professional conduct, performance or health of registered health practitioners, with an exception in NSW where this is undertaken by the Health Professional Councils Authority and the Health Care Complaints Commission.

AHPRA works with the Health Complaints Commission in each State and Territory to make sure the appropriate organization investigates community concerns about individual registered health practitioners


Registration with AHPRA:

In order to get the Nursing and Midwifery board of Australia (New nursing regulatory body under AHPRA) registration, applicant has to provide the following documents mentioned on Page 9 of the application form:

–                      School leaving certificate & transcripts

–                      Year 12 certificate & transcripts

–                      IELTS score of band 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

–                      Nursing degree or diploma affiliation certificate etc.

–                      Curriculum Vitae as per the template given

Based on the application form and the documents submitted, the regulatory board will assess the applicant’s eligibility into the program.


Bridging Program Admission:

Entry requirements:

–          Completed application form

–          A letter from AHPRA confirming eligibility to complete a Pre-Registration course /Bridging, including any requirements as stated within the letter (which include English reading, writing and speaking proficiency if applicable).

–          Appropriate Visa to complete the program

–          A Police Criminal Check that has been issued no earlier than 3 months from the date of commencement of the course.

Units of Study:

Students need to complete 6 units, which seek to address the essential elements of a safe transition into a nursing career in Australia. These are:

–          Pharmacology,

–          The Australian Health Care System,

–          Nursing in Australia,

–          Communication

–          Nursing Theory & Practice Lab

–          Medical / Nursing Terminology

–          Human Anatomy


Visa application lodged through AICA

•             On arrival assistance with airport pick up and accommodation (only if landing in Perth)

•             On completion of the course applicant will be given assistance through Nursing One World to find a suitable placement at a Hospital either in Metro or Rural regions all over Australia.

Documents attached for your reference and to fill and resend –

1)            AHPRA application form

2)            ETEA application form

3)            Visa 456 application form

4)            956 Agent authorisation form

5)            Checklist for documents required for processing

6)            Service Agreement

7)            2 copies of documents required for processing (as in the checklist)

All the documents must be colour certified copies. Please send by post or courier to the address given below (Perth address).  The fees and mode of payment details are given on the Service Agreement attached.


Nursing One World

Nursing One World (NOW), a subsidiary of ETEA in association with AICA have a track record of 100% job placement  for  nurses  who have completed courses with us.

On the basis of our past placement record, we can almost guarantee a job upon successful completion of this program. Furthermore, depending on your personal circumstances, you may also be eligible for migrations/ permanent resident visas, subject to fulfillment of certain key immigration criterions.

Agency work has become a career option for many due to the flexibility with shifts, the competitive rates, and the varied work opportunity that agency work can provide, in contrast to a monotonous work environment.  At Nursing One World our sophisticated Allocations System allows us to personalize your requirements to ensure you get the work when and where you want it, giving you an upper hand in balancing your work and personal life, depending on your personal commitments and convenience.

At Nursing One World we offer:

•           Flexibility with shifts

•           Competitive rates

•           Professional development opportunities

•           Access to our national and international placement services

•           Long and Short term placement opportunities

The friendly and experienced team of consultants at Nursing One World will provide a professional approach towards assisting you achieve your objectives.  Combining this superior service with our status as an ISO 9001 Quality Endorsed Company ensures that you are dealing with a high-quality and respected agency.

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