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Leaving your homeland can be a big step, but with Healthcare Australia (HCA) working in Australia can be an easy process, we will support you along the way. Here you can find a simple checklist of things you need to prepare for.

Here’s everything you need to know about working in Australia.


Visas — The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has a Visa finder that will help you establish different Visa options that may be suitable. The most common Visa is the Working Holiday Visa (WHV).
• Valid for 12 months.
• Can work for the same employer for up to six months. However, as HCA is an agency, you can work for us for the entire 12 months. We just can’t send you to the one facility for more than the equivalent of six months full time. Don’t worry, we’ll keep an eye on this for you.
• Certain passport holders may be eligible for a 2nd WHV if you complete 88 days of specified work in a regional location.
• If you will be working in the Healthcare Industry in Australia, you will be required to have a medical for Visa purposes. If you’re not sure about anything, contact our International Team.


Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Applying for AHPRA is quite involved and time-consuming.


You will need to complete an AHPRA application form and provide the necessary required specific documentation, and submit the form by post approximately 4 months before you plan to arrive in Australia. We recommend you take this into consideration when arranging travel plans.


Organising the required documentation will also take time, so it’s best to commence this process 6 months before you intend to submit the application.


Please note, once your AHPRA registration has been assessed and approved, you only have 3 months to get to Australia to finalise your registration. Our International team can help with the best way to complete your AHPRA application and the time frame to do all of this in.


They have assisted many nurses with this process and know all the tricks, tips and what not to do.


What can HCA do for you when working in Australia?

  • Support with getting registered with AHPRA — Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Recommendations on which Visa is right for you
  • Work available across the country
  • Find out about the competitive pay and sponsorship opportunities*
  • Travel incentives and bonuses — Free Flight* for agency nurses and midwives
  • Top 20 things you should experience in Australia
  • International Office in the UK — we talk in your time zone

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