Nursing Course Melbourne – ACFE Approved to Offer IRON Program

Australian Centre of Further Education has been accredited by the NBV in June 2010 to offer the Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) Program.


ACFE TRAINING CENTRE – From left: Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto De Leon, Peter Funtusoff (CEO Australian Centre of Further Education), and former Honorary Consul General Raul Hernandez.

The IRON Program is open to nurses trained and registered overseas who intends to practice in Australia. The IRON Program is required for the registration of some overseas trained nurses as Division 1 with the Nursing Board.

The IRON Program comprises of four weeks of theory and eight weeks of Clinical Placement. ACFE has partnered with Regional Hospitals for the Clinical Placements in Victoria.

Mr. Peter Funtusoff, ACFE CEO said that “I hope our school will be supported by our Filipino nurses wanting to get Australian registration as Division 1 nurse as this is established mainly for them.”

Funtusoff also said, “I would like to invite all Filipino nurses looking to complete the IRON Program to enroll at ACFE now”. ACFE is now accepting application to the IRON Program for the September 2010 start. In 2011, classes will commence in January, May and September.

ACFE will conduct a two-day open house on 10-11 July 2010. This will give Filipinos the opportunity to see the school’s facilities and operation. You may also enroll on these days.

With the assistance of some government officials including the former Honorary Consul General of the Philippines to Victoria, Raul V Hernandez, the office of the State Minister of Health Daniel Andrews and the President of the State Parliament of Victoria, the Honourable Robert Smith, ACFE is established.

PMC Australasia has been appointed as the exclusive marketing agent for ACFE in Australia.

In Australia, for enrollment information to the IRON Program, please contact