Overseas Nurses seeking to undertake the bridging program in Victoria can consider Australian Centre of Further Education, www.acfe.net.au. ACFE is one of the few companies in Melbourne currently offering the initial registration for overseas nurses. The IRON program is a course recognised by the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).
Students successfully completing this program are eligible for registration as nurses. Please note the new classification is Registered Nurse but you may still find references to Division 1 Registered Nurse online or in some marketing materials.
Their IRON Program is generally of 12 week duration with the first 4 weeks comprising of theory in a classroom setting. The balance of the course is spent in clinical placements around Australia. The location of placements depends on availability and may be in Tasmania, South Australia and of course Victoria. It is important that students are prepared financially for possible additional travel and accommodation costs in the event their clinical placements are interstate.
ACFE (acfe.net.au) is located in the melbourne CBD; 341 Queen St Melbourne Victoria, Australia.
Banksia Immigration Australia has had a long association with ACFE.net.au since it first opened.
If you need more information about the overseas nurses bridging program just contact us on 03 9005 0832.