New entry requirements for the Australian Registered Nurse Training Program (ARNTP)

Nursing

The Australian Registered Nurse Training Program (ARNTP) prepares overseas qualified registered nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) Competency Standards for a registered nurse.

A recent change to the criteria for registration of internationally qualified nurses in Australia has led to a change in the entry requirements for the ARNTP. As a result, the program will be postponed until April 2015, however we will maintain the 2014 fee of $AU15,950.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for overseas qualified nurses are a certified evidence of:

  • An Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) referral letter indicating that the applicant will be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) on successful completion of an approved bridging program. The referral letter must be current for the duration of the program to be undertaken by the applicant (NEW)
  • A Bachelor of Nursing Degree
  • Registration with the relevant Nurse Registration Authority in own country or country of practice within the last 10 years
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a Registered Nurse with 12 months recent practice as a Registered Nurse (within the last two years) evidenced by a certified employment statement dated in the last six months
  • Evidence of English proficiency with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 7.0 (academic) and with a minimum score of 7.0 for each band (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or an Occupational English Test (OET) minimum B score in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The result must be achieved in one test sitting and the test date must be no more than 18 months prior to the program commencing.

View more information about the ARNTP here

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