Victoria’s nursing workforce includes a number of occupations – including registered nurses and registered midwives. Nurses and midwives are employed in:
In Victoria, nurses work as full-time, part-time or casual employees, on fixed-term contracts, and through agencies on short-term placements.
According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s 2010-11 Annual Report, there are 76, 830 registered nurses and 625 midwives in Victoria1.
See the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists for Victoria for eligible occupations, including requirements for specific occupations.
Visit our Visas and Immigrating section for detailed information about the minimum eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and the application process for Victorian visa nomination.
Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about nursing in Victoria.
The following bodies represent various areas within the sector: