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Working in Australia

Australia is a wonderful country, offering an excellent lifestyle, standard of living and world leading health facilities and hospitals in which health professionals can build their career.

In order to work as a health professional in Australia you must:

  1. Be eligible to work in Australia, either through citizenship or through an appropriate working visa.  A small number of agencies and hospitals may from time to time offer VISA sponsorship to candidates they wish to employ in Australia, but this is typically only to address shortages in a particular profession or specialisation for a limited period of time.  The Australian Governments department of immigration provides guidance on obtaining working visa's in Australia
  2. Be registered to work in your health profession with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Links to AHPRA and the associated professional boards are provided below.
All health practitioners working in Australia must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In order to obtain registration you will need to meet the registration requirements for your profession, and the requirements for each profession are set by profession specific boards.  The boards establish requirements relating to english language standards, education standards, professional development standards etc.  Links to each of the major national health boards are provided below: 

Chinese Medicine Board
Chiropractic Board
Dental Board
Medical Board
Medical Radiation Practice Board
Nursing and Midwifery Board
Occupational Therapy Board
Optometry Board
Osteopathy Board
Pharmacy Board
Physiotherapy Board
Podiatry Board
Psychology Board