Are you a qualified nurse who wants to continue working as a nurse in Australia? If you’re unsure about how to become properly registered and start your nursing career in Australia, you will need to enrol in an IRON bridging course.

Bluestone’s educational experts offer valuable advice to overseas registered nurses who seek to work as nurses in Australia through the Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses (IRON) program, which comprises of a 13-week course. IRON courses are designed to develop the nursing skills of current and qualified nurses to conform to Australian nursing standards.

The assessing authority for overseas nurses in Australia is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The AHPRA IRON course program is further divided into 2 categories, which are the IRON program for enrolled nurses and the IRON program for registered nurses.

As of 1st October 2019, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has established a new method by which overseas nurses will be assessed in order to be eligible to practice as a nurse in Australia.


  • Evidence of overseas nursing registration
  • Have a suitable skills assessment/referral from AHPRA
  • Must have at least proficient English
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Must have at least 450 hours or 3 months of experience in last 5 years.

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If you want to work as a nurse in Australia, Bluestone Education and Migration offers AHPRA IRON courses that can help you develop your nursing skills to meet Australian standards. Contact us today to enrol in an IRON bridging course.

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