The Registration Bridging Program for overseas qualified Nurses or Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) is a short course, non-award program in Australia for the Nurses who is a qualified nurse in their country and working as a registered Nurse in their country other than Australia. This is an orientation programme for overseas Nurses to get oriented to the health care system in Australia.

This course is a mandatory requirement for the overseas Nurses to get registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and allows to work as a registered nurse in Australia.

The overseas Nurses who successfully complete the RBP/ IRON will attain the necessary competencies set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (ANMAC) National Competency Standards for registration as a Registered Nurse with the APHRA.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the program nurses are able to gain registration as Registered Nurse with AHPRA.

  • Can work as a Registered Nurse in Australia
  • Registered Nurses may be eligible for applying Permanent Residency application. The criteria for PR changes time to time. Refer DIAC website for further information.
  • Can undertake further studies including Post Graduate Nursing courses.
Overseas Student Health Cover

International students studying in Australia are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa. OSHC meets most medical expenses and the cost of hospital care which international students might require during the course of time in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport. Dental and optometry costs are not included but students may also take out additional cover.


Students can communicate with any Australian Education Centre or higher authorities to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Australia.

English Proficiency

To succeed in Australian campus International students need to have impeccable English language. It is necessary to get adjusted to the new learning tactics to be a successful student in Australia. Most institutions in Australia offer counselling services and assistance to develop effective study skills.


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