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Nursing in Australia

Austin Health is now providing exciting opportunities to New Zealand nurses.

Do you want to be a registered nurse in Australia?

We have a huge range of flexible opportunities for you.

Whether it’s a permanent full-time or part time position or temporary fixed term contract, we can accommodate you.

Find out more about the benefits of working at Austin Health.

What experience, qualifications and credentials do I need?

Your New Zealand nursing qualification is recognised here in Australia, so you'll just need:

  • AHPRA registration to work as a Registered Nurse at Austin Health which is quick and easy to do
  • A minimum 12 months Registered Nursing experience in New Zealand

Find out more about AHPRA.

Our services

Austin Health is proud of the high quality nursing care we provide for our patients.

New Zealand nurses will have the opportunity to provide care in over 50 clinical practice areas.

Find out more about our clinics and services.

Statewide services

Austin Health also provides specialty statewide services for all Victorians.

Great opportunities exist for NZ nurses in these statwide services:

Intensive care nursing

Come and join our Intensive Care Unit.

ICU is a level 3 tertiary unit providing complex, multi-system support to over 2,200 patients per year with a broad range of clinical conditions including:

  • Liver transplant and liver failure
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Spinal injured patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • General medical and surgical
  • Oncology

The department also offers outreach ward support services via the Medical Emergency Team (MET) and ICU Nurse Consultant Service.

Great opportunities exists for nurses with ICU experience who will be offered flexible work arrangements in our dynamic and friendly team.

Emergency nursing

Austin Health's Emergency Department is at the forefront of new and innovative models of emergency care and workforce and is a contemporary leader in Emergency Medicine education, research and quality.

We have a strong focus on nursing education and upskilling opportunities with both a Transition to Specialty Practice (TSP) program and Post Graduate certificate in critical care nursing offered each year. There is also a wide range of nursing and education supports with a substantial in-house education team which promotes clinical support and education on a shift-to-shift basis.

Austin ED offers a wide range of nursing opportunities in a number of different areas of nursing including:

  • Adult and paediatric care
  • Fast track
  • Short stay
  • Observational medicine

Austin ED provides exceptional care observing best practice and is a leading Australian hospital in regards to nursing educational opportunities and career development and a collaborative team approach to providing the best care to its clients. 

Mental health nursing

Our Mental Health division provides mental health assessment and interventions for people experiencing mental illness and their families.

Working from a recovery model, we provide an array of hospital-based, community and specialist services for infants, children, young people, adults and aged people.

Find out more about our mental health services:

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Nursing Workforce Unit

See our current nursing vacancies.