Besides having the right visa,  you would need the following skills/qualifications/certifications/experience to work as a "Practice Nurse" in Australia:

– Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
– Current AHPRA registration
– Current CPR certificate
– Accreditation experience
– Immunisation certificate
– Experience in general practice

Who needs you?

Medical Centres across Australia like Northlakes Medical Centre in Darwin have openings for "Practice Nurse "

Here is a sample resume:

(This is just an example if you plan to apply for a related job)

Caitlyn Walsh

Darwin NT

Personal Statement

I am an experienced Registered Nurse, able to cope with every challenge presented to me in a calm and ethical manner, always working within the Nursing Scope of Practice. I am organised and able to plan and triage my work and patient cares, building a positive relationship with all members of the team and patients. I am seeking a position where I can contribute in a positive manner, further develop and improve my skills, and be a valued employee.

Work Experience

Practice nurse
ABC Road Medical Centre - Darwin NT
2011 to Present

Practice nurse responsible for chronic health management, immunisation, wound care
I was able to setup the recall system and ensure that the immunisation, Pap smears and chronic disease management reached satisfactory levels increasing the business for the general practice.
Skills Used
As a registered nurse I was able to use my communication skills and ability to liaise with Dr and staff patients and health representatives.

Mental Health Practice Nurse - Part-time
Darwin Hospital
2007 to 2011
• Management of mental health patients in a primary care setting incl. assessment, facilitation and monitoring of care,
• Counselling,
• Supervision of medication regimes,
• Mental Health Resource Person for medical and nursing staff.

Registered Nurse
Oakland Hospital
2003 to 2005
Registered Nurse performing all Nursing duties in:
• Intensive Care, including NICU
• Coronary Care Unit
• General Surgery


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CDU University

Diploma in Mental Health Nursing for Registered General Nurses
NT School of Nursing

General nursing training
St. John of God - Australia

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