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  • Nurses - ANMAC - The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
    for regristration with a state or territory Nursing and Midwifery Regulatory Authority NMRA Therefore overseas nurses and midwives must also be able to demonstrate these competency standards in order to be eligible for migration to Australia Competency Based Assessment Programs Migrants Bridging Program Applicants who have had their qualifications and skills assessed and are required to undertake a Competency Based Assessment Program The applicants should check with the relevant NMRA that the proposed course of study will lead to registration in that state or territory Waiver of Competency Based Assessment Program Some nursing and midwifery qualification may meet the requirements for migration This means that these nurses will not need to complete a Competency Based Assessment Program The Competency Based Assessment Program may be waived for Nurses who have completed recognised program and have gained initial registration in the following countries United Kingdom Ireland United States of America Canada Singapore Hong Kong and the Netherlands HBO programs Nurses who have completed a nursing education program in a member state of the European Union is consistent with the European Union standard for the education of nurses responsible for general care EU directive 2005 36 EC For other related information on the ANMAC Migration Skills Assessment please found at these links below Recognition of Skills in Nursing Midwifery ANMC Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Are there any Language Competency Requirements In Australia English is the language of communication in health care settings therefore it is essential that nurses have a level of proficiency in English which enables them to communicate competently and safely with clients and colleagues A per ANMAC Policy the requirement is that ALL internationally qualified nurses and midwives applying to the ANMAC under the general skilled migration scheme will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency Please note

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  • Options for Nurses - Options for nurses - migration to Australia
    area you will also need to pass a health examination which includes a chest x ray If you are sponsored by an employer Employer Nomination Scheme If you are less than 45 years of age and have three years training followed by three years relevant work experience you may be eligible for a permanent visa under this scheme This scheme is designed to help employers that have been unable to fill a vacancy from the Australian labour market or through their own training Labour Agreements A Labour Agreement between an employer and the Australian Government allows an employer to recruit nurses on a permanent basis to fill vacant positions as they arise Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme This scheme helps employers in regional or low population growth areas recruit skilled overseas nurses on a permanent basis when they are unable to fill vacancies from the local labour market You must have the equivalent of an Australian diploma two years full time study or higher to be considered under this scheme Skill Matching visa This visa is for nurses whose skills are in demand and are seeking to be nominated by a State or Territory government or an employer To qualify for this permanent visa you must satisfy certain criteria for skills age and English language ability Business Long Stay visa This option allows a registered nurse to work temporarily in Australia for an approved business sponsor You can stay up to four years with full work rights for yourself and accompanying family members If you are sponsored by a relative Skilled Australian Sponsored visa Nurses who can nominate a close relative living in certain regions of Australia to be their sponsor and provide financial support should consider this permanent visa option If you wish to come to Australia independently Skilled Independent

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  • Accountants - CPA - Certified Practising Accountants of Australia
    your core knowledge coverage The following is a list of the core knowledge areas needed for each ANZSCO code Accountant general 221111 and Management accountant 221112 Mandatory Optional Accounting Systems and Processes Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting Finance and Financial Management Business Law Economics Quantitative Methods Audit and Assurance Taxation Law Taxation accountant 221113 Mandatory Optional Accounting Systems and Processes Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting Finance and Financial Management Business Law Economics Quantitative Methods Australian Taxation Law Audit and assurance External auditor 221213 Mandatory Optional Accounting Systems and Processes Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting Finance and Financial Management Business Law Economics Quantitative Methods Audit and Assurance Taxation Law Finance manager 132211 and Corporate treasurer 221212 Mandatory Optional Accounting Systems and Processes Financial Accounting Management Accounting Finance Accounting Theory Auditing Commercial Law Economics Quantitative Methods Accounting Information Systems Taxation Law Corporations Law Australian Taxation Law is compulsory only for this code local tax law is optional for all other codes IELTS Academic Test Report Form TRF Number to show you have a band score of at least seven 7 on each of the four 4 components speaking reading listening and writing or Evidence of completion of the Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting SMIPA Please note that practical experience in a core knowledge area is not accepted as an alternative to formal tertiary study Members of Fully recognised overseas accounting bodies The Institute has reciprocal agreements with the following overseas accounting bodies The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England Wales The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Chartered Accountants Ireland Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants A legally constituted State Authority in the United States of America the person having CPA status subject to appropriate service Also having a Licence to Practice in the state of issue The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants members of the College of Chartered Accountants The Hong Kong Society of Accountants only members who have completed the HKICPA Qualifications Programme and trained under an Authorised Employer Supervisor Current Members of these professional bodies will in general be assessed as suitable for migration purposes Please note that student members of these bodies without a recognised Bachelor degree should only apply when they have become a full member Members of Partially recognised overseas accounting bodies The partially recognised overseas accounting bodies are Current members of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA UK Current members of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA UK Current members of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy CIPFA UK Current members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Current members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan ICAP Current members of partially recognised overseas accounting bodies will in general be assessed as suitable for migration purposes depending on the nominated occupation chosen The table above outlines the compulsory and optional areas for each nominated occupation that the Institute can assess Please note that student members of these bodies without a recognised Bachelor degree should only apply when they have become a full member Not a member of any of the listed accounting bodies The Institute will assess studies undertaken with an accounting body that is not listed above along with other tertiary studies to determine adequate coverage in at least 9 out of 12 core knowledge areas listed above Please note that the basic requirement for a suitable assessment is that your qualifications are assessed as at least comparable to the level of an Australian bachelor degree Therefore a successful assessment for migration will advise that you have a qualification which is comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree tertiary qualifications and not more than three additional subjects to complete in order to meet the requirements for membership Membership of other professional bodies If you have a recognised university qualification in any discipline in addition to any of the following professional qualifications you can generally expect to receive a successful assessment The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy CIPFA Certified General Accountants Association of Canada CGA Canada The Society of Management Accountants of Canada CMA Canada The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants HKICPA The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore ICPAS The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ICAEW The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland ICAI The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan ICAP The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland ICAS The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka ICASL The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan ICMAP The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India ICWAI The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland CPA Ireland Malaysian Institute of Accountants MIA Southern Africa Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators SAICSA The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants SAICA If you are a member by examination of one of these professional bodies and have a degree assessed as comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree you may be eligible for admission to membership of CPA Australia with full CPA status subject to fulfilment of all other admission criteria However it is emphasised that the basis of any assessment is that you have a recognised degree For example if you are a member the Institute of CPAs Ireland but you were admitted with the AAT qualification you will not be able to receive a successful assessment for migration purposes unless you are prepared to upgrade the AAT to a recognised Bachelor degree or 2 year full time Masters See heading Eligibility for Membership in the Application for Assessment form I am not a member of a professional body Can I still apply for assessment Yes Our Application for Assessment form asks you to provide evidence of membership and examinations of other professional bodies This is not intended to imply that you must be

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  • Engineers - EA - Engineers Australia
    Certified evidence of assessment under the International English Language Testing System IELTS or equivalent to level 6 for each of the 4 IELTS categories Where applicable certified evidence of registration under the relevant licensing authority in the country in which you are working Recognition of Qualifications for migration skills assessments For overseas qualifications you will need to determine if the country of origin of your qualification is a full signatory of the Washington Sydney or Dublin accord and refer to the list of accredited courses provided by the relevant signatory body The full list of signatory organisations is available on the website of the International Engineering Alliance Holders of non accredited qualifications will need to submit a competency demonstration report Work Experience The following conditions for the assessment of Work Experience as an additional service are to be noted work experience must be relevant to the assessed outcome in terms of occupation and engineering category work experience cannot be claimed before completion of the applicable qualification work experience should be paid at the market or salaried rate for engineering professionals Clients receiving stipends living allowances or scholarships will not generally be considered to be salaried whilst full time work constitutes 20 hours per week or more this must be regular employment and not include long periods of unpaid leave in general research activities undertaken as a PhD student or work experience as a Research Assistant Fellow whilst undertaking a PhD can not usually be assessed as relevant for this purpose The Washington Accord The Washington Accord is an agreement between the engineering accreditation bodies listed below to recognise as substantially equivalent the professional engineering degrees delivered in those countries The Accord applies only to accreditations conducted by the signatories within their respective national or territorial boundaries The following countries are

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  • VETASSESS - Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services
    outcome of a Skill Assessment you may lodge a request for a reassessment Such requests will only be considered following receipt of a written request from you and the payment of a reassessment fee There is a fee for a reassessment non refundable and is subject to change without notice A request for a reassessment should be supported with additional evidence in support of your case It should be noted that it is rare for sufficient evidence to be available for the reversal of an earlier opinion Applications for reassessment must be lodged within 90 days of VETASSESS issuing advice to the applicant on the initial Skill Assessment If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the reassessment you may lodge an appeal Appeal applications must be provided within 28 days of VETASSESS issuing advice on the reassessment outcome There is a non refundable fee and is subject to change without notice The outcome of the appeal process is final Frequently asked questions 1 What does VETASSESS do VETASSESS conducts skill assessments based on post secondary educational qualifications for nominated occupation categories under the General Skilled Migration program 2 What INFORMATION do I need to send with my application You must include the following information TWO dated and certified passport photos not more than 3 months old A certified copy of your birth certificate or relevant pages from your passport A certified copy of your qualification papers such as degree diploma certificates in the original language A certified copy of the transcript showing subjects studied and marks grades awarded Evidence of change of name where applicable Certified translation in English of any of the above documents originally issued in a language other than English by an accredited translator Appropriate assessment fee 3 What should I do if I have completed

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  • APEC - Pharmacists - Hospital and retail Pharmacists
    by APEC Qualifications Immediately Acceptable to Pharmacy Registration Authorities If you obtained your pharmacy degree and licence to practise in the United Kingdom Ireland or New Zealand you will be accepted for registration by all State and Territory pharmacy registering authorities Conditions for registration will vary between the registering authorities and you may need a short period of practical experience supervised by a pharmacist in Australia before you can be registered If you are intending to migrate to Australia you will need a skills assessment completed by APEC but will not be required to complete the APEC examination process Qualifications not Immediately Acceptable to Registration Authorities If your qualifications do not immediately meet the Australian requirements there are two options The first is to complete an Australian pharmacy degree course at a recognised Australian university The qualifications awarded by these institutions satisfy the formal academic requirements for registration by all State and Territory pharmacy registering authorities If you enrol in an award course you may gain credit for your overseas studies Universities are self governing and determine their own entry requirements for credit transfers You will then need to complete a period of supervised practical training conditions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction The second option is to undertake the examination process conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Examining Council Inc APEC Applicants need to formally apply for an assessment to determine their eligibility to undertake the examination process Applicants must have completed an approved pharmacy course which included a minimum component of the equivalent of three years of full time academic study The applicant must also be registered or be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in the country in which the qualification was obtained After successful completion of the Stage I Examination candidates must reside in Australia and have permission to work at least 25 hours per week 30 hours in New South Wales to complete the remainder of the examination process The process is as follows Eligibility Assessment assessment of qualifications and associated documents to determine the applicant s eligibility to undertake the APEC examination procedure Please note that an application for an assessment of qualifications determines a person s eligibility to undertake the examination procedure It is not an application to sit the Stage I Examination When a person s eligibility is determined APEC forwards separate examination application forms to the person English Language Requirement a pass in the Occupational English Test OET or an overall score of Band 7 at the academic level of the International English Language Testing System IELTS is a prerequisite to attempting the Stage I Examination some candidates may be granted an exemption Stage I Examination a written multiple choice question examination covering basic pharmaceutical sciences Interview and counselling A period of supervised practice in an Australian pharmacy and Stage II Examination a practical and oral examination covering the practice of pharmacy Counselling is mandatory throughout the procedure and is provided for candidates living in Australia by members of APEC A skills assessment

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  • Pharmacist - additional information - Pharmacy - Australian Migration Requirements
    need a formal skills assessment of your qualifications completed by APEC Qualifications Immediately Acceptable to Pharmacy Registration Authorities If you obtained your pharmacy degree and licence to practise in the United Kingdom Ireland or New Zealand you will be accepted for registration by all State and Territory pharmacy registering authorities Conditions for registration will vary between the registering authorities and you may need a short period of practical experience supervised by a pharmacist in Australia before you can be registered If you are intending to migrate to Australia you will need a skills assessment completed by APEC but will not be required to complete the APEC examination process Qualifications not Immediately Acceptable to Registration Authorities If your qualifications do not immediately meet the Australian requirements there are two options The first is to complete an Australian pharmacy degree course at a recognised Australian university The qualifications awarded by these institutions satisfy the formal academic requirements for registration by all State and Territory pharmacy registering authorities If you enrol in an award course you may gain credit for your overseas studies Universities are self governing and determine their own entry requirements for credit transfers You will then need to complete a period of supervised practical training conditions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction The second option is to undertake the examination process conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Examining Council Inc APEC Applicants need to formally apply for an assessment to determine their eligibility to undertake the examination process Applicants must have completed an approved pharmacy course which included a minimum component of the equivalent of three years of full time academic study The applicant must also be registered or be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in the country in which the qualification was obtained After successful completion of the Stage I Examination candidates must reside in Australia and have permission to work at least 25 hours per week 30 hours in New South Wales to complete the remainder of the examination process The process is as follows Eligibility Assessment assessment of qualifications and associated documents to determine the applicant s eligibility to undertake the APEC examination procedure Please note that an application for an assessment of qualifications determines a person s eligibility to undertake the examination procedure It is not an application to sit the Stage I Examination When a person s eligibility is determined APEC forwards separate examination application forms to the person English Language Requirement a pass in the Occupational English Test OET or an overall score of Band 7 with a minimum score of 6 in each of the four components at the academic level of the International English Language Testing System IELTS is a prerequisite to attempting the Stage I Examination some candidates may be granted an exemption Stage I Examination a written multiple choice question examination covering basic pharmaceutical sciences Interview and counselling A period of supervised practice in an Australian pharmacy and Stage II Examination a practical written and oral examination covering the practice of

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  • AIMS - Medical scientist - Australian Institute for Medical Scientists
    comparable to either an Australian Bachelor degree or an Australian Diploma based on the NOOSR educational assessment guidelines in the Country Education Profiles The minimum requirements for a Medical Science program includes basic subjects such as Anatomy Physiology Cell Biology Chemistry Biochemistry Immunology General Microbiology Molecular Biology The professional subjects are as follows Clinical Chemistry Endocrinology Haematology Medical Microbiology Transfusion Science Histopathology Cytology 2 To have completed an award in medical laboratory science assessed as comparable to an Australian Associate Diploma from a Technical and Further Education college based on the NOOSR educational assessment guidelines in the Country Education Profiles 3 Course Transcript including grades as required 4 To have a minimum of two years of medical laboratory experience within the five year period immediately prior to applying for assessment Applicants will be required to provide evidence of employment history The minimum requirements for a Medical Technical Officer 1 To have completed an award in medical laboratory science assessed as comparable to an Australian Associate Diploma from a Technical and Further Education college based on the NOOSR educational assessment guidelines in the Country Education Profiles 2 Course Transcript including grades as required 3 To have a minimum of two years of medical laboratory experience within the five year period immediately prior to applying for assessment Applicants will be required to provide evidence of employment history ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE AIMS ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS From 1 January 2007 the requirements for English Language proficiency were increased All applicants are now required to provide a copy of their IELTS Report Form Academic or General showing an overall band score of at least 7 0 From 1 April 2007 Certified documents will be accepted by AIMS only if they meet the criteria listed in the Guidelines for Assessment of Professional Qualifications updated December 2006 Documents certified in Australia may be certified by a Justice of the Peace a Notary Public a Solicitor or a Commissioner for Oaths Documents certified in a country other than Australia must be certified by a Notary Public Certification by a family member or by a migration agent acting for the applicant is not acceptable When wording of the certification is in a language other than English a certified translation must be provided REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP As in most countries the practice of a profession in Australia requires evidence of an appropriate level of education and practical experience Registration in Australia is not a prerequisite for recognition or practice as a medical scientist however membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists A I M S may enhance employment prospects and is the first step towards professional identity The Professional levels of membership ensure that members are readily identifiable as medical scientists in the eyes of employers and fellow scientists Likewise the Technical levels identify the member as a technical officer or technical assistant EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND The primary qualification for Medical Scientists in Australia is

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