OVERSEAS APPLICANTS


DO WE SPONSOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS?

Yes, we do sponsor overseas applicants


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR SPONSORSHIP TO COME THROUGH?

Subject to receiving compliance documents it would take approximately 4 to 6 weeks


WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS?

The mandatory registration standards are listed below.

Refer to the Registration Standards of the relevant health profession for full details of the requirements for health practitioners and students. Some National Boards also have additional registration standards, codes and guidelines.

1. Criminal history(Applicable to health practitioners and students)

Specific factors are considered to determine whether the criminal history of health practitioners is relevant to the practice of their profession.

2. English language skills

(Applicable to health practitioners applying for registration)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or equivalent (7.5 for Pharmacy). Test results from examinations will generally need to be obtained within two years prior to applying for registration.

3. Professional indemnity insurance arrangements

(Applicable to health practitioners)

All practitioners require appropriate professional indemnity insurance (PII) to the level as specified by their National Board.

4. Continuing professional development

(Applicable to health practitioners with a practicing registration)

All practitioners must participate in activities that assist in maintaining and improving competence in their health profession, as determined by their National Board.

5. Recency of practice

(Applicable to health practitioners applying for registration)

All practitioners must have undertaken a certain number of hours of practice, as specified by their National Board, within preceding years of registration.

Click here for more information: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Registration-Requirements.aspx


WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE YOU TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SPONSORSHIP?

You need to provide HealthStrong with evidence of your:

  • AHPRA Registration
  • Police clearance certificate


WHAT IS THE PROCESS IN OBTAINING AN AHPRA REGISTRATION?

Your application will pass through at least four stages. In some cases it will pass through eight stages. These stages are:

Stage 1: Application

When the hard copy application form or online renewal form is submitted, it is reviewed internally for completeness.

Stage 2: Assessment

The supplied information is assessed against registration standards. At this stage the applicant may be required to supply further information or undergo various tests or examinations regarding competency or health issues. A recommendation is then made, which may be to register, register with conditions, or reject.

If the application is straight forward and the recommendation is to register, a delegate of the Board may register the applicant without referring to the relevant National Board. Complicated cases will be referred to the National Board for resolution.

Stage 3: National Board Decision

The Board may accept the recommendation or take some other action. The Board's decision will either be to register, register with conditions, or reject the application.

Stage 4: Registration

Registration is finalised and relevant letters and certificates are prepared for the applicant.

Stage 5: Submission

If a National Board accepts the application with conditions or rejects the application, the applicant will be informed at this stage. The applicant may then elect to make a submission to the National Board.

Stage 6: Submission Assessment

Following Stage 5, the response from the applicant is considered and a final decision is made.

Stage 7: Tribunal

If applicants do not agree with the final decision of the Board, they may take their case to a tribunal for a decision.

Stage 8: Withdrawn Incomplete

If a required response from the applicant is not received within a reasonable period, the application is closed - withdrawn and incomplete.

All information provided was obtained at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process.aspx


WHO DO I CONTACT IF APPLYING OVERSEAS FOR A ROLE IN AUSTRALIA?

Contact HealthStrong UK Recruiter Delissa Fisher at delissa@healthstrong.com.au