The program involves 6 weeks of clinical placement in an Australian Hospital. The placement may be located anywhere in Australia, and we cannot guarantee that you...Read more
The program involves 6 weeks of clinical placement in an Australian Hospital. The placement may be located anywhere in Australia, and we cannot guarantee that you will be placed at a hospital near your preferred place of residence. Placements will be arranged by Monash University and it is not possible for students to arrange their own placement. IQN Students are supported by an onsite clinical educator and a program clinical coordinator.
Clinical Placement may be located outside of the state of Victoria. A range of accommodation options will be supplied. Students attending the same placements are encouraged to arrange to share accommodation to reduce costs.
Participants must successfully complete the IQN program in order to be recommended by Monash University for nurse registration in Australia. Succes...Read more
Participants must successfully complete the IQN program in order to be recommended by Monash University for nurse registration in Australia. Successful completion of the IQN Program requires:
an overall pass grade in the assessments of theory studied in Modules 1 – 5;
the completion of all mandatory learning and reflection tasks;
the achievement of a passing grade for all competency assessments by the end of clinical placement.
Failure to successfully complete the IQN Program will not result in nurse registration in Australia or in a refund of tuition fees.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the IQN course:
be overseas qualified nurses with a qualification that is equivalent to that required of an degree qualified Australian trained registered nurse;
applicants must apply for overseas qualified nurse registration to AHPRA - if AHPRA judges that the applicant meets the criteria for registration they will issue a letter advising that the applicant will be eligible for registration after completion of bridging program for internationally qualified nurses - this letter is required to undertake the IQN course;
meet the current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia English language skills registration standard (nursing and midwifery). The Registration standard document can be downloaded from the AHPRA website;
have practised as a registered nurse in an acute care ward for at least one year within the 5 years prior to the application;
have current Police and Working with Children checks regarding their suitability to undertake such placements; (obtained after arrival in Australia, further information provided on application) and obtain relevant vaccinations and infectious disease screening tests prior to clinical placements (information provided on application).
These are minimum requirements, admissions to this course are competitive and applicants may need to meet a higher requirement to be offered a place.