AUSTRALIA – Pathways to Migration

As Registered Nurse or Aged Care Worker

Two Options to work and settle in Australia


The nurse will have 18 months visa for them to prepare for their IELTS, AHPRA and Bridging Program.

The 18 month visa is a big advantage compared to the 3 month visa. The direct bridging which is the 3 month program, nurses do not have enough time to find a job or sponsor. That is why most nurses who do the direct bridging programs go back to the Philippines after their 3 month visa.


This is also for under board nurses and other healthcare workers who wish to gain qualification. Work as Community Health Worker and eventually settle in Australia.



  • Programs to be taken:
  1. Certificate in Aged Care (3 months) and
  2. Diploma in Community Services (1 year)
  • IELTS requirement is only 5.5 either General or Academic.
  • Funds (Show Money) should be ready, P1.9M or P2.4M if with spouse



  • Minimal CASH OUT before leaving for Australia (only $1,000 deposit + insurance of $700)
  • Students can work 20 hours per week during the program.
  • Spouses can go to Australia with the students and may also work 20 hours per week.


OBJECTIVE: Study and work in Australia in a skilled job so they can be considered for migration (total of 2 years).

Cert III in Aged Care – 3 months ($4,600 approx. tuition)

They can work in aged care after the 3 months program. It is under the community service which is considered skilled.

Start counting of work experience for the 2 yrs. required residency.


Diploma of Children‘s Services or Diploma of Community Services 12 months 

($14,000 payable in 4 instalments – every three months)

Also considered SKILLED and will lead to migration.


Total Program Duration is 15 months.

After the above two programs, they can apply for a Training and Research Visa where they can work full time for 14 months (so as to complete the 2 yrs. requirement).

Get a full time job offer and continue working towards possible residency. Possible Jobs are in the Consolidate Sponsored Occupation List of Australia.

Examples are: Community Worker, Residential Care Officer or

Disabilities Service Officer (Codes 411711, 411715, 411712)


After which, a variety of sponsorship pathways which allow them to live and work permanently in Australia such as a Temporary work (Skilled) Visa Subclass 457 or a Regional Skills Migration Scheme (RSMS).