Entry Program for Internationally Qualified
Registered Nurses (EPIQ-RN)

  • Delivery Mode: No Longer taking admissions

  • Accreditation: ANMAC

  • Units: 03

  • Course Duration: 12 Weeks

  • Sydney, Perth & Melbourne

About the Course

Demand for qualified nurses is far exceeding supply in Australia. If you’re an overseas registered nurse, you can take the EPIQ-RN to adapt to the Australian healthcare system. The course will assess you for the Registered Nurse Standards of Practice.

EPIQ-RN is a bridging program designed to build on your previous experience and knowledge as an overseas registered nurse. The course is structured online in a flexible manner to help you balance your studies whilst working.

The Professional Experience Placement (PEP) is a compulsory component of the course that helps you put your new skills into practice. The aim of PEP is to immerse you in the professional nursing setting to get a better understanding of the Australian health care context.

For this course you must have most general nursing knowledge, show necessary skills, and have experience nursing in different cultures and healthcare systems outside Australia.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

  • 12 weeks full time
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth)
  • Available to international students only
  • ANMAC accreditation
No longer taking admissions

Currently under teach-out arrangement –No longer taking Admission.

This program has been superseded by Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA). Follow the link to know more:

As an internationally qualified nurse who is interested in working in Australia, it is important you review the following important information about immigration to Australia, and registration and employment as a nurse in Australia.To work as a nurse in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Immigration and employment details.

Units of study Assessment Methods
NNS5806 – Nursing and the Healthcare System in Australia
  • Reflective Journal (formative)
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short answer examination (summative)
  • Essay
  • Group presentation
NNS5807 – Nursing Care in Australia
  • Reflective Journal (formative)
  • Case Study
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short answer examination (summative)
  • Quiz and practical assessment
  • Medication administration and Drug Calculation test
NCE5801 – Professional Experience Placement
  • Reflective Journal (formative)
  • Clinical Placement tool
  • Reflective Practice assessment

No longer taking admission.

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