Australia Visa Sponsorship for International Qualified Nurses and Midwives

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Sponsorship for International Qualified Nurses and Midwives

Western Health is seeking highly motivated, experienced nurses who are passionate about providing high quality patient-centred care to join our team across a wide variety of employment opportunities in both general and specialty services.

Western Health is offering VISA sponsorship TSS 482 – 3 years (with the opportunity to apply for Permanent Residency) to internationally qualified Nurses and Midwives who are looking to move to Melbourne, Australia.

Why work at Western Health?

Dedicated support available to assist with transition to Victorian healthcare environment

Ongoing opportunities for career progression and development

Great flexibility across inpatient and outpatient services across Victoria, including hospitals located in Footscray, Sunshine, Joan Kirner and Bacchus Marsh, Williamstown, Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh and Melton.

Visit Work with Western Health for more information on what Western Health can offer you.

About the successful international nurse or midwife:

  • Must have a minimum of two years acute experience in the area you wish to apply for
  • Must have a current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with AHPRA (or AHPRA in principle).
  • Have the ability to work 80 hours a fortnight across a seven-day rotating roster including AM, PM, & Night Shifts
  • Be able to practice collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Be willing to work across a variety of clinical settings/services and locations
  • Must be committed to providing high quality patient centred care
  • Have excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess excellent clinical skills

Below is a list of Western Health services with employment opportunities available.

IMPORTANT: In your cover letter and application, please write the specific area of nursing that you are experienced in (e.g. Medical Services – Stroke).


Registered Midwife – Maternity Services

Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility with 26 large spacious birthing rooms with four having luxurious birthing pools makes women comfortable, secure and safe throughout their maternity experience. As a Registered Midwife (or Nurse/Midwife) you have the opportunity to work on rotation across areas such Antenatal Clinic, Maternity Assessment Centre, Birthing Suite & High Care Unit, Postnatal Maternity Wards and Domiciliary team.


Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Mental Health Services

Our Mental Health Services at Western Health specialist clinical programs through Adult and Older Persons Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Services, including: hospital bed-based services (including the Western Women’s IPU), Community Mental Health Programs, Emergency Mental Health, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, prevention and Recovery Centres (including Yana Yana Women’s PARC), St Albans Community Care unit, Adult Mental health Rehabilitation unit and Dual Diagnosis services.


Registered Nurse – Medical Services

Medical Services at Western Health offers a wide range of services including General Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Specialty Medicine (Renal, Neurology, Stroke, Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Dermatology).


Registered Nurse – Surgical Services

Surgical Services at Western Health offers a wide range of services including orthopaedics, urology, general surgery, ENT and plastics, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Head and Neck, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, and Thoracic surgery.


Registered Critical Care Nurse – Intensive Care Services

Our Intensive Care Services provides a range of supportive therapies to critically ill patients 24 hours a day seven days a week and incorporates high dependency beds. Intensive Care Services operate at Footscray and Sunshine with a mix of medical and surgical patients in critical conditions. Applicants to possess Australian equivalent postgraduate qualification in critical care.


Registered Critical Care Nurse – Cardiac Care Services

Our Cardiac Services includes CCU and Cath Lab and provide services targeted at diagnosis, intervention and treatment of patients affected by cardiovascular disease, consisting of inpatient and outpatient services. Cardiac services operate at Sunshine and Footscray. Applicants to possess Australian equivalent postgraduate qualification in critical care.


Registered Nurse- Western Health Nurse Pool

Our Pool nurses work across a variety of medical, surgical and subacute clinical settings across all campuses at Western Health. Working on Pool provides nurses a great opportunity to enjoy variety of clinical settings and expand their clinical skills.


Registered Nurse – Emergency Department Nurse Pool

Emergency Services at Western Health consists of paediatric and adult emergency medicine and Short Stay Unit. ED Pool nurses work across SSU and ED services at Sunshine, Footscray, Williamstown, Bacchus Marsh and Melton Hospital. The inter-professional team provide care to life-threatening conditions and are supported by Clinical Nurse Educators and Clinical Nurse Instructors.


About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

$67,527.20 – $95,378.40 based on Experience per Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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