Long term nursing contracts

HealthX specialises in the sponsorship and employment of international registered nurses with a pathway to permanent residency. We offer fast entry on the TSS 482 visa with transfer to ENS 186 in partnering healthcare facilities within 12 months. Terms & Conditions apply.

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Entry on TSS 482 visa

This is the fastest route to live and work in Australia. As soon as you start working, we manage your personal and professional development in preparation for your transfer to permanent residency.

Since 2008, HealthX has been helping solve nursing shortages across Australia and has placed over 1,000 nurses into full time jobs.

Permanent residency with ENS 186

The transfer to ENS 186 will be managed by HealthX in conjunction with the healthcare facility in which you are working. This process is estimated to take 12 months from the start of your employment in Australia.

Benefits of HealthX long term nursing contracts

For nurses looking for a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. Benefits include:

Work visa sponsorship

Sponsorship and fast entry on TSS 482 visa, with pathway to ENS 186.

Full time work

Full-time contract, full salary package with shift allowances and superannuation fund (retirement fund).

Financial Assistance

Up to $20,000 financial assistance package, dependent on the partnering facility and location. Terms & Conditions


Job Benefits

5+ weeks’ paid annual leave/annum.

Sick leave

10 days paid sick leave/annum + shift allowances.

Permanent residency

ENS 186 permanent residency at 12 months of employment. Terms & Conditions

Working opportunities are provided by our partnering healthcare providers located in some of Australia’s most stunning regional towns.

What you need to be a HealthX long term nurse

  • Working rights in Australia – we will sponsor you and help you with migration.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a hospital accredited by JCI, ACI or ACHS.
  • AHPRA registration, or be in the process of getting this, which HealthX can help you with.
  • A passion for nursing and being part of a high performing team.

Placement openings cover a range of clinical disciplines:

  • In theatre
  • Community health
  • General medical
  • Accident and emergency
  • Aged care facilities

HealthX has been very helpful in landing me a job in Australia.  From the start they guided me on everything I needed to do.”

Maricar, HealthX Registered Nurse

FAQ about long term contracts

What are the criteria to be eligible for the pathway to permanent residency with HealthX?

You need to be aged under 45 and have minimum two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care setting similar to Australia e.g. NZ,UK, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, USA and Hong Kong (or a minimum of two years’ experience in hospital in UAE, Oman, KSA, Qatar and Philippines that is accredited by JCI, ACI, or ACHS. 

Terms & Conditions

How does the pathway to permanent residency begin?

You will enter Australia on a HealthX sponsored TSS 482 visa and commence work at the partnering facility and register for ANMAC. After three months of employment, a performance review is conducted with you and the facility. After a successful review, the facility will nominate you for ENS 186. HealthX manages the migration and visa process. Terms & Conditions apply

Can I include my spouse and children under the TSS visa?

Yes, the TSS visa allows living and working rights for your spouse (married or de facto, same or opposite sex) and dependent children up to 23 years of age.

What visa will I be sponsored under?

HealthX fast tracks your entry into Australia with a two year TSS visa (subclass 482) under the Labour Agreement Stream for a period of 2 years. Under the HeatlhX Pathway to PR contract, you may be eligible transfer to the ENS 186 visa, with the healthcare facility at 12 months. Terms & Conditions apply. Find out more on the TSS visa here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/vis as/getting-a-visa/visa- listing/temporary-skill-shortage- 482/labour-agreement-stream.