Our employment process

HealthX full service supports you from the moment you apply to settling you into your new workplace

Steps to working in healthcare in Australia

Find out about our Pathway to Permanent Residency



It all starts when you register with us. We confirm your eligibility by checking qualifications, experience, visa requirements and AHPRA status.


Next, a get-to-know you phone call, to confirm your interest. Then, a formal interview including guiding through AHPRA process (if required).

Visa and migration

If you require a work visa, your dedicated consultant supports you through the visa and migration process. Your commitment to the working location and facility is confirmed, then your visa is lodged.


A contract is sent to you for review, signing and return to HealthX. Congratulations, welcome aboard!


We assist you with your travel plans, finding a new home and schools for your children (if applicable) and settle you into your new job.

Visa and sponsorship

It is a requirement to have valid work rights in Australia to work as a registered nurse.

HealthX employs and sponsors international registered nurses under the TSS (subclass 482) visa with transition to ENS 186. This is your pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

Following successful screening, we collect your documents for your visa and migration submission
We present you to our healthcare client partners and you receive a placement offer
We submit your visa application - average turnaround for TSS visas is 2-4 weeks
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

To work in Australia as a nurse, you must have an Australian nursing licence and be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).

The AHPRA process can be confusing, so we will guide you through every step.

1. We identify the fastest pathway for your AHPRA registration
2. We explain any Australian nursing examination and English language requirements
3. For nurses with 'Approved in Principle' status, we finalise your full registration
4. The average AHPRA processing time is 3-6 months
Relocation support

The HealthX relocation team help you plan your move and settles you into your new job, including housing, schools, and social activities.

Landing assistance
Day 1
  • Meet family at airport arrivals
  • Take to new house – (collecting keys from real estate agent)
  • Visit to medical centres and other local amenities
  • Bank visit to finalise banking details
Day 2 & 3
  • Facility visit – meet your colleagues
  • Tour around town – shops, church groups, community groups
  • Site seeing
  • Meet and greet with other HealthX nurses (lunchtime or evening social event).
We understand moving to another country can be challenging. Don't worry, HealthX will do the hard work for you while you plan your Australian adventures.

FAQ’s about the recruitment process

I have a friend who is also looking for work, who should they contact?

Nurses who are interested in working with HealthX can submit an application form via our website or contact your HealthX consultant directly.

How long does it take to confirm my contract?

For nurses and carers with existing working rights looking for short term contracts, the process can take less than a week. For long term positions, we work with you on migration and visa documentation and the process can take between 3- 6 months. Your HealthX consultant will update you regularly to ensure you are kept up to date at every stage.

What are the specialties HealthX predominantly recruit?

Accident and Emergency, Theatre (scrub/scout, recovery, anaesthetics), ICU (high dependency, critical care), Mental Health (inpatient, outpatient, community, ATODS), Community Health and Aged Care, General Registered Nurse. HealthX predominantly recruit Accident and Emergency, Theatre (scrub/scout, recovery, anaesthetics), ICU (high dependency, critical care), Mental Health (inpatient, outpatient, community, ATODS), Community Health and Aged Care, General Registered Nurse.

What are the criteria to be eligible for a registered nurse job with HealthX?

A minimum of two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a health care setting similar to Australia e.g. NZ, UK, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, USA or Hong Kong. Or a minimum of two years’ experience in a hospital that is accredited by JCI, ACI or ACHS from the Philippines, UAE, Qatar, Oman or Saudi Arabia (JCI, ACI, and ACHS requirement only applies to acute RN).

Do I need to pay a placement fee to HealthX?

No, HealthX is a direct employer. You are not required to pay any placement fees to secure a job with HealthX and we do not deduct any commission from your pay.

There are HealthX team members who are experts in aspects of immigration. They assisted and guided me to the appropriate services and let me hit the ground running.

Callum, HealthX Registered Nurse