Migrate to Australia as a Nursing Clinical Director

Visas & Skills Assessment



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Child Care Centre Manager

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Early Childhood Teacher

Electrical Engineer

Engineering Manager

General Medical Practitioner

Graphic Designer

Human Resources Manager

Management Accountant

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Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

Mental Health Nurse



Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Clinical Director


Quantity Surveyor

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Special Needs Teacher

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)


Tax Accountant


Welfare Center Manager

Nursing Clinical Director Skills Assessment

Nursing Clinical Directors plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate nursing programs and clinical services in a hospital, aged care, or other health service facility, maintain standards of nursing care, provide leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled nursing and midwifery workforce, and contributes to health service planning.



  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Deputy Director of Nursing
  • Executive Director of Nursing

Skills Assessment Requirement

Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.


Skills Assessment authority for Nursing Clinical Director is Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:


  • ANMAC uses five criteria to assess the skills of applicants. Applicants are required to meet all requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
    • Proof of Identity
      • Applicants must provide evidence of passport, change of name documents and a passport sized photo

    • English Language Proficiency
      • IELTS Academic Test – minimum score of 7 in each component
      • OET – minimum score of B in each component
      • PTE Academic – minimum overall score of 65
      • TOEFL iBT – minimum total score of 94 and minimum scores of 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing and 23 in speaking

    • Educational Equivalence
      • Applicants are assessed against the current Australian nursing and midwifery educational standards
      • Applicants must provide graduation certificates and basic transcripts from all nursing or midwifery courses that are completed
      • Full Applicants must also provide a transcript that details the number of hours completed in both theoretical and practical components of the relevant nursing or midwifery course

    • Professional Practice
      • The applicant must have practised as a nurse or midwife in the past 5 years
      • Applicants must provide professional references that meet the following criteria:
        • Official letterhead
        • Written by a direct supervisor who is a nurse or midwife
        • Dated
        • Contain an original signature
        • Includes hospital email address and contact phone number for organisation *note mobile numbers are not accepted
        • ANMAC provide a Professional Reference Template for applicants to use




Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.
Nurse Managers are excluded from this unit group. Nurse Managers are included in Unit Group 2543 Nurse Managers.

  • Providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
  • Coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
  • Monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
  • Controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • Liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
  • Advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • Representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
  • Controlling selection, training and supervision of staff

Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 134211 Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ)
  • 134212 Nursing Clinical Director
  • 134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
  • 134214 Welfare Centre Manager
  • 134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers nec