Department of Health

Victorian health services recruit local and international professionals for public health and mental health jobs across Victoria. Candidates must meet the minimum criteria for registration and to apply for jobs.

Requirements of the Victorian health system

To work as a health professional in Victoria, you must apply for and be registered with the relevant Australian National Board.  For most healthcare workers, the process is managed by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Ahpra).  

Ahpra provides information on Australian registration requirements for these professions:

For professions regulated by Ahpra and the Australian National Board, refer to:

Internationally qualified professionals must meet the registration standards of their health profession.

International healthcare professionals may need to apply for a qualifications assessment for a skilled migration visa issued by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. This assessment process is separate and may be different from professional registration. Success in one does not guarantee success in the other.

Reviewed 31 October 2022

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