University of Ballarat Nursing Graduates Rally over IELTS
Nurses rally over bungle as language rules stop graduates from working. BALLARAT nursing graduates will rally in their scrubs tomorrow to protest a bureaucratic bungle preventing them from working.
Recent changes in rules governing nursing registration, mean almost 100 international University of Ballarat nursing graduates were unable to take up jobs they have been offered because they do not meet the language requirements set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Changes enforced from July 1 mean students are not eligible unless they have passed an English literacy test at level 7.