Nursing Career Advancement Program for Australian Outcome Based Assessment

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NCAP is an intensive training program for Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses to prepare for OBA. During the program nurses will learn about Australia and the Australian Healthcare System, the diversity of Australian culture and importantly the standards of nursing practice required by Australian employers.

NCAP will prepare nurses for OBA and build on the experience of Registered IQNM’s by enhancing their existing knowledge of general nursing that has been learned in health care systems outside Australia.


The OBA is a two-step assessment process that will be used in Australia from the 1st of January 2020. OBA comprises a multiple-choice exam and an objective structured clinical exam. Overseas Registered Nurses must pass the first assessment before moving onto the second.

Part one is a cognitive assessment, which is a computer-based multiple-choice exam. IQNMs must pass the computer-based exam to move on to part two of the OBA.

Part two is a behavioural assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE is designed to assess your ability to competently apply your professional nursing skills and knowledge in Australia.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills.

OSCE training at the Institute of Health and Management (IHM)

IHM has trained over 5,000 international nurses since 2007 to finalise their registration as a nurse in Australia and currently offers the EPIQ-RN program at three campuses in Australia. All of our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art simulation centres that provide OSCE simulation and practice sessions for nurses preparing for OBA.

Our experienced trainers and lecturers are Registered Nurses and long-time NHS nurses who have extensive experience in training IQNM’s for registration as a nurse in Australia.


To be eligible for admission to the NCAP course nurses are required to:


Classes Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm


Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia

Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia

Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia



The course is provided through teacher-led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 10 weeks, including 6 weeks of theory, simulation training and 4 weeks of work-based training / professional experience placement.


The course will be delivered over 10 weeks, including 6 weeks theory which can be done at our offshore locations or online, simulation training and 4 weeks of work-based training / professional experience placement.

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Campus : Perth (SGT) | Melbourne CBD | Sydney (Wentworth St)

  • Feb 17, 2020
  • Apr 6, 2020
  • Jun 1, 2020
  • Jul 20, 2020
  • Sep 7, 2020
  • Oct 26, 2020

Units of Study

  • Australian Health Care System
  • Nursing Care and Diversity in Australia
  • 4-week Clinical Placement
  • Tuition Fee : AUD $7,250.00
  • Administration Fee : AUD $250.00 (Non Refundable)

Special payment plans available for domestic students, call us to know more.

Course Summary

  • Duration : 10 Weeks (6 weeks theory + 4 weeks clinical placement with Australian healthcare facilities)
  • Campuses : Melbourne CBD, Perth and Sydney
  • Entry Criteria : Experienced Registered Nurse


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