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Nursing Career Advancement Program for Australian Outcome Based Assessment


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.

IHM considers you an ‘International’ student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; not a citizen of New Zealand; or not a permanent humanitarian visa holder.


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 & 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:

Units of Study

  • Australian Health Care System
  • Nursing Care and Diversity in Australia
  • 4-week Clinical Placement


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
  • Tuition Fee : AUD $7,250.00
  • Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $250.00 (Non Refundable)

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

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Course Summary

  • Qualification : Nursing Career Advancement Program for Australian Outcome Based Assessment (NCAP for OBA)
  • Campus : Sydney, Perth and Melbourne CBD
  • Duration : 10 Weeks (6 weeks theory + 4 weeks clinical placement with Australian healthcare facilities)
  • Delivery Mode : Online, On-Campus
  • Organisation Delivering the Program : Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)
  • Organisation Issuing Certification : Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)


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