This been consistently high growth of the healthcare employment sphere due to the ageing of the local population and the growth in demand for new and improved health services from locals and the increasing volumes of domestic and foreign workforces.
In order to become employed as a doctor in Perth the Australian Medical Council (AMC) assesses the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas qualified medical practitioners seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia.
To practice medicine in Australia, International medical graduates have to go through an assessment by the AMC. Once successful, they can then apply for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Information for overseas-trained doctors, including visa requirements, medical registration requirements and job search resources can be found here.
Foreign nurses looking to work in Australia need to be registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Its partner, the Nursing and Midwifery Board assesses overseas trained practitioners who wish to apply for registration. Requirements include English language proficiency, proof of qualifications and experience. More information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Board.
Major employers of Healthcare professionals include the Western Australia Department of Health, St John of God Health, Bethesda Hospital and Ramsay Heathcare.