The Outcome Based Assessment is a permanent and consistent approach of the Australian Health Practitioner Regaulation Agency (AHPRA) and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in granting registration for international nurses. The process will ensure quality and safety in the care of the Australian consumers.

The Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQN) Stream B candidates are required to complete two examinations - NCLEX and OSCE. Please contact the college or NMBA for more information about streams of candidates. 

College of NETA provides high quality preparation program for both parts of the exam. The review materials and access to the program are available for students by the time they enrol to the preapration. 

Why take the NCLEX & OSCE Preparation preparation class?

The program has been carefully created by Karissa, the CEO and Founder of the college, with great consideration and consultation of educators and nurses within the industry to ensure validity and effectivity of the program. 

There has been a number of successful candidates who have completed their NCLEX and OSCE preparation and are now registered nurses in Australia. 

For more details, please check student experience by clicking the link. 


Course Summary

Title of Training :

NCLEX and OSCE Preparation

Course Duration :

the course duration will depend on the tier enrolled

Mode of delivery :

NCLEX : Online, OSCE: Online and Face to Face in multiple cities

Intake Dates :

Enrol at anytime



OBA Package


The OBA is a permanent approach set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in March 2020. Candidates are classified into streams. Stream B candidates are internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who hold a qualification that is relevant but not substantially equivalent to that of an Australian approved qualification. The Stream B candidates are required to undergo a two-stage assessment process: a multiple-choice question exam (MCQ) and an objective structured clinical exam. IQNMs must pass the first stage before moving to the next stage.

Stage one is a cognitive assessment, which is a computer-based MCQ exam.

Stage two is a behavioural and practical assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE has been developed to assess that an IQNM demonstrates the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate level Australian nurse or midwife.

It is always advised that candidates must commence the self-check process to know eligibility and pathway advised by the NMBA.

See video for a step by step instruction on how to do self check. 

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the Self-check before applying for registration.  Self-check is free of charge.  This will help you and the College of NETA to know where to start the support. The result of the self check will advise you of what steps to take as suggested by the NMBA. 


We do not stop candidates who wants to improve knowledge and skills, or would like to join the class to review for NCLEX and OSCE for other countries. We will seek a written consent that the decision in joining the class is informed. You will still provide identity documents to ensure that you are the right candidate seeking to study. 

Only internationally qualified nurses or midwives who would like to seek registration in Australia should complete the Self-check. The Self-check cannot be completed by a third party or agent on your behalf.


You can start the process as soon as possible. Follow the link to start the enrolment

The preparation is self paced. The learning will depend on when you are ready to take the examiniation. 

You can try watching this video to know more about the duration of the whole process.

NCLEX is unlimitted for 12 months, unless you enrol to the ALL INCLUSIVE tier.

OSCE is unlimited until your test date, unless you enrol to the COMPLETE OSCE PLUS or ALL INCLUSIVE OSCE Tier which is unlimitted until you pass the exam. 

You can also select a tier that is appropriate to your needs in the enrolment section. 

To join the preparation course you do not need english score. You only need a screenshot of your self check stating that you are eligibe to apply for registration ( Stream B ) and your ID. 

Your english score is required upon application for registration. You will be invited to apply for registration after completing NCLEX and OSCE. 

Click here for more information on the English Standards Requirement of the NMBA


Yes, at this stage OSCE is delivered in Adelaide, South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.

The OSCE is an in-person clinical assessment. The OSCE is completed in a clinical simulation environment to ensure that IQNMs can meet the standard of practice expected in Australia. This is a matter of public safety and ensures a rigorous evidence-based assessment of clinical skills.


AHPRA will determine whether NCLEX is required. You need to do the self- check to know.

To inititate a score transfer, visit the NMBA website by clicking this link. 

Please refer to NCSBN website for testing locations.

Each ATT is only good for one (1) exam sitting. If you do not pass the NCLEX-RN MCQ the first time, you must re-register and pay a second fee to AHPRA in order to receive a second ATT. You can retake NCLEX after the next 45 days of each take.  Please visit this website for more information click here

No, you do not have to take NCLEX again. You can retake OSCE. Please refer to the OSCE-RN handbook for more information regarding re-examination

Neta takes a max of 20 students for online clases and up to 12 students per session for face to face classes. We ensure to provide individualised support to students. Our main goal is to produce quality, high standard and confident candidates.

Our online system allows you to enrol and pay online. We use secure and trusted payment gateway in our website.

You are required to go to the course and select the tier that will suit your need and budget. If you need further information or would like to discuss your circumstance, please feel free to reach out. Installment plans are available. 

Any government issued IDs such as Driver’s License, Passports and Birth Certificate. Please note that these documents must be certified copies

We have various payment plans available to our students and we proud ourselves to work together with student and give them flexibility as per their individual situation. Please contact us to discuss your financial situation.


The NMBA has set guidelines in certifying document. Click here to visit the page on Certifying Documents as per the NMBA standards.

Educators support is available to all students at all time in student hub. Alternatively, you can always send email to or give us a call on 1300 006 382. 

Once you pass your MCQ/NCLEX , your IQNM dashboard will advise you that you are eligible to sit the OSCE. Then you will be advised to pay the OSCE fee. After recieving your fee, the IQNM exams team will contact you in relation to upcoming dates.

The OSCE Examination fee is not refundable. If you can no longer attend the examination date you have selected and need to re-schedule, please refer to the Changing your Scheduled examination section in the RN OSCE Candidate Handbook.

AHPRA will offer candidates the examination dates as they become available. Candidates are only eligible to attend the RN OSCE Exam on the dates offered at the time of the booking . Ahpra does not coordinate exams for individual candidates’ calendars in mind. If you are unavailable for the dates you have been provided, the IQNM exam team will be in contact with you as soon as new dates become available.

You need to make a request to reschedule at least 3 full business days (72 hours) before your scheduled exam date and time. Also consider state and national holidays when deciding to reschedule as the offices may be closed at those times. Wait for the IQNM exams team to confirm before considering your exam rescheduled.

Neta offers a full pakage for students who wish to have travel and accommodation arranged.

Yes , Adelaide, South Australia and in Melbourne, Victoria.

If you are outside Australia and you need to travel into Australia to undertake OSCE, you need to look up and discuss visa options with Department of Immigration by visiting the website . The NMBA will provide an eligibility letter and College of NETA provides a letter of enrolment to the students. Both of these documents can be used as evidence of the purpose of travel to Australia. 

According to NMBA OSCE FAQs section: Candidates will be allocated to either an AM or PM session. Each session will go for approximately 3-3.5hrs. It is recommended to ensure you do not book any travel or accommodation until you know which date and session you are allocated to.

Candidate will be expected to participate in 10 individual stations. Each station is allocated ten (10) minutes which is allocated as follows:

• Two (2) minutes – Reading time outside of the exam room

• Eight (8) minutes – Interaction or performance time inside of the room.

The results are sent to the candidates within 8 weeks of their exam date via email which will also detail the next steps in their IQNM journey. If you passed OSCE you will be eligible to apply for registration and the steps to apply will be in your IQNM dashboard.

Candidates who fail the RN OSCE can apply to re-sit the examination as soon as they have received their result notification. Firstly, by ensuring the fee for their next OSCE has been paid via the IQNM dashboard. Once the IQNM exam team are notified of your payment, you will be sent the booking selection email, and this will include the dates of the next available examinations. Depending which tier you have enrolled with College of NETA, you may be eligible to unlimitted support, online access and face to face sessions until you pass. 

Bridging programs are expected to continue into 2021 for IQNMs who hold a referral to bridging. A referral to bridging does not guarantee a place in a program.

Please contact the college and we can provide you a list in your country's currency. The expenses listed are to those who wish to do the process themselves. College of NETA offers a free service in guiding you in the application process.

Before you can work as a nurse in Australia, you must have AHPRA registration or approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). To check the eligibility to apply for registration candidates can do self chcek. Once you have the self check report, it is important to contact us so we can guide you of your next steps.

  • Third parties or agents
  • Individuals who have completed an NMBA approved nursing and/or midwifery qualification in Australia 
  • Nurses who are currently registered as a nurse or midwife in New Zealand 

The average time for a candidate to complete OBA process is 9-12 months.

 National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is a standardized test that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has introduced to determine if a candidate is ready to be licensed as an entry-level nurse in Australia. 

The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is a clinical exam to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills and competence at the graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study.

Stream B candidates – Candidates (who have successfully completed the Orientation Part 1, Portfolio and MCQ exam stages) must pass the OSCE before they are eligible to apply for registration in Australia.


Even If you have passed US-NCLEX the first step to start the registartion step will be doing self check form AHPRA then attend orientation part 1, portfolio, Score transfer from US board to AHPRA. AHPRA will assess your documents then will advise you to proceed to OSCE, thne apply for registartion after passing OSCE. 


Yes,As a qualified nurse in your home country, you will need to pass the NCLEX and the OSCE before you become a registered nurse in Australia

Whether or not the NCLEX is hard, you can vary based on factors such as how prepared you are for the exam. Our preparation course will teach the basic of knowledge up to the high level of knowledge to succeed in the exam. You can also practice NCLEX and NGN questions at anytime. Our classes are structured to teach students test taking strategies and techniques. Please chekc the tiers to suit your needs and budget. 

It might appear to be difficult and stressful, besed on previous test takers, but with the right practise and preparation, you should be able to succeed. Note that there has been a lot of students from College of NETA who made it up to registration and are now working as a nurse, so it is doable with the right preparation and attitude. Please check the tier that will cater to your needs and budget so you will receive the right support you require. 

There are no age limitations to apply for registration, Candidates can proceed with doing self check form AHPRA's website. There may be a limit to apply for certain visas to work as a registered nurse, you can find more information at the Department of Home Affairs

If you want to work as RN in Australia, you will have to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The NMBA conducts an assessment.

The assessment includes:

  • An online self-check
  • An orientation program for all those who have been asked to continue with the assessment process, and
  • An Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) for those who have received relevant but not equivalent qualification to Australian approved qualification for nursing registration.
  • A candidate needs to clear both the examinations ( NCLEX and OSCE) then get registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) to be eligible to fulfil his/her registered nurse requirements.

College of Nursing Education & Training Australia ( NETA)  offers preparation courses for  NCLEX and OSCE  RNs  to help candidates pass and get their Australian Nursing Registration. NETA has the most number of passers. 

The NMBA and Ahpra currently schedule OSCEs monthly. The NMBA and Ahpra continue to monitor the number of OSCE candidates wishing to sit the OSCEs and will make days available, as able, to meet the demand.

Once you have completed all the requirements to be eligible for the OSCE, the IQNM Exam team will contact you when the next exam session is available. TO get the latest information on exam dates, click here

Take a demo quiz to experience the learning from NETA.

The demo is intended for a trial quiz only and not all features of the course are available. To obtain full access, you will need to enrol to our classes.

Do your self check in AHPRA - its Free

No documentation needed, no English test. Just self check – for free.To know if you are eligible, commence your self check. Please click here to guide you on how to do Self Check.