ACFE offers program for overseas nurses

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From left: Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto De Leon, Peter Funtusoff (CEO Australian Centre of Further Education), and former Honorary Consul General Raul Hernandez

Filipino Nurses Australian Accreditation

The Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE) is now accredited by the Nursing Board of Victoria (NBV) to offer the Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) Program in Melbourne.

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ACFE TRAINING CENTRE - From left: Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto De Leon, Peter Funtusoff (CEO Australian Centre of Further Education), and former Honorary Consul General Raul Hernandez.

The IRON Program is open to nurses trained and registered overseas who intends to practice in Australia. The IRON Program is required for the registration of some overseas trained nurses as Division 1 with the Nursing Board.

The IRON Program comprises of four weeks of theory and eight weeks of Clinical Placement. ACFE has partnered with Regional Hospitals for the Clinical Placements in Victoria.

Mr. Peter Funtusoff, ACFE CEO said that “I hope our school will be supported by our Filipino nurses wanting to get Australian registration as Division 1 nurse as this is established mainly for them.”

Funtusoff also said, “I would like to invite all Filipino nurses looking to complete the IRON Program to enroll at ACFE now”. ACFE is now accepting application to the IRON Program for the September 2010 start. In 2011, classes will commence in January, May and September.

ACFE will conduct a two-day open house on 10-11 July 2010. This will give Filipinos the opportunity to see the school’s facilities and operation. You may also enroll on these days.

With the assistance of some government officials including the former Honorary Consul General of the Philippines to Victoria, Raul V Hernandez, the office of the State Minister of Health Daniel Andrews and the President of the Legislative Council in the Parliament of Victoria, the Honourable Robert Smith, ACFE is established.

PMC Australasia has been appointed as the exclusive marketing agent for ACFE in Australia. Its representative in the Philippines, PMC AsiaPacific Co will also market ACFE in the Philippines.

In Australia, for enrolment information to the IRON Program, please contact PMC Australasia or ACFE on (03) 8600 8600. You can also visit the school located at Level 5/ 341 Queen St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000.
In the Philippines, please call AsiaPacific Co on +63 9177390642 or visit the office at Suite 1704, Tycoon Center Condominium, Pearl Driver, Ortigas City, Philippines.

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  1. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
    From 1 July 2010, a new national registration scheme for nurses and midwives operates across Australia.

    If so, does the Nursing Board of Victoria (NBV) still exist?

  2. Hi. I’m a registered nurse here in the Philippines. I’m interested about the IRON Program.

  3. Imelda you are correct, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is the new National board that is responsible for all nursing and midwifery registration. Accordingly all the state nursing boards including NBV no longer exist.

    With nationalisation there have been significant changes to registration, forms, documents etc. Nurses are encouraged to review the new policies and procedures.

  4. President of the State Parliament of Victoria, the Honourable Robert Smith,

    This is incorrect, Mr Smith is the President of the Legislative Council in the Victorian Parliament, he is not the President, there is no President of the Victorian Parliament, we have a premier who is not Mr Smith.

  5. Thank you for bringing to our attention the incorrect position of Mr Robert Smith. We have now corrected it..

  6. hi..we are registered nurse in the Philippines,we are now in Australia with student visa and enrolling the age care work…we are very interested about this program because all of us aiming to become a nurse here in Australia..What should we do what are the requirements to apply? hope you can help us..

  7. hi. i just want to know how much will i cash out initially for m to get into the program? could you give me an idea?!

  8. hi. i just want to ask how much do i have to cash out initially for me to get into th program. i am interested.

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