During the application process Alpha Nursing undertakes reference checking to assess your suitability to be placed in work.

In order to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible it is important that you provide referees that are:

  • Current - your referee must be within 6 months of the end of your employment with that employer
  • Able to provide a reference - your referee must have been in a position overseeing your work in Australia
  • Contactable - please ensure that your referee is contactable and is aware we will be calling. If there are any special contact times please let us know

If we are unable to contact your referees your application may be delayed.

If you are unsure whether your referees are suitable or relevant please contact our recruitment team on 1300 493 608 to discuss your situation further

Suitable Referees

If you are unsure of who you can provide as a referee, we have made some suggestions below


Your referee must have been your team leader / supervisor in Australia

  • A Carer who was your team leader
  • An EEN or RN who was your supervisor
  • Any manager e.g. DON or ADON who was in charge of your area and who could comment on your skills


Your referee must have been your team leader / supervisor in Australia, we cannot use your colleagues of the same designation unless they were your team leader

EN's and EEN's

  • A Registered Nurse who was in a supervisory position in Australia
  • A manager at your workplace e.g. a DON or


  • Another RN who was your team leader in Australia
  • Your manager e.g. Don or ADON
  • Your clinical teacher

Application Process

The joining process is designed to give you maximum control over when and how you choose to join.

After you have completed the initial application form which we need to make a decision, you can choose to upload your documentation and complete time saving tasks before your interview. This minimises the time you need to spend at the joining interview.

Find out more about our joining process by following the link below



As part of our recruitment process, Alpha Nursing requires two professional referees who are able to comment on your clinical skills.

In order to speed up the progress of your application, we ask that you ensure your referees are contactable during business hours.

If we cannot contact your referees your application may be delayed


Working on a Visa

Are you in Australia on a Visa? If so there is some important information you should read before submitting your application.

Alpha Nursing can employ applicants on a variety of Visas. However we cannot employ applicants who require employer sponsorship to fulfil their visa requirements.

Find out more about visas and how we can help you


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