Objective Structured Clinical Examination

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a type of exam designed to test the clinical skills and professional competencies of future medical professionals. OSCEs are a useful way to assess competence at pre-registration and postgraduate levels.

Good preparation for an OSCE is vital for both those running the assessments and for students. Used effectively, OSCEs can help students gain confidence to use their skills in their clinical work.

The assessment of knowledge and skills plays an important part in student nurses’ progression though pre-registration programmes because they need to demonstrate competency and confidence in the performance of clinical skills.

We offer an extensively designed OSCE preparation class that will help you build your confidence with the strategies and your critical thinking to ace the examination.

The OSCE RN evaluates a candidate’s practical skills for a specific clinical scenario. Here are some of the practical skills that a candidate could possibly encounter on OSCE exam:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Drug calculation
  • Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT)
  • Safe disposal of sharps
  • Medication administration
  • Patient identification
  • Intravenous therapy

All these and many more skills are best learned with Nurse Assist International. Our educators are expert in this field and are in line with the trends and updates by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Effective communication with clients is also crucial to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plans for them. During the test, an assessor will observe the interaction between the simulated client and OSCE candidate and assess the candidate’s verbal, non-verbal, and written communication techniques such as:

  • Clear explanation of care, diagnosis, investigations and/or treatments
  • Encourage patient involvement in decision-making
  • Communication with relatives or other health care professionals
  • Active listening
  • Providing clear instructions
  • Clear documentation

Once cleared with OSCE, an OBA candidate can proceed to apply for Australian Nursing Registration with AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

How can I prepare for the test?

Nurse Assist International will help you ace the OSCE RN the easiest way. We will help you prepare smart by giving you proper guidance and ample resources to review with. Our experienced educators will help build your confidence and critical thinking through our extensively designed OBA preparatory course. Alongside, we also encourage you to dedicate time and effort in working with us to achieve this success.

Importance of OSCE Training

While we value the importance of clinical placement, there is a massive increase in nursing students resulting in a competition among education providers in obtaining places for clinical experience. Some education providers are reported to be ignoring the requirement of nursing skills that are relevant to learning; the time students spend in placements are often too short to provide real benefits. Reports of students also stated inadequate supervision, resulting nursing students to learn simple and basic skills.

Nurse Assist International believes that nursing skills are best acquired in a safe learning environment. Simulation provided by Nurse Assist International gives the opportunity for students to learn  nursing skills that may possibly be tested in OSCE. These skills are impossible to be learnt during clinical placement.

Our nurse educators will ensure that students are trained to perform these skills with correct techniques, right attitude and proper approach expected of a registered nurse. The candidates can practice skills as many times as they need in a safe learning environment through simulation. We ensure that candidates can apply nursing knowledge into practice that is based in an Australian standards of nursing care. By the end of the program, our candidates will gain more confidence in performing clinical skills and ready to take OSCE.

Features of OSCE training with Nurse Assist International

*Unlimited OSCE FACE TO FACE SESSIONS and in-depth 2 week of ONLINE classes.

*Students can access State of the art lab for practice post face to face sessions. Hands on practice is key to passing OSCE as its a practical examination.

*Mock OSCE assessment post face to face.

*Unlimited support and guidance from very experienced Australian Nurse educators.

*Enhance the communication skills of a student to a more wholistic approach. and train   them in all the competencies dictated by AHPRA .

*Face to face happens in state of art lab in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

*Exclusively designed OSCE-RN handbook and articles set for practice.

*Learning portal with procedures and cheat sheet.

*Competency and Readiness skill exam to check your competencies.

*Accommodation and Visa services for International Students

*Assistance with Nursing registration in Australia

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Early and smart preparation is the key to easily pass the OSCE. Leave us a message if you want to learn more about our OBA preparatory courses.

AHPRA OSCE Candidate Handbook

For more information on OSCE and the related processes, please download the AHPRA OSCE Handbook below. It gives an in-depth overview on the assessment criteria and the assessment process.

Course Summary

  • Course Name

    OSCE Preparation

  • Delivery Method

    Face to Face & Online

  • Intake Dates:

    See calendar below

  • Course Fee

    AU$ 2550


Who is this course for?

This course is specifically designed for overseas registered nurses who are aiming to pursue a career in nursing in Australia. This course is the second part of the newly introduced Outcome Based Assessment (OBA) pathway.

How much does OSCE exam cost?

The examination is conducted by AHPRA and the fee for sitting the OSCE test is AUD 4,000.

What is the benefit of OSCE course?

With our expertly crafted preparation course, you can:

  • Develop skills in performing procedures in the OSCE
  • Review common disease conditions and nursing care plans.
  • Develop an understanding of the NMBA (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia) standards of practice and code of ethics for registered nurses.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the Australian healthcare system.
  • Be confident for the OSCE examination

Where can i get more information about the assessment?

You can get detailed information from the candidate handbook designed by AHPRA

Intake Dates

  • July 2024
    August 2024
    September 2024
    October 2024
    November 2024
    December 2024


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