Australian Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) Preparatory Program

For Internationally Qualified Nurses

In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) replaced the previous bridging program pathway with an Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) for Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives (IQNMs). Under the OBA assessment, the eligible international nurses will have to undertake two examinations called NCLEX-RN and OSCE (Objective structured clinical examination) to attain the nursing registration in Australia.

About the OBA Preparatory Program

Lead College’s Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) preparatory program has been crafted to thoroughly prepare international nurses for both NCLEX RN and OSCE examination. Additionally, this OBA preparatory program provides contemporary information about healthcare systems and nursing care practices in Australia which lays the ideal foundation for your professional nursing career.

Structure of OBA Preparation Course

Replacing the previous bridging program for international nurses is this new assessment model which tests both cognitive abilities (through the NCLEX-RN exam) and behavioural skills (through the OSCE exam). Accordingly, the OBA preparatory course by Lead College offers two modules that cover both NCLEX coaching and OSCE coaching.

Module I

NCLEX RN Preparation (8 weeks)

In this module, the nurses will acquire knowledge and skills to pass the computerised multiple-choice examination. The preparatory program is based on the test plan of the examination and is delivered by experienced registered nurses and NCLEX -RN trainers.

Module II

OSCE Preparation (5 weeks)

This module focuses on developing skills and competence required for the nursing practice in Australia. It is delivered in our high-end simulation lab facility, by experienced nursing trainers through a rigorous face to face practical training program.

Admission Criteria

Valid overseas nursing registration

Key Features of the Program

  • Daily online sessions by experienced Australian Nursing professionals.
  • Pre-Recorded Core sessions.
  • Comprehensive NCLEX RN Question bank.
  • NCLEX Style Mock examinations (Computer Adaptive Test -CAT) for practice.
  • Interactive Q & A/Strategy sessions with the faculty.
  • Learn and practice at your own pace and time
  • Simulation based training.

Get in touch with our OBA Program Coordinator



OSCE: 3500 AUD
*payment plan available


18-Jan-2021 to 19-Feb-2021
25-Feb-2021 to 02-Apr-2021
04-Apr-2021 to 07-May-2021
09-May-2021 to 11-Jun-2021

Mode of Delivery


Why Choose Lead College for the OBA preparation program in Australia?

Experienced And Skilled Faculty

State Of The Art Facilities

Easy To Use LMS (Learning Management System)

24 X 7 Student Support Services

Payment Plan – Available

Candidates can opt for individual module and pay per module at the time of enrolment. Lead College Pty Ltd does not have any role in the examination process/ Booking of dates etc for the OBA exam and these matters are handled by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and its authorised testing authorities. This is a non-award preparatory program, hence it does not lead to any certification/qualification/ direct registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia.

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