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

ENs and EENs

  • 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