b^e^d^a^n wrote: »
Anyone here looking at working as a nurse in Australia? Or already in Australia?
I'm an international student myself taking up business fashion in Sydney and I work as an education consultant on the side.
I just want to assist anyone who wants to pursue their career in here as a nurse since it is in demand.
I would also like to gather more info from nurses who are already here.
Hope to hear from all of you!
dikonaalam wrote: »
jay08 and margaretmay
one of the very first and important requirement that you need to have is an IELTS score. the required score is 7 on every IELTS section, not just the overall score.
then, you should apply for Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration.
here's the link:
there's a form in there for overseas nurses and has a very detailed instruction on how to fill it up.
if after reading the website and the form you still have some questions, I would try to answer it to the best of my knowledge.
dikonaalam wrote: »
it is not actually just for the bridging program, but for the whole registration process.
(moderators, allow me to post this link to help nurses know more about nursing registration in Australia)
Bridging programs are expensive. About AU$10,000 on average for the 12 weeks course. Jobs or opportunities after that? It will depend on how impressive the resume of the nurse is, the current employment situation in Australia (which other might say is kinda tough these days), the place where you intend to practice (rural Australia and nursing homes, I think, are the ones with more opportunities), and your determination to land a job (and prayers included).
I guess it's the same with other countries (although not as expensive). You have to risk something in order to gain something. One thing is for sure, Australia is more open than the US as of now.
mysha1989 wrote: »
is the 10,000 USD inclusive of our accomodities? an what visa should we apply?
jay08 wrote: »
how did you get there? can you share us yung steps? do you have hospital experience here before you get there? how much did you spend getting there? what type of visa you have?
pinayluv2travel wrote: »
I came here via student visa sponsored by a nursing agency here. I took the pre-registration course for overseas nurses for 3 months. Then I got my registration and my nursing agency shifted my visa to temporary working for 2 years. Then I applied for Permanent residency before I finish my contract with them. Now I am working in a State hospital. I am not sure if there is still a nursing agency here in australia that is willing to sponsor overseas nurses. Pero I won't recommend this. Kasi as agency nurse, you will work in any hospital that they will ask you to work. Mahirap. You better study on your own then hanap ka ng mag iisponsor na hospital. Hospitals here do sponsor overseas nurses.
Yes, i have a hospital experience before coming here kasi requirement sya. At least 2 years experience. Noon ito hindi ko lang alam ngayon. Paiba iba kasi rules and regulations. What i heard nga ngayon eh di na nirerequire ang IELTS ng AHPRA as long na may proof na our method of teaching is english eh okay na yun. IELTS can be really difficult dahil sa required score na kailangan. Just check AHPRA and email them.
Syanga ***, be careful sa mga agency dyan sa atin na nagsasabi na they recruit nurses for australia. Australia never recruit nurses from phils. to work kaagad. You really need to study. May na meet ako dito na nag aaral ng Enrolled nurse kahit nurse na dyan sa atin. Kasi daw ni recruit daw sila ng agency dyan sa atin pero pagdating dito eh *** raw sumalubong sa kanila. Na illegal recruiter sila. Buti na lang at may kamag anak sya dito. Nag aaral sya ng Enrolled nurse dito nung ma meet ko kasi nag clinical sa ward ko. Dito kasi dalawang klase ang nurse. Division 1 or Registered Nurse na tulad nating mga pinoy nurse na nagbibigay ng IV medication at injection. Ang Division 2/Enrolled nurse- cannot give medications. Pero may Enrolled nurse na ENDORSED na ibig sabihin nag aral sila to give medication sa pasyente except IV medication or injections.
Going back sa nakilala kong pinay sa ward. I asked her bakit di Pre-registration course ang kinuha nya since board passer na sya sa atin. Obviously di nya alam ang pasikot sikot sa australian nursing. Kasi naka student visa sya pero Division 2 ang pinag aaralan nya. Hospitals here will never sponsor Division 2 overseas students. Only Division 1. Kaya tip yan sa inyo. Pag board passer na sa atin, come here to study Pre-registration course for Overseas nurses. Few months lang yun. Eh itong Division 2 alam ko 1 year sya nag aral. SAyang nga. kasi di rin sya maiisponsor ng hospital. Unless ituloy nya ng Division 1. I felt bad for her. Nanghinayang din dahil gumastos na sya pero she never thought na dapat hindi Division 2 ang kinuha nya.
jay08 wrote: »
thanks! what school offers pre-registration course? and how much ang gastos for the 3 months na study?
pinayluv2travel wrote: »
@ee - If you are a registered nurse sa pinas and with experience inquire ka sa AHPRA. Go to the website na na link ko. Read it and they will tell you the steps to be registered in australia. Hindi dapat Div 2 (enrolled nurse) ang kukunin kundi yung pre-registration course for overseas nurses which is for division 1.
sa second question, kung nandito ka na at tapos mo na ang pre-registration course mo at kung nakuha mo na registration mo, look for a hospital na mag iisponsor. Not necessarily na may experience ka agad dito kasi kakatapos mo pa nga lang ng course mo. kasi magdedepend naman yan sa year level na ibibigay sayo.
for the 3rd question...as far as i know lahat naman ng nakilala ko eh naka assure naman ng work. basta applyan lang lahat ng hospital at may tatawag naman sayo. Or you can also have a choice na mag agency muna kasi sa pagkakaalam ko may mga nurse agency dito na willing din ata na mag sponsor ng temporary working visa basta nandito ka na sa australia at natapos mo na course mo.