I am new to Melbourne, but I am hoping to apply for Permanent Residency status in the near future, and I want to plan out my career.
Can anyone give me advice please?
**Specifically about how to find Employers who might be willing to sponsor Work Visas, and applying/QUALIFYING for the Skilled Migrant Worker Visa.
I am taking up Bachelor of Nursing Program at a University here, condensed one-year version because I'm already a nurse in the Philippines, but with limited work experience of 6 months. [My other work experience is 2 years of managing our family business and is unrelated to Nursing.]
I do not have a Masteral Degree, or any kind of specialized training yet.
Right now I am enrolled in PCA training for Certificate III in Aged Care in the hopes of finding part-time work while at Uni, and possibly gaining Australian work experience that might amp up my resume. I'm also considering specializing in Geriatrics, maybe extending schooling with a Masteral Degree on this field.
Any veteran nurses out there who can help me out?
I would be forever grateful.
Please reply.. Thank you.
Dec 28, '13
by ceridwyn Guide
Why are you doing aged care certificates, you have been sucked in my friend, you can work as a personal carer already without a certificate as you are already a nurse from another country, what a waste of time and money and it does not lead to pr or any right to work visa.
I know what your plans are? Make your study to two years and then apply for a graduate visa, trouble is the study needs to be 2 years at bachelor level not one year plus some aged care certificate, you would have been better of doing an graduate BN and have the 2 years that way.
It called a ''masters degree'' and not many universities will take you on if you have not had experience or if a clinical cannot if are not working in the specialty.
Having work as a PC does not add to work experience as a Registered nurse nor work experience for the PR.
I there anyone else reading this forum that has any advice?
Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 29, '13
Hello Sahaya, and thank you for replying.
Originally, BN at my Uni is a 3-year course, but they gave me a one-year program because of accredited units. I thought this option was a better alternative than the 2-year course (less expensive), but I am not sure how things will pan out in the long run.
I am thinking of taking another course later, to extend my stay here to 2 years. Granted I get a job or multiple jobs to help support my education.. Would that strategy get me an extra 15 points as well?
Last edit by cb barkers on Feb 9, '14