Immigration requirements for Australia and New Zealand - page 94

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    Hi Ceridwyn,

    I also read the revised standards for international nurses and I'm still coming to a loss. I'm a nurse from Denmark and hold a BA in nursing under the EU directive. Which means I should be eligible. APHRA are still insisting on the BP though. I've lodged an appeal and hope to be on the meeting in December.
    I agree things seem to be changing....but Australia still needs nurses in regional/rural areas - and they (read APHRA) seem to be doing everything to prevent international nurses getting registration easily. I know they would love to have local nurses - but I'm pretty sure a locally trained nurse from Sydney is quite reluctant to take a placement in rural NSW. I did part of my clinical training in rural NSW (Broken Hill and Cobar) and I only met one (yes one) other Australian nursing student. They just don't want to go to these places - but some internationally trained nurses would do that (I'm not saying all as I'm sure many are seeking the bigger cities as well as the Australian trained nurses).

    I'm awaiting the answer from APHRA - and hopefully they can provide a much better answer than the last time. They can refuse me all the want as long as they give me a straight answer - an answer they are not willing to give at the moment unfortunately.

    good luck to everyone going through the APHRA-mill
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    Quote from zsmike
    These standards are for migration purposes only and not for registration with AHPRA
    That's what the poster was asking, assessment through ANMAC for a skilled visa. BTW. ANMAC criteria is to be exactly the same as that of APHRA, Otherwise it will be difficult if one - registration board says this........and the authority that assess if you can stay in the country long term, for those visa's says that.....
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Oct 9, '13
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    Quote from lisbeth22
    Hi Ceridwyn,

    I also read the revised standards for international nurses and I'm still coming to a loss. I'm a nurse from Denmark and hold a BA in nursing under the EU directive. Which means I should be eligible. APHRA are still insisting on the BP though. I've lodged an appeal and hope to be on the meeting in December.
    I agree things seem to be changing....but Australia still needs nurses in regional/rural areas - and they (read APHRA) seem to be doing everything to prevent international nurses getting registration easily. I know they would love to have local nurses - but I'm pretty sure a locally trained nurse from Sydney is quite reluctant to take a placement in rural NSW. I did part of my clinical training in rural NSW (Broken Hill and Cobar) and I only met one (yes one) other Australian nursing student. They just don't want to go to these places - but some internationally trained nurses would do that (I'm not saying all as I'm sure many are seeking the bigger cities as well as the Australian trained nurses).

    I'm awaiting the answer from APHRA - and hopefully they can provide a much better answer than the last time. They can refuse me all the want as long as they give me a straight answer - an answer they are not willing to give at the moment unfortunately.

    good luck to everyone going through the APHRA-mill
    Broken Hill is rather out of the way! I do believe many Australian students go rural and some remote, they have to as clinical placements in the cities are difficult to obtain with increasing student numbers. Also many universities think it is best to go country to see another side of Australian nursing.
    2nursing students friends of my family were asked to go to to towns 8 hours and 5 hours from home interstate for a placement.
    A midwifery student from Brisbane has gone to Broome the other side of the country 3,500 I'away.

    It seems most unfair AHPRA, they will not tell you why, when they accept degrees from overseas countries that I would be dubious if they are universities at all and we would call them private technical colleges, but because they call their nursing qualification a BSN it is excepted.

    Why not register with the NMC then you would be fine! As a nurse with UK registration. Just a thought.
    Good luck keep us informed.
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    hello guys, it's been a while..
    may i ask what's the requirements for 457 visa?? i am quite confused in their website.. and, is it only thru online application?
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    Quote from jems
    hello guys, it's been a while.. may i ask what's the requirements for 457 visa?? i am quite confused in their website.. and, is it only thru online application?
    Hi jems. It is not confusing at all. There is a pdf document there that you can download, it is the 457 visa document checklist. Everything that you will need to prepare is already there. I think the immigration prefers application online.

    Sent from my iPad using allnurses.com
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    Quote from aila61
    for my case i was not asked by the immi officer both in phil and au. i went back to au twice using my 456 with multiple entries and didn't experience any difficulty
    hi aila61..sent you a pm..
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    Hi is there anyone here who applied for state sponsorship in VIC or NSW recently? I need insights from you people. Thank you.
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    You put in expression of interest and then hope that the quotas have not been reached. You need at least 2 years experience in a specialty, they also are not a sure thing if you apply as stated on the website. You must stay in your nominated area for at least 2 years...they do police that apparently.

    The other is graduate....there is strong opposition for this especially with nurses as there hundreds of locals that cannot find work without experience, so heard that these expressions of interest for graduate visas without a job, are/hope being knocked back....in Victoria. You also need to stay in nominated area for at least 2 years, difficult if you cannot find a job.
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    You put in expression of interest and then hope that the quotas have not been reached. You need at least 2 years experience in a specialty, they also are not a sure thing if you apply as stated on the website. You must stay in your nominated area for at least 2 years...they do police that apparently. The other is graduate....there is strong opposition for this especially with nurses as there hundreds of locals that cannot find work without experience, so heard that these expressions of interest for graduate visas without a job, are/hope being knocked back....in Victoria. You also need to stay in nominated area for at least 2 years, difficult if you cannot find a job.
    I am currently working in NSW. I was just wondering if it's possible for me to apply for state sponsorship in victoria.
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    Quote from markinoz
    I am currently working in NSW. I was just wondering if it's possible for me to apply for state sponsorship in victoria.
    not when you're working in NSW. The purpose of state sponsorship is to attract migrants to a particular state - migrants with "intention" to settle in that state. Victoria's website states that applicants already in Australia should have a job offer or a current job in Victoria to be eligible, or something like that.

    Why not try the subclass 189.


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