Quote from Butter27yeeeha
I've just finished my BNP with Ballarat. I Have no experience as RN but have done one year as nursing assistant here in Melbourne. I've finished a graduate certificate in management for 6 months and finished my BNP and BN in Uni of Ballarat for 1 year. I'm planning to apply for 485 visa because I haven't got any experience as RN to apply for independent skilled 885. I've checked the cricos code and the corresponding number of weeks of the courses I have done. And I got a total of 107 weeks. The required number of weeks for the 2yr study equivalent is only 96 weeks. Ive done mine for 1.5 yrs with 107 weeks. Do u guys think it's possible to apply for the 485? Another thing is that it says in the 2yr study that the courses should be related and leading to the nominated skill in the SOL. Management and Nursing can be related too. I'm not sure if they will agree with me. Any insights?
There was quite a few changes on 1st July, not sure but I think you need a complete masters course to qualify now for this visa.
Why not try for sponsorship visa....nurses, who do not live here, seem to think these are still readily available according to job websites! look first what they require and many want the applicant to have work rights already!
Is aged care your thing, this would be good place to get RN leadership skills going and this may be the best place that tend to still consider sponsorship visa for a job for new grad.
Check out the big hospital websites for mid year grad intakes, as you now have an Australian nursing degree, this would make you eligible I think.