To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please.. - page 16

Good day! :wavey: I am considering trying my luck as a nurse in New Zealand. Can anyone here help me and tell me what to expect in the 2-3months competency assessment? Is it really like... Read More

  1. by   chicano
    to narsmeow:

    why waste your 300k to be able to work in NZ as HCA (caregiver) while waiting for your ncnz approval. Why not just wait for your approval? do not worry about your IELTS expiring. As long as the NCNZ received your application and IELTS results before it expires they will still consider it. you paid 15k twice for your NCNZ application? geez it only cost 485 nzd.

    Shame on your agency, I hope other Pinoys will read this post , so that they will not be victimised.
  2. by   narsmeow
    To chicano,
    Thank you so much for the info. now i dont have to worry about my IELTS.
  3. by   uh_huh?
    Hi!

    A job offer doesnt mean that NZ embassy will grant you a visa.
    I lodged my application for work visa and got denied last FEB 11, 2009.
    And am still trying to recover from the disappointment.

    Reason was.. there are enough locals to fill the post..
    Priority is for locals .. not overseas applicants..

    and I think 300k is way toooo much just to get an employment abroad
    which doesnt even guarantee financial security..


    just learned my lesson the hard way..

    Im just sharing this so you dont fall prey to those who take
    advantage of clueless desperate nurses...







    Quote from narsmeow
    Hi! Good day! Im also interested to work as nurse in nz however i got some difficulties on my way. id like to ask any advice on my case. im working as a nurse for almost 4 years now. passed nclex and ielts with band score of 7 in all categories which will expire on may 2009. went to an agency for nz july 2008 with so much promises but they just wasted my time and money because they just kept my papers inside their cabinet. i withdrew my application and went to another agency this jan 2009 desperately because i fear that my ielts would soon expire. they told me i will need about 300,000 pesos for this application, this new agency assisted me in my ncnz registration, i paid 15,000 pesos for initial payment, then 15,500 pesos for ncnz registration fee. later, my agent ask me if id like to work as healthcare assistant in nz while waiting for the result of my papers from the nursing council. He told me i will leave philippines with working visa as healthcare assistant.once i recieve the result fron ncnz ill take the competency course then shift as registered nurse. He told me then that the placement fee for working visa as healthcare assistant is 340,000. i feel uncomfortable with that and as i surf the net i discovered that i can go there in nz even without an agency. but i felt i needed the help of an agency because i thought it will take me longer if i go on my own considering that im losing time, for my ielts is near expiry. i dont have the luxury of time to look for a principal, a hospital that could sponsor me, worse i dont know where to start. then i asked my agent regarding the details of the 300,000 pesos. i asked if the plane ticket, the course fee, accommodation etc is already included. His answer is that 300,000 pesos is just for the placement fee. ive read some blogs and discovered other applicants just paid 180,000? this agency is legal, i checked their status in poea. now my job offer for healthcare assistant is coming very soon and he asked me if he should hold my application? He told me theres a penalty if i back out too late. now i dont know what to do. please anyone i need advice... thank you.
  4. by   narsmeow
    hi! Thank you for the info. Just wanted to know, you applied for working visa for what position? Thanks again!
  5. by   uh_huh?
    Quote from narsmeow
    hi! Thank you for the info. Just wanted to know, you applied for working visa for what position? Thanks again!
    I applied for HCA
  6. by   penicillin8
    helloooooooooooooo!!!

    my dear filipino nurses, nz doesn't need any hca (health care assistant) or caregivers coming from any country. why? because lots of locals here (the citizen and with permanent resident) can fill in the post. do you know that lots of filipinos here are already sent home after their visiting visa expires because the immigration denied to give them a working permit? even if you have a job offer, the immigration will not give you a working permit. again, why? because you are not a skilled worker. they don't need you. you are just a liability. you are not asset to the country.

    nz is not like america that even if it's not your line of profession, as long as you are willing to do the job, you're in. if you are a nurse, they want you to work as a qualified nurse. if you are a computer science or engineer, doctor, mechanic or a telecommunication technician, then they want you to work on that profession.

    at the same time, lots of locals here are applying for the hca/caregiving job, especially now that there's a recession.

    one thing more, for you to be hca or caregiver here, you don't necessarily need to have a hospital experience (or worse, a so-called 6 month caregiving course that our country is using to get money from the students) . trainings and seminars are provided continuously here for the hca and caregivers.

    it's so sad to hear some bad stories ei? this is the truth. so, for those desperate nurses, pls, don't be fooled, if your ielts is near to expire, you don't have any choice but to repeat it. there's no shortcut method here.

    again a job offer doesn't mean that you will be given a working permit. the immigration is very strict now for the sake of the country.

    cheers!!!

    :angryfire don't rush! plan carefully and do your homework. reasearch! not just listen to hearsay or sweet tongues of the enemy.
  7. by   pulang_bituin
    hi..im also interested with all the important information i need in applying as a nurse in new zealand....can you please also PM me? thank you so much! =D
  8. by   mabellegamino
    it is required to have an ielts to be to be assesed. which is better to take ielts first before applying for cap competency or the other way around.
  9. by   Yange
    What would be the case if a Filipino international student gets his qualifications (bachelor's degree) as a nurse? Would that make a difference in registering?
  10. by   Ltabby85
    Quote from april15
    hello,
    i'm a new member here..its so great to be reading your posts..

    to BIG HEART and to those who have taken the Competency Assessment Program (CAP) in new zealand: i would like to ask questions from you regarding the CAP in new zealand. ill be leaving this january 2009 for the CAP in EIT,HAwkes Bay,NZ. im a little scared since i will be on my own since my friends were not accepted at EIT.:zzzzz what should i expect in the program? how many are we in a class? what tips can you give me for me to pass and become a registered nurse in NZ?

    thank you very much! hope you'll reply! :wink2:
    to april15:

    how long was your wait from the moment you passed your requirements to your visa aceptance?
  11. by   penicillin8
    Hellooooooooooo! Sorry late reply for all the questions as I had my long holiday! Well, they said it's pretty alright in EIT Hawkes Bay. If you will have your practical training in Hawkes Bay DHB, avoid A&E. No explanation to be given as no naming and shaming here. Just don't go there.

    Cheers!:typing
  12. by   g3stalt
    Hello! Just finished reading everything in this thread...wow this is long... I'm from Iloilo and I'd also like to work in NZ... Recently an Agency came here to offer us "Immigration consultancy" with fee of estimated P400,000 (P60,000 of which is their placement fee)... After reading this thread I've become confident to do the process on my own.. Here are some things about me:
    -I'm still waiting for my NCLEX eligibilty (from vermont). It takes so long... It has been 8months.. and I got tired...
    -I'm planning to take my Ielts this October or December...

    I have some questions:
    -Is it true that I don't need to go to Malacanang to authenticate my documents?
    -Can I go to the local DFA (here in Iloilo) instead of Manila?
    -Do I need to get my documents authenticated in the NZ embassy?
    I'm sorry of the many questions... I'm trying to avoid going to Manila to lessen my expenses... I hope you can enlghten me.. thanks....
  13. by   lecna31
    Quote from g3stalt
    Hello! Just finished reading everything in this thread...wow this is long... I'm from Iloilo and I'd also like to work in NZ... Recently an Agency came here to offer us "Immigration consultancy" with fee of estimated P400,000 (P60,000 of which is their placement fee)... After reading this thread I've become confident to do the process on my own.. Here are some things about me:
    -I'm still waiting for my NCLEX eligibilty (from vermont). It takes so long... It has been 8months.. and I got tired...
    -I'm planning to take my Ielts this October or December...

    I have some questions:
    -Is it true that I don't need to go to Malacanang to authenticate my documents?
    -Can I go to the local DFA (here in Iloilo) instead of Manila?
    -Do I need to get my documents authenticated in the NZ embassy?
    I'm sorry of the many questions... I'm trying to avoid going to Manila to lessen my expenses... I hope you can enlghten me.. thanks....
    hi g3stalt!
    -Is it true that I don't need to go to Malacanang to authenticate my documents?
    *yes, you don't need to authenticate your documents to malacanang, authentication of documents should be in DFA-Manila and NZ Embassy
    -Can I go to the local DFA (here in Iloilo) instead of Manila?
    *no, DFA Manila is the one authenticates the documents
    -Do I need to get my documents authenticated in the NZ embassy?
    *yes, documents should be authenticated by NZ embassy.
    maybe you can ask friends or relatives living in manila to help you on this and also please check for updated authentication fees at DFA & NZ Embassy. goodluck

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