To Filipino Nurses in NEW ZEALAND? Have questions please..

  1. Good day!

    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 attending formal school where you have lectures, exams, reports? Anyone ever failed that??

    How long does it take to get a working visa after registering with NCNZ, provided of course one passed the assessment? How long does it take to get permanent residency?

    How do I find a good consulting agency that can help me with the processing? Or dont I need one anymore?

    I also would appreciate it if Filipino Nurses can share their experiences in NZ. Was the transition hard? How do you like the weather?

    Any practical tips about starting my application to work as a nurse there besides looking at the NCNZ website?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
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  3. by   nalene
    I am also interested in working in new zealand in the very near future. I hope that you could share to me your knowledge about the steps. thanks
  4. by   colette0124
    first,u should pass the ielts..the required band score is 7 in every category (listening,reading,writing and speaking)after u have passed the ielts..u can now already enroll in the competence assessment programme for nurses in new zealand..
  5. by   nina9404
    Quote from colette0124
    first,u should pass the ielts..the required band score is 7 in every category (listening,reading,writing and speaking)after u have passed the ielts..u can now already enroll in the competence assessment programme for nurses in new zealand..

    Hi! :smilecoffeecup: I already have the IELTS. Can you/anyone tell me how the Competency Assessment training is? What is it like? Is it like attending school with lectures, homeworks, reports? Know anyone who failed that?

    Also, I'd like to know if it is better to have a consulting firm to guide you? I am thinking that it might be hard to go to a foreign place, by myself, not knowing anyone, with nobody to guide me during the first few weeks. I talked with a consulting firm, and their program includes helping me with the application, meet and greet at the airport in NZ, including transportation to and from school during the training...but of course it would cost me big bucks...

    Any comments will be appreciated. You can email or PM me. I need feedback soon because this is really a big step.. plus my IELTS will expire this year, so I need to decide my fate soon.

    Thanks a lot!
  6. by   colette0124
    wats the name of the consulting firm that u asked??the competence assessment program is lyk going back to school..u'll have assignments, reports to do to get a passing mark..aside from the theory class, there is also a clinical duty...i would lyk to share more info to u but dont know ur email..

    its alright if u want to go through with the help of a consultation firm..the processing would be more easier..if u have the money,,then go for it...
  7. by   czarina
    does competency really take 2-3 months? my agency said mine will take 6 weeks. I filed my application this January, they're estimating approval by the end of Feb. If all works out fine, i'll be leaving this March.

    you can file for permanent residency after 3 months. If you happen to be in manila, drop in reliable recruitment in malate for the mgr's "sales pitch" (she sells the idea without pushing), and she's funny and they're all warm there. she'll tell you bout the fees upfront too
  8. by   colette0124
    hey wats the name of ur agency??wats the requirements that u submitted?and wats the total expenses?hope u'll answer all my queries...tnx
  9. by   nalene
    Quote from colette0124
    wats the name of the consulting firm that u asked??the competence assessment program is lyk going back to school..u'll have assignments, reports to do to get a passing mark..aside from the theory class, there is also a clinical duty...i would lyk to share more info to u but dont know ur email..

    its alright if u want to go through with the help of a consultation firm..the processing would be more easier..if u have the money,,then go for it...
    hello colette hope u could find time to share more about the competency assessment program with me...
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Feb 19, '07 : Reason: posting of e-mail add. is prohibited for your own safety and per TOS
  10. by   nalene
    I had processed my NZ applic form and the council acknowledge the receipt of my application which is currently in queque for approval...could anyone help me with the process since I want to do the leg work myself...
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Feb 19, '07 : Reason: We have a Personal Messaging system for personal matters
  11. by   bonsai8888
    I am interested in working in newzealand. I already passed the NLCEX exam, however due to the length of processing for US greencard, I am opting to work in new zealand.
    I went to a certain agency, they require me to pay P 180,000 for placement fee and 6000$ for competency enrollment in New Zealand. Is this reasonable? Hope somebody can help me.
  12. by   wishin4NZ
    to nalene and bonsai,

    maybe i could help you by giving you some tips regarding(application process, schools, visa steps, and expenses) for the competency program for NZ. my wife is currently working on her visa for the compentency program at waiariki tech in rotorua that will start on june 5. if you have the time and money you can do all the paper works by yourself. . email me or send me a PM. thanks and have a nice day
    Last edit by wishin4NZ on Jun 2, '07
  13. by   bonsai8888
    tnx for your help wishin4NZ. I have the time but not if i have the money required, considerng th 6000$ enrolment fees. How much will it cost me and how long will it take? .... Duno how to PM.
  14. by   wishin4NZ
    bonsai,

    i sent you a PM. hope the info helps

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