Good day to all im new here I am a nurse with 2yrs hosp exp but currently not working for 1yr, I want to ask if anyone know about the Aged Care Certificate? there's a consultancy here in the Philippines said that i can apply for aged care certificate for a bond score of 5.5 in IELTS.
then there's one consultancy that offers no IELTS but needs to take Certificate III & IV in ESL before going to bridging program, then they said we are allowed to work for a part time job for 20hrs/wk in a homecare.
im really hesitant to take an IELTS here in phil coz APHRA requires 7bond score and i dont know if i can do it in one take
is this the fastest way to go australia? does this will take me a long time b4 i became an RN in Australia? im really confused and afraid of IELTS huhuhu...
Does APHRA accept candidate without IELTS? or they will send me a message that requires me to take an english subject there?
thank you for reading my post hope someone can help me & enlighten me plsss....
Mar 12, '12
...and being an aged care worker does not give you work right in Australia. This type of getting students in to Australia for money and promising them a job - IELTS only 5.5, shesh. I fear for the residents, I fear for the other staff, I fear for aged care in general that have these students attending them with english of 5.5. You cannot even apply for a student visa, not sure about this with 5.5 you need 6's.
Go to this site have a look around www.immi.gov.au
Immigration I am sure are on to this scheme its been going for a couple of years now, thinking they were okay to continue and be offered a job, forget about it. People have been deported already, there is not a need for pca training, there are locals that are more than happy to do it and the training the government is offering for free, thats why paying students have been offered this. Its nurses they WERE short on in aged care.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Mar 12, '12
Mar 16, '13
There is a big change in employers being able to offer an overseas nurse sponsorship over local nurses.
A change in government will also review nursing immigration - will happen in september, local nurses are not getting work.
In victoria it is very bad. NSW will be overwhelmed by overseas nurses soon and are now reviewing sponsorship in the public system.
Queensland is very difficullt to get work and same in South Australia. Tasmanian health system were offering nurses packages to quit their jobs.
Private employers will be under scutiny as there was some undermining local employment as overseas were employing overseas.
The bridging courses are mostly run by private enterprises........making a profit, if you think they are increasing courses because of a nursing shortage this would be false. Jobs are difficult to get. I do know of at least 10 Filipino nurses and a great deal of Indian nurses from bridging programs have had to return home, even after getting a tourist visa for a year, looking for work.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Mar 16, '13
Nov 4, '13
Beware false aged care courses they will not get you permanent residency in Australia.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Nov 4, '13