Golden Summit in Cebu - page 3

hello everyone! I am from BAcolod and will be graduating soon as second courser come March of next year, God willing! I am now finding out possibilities of being a nurse in NZ or Australia. i... Read More

  1. by   yoo jin
    I just remembered. Please beware of consultancy firms or agencies that offer health care assistants jobs in New Zealand.

    Though I'm not sure which firm my colleagues sought help from, but they actually accepted the job as HCA's in New Zealand. They are all LICENSED here in the Philippines, but somehow their overall band score in IELTS haven't reached 7.5- which is a must for RN"S. They weren't offered the actual job when they arrived, having nowhere else to go, and was forced to be VEGETABLE PICKERS in Christchurch, south of NZ. They had to retake IELTS in that country, and reviewing for that exam in NZ is not very cheap. Considering they are broke, and underemployed, and with lots of relatives counting on them, it's a terrible place to be in.

    Suggestion: Ace your IELTS before lodging your application in NZ.
  2. by   chiLL_ouT
    oh? so ielts should now be 7.5? .. a couple of months ago, their requirement is only ALL 7.0 ..
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from yoo jin
    Just curious...

    What about shifters? They don't have a solid four years nursing education. My cousin for instance, he had two years of chemical engineering, then two and a half of nursing. Is there a bearing to that certain kind of credential?
    This is what is called a second courser, have never heard the term shifter used before.

    In the realm of nursing, this is a person who made a change to nursing after completing another degree. And what NZ is not keen on accepting.

    They still used their hours that they completed in engineering to meet the requirements and not all of their hours were in an actual School of Nursing, so that is why.

    The nursing board there will review the credentials, and they go over every single course and where it was completed. This is where your cousin is going to run into trouble in many cases.
  4. by   retsimnaeb
    Quote from chiLL_ouT
    oh? so ielts should now be 7.5? .. a couple of months ago, their requirement is only ALL 7.0 ..

    its still 7.0 in all areas. please refer to the ncnz website (www.nursingcouncil.org.nz) regarding the new ruling for the 7.0 scores.
    you dont have to pass all 7.0 in just one sitting .
  5. by   yoo jin
    To Chill out- sorry it was a typo, 7.0 I mean.

    To Suzanne- I think the better term for that would be transferee. Yes, a second courser is the one who actually finished one degree and then took up nursing.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from retsimnaeb
    its still 7.0 in all areas. please refer to the ncnz website (www.nursingcouncil.org.nz) regarding the new ruling for the 7.0 scores.
    you dont have to pass all 7.0 in just one sitting .
    I was under the impression that was only accepted if done in one sitting.
  7. by   chiLL_ouT
    thank yoo jin!

    i agree with you silverdragon..
  8. by   chiLL_ouT
    oh.. a friend of mine just informed me that you can merge the result of your exams taken from different dates.. until you get all 7.0 in all areas.. great huh?

    you have to take all the exams within 12months..
  9. by   lilac88
    Hi Everyone,

    Is it true that Golden Summit now charges P 500,000 from the nurses? It seems all are included though including allowances and plane fares.

    Any feedback?

    Thanks
  10. by   retsimnaeb
    Quote from Lilac88
    Hi Everyone,

    Is it true that Golden Summit now charges P 500,000 from the nurses? It seems all are included though including allowances and plane fares.

    Any feedback?

    Thanks
    just do the processing by yourself. total expenses would probably amount to 400k including plane fare and pocket money for 3 months in new zealand.

    you could save 100k . you can use it for your additional pocket money

    trust me , you do not need an agency to process your application for NZ. goodluck
  11. by   chiLL_ouT
    Quote from Lilac88
    Hi Everyone,

    Is it true that Golden Summit now charges P 500,000 from the nurses? It seems all are included though including allowances and plane fares.

    Any feedback?

    Thanks
    its P450,000.. if you mean personal allowance? no, its not included.. according to my previous agent, they will give you back the refund from plane ticket (since you need to get a back-and-forth ticket) once you get your working visa after 3 months.

    i think its cheaper to do it on your own, without the help of consultancy.. but if you find it hard to process your papers alone.. then its better to opt for golden summit.. their fee is P60,000 .. which is already included with the 450,000.
  12. by   retsimnaeb
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I was under the impression that was only accepted if done in one sitting.

    Latest news from the Nursing Council of New Zealand website:


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What's New:

    English language testing policy changed
    The Council has changed its policy on English language testing for overseas applicantsfor New Zealand registration with effect from 1 August 2008.

    The Council has determined that while a pass of a minimum of seven in each band is still required, this no longer needs to be achieved in a single sitting of the IELTS test but can be gained over a succession of tests. Applicants may now obtain a score lower than seven in one band and resit IELTS to gain a seven in the same band at another time. The total of seven in each band must be achieved within 12 months of first sitting the test.

    Also, all overseas applicants for New Zealand registration whose applications are received on or after 1 January 2009, including applicants from English speaking countries, will be required to successfully complete an English language assessment to be registered in New Zealand, except for Australian applicants applying under TTMR legislation.
  13. by   mel_mars
    hi guys... i guess we can do it ourselves.. lets just keep our fingers crossed and have patience...

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