Help!Any Pinoy nurses in Australia?

  1. Hello!
    I just would like to ask our kababayans now working in Australia about the procedures on working there as a nurse. I have read some sites about these but i would like to hear from your personal experiences ( what are the first steps, requirements, how much money involved, etc...).

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Please go to the Australian Forum here and review the links that are posted there for contact information. It is not any different for those from the Philippines vs those from other countries to get a license there. That will be your first step before anything else can be done.
  4. by   cay05
    Quote from powerbloc
    Hello!
    I just would like to ask our kababayans now working in Australia about the procedures on working there as a nurse. I have read some sites about these but i would like to hear from your personal experiences ( what are the first steps, requirements, how much money involved, etc...).

    Thanks in advance!
    Hi! i'm a filipino nurse and also hoping to work in australia in june, i'm just waiting for my visa and registration to come through. The first step is you need to register to the board of nursing in the state where you intended to work, you can download the application form from their website. If you are planning to apply as an immigrant your skills needs to assess by the assessing body which is the ANMC. As far as i know, if your current nursing registration is from the philippines you need to undergo a bridging course before you get qualified as a registered nurse in australia and that would cost you about 6000 australian dollars. For more info you can visit the philippine australian forum. I cant remember the exact website but if you type the philippine australian forum in your search tab it would come up and you can even register there and ask questions. I hope this help.
  5. by   powerbloc
    Thanks a lot, Cay05! Ill just try to do a search on that topic. Goodluck to you!!! & Congratulations!
  6. by   golfermyluv
    Quote from cay05
    Hi! i'm a filipino nurse and also hoping to work in australia in june, i'm just waiting for my visa and registration to come through. The first step is you need to register to the board of nursing in the state where you intended to work, you can download the application form from their website. If you are planning to apply as an immigrant your skills needs to assess by the assessing body which is the ANMC. As far as i know, if your current nursing registration is from the philippines you need to undergo a bridging course before you get qualified as a registered nurse in australia and that would cost you about 6000 australian dollars. For more info you can visit the philippine australian forum. I cant remember the exact website but if you type the philippine australian forum in your search tab it would come up and you can even register there and ask questions. I hope this help.
    Hi there! I saw your post and would like to ask how long will the processing of papers takes?
  7. by   cay05
    Hi! I applied for working visa long stay category, processing would take 4-6 months that includes getting a sponsor, obtaining nursing registration and visa processing.
  8. by   chemae
    Hi. I would just like to know if it really is a requirement for filipino registered nurses to undergo a bridging course? You see, my boyfriend is a nurse in the Philippines. He's been working as a registered nurse there for over 2 years now. I just recently moved to Vicotria, Australia. He is thinking of moving here too. Recently, he applied for registration at the Nursing Board of Victoria(NBV). And we also found an agency who can help sponsor him going here..so we're just waiting for the NBV registration. Ive been going over the website of NBV, and I dont see anything about a bridging course. I also asked my friend in Canberra(who knows a filipino nurse who migrated from the Phils last december) if he had to undergo a bridging course, he said no. all his friend did was take the ielts exam, apply for registration at the nursing board of NSW, and found an agency that sponsored him. I'm really worried about the bridging course..its really expensive. Hai..it might be much longer than I thought before I see my boyfriend again. I would really appreciate your help and your reply. God bless.
  9. by   spicynoodles
    Quote from powerbloc
    Hello!
    I just would like to ask our kababayans now working in Australia about the procedures on working there as a nurse. I have read some sites about these but i would like to hear from your personal experiences ( what are the first steps, requirements, how much money involved, etc...).

    Thanks in advance!

    I want to ask as well. I have just had my registration as a nurse last june 2007 here in the philippines. Is it alright to pass the requirements for an assessment in Victoria? Or should i take a 6 months work experience frist, before filing... And what type of visa should i choose?
  10. by   buzz_lightyear
    Quote from rn_jan012682
    i want to ask as well. i have just had my registration as a nurse last june 2007 here in the philippines. is it alright to pass the requirements for an assessment in victoria? or should i take a 6 months work experience frist, before filing... and what type of visa should i choose?
    rn_jan012682

    hi, glad to meet someone on this forum from the same batch (june 2007) . i'm also interested in australia and have been tracking conversations here re the processes of getting registered and acquiring a work permit there.

    hope you don't mind me asking,

    how's your application for registration in australia?
    have you sent your application with zero (0) working experience?
    have you received your referral letter from them for the bridging program?

    could you please share some info regarding these matter. thanks

    buzz
  11. by   spicynoodles
    Quote from buzz_lightyear
    rn_jan012682

    hi, glad to meet someone on this forum from the same batch (june 2007) . i'm also interested in australia and have been tracking conversations here re the processes of getting registered and acquiring a work permit there.

    hope you don't mind me asking,

    how's your application for registration in australia?
    have you sent your application with zero (0) working experience?
    have you received your referral letter from them for the bridging program?

    could you please share some info regarding these matter. thanks

    buzz
    redpinkheheartbeattwocents:redpinkhe
    hi

    i have not applied yet. coz i am having my ielts review but i do have the application form with me. maybe by march i will send my application and i will post it here...heartbeatheartbeatredpinkhe
  12. by   spicynoodles
    Hi guys i already have my ielts and preparing my documents to be attached in my application form. But i am worried because my IELTS is like this: 7.5 Listening, 6.5 Reading, 6.5 Writing and 7 Speaking with total of 7. Do you think it would be alright if i have 6.5 in my Writing? thanks
  13. by   nieruth
    Just want to ask, I read the Nursing Board of Tasmania regarding their requirements for Registration as a Nurse. It says there Overseas nurse applicants who are applying for migration should FIRST CONTACT the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council for an application form for assessment of their Nursing Qualification prior to Making application with this Board.

    So that means, we first have to apply at the ANMC before applying to any state board in Australia.

    In ANMC, I read that we have to have atleast 1 year work experience. So does this mean that a fresh graduate like me is not qualified to pass an application to the ANMC ?
  14. by   nieruth
    by the way, they require your WRITING to be 7. what you can do with that is to re apply again for another IELTS, and that means you have to take everything again.

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