interested in australia nursing - page 2

I'm a registered nurse here in the Philippines. I'm interested in working in Australia. What are the steps that I need to do in applying like example in Melbourne? Please let me know the important... Read More

  1. by   oneproudigorot
    If i am determined as qualified by the ANMC to work/train in Australia, do I need to have an sponsor - someone who will help me find a job and a house?

    Are there agencies in the Philippines that could help me find a job in Australia?

    I took my IELTS last July 2007. I've no score below 7.0. I am on my 2nd month of work in a 300-bed capacity hospital. I am currently in the Med-Surg area.


    If anybody here knows a credible agency please do inform me. Thank you.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Thread moved to the International Forum since it is specific to licensure and immigration issues.
  3. by   leaelina
    Hey there,

    I'm an Australian citizen here in the U.S. I'm about to start nursing school here and was wondering if in the future I wanted to move back to Australia what process would it be to be a nurse in Australia?
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from leaelina
    Hey there,

    I'm an Australian citizen here in the U.S. I'm about to start nursing school here and was wondering if in the future I wanted to move back to Australia what process would it be to be a nurse in Australia?
    You would apply to the state you want to live and work and they will assess our training
  5. by   ozinurse
    For information regarding working in Australia visit the ANMC website.
  6. by   ozinurse
    I have found another site that may answer some of your questions.

    http://www.health.vic.gov.au/nursing/career/overseas

    It is from the Victorian (South Eastern state of Australia) Government Health website. It has information on the process for interational graduates wanting to work in Australia, including the process.

    Despite having a national standard in Australia, nursing registration is still controlled by the states, however there is a plan to move to national registration. This also means that the nursing awards (pay rates and allowances) are slightly different depending an what state you live in. (Hopefully the state nursing award may be able to be located on this site as well. If I can find an example I will post it in this forum as well.)

    I can't say much for the cost of living, as I am not travelled well enough to give a relative comparison.

    The good thing about Australia though, is that it is relatively small, not hugely populated and relatively safe, however spread out a bit, which can make it expensive for the average backpacker, who wants to get around and see the sites. Rental cost should be fairly easy though, especially if you can buddy up with friend to share the costs. Sydney and Melbourne, as capital cities, are going to be more expensive, however also offer a lot more variety in hospitals and tend to be more multicultural. Quennsland has heaps of jobs going and some good incentives.

    Anyway, hope this helps.:typing
  7. by   ozinjune
    Hi
    I would still like to know if the "bridging course" also applies to South African Registered nurses who are wanting to be registered in Australia. I have applied to the Victoria Nurses Board and I am still waiting for a reply. Do any of you guys know whether Victoria will ask me to do a Bridging course?????

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