RN interested in working in Australia - page 3

Hello guys I am a new member of this forum. I have been following lots of news from you guys. It is actually pretty good forum of all. I am a nurse from Thailand and I have got my RN licenses in... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from alina_zhuang
    Thank you so much for the information! this is such a great news!!! but since i was trained in China, do they need me to take a language test such as IELTS or OET? or they can waive the requirement? I took IELTS for abtaining my visascreen certificate from CGFNS, I am afraid my score is not good enough.( overall 7.0, speaking 7.0) thank you!!
    alina
    You will need to sit English exam but really need to check with the state you are applying to. May be accepted, found this which may help http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...ge_english.pdf
  2. by   Djuna
    Quote from alina_zhuang
    Thank you so much for the information! this is such a great news!!! but since i was trained in China, do they need me to take a language test such as IELTS or OET? or they can waive the requirement? I took IELTS for abtaining my visascreen certificate from CGFNS, I am afraid my score is not good enough.( overall 7.0, speaking 7.0) thank you!!
    alina
    I am concerned you would want the english language test waivered. It is in your best interest to have the best possible speaking english you can, especially working in a hospital where you will need to communicate with all kinds of people.
  3. by   gwenith
    Quote from Djuna
    I am concerned you would want the english language test waivered. It is in your best interest to have the best possible speaking english you can, especially working in a hospital where you will need to communicate with all kinds of people.
    Absolutely - although there are many Chinese enclaves here and even some hospitals that are almost entirely catering to Chinese people - there is no second language. Among ANY group of people of Chinese origin here you will find at least one who only speaks Mandarin, one who only speaks Cantonese, one who only speaks an obscure dialect and one who only speaks English because they were born here!!

    You will NEED English - every day. We are a monolingual culture still, and although that is changing there are too many different secondary languages for any one of them to be reliable.
  4. by   alina_zhuang
    Thank you so much, everyone!!! you all are very helpful. I will go ahead to register in NSW and hope everything will be going smooth.
    alina

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