what's australia like?

  1. im a filipino national.im currently nursing in UK.. planning to move to aussie? whats the working conditionand cost of living? please help.
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  3. by   eirthjona
    Have a look at the sticky at the top of the page
  4. by   surgy
    thanks for the reply. did you mean to click the link website?.. i hope i got what you mean...
  5. by   surgy
    is there any pinoy nurses working in aussie? i need your opinion about working condition there. i would really appreciate your reply... salamat.
  6. by   steve0123
    Working in Aus. is has its good and bad points. Most nurses work under an award, and the provisions of the awards are mostly good. Pay rates vary between states and healthcare sectors - NSW (public sector) has the highest and Tasmania's are shockingly low. Cost of living varies considerably as well - living in Sydney is quite expensive on a nurses salary (unless you're a CNC/NUM etc), but the more rural or remote you go the cheaper it is to live. Shifts vary, but I've found that most places offer 8.5 hours, although 10 and 12 hour shifts are sneaking in at places. Main problems at the mo are underfunding of health services in general (all government funded), and understaffing of wards (partly due to the shortage of available nurses). As someone else suggested, that "sticky" thing at the top of the page has good info...
  7. by   jayna
    Quote from surgy
    im a filipino national.im currently nursing in UK.. planning to move to aussie? whats the working conditionand cost of living? please help.
    What is australia like!! I tell ya......... its full of deadly venomous snakes Oh not forgetting the crocs, and yes the sharks too

    Relax ...Australia is very beautiful and I love it.
  8. by   surgy
    melbourne,it it good working there?...what's the biggest hospital in melbourne? roughly, how much do a 8 yrs experince-nurse receives monthly?accomodation, is it expensive?



    Quote from steve0123
    Working in Aus. is has its good and bad points. Most nurses work under an award, and the provisions of the awards are mostly good. Pay rates vary between states and healthcare sectors - NSW (public sector) has the highest and Tasmania's are shockingly low. Cost of living varies considerably as well - living in Sydney is quite expensive on a nurses salary (unless you're a CNC/NUM etc), but the more rural or remote you go the cheaper it is to live. Shifts vary, but I've found that most places offer 8.5 hours, although 10 and 12 hour shifts are sneaking in at places. Main problems at the mo are underfunding of health services in general (all government funded), and understaffing of wards (partly due to the shortage of available nurses). As someone else suggested, that "sticky" thing at the top of the page has good info...
  9. by   talaxandra
    Quote from surgy
    melbourne,it it good working there?...what's the biggest hospital in melbourne? roughly, how much do a 8 yrs experince-nurse receives monthly?accomodation, is it expensive?
    There isn't one biggest hospital in Melbourne - the most acute public hospitals are probably the Alfred, the Austin, Box Hill, Monash, the Royal Childrens, Royal Melbourne, and the Women's. It really depends what you're most interested in - the Alfred, for example, has Victoria's adult burns unit and trauma centre, and does a lot of heart/lung transplantation; the Austin has a strong renal service and is reknown for spinal trauma; Monash do pancreas and renal transplants.... Some less acute hospitals have a higher bed census. also.
    Excluding penalties, a full-time grade 2 year seven (eight years post-grad experience) makes $935.50 gross/week in the public sector, up to $940 in the private sector.
    Accomodation costs vary from suburb to suburb, and also what kind of accomodation you want. Try http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin...&t=res&snf=rbs for an idea of what's around.

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