Bridging Program in Australia - page 10

Hi. I am new here. I don't know exactly where to go. I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines and I am interested in studying in Australia for a bridging course that will help me become a registered nurse there. I need... Read More

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    Hi im just a newbie here.. Regarding the bridging programme, I sent an email to inha and they said that the total amount of tuition fee to be paid is $11,500 aud. And, first i need to pay 1000 for ahpra eligibility letter and 500 for my slot. They still have slot for july 2012. My question is, after successfully completing the course, do i need to take the ielts again? Since my ielts score is just suitable for the bridging programme and that is to have obs (overall band score)of 6.5. However when u apply for registration in ahpra it says there that you need to have 7 in all subcategories as well as 7 obs. Im so confused! Also, why here in inha, u are already eligible to apply to their bp even if u got score of 6.5, but still of course u still need an approval letter from ahpra before starting the program. As i have read the thread here, all qualifications for bridging program must meet 7.0 subcategories and obs. Please help me and do give me advice on this matter. Btw, i am a registered nurse in the Philippines.
    Last edit by Haylin soul 14 on Feb 11, '12

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    You need a IELTS of 7 first sitting all round for everything.

    The school should not accept you unless you have this requirement, you will not get assessment by AHPRA to get into the bridging school in the first place, they require IELTS 7..

    .. and if you are lucky enough to find a job, you will not qualify for the work visa if you do not have a current IELTS of 7.

    A 6.5 in IELTS is not suitable for bridging program at all. Are INHA accepting this english score of 6.5 from people with eligibility letters, because students will not not qualify for registration after May 2012.

    Where the confusion beings is before 19 sept 2011 there was a loophole and if an applicant could prove they were taught in english in secondary and university they were given positive assessment letters from some areas of AHPRA, this was stopped. Unless you are going to complete your nursing education before May this year, you can still use this letter, but after May you will need the 7 in IELTS from countries where english is not first language.
    http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov...Standards.aspx follow the pdf file here on english standards.

    Do not pay any money to the school for AHPRA assessment, it is nothing to do with them!!!!! that is for you to sort out first before finding and paying a bridging course school!!
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Feb 12, '12
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    hi guys!!! how long does it take for australia to release a license after your bridging program? thanks
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    They do not call it a license, it is your registration certificate. A license allows you to drive a car.A week to a month.
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    Hello Haylin Soul good day. This is my advice and my experience. First of all you must have an IELTS score of 7 in all areas. That is the basic requirement. Second, you must have at least 2 years of nursing experience. In my experience, I submitted my application to AHPRA last september 2011 without paying anything. And after a month I received my approval letter. Then I applied at IHNA last November and I was shortlisted for the interview for which I passed. Even though the school requires an IELTS score of 6.5, it would be safe for you to have a score of 7 in all areas. I received the letter of offer last dec. 29 and the letter of confirmation last january 10. The 500 aud is for the e-learning course which is a pre-requisite for the bridging course. The 1000 aud is for the enrollment fee and the reservation. The balance will be paid on or before you arrive in Australia. Once you comply these things then they will sent you an e-mail with visa application forms and the vaccination form attached. They will require a 456 visa for that matter. Presently, Im already on my visa processing. I hope I was able to help you. Good luck and God bless.
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    hi ceridwyn.. how long do they release your registration certificate after your bridging program? thanks
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    Thanks to all who replied to my post. Actually, I dont know if I still want to continue the bridging program cause I havent passed the IELTS exam yet. I did Ielts for four times already and on the third try i wasn't able to meet the score. Right now Im still waiting my results for my ielts and hopefully I will pass this time. However, after u passed all the exams, its not yet finish you still need to pay again for the bridging program and so on. There are a lot of things to be paid before you can apply as a nurse to other country. Likewise, we all know that is the only way that we could have a better lives cause if you will stay as a nurse in the Philippines you can't earned that much.
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    Hi! Just curious, has anyone ever heard of anyone having to be re-assessed by AHPRA, i.e. go through the whole process of application for AHPRA eligibility? I've been reading through several threads, and all have given me the impression the only negative feedback regarding the application/assessment was that it can take a very long time. TIA for replies.
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    Hello guys! This is my first time to write in this forum. I just got a call from IHNA confirming my seat for August intake in Melbourne. May I know anyone who is also having that intake date? I have a dilemma. The College of Nursing is also accepting applicants and there are slots available for July, however they want the full amount of the course fee which is $10,000 together with your application form and the documents they require. That is even knowing if you will get a position in the course or not. Although they don't ask too much from you, my concern is the payment before they accept you. Do you think it's okay guys? By the way, is there anyone who took the bridging course at The College of Nursing in NSW? I really need some advise. Thanks! God bless!
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    Quote from shyllohompang
    Hello guys! This is my first time to write in this forum. I just got a call from IHNA confirming my seat for August intake in Melbourne. May I know anyone who is also having that intake date? I have a dilemma. The College of Nursing is also accepting applicants and there are slots available for July, however they want the full amount of the course fee which is $10,000 together with your application form and the documents they require. That is even knowing if you will get a position in the course or not. Although they don't ask too much from you, my concern is the payment before they accept you. Do you think it's okay guys? By the way, is there anyone who took the bridging course at The College of Nursing in NSW? I really need some advise. Thanks! God bless!
    Hi!

    I am for september slot in melbourne. how i wish you will be too. i do not know anyone going to melbourne during my commencement date. I have heard good reviews about IHNA and I did not bother aaplying for other schools.


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