Bridging Program in Australia - page 20

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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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    Quote from THAI-MIDWIFE IN AUS
    Hi Bigbrowneyes,
    I think you should prepare yourself abit if you want to get in the nearest slot. I personally spoke to the application officer of AAON. She informed me about the interview time on Monday. I ask her if I can go for the October intake. She said it is depended on the outcome of the interview because there is high volume of the applicants. They will select the suitable ones for the course because they want to keep their 100% successful record. Well, I will have an interview on Monday. I can share it with you if you want. Be prepare.
    hello thai-midwife in aus! how was the interview? what were the type of questions they threw? is it really based on experience? my interview is set tomorrow afternoon. i hope we can get a slot at AAON.
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    Quote from bigbrowneyes

    hello thai-midwife in aus! how was the interview? what were the type of questions they threw? is it really based on experience? my interview is set tomorrow afternoon. i hope we can get a slot at AAON.
    Hi bigbrowneyes, my questions were;
    What do I do when I experience difficulty with patient, relative or colleague?
    What is my strength?
    What is my weakness?
    What do I do when I work under pressure?
    Talk about my previous RN experience.
    How is my finacial status to undertake the course?
    Talk about current work experience?
    They really test your ability in answering questions.
    I think it was ok, I am waiting for the result. May be tomorrow I will give them a call.
    Good luck with your interview tomorrow and I hope that we can get into the same course. ^___^
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    Good day everyone! I have back read everything in this thread and I have just something to ask for clarification.

    I am aware that I need to score 7 in IELTS, apply APHRA and find a school for the bridging program for nurses,

    What type of visa do I need to apply that is applicable for my purpose there (456, 575, student visa or some other)?

    After I finish the bridging program and get a certification and proceed to working, do i need to kind of "upgrade" my visa?

    TIA!

    PS:
    By the way, I have an aunt there who could help with my stay. Maybe it can help with the visa or something.
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    What's the difference with the ARNTP and bridging program? Are they the same thing?
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    You do not just update your visa, you apply for another, either by sponsorship by an employer that cannot find a local for a full time position for up to 4 years, though during this time you can be changed to a more permanent visa, or you apply for a permanent resident visa, this will need at least 3 years of experience in your own country to qualify.

    The difference between each of the programs for overseas nurses that you ask, is that the ARNTP is a longer course than the usual bridging program, costs more, but you do not need for a first assessment by AHPRA. The short bridging course needs assessment by AHPRA then bridging then registration as a nurse.
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    You do not just update your visa, you apply for another, either by sponsorship by an employer that cannot find a local for a full time position for up to 4 years, though during this time you can be changed to a more permanent visa, or you apply for a permanent resident visa, this will need at least 3 years of experience in your own country to qualify.

    The difference between each of the programs for overseas nurses that you ask, is that the ARNTP is a longer course than the usual bridging program, costs more, but you do not need for a first assessment by AHPRA. The short bridging course needs assessment by AHPRA then bridging then registration as a nurse.
    Thanks for the reply.

    When I get my LOE from AHPRA and find a school for the bridging program, what type of visa would be most applicable to get?
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    Good day NURSES!

    I am a registered nurse in the Philippines, and I am planning to become a registered nurse in Australia soon. But I have this huge confusion on whether to take a bridging program for 3 months or enroll in a university with pre-registration entry and study for 1 year. This will both lead me to become eligible to register as a nurse in Australia. Some of my friends are suggesting to take the bridging program for 3 months but I am a little scared thinking that I won't be able to see an employer that would sponsor my working visa after the 3 months bridging program. On the other hand studying for a year would be a long time for me to seek for an employer to sponsor my working visa. Please help me guys. I need some enlightenment through your suggestions. Which one should I take, which one is better? Thank you very much, and I am hoping to hear soon from you guys.
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    Quote from bigbrowneyes

    ohh sorry, not yet.. i've been waiting for the call this week but my agent said they didn't push through with calling other applicants as well. they might resume next week. my friend who's now starting her bp at IHNA told me it's more on personal experience in the hospital, and the like. i think this interview will just make the application formal. if an applicant really has an experience working, it won't be such a big deal at all, i think. so guys, let's just relax and not be anxious. we can beat this interview.
    Hi bigbrowneyes,
    How was your interview? Have you received the outcome yet?
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    Hi, I'm about to start the online course for IHNA. Is there anyone here who was already done with this? I need some guidance regarding the enrollment process and online course just to make sure that everything will go smoothly. If there is someone who can help me out, please let me know asap. It will be highly appreciated. Thanks fellow nurses!
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    marklouiemarco:

    Which intake are you for?
    I am for the March 2013 intake and just enrolled today. I am awaiting my confirmation of admission.
    If you haven't enrolled yet, IHNA will email you their offer letter along with other documents. They will email you separately an invoice which you will need to pay the enrollment fee online. It's fairly easy, you just follow their instructions included in their communication. I registered for the online course myself but couldn't get access yet. I emailed IHNA and this is what they said:


    Your enrolment fee payment of 1500 AUD is towards e-learning and seat confirmation at IHNA. Once your payment is reflected in our account, you will receive an invoice receipt from our accounts department. This receipt has to be send to us. We shall forward it to the e-learning department and they will be providing you with the e-learning access. This amount of 1500 AUD is inclusive in the total course fee of 12,500 AUD.

    The online learning has to be completed before the commencement date of the program. It is to facilitate you with the Australian Health practises prior to the course.

    Hope this helps.


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