Bridging Program in Australia - page 4

by michikoy

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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    aphra application fee is 460
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    hi im new here, i have been browsing through this site about the Bridging program fee, i saw a link but its just redirecting to the homepage, so do you guys have any idea
    1. how much a brigding program would cost?
    2. how many months?
    3. what are the chances that one can be a registered nurse in AU after taking the bridging course? do we need to pass a certain exam to become a registered nurse in AU?

    thanks and I hope you guys can enlighten me.
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    Hi Onio1,

    I recommend you read this thread and surely you will be half closer to your aussie dreams. Goodluck!

    http://allnurses.com/international-n...no-501897.html
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    can anyone post schools that are accepting those who have 0 experience pls..or maybe at least 6 months of volunteer experience. thanx
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    Hi ... iam new here.iam a graduate from India..done my ielts ..passed with a 8 band. now thinkin wat to do??
    i tried migration to Australia..but i don't seem to qualify for tat ..i have 2 yrs of experience.can sum1 guide me in my application to Australian work permit or migration before my ielts expires.
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    Quote from sse.cmc05
    Hi ... iam new here.iam a graduate from India..done my ielts ..passed with a 8 band. now thinkin wat to do??
    i tried migration to Australia..but i don't seem to qualify for tat ..i have 2 yrs of experience.can sum1 guide me in my application to Australian work permit or migration before my ielts expires.
    Your written english is not of an appropriate level of english to be an RN in Australia by your post, was that the problem?

    You will have to approach AHPRA the national registration board and apply for assessment, they will need a current test in IELTS of 7 all round in one sitting. They will give you a letter to apply for a bridging course. You will then need to find a full-time job and the employer willing to sponsor you, after 2 years you can apply for permanent residency.
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    Thank you for this thread. I am a 20 year old fresh graduate under Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Philippines. Aside from my Related Learning Exposure in hospitals and communities, I have no other hospital exposure as a nurse. I heard volunteering as a nurse in the Philippines will not count so I decided to just wait for our family visa under subclass 457. Anyway, this thread at least gave me a clue on what to do in Australia to work as RN there.

    So when I get there, would you consider it wise for me to go to AHRPA then and there to get asssessed? Is that really the basic step?

    The plan is I work first to earn so I can apply in a bridging course. Do you think that will work?

    Sorry. Sorry. Realllllyyyy a new thing for me.

    P.S. Staying in Perth

    Thank you and God bless everyone!
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    Quote from aiashtia
    So when I get there, would you consider it wise for me to go to AHRPA then and there to get asssessed? Is that really the basic step?

    The plan is I work first to earn so I can apply in a bridging course. Do you think that will work?
    When are you planning to move to Perth? Ideally you should sort out your registration first before you arrive in Australia only because it is much easier to get your forms while you are in the Philippines than having someone else do it for you. Also you need to pass the IELTS with a score of 7 in each component.

    Hope it helps.
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    Hi bobby123! Thanks a lot for responding to my question. I really appreciate it It just feels somewhat comforting seeing someone who knows these stuffs share it to me.

    Anyways, no dates yet. Still waiting for the embassy to respond to our visa under subclass 457.

    Yes, I know about the IELTS score. Thanks still for that. I have read some threads here and i'm having a headache already. Too many information. Whoo. And some are really just hard to digest especially for someone like me fresh from the water.

    I have read AHRPA is in Melbourne. That's really far from perth, right? And dad can't drop all those papers there since he has work.

    If it wouldn't be much of an annoyance, I hope you could share to me where can i exactly find in AHRPA their requirements for overseas nurses (i have zero experience). Thank you. I'll do the researching and reading tomorrow again. I just find these things hard to understand.
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    Now, I feel sorry for deciding to quit on my volunteer nursing in my town. I had the wrong idea that I would go back to first year nursing when i go there.

    I was thinking that my Nursing education in the Philippines will not be recognized since Australian standards are different from our country's. Gaaah. If not because of this forum which helped me stumbled through a lot of threads (REALLY LOTS), I would not have known about bridging programs, diploma, certificate, entry to RN Div1, etc.

    Really learned a lot here.
    Last edit by aiashtia on Oct 28, '11
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