Bridging Program in Australia - page 11
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... Read More
Jun 26, '12Quote from zoe.ysobelhi!hi, i have been reading this thread for quite sometime now because i am really interested to take the bp in australia. i have few questions though, and i hope i could get answers here... few things about me, i already took the ielts last april 2012 and my obs is 7.5, i graduated last 2009 but only have 6 months nursing volunteer experience.
here are the questions:
1) is it okay to send my papers to ahpra first or should i wait for prc (to send my certificate of good standing)and idp (for my ielts result) then send my papers? i understand prc and idp have to mail the respective documents.
2.) for nbi, i already have it but there's no "for australian nursing studies" written on it. do i need to apply for a local nbi and another nbi for abroad purposes again?
please enlighten me on these. thanks so much.
here are my answers (which obviously are based from my experience). i just got my loe earlier this month, so here it goes:
1) what i did was that i sent all the papers, contacted british council, and went to prc all at the same day. i think the assessment of your papers would not commence until they have received all of your papers. so what happened in my case was that, the three papers arrived in different days — maybe even a week apart. and there had been no problems whatsoever. perhaps you could wait for a couple of days, and make an enquiry on which papers have they already received.
2) i didn`t submit an nbi clearance. here is a representative`s response to me about that same concern:
thank you for your recent enquiry. please be advised the application form agos-40 only requires you to attach documentation if you answer ‘yes’ to questions 14 or 15. if you do not have any criminal history in australia or any other country you do not need to attach a statutory declaration stating this information.
Jun 26, '12Quote from zoe.ysobelHi, I have been reading this thread for quite sometime now because I am really interested to take the BP in Australia. I have few questions though, and I hope I could get answers here... Few things about me, I already took the IELTS last April 2012 and my OBS is 7.5, I graduated last 2009 but only have 6 months nursing volunteer experience.
Here are the questions:
1) Is it okay to send my papers to AHPRA first or should I wait for PRC (to send my Certificate of Good Standing)and IDP (for my IELTS result) then send my papers? I understand PRC and IDP have to mail the respective documents.
2.) For NBI, I already have it but there's no "FOR AUSTRALIAN NURSING STUDIES" written on it. Do I need to apply for a local NBI and another NBI for abroad purposes again?
Please enlighten me on these. Thanks so much.
1. No, you don't have to wait for your certificate of good standing from the PRC and your IELTS from IDP.
2. it should be for travel abroad
Jul 13, '12Hello there, kindly pls. help me Im really confused. My aunt who were now in Australia and a citizen there, told me to study in a University in Australia and take up nursing for 2 years. This is not a bridging program. I will be spending like $24,000 a year for my tuition fee and she said that after finishing the course, I won't need to take IELTS again cause some Filipinos who she met were already working in a hospital (where she is now currently working) and they didn't took the IELTS exam. But I also did my research about this AHPRA wherein you will still need to follow all the requirements and that includes IELTS of 7. I also feel the pressure cause my cousin will be going to Australia as a student visa in 2 months time. I don't know if I should also do the same even if I knew that I will be spending $24k for my tuition fee. I need some help with regard to this. I wanted to know, is it possible to go to University in Australia and spent 2 years there studying nursing then after I will be able to work as RN there without taking the IELTS exam after finishing the course? Kindly post your reply. Thanks a lot.
Jul 14, '12If you study nursing (bridging course or bachelor of nursing) you must pass IELTS with score of 7 to register as a nurse with AHPRA. If you do not pass the English test you can not work as a nurse. Some international students I know from last year have taken the test several times & not passed. It costs money each time you take the test.
Jul 14, '12Quote from TracyadamsThank you for that reply. I am just confused cause my aunt always tells me to study there in AU for two years then afterwards I could practice my profession after finishing the course. But I also know that I won't be able to secure my career there without passing the ielts. It's just somehow I envy my cousin who will be going there in 2 months time from now together with her husband cause they could start their life in Australia.If you study nursing (bridging course or bachelor of nursing) you must pass IELTS with score of 7 to register as a nurse with AHPRA. If you do not pass the English test you can not work as a nurse. Some international students I know from last year have taken the test several times & not passed. It costs money each time you take the test.
Jul 22, '12hi, is there anyone here who passed their application in aphra-wa and received their loe already? mine was 5months ago, still no loe yet..
Jul 23, '12hello there. im new here. please help me cause im really confused and 'lost.' i just received my LOE yesterday.. what should i do next? find a school? can u guys suggest some schools. thanks all =)
Jul 23, '12Who are still waiting for CON's reply for january intake next year? I'm also on the waiting list and heard that there are 300 people waiting
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Jul 24, '12Hello! I am new poster but lurker for quite some time now. I'm currently reviewing for IELTS and I would just like to clarify if there is a BP school that offers monthly intake for nurses? Or any BP school that accepts intake for this year? If there's a website you can recommend, I would highly appreciate it. I can't find the exact page in the long forum so I really need your help. TIA.
Jul 30, '12hi,
My intake will be on 20 aug at ACFE.
I'm just wondering if any of you guys will be my classmate.
Jul 30, '12Hi,
I just got the offer with ACFE for August intake as well. Do you have any idea about their validity of the proved course?
Jul 30, '12Hi,
I submitted my application 2 weeks ago and I was verbally advised to be on the list of over 350 applicants. My possibility to undertake the course with CON will be in May next year. I got offer the course in August with ACFE but I am in doubt about their validity.
Jul 30, '12hi,
according to **** (course coordinator) they are still under the process of re accreditation. I just hope everything goes well since I already paid the full amount of tuuition.Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 30, '12 : Reason: name removed as per Terms of Service