Bridging Program in Australia - page 91

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

  1. Visit  molly_molly profile page
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    Quote from marchonebus
    I want to know other people's opinion, because I want to study the BP in Australia to become a nurse there, but I'm also thinking, with the money that I will be spending, I could also study masteral of nursing in the USA, and I'm thinking this because I'm licensed as an RN in New York and Illinois and I have 2 years 9 months work experience in mental health. Any opinions?
    With all respects, I guess it's hard to make decisions based on opinions of others. I suggest search about the countries you're considering as options, then weigh things, think about pros and cons and you can start from there. There is a risk in all options, you need to get through a lot to get things done.. I guess it's a matter of self will and want..

    Everybody in this thread can testify that it's not that easy to get a slot in BP school in AUS, let alone the AHPRA registration process. A good research (knowing facts) would really help you with things you can come across and help with your decision making process.

    All the best!
  2. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from annie_v2g

    Maybe after the processing of my working visa. we still need to submit some documents. Follow up with your case officer. They do reply to email inquiries.
    my case officer doesnt reply at all to all my queries. i received a reply from 2 diff officer. i'll bombard them again with emails and call on monday. i hope i would get my visa na.
  3. Visit  sbeattrix profile page
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    Quote from annie_v2g
    It's been a while since I last posted here. I think I missed a lot of conversation and inquiries. I've been very busy looking out for a job after my bridging program . This is just an update of what happened to me after the BP.. here we go.

    March 15 - My last day in ETEA.
    March 17 - I submitted my proof of identification personally at AHPRA VIC.
    April 2 - I received my registration as DIV1 RN
    April 5 - flight to Philippines, because of my 456 visa.. I need to exit every after 3 months.
    April 18 - Received a notice from AHPRA that they need to recall my registration due to administrative error.
    April 25 - return to Australia to attend invitation for 2 job interviews
    April 29 - My registration was returned to me.
    April 30 - Panel interview (over the phone) from NSW Health.
    May 1 - face to face interview in a hospital here in Victoria.
    May 3 - got a job offer for a Theater position from my May 1 interview (and they're very much willing to sponsor)

    In our class, only 2 of us out 18 got their registration. My class mate who got her registration as well is working in the aged care now. (but she was a PCA in that aged care before and she has no VISA issues because she's married to an Australian for a long time.) so she did not have a hard time looking for employment. Another thing, agencies are no longer offering sponsorships. (they do offer 457, but for those who have 3 yrs experience in Au, NZ, USA, Ireland and UK) So its better to apply directly to hospitals. Aside from that, job experience is a very important factor. In order for you to become an eligible candidate for employment, a minimum of 3 years experience in a specialty field is attractive. (especially in theater, mental health, emergency, ICU).

    Remember guys, pray hard. Nothing is impossible even if employment is getting tighter now in Australia. Keep the faith . I wish you all the success in your future endeavors. For questions, view my profile cause there's a link to my fb page, just leave a message there and I'll try my best to answer your inquiries. God bless us all! GOD IS GOOD!
    Thanks for sharing. God is so Good!!! May I also ask if the other 16 classmates of yours have less than 3 years of experience? What is your general opinion on the delay of their registration? How did you get interviews for the hospital employment? I heard that in applying for employment, its all done online, one can't do walk in or stuff like that.

    Thanks ms annie!
  4. Visit  marchonebus profile page
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    No, I'm not in the US right now. I'm an OFW in Oman. The reason why I'm thinking of working in Australia is because of the weather.

    Really, it's difficult to get accepted in a bridging program? In my mind, I'm thinking since the schools are a business, they will want to accept more students. So it appears it's not that easy, really?

    And the AHPRA registration process, I'm worried that if I choose, let's say, Canada, and then I don't succeed there and then I apply for AHPRA, I think I need to act quickly because the IELTS expires in 2 years. So maybe, if ever I do apply for AHPRA registration, I need to do it within a maximum of one year after passing the IELTS, so that I still have 1 year before the IELTS expires.
  5. Visit  belot02 profile page
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    Thanks! I send u an email! Pls check thanks!!
  6. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    Quote from noveau
    Wow u are a USrn already, are u in the US now? If u dnt mind me askin, why would u want to transfer in AUS if u are already there?
    Perhaps Australia is offering the possiblity of a job and therefore good pay to support ones family, permanent residency for oneself and all family and all the government payment benefits afforded to PR and Australians and 1st rate life and the US of A is not.

    If one feels that Australia is second rate to to the USA and feels that being in Australia and looking after Australians is second rate or choice, perhaps one should stick to applying and perservering to be an RN and get US registration. IMHO most Filipino nurses that Australia is their second rate choice and become quite happy with their second rate choice, after benefiting the Australian life, then there are those that are always striving to go the US because they have family there, usually bring all their family to Australia, instead...win win situation.

    BTW Nurses cannot 'transfer' different country different nursing curriculum different idea on health.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on May 3, '13
  7. Visit  jb_101 profile page
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    Quote from marchonebus
    No, I'm not in the US right now. I'm an OFW in Oman. The reason why I'm thinking of working in Australia is because of the weather.

    Really, it's difficult to get accepted in a bridging program? In my mind, I'm thinking since the schools are a business, they will want to accept more students. So it appears it's not that easy, really?

    And the AHPRA registration process, I'm worried that if I choose, let's say, Canada, and then I don't succeed there and then I apply for AHPRA, I think I need to act quickly because the IELTS expires in 2 years. So maybe, if ever I do apply for AHPRA registration, I need to do it within a maximum of one year after passing the IELTS, so that I still have 1 year before the IELTS expires.

    I think you really have to discern on your plan for your future. As far as I know, Nursing is not already included as part of the updated list of the Federal Skilled Workers for Canada this 2013, but you can try other options to go there. You really have to think carefully, weigh everything, and pray for enlightenment so that what you are going to choose is really what you want for your life.

    In terms of looking for a school for the bridging program, yes it is not that easy to secure a slot. Although you might think the business side, but AHPRA & ANMC are very strict in maintaining the standards and they are controlling the number of intakes allowed per school/institution and the number of students allowed per intake. Some schools are just allowed to conduct bridging courses 2-3 times per year, and some are allowed only with 6-8 students. So imagine that, there are a lot of foreign nurses trying to secure a slot, but it is really limited.
  8. Visit  belot02 profile page
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    Quote from molly_molly
    Ok will pm you my email.
    Yup it's subclass 600 because only those who got in CRICOS schools can apply for student's visa.
    As of March 23, they are no longer issuing 456.. it's now under SC 600.
    My mum paid in full already but you can pay 650$ to assure your slot.
    THanks! I send u an email pls check..tnx!
  9. Visit  noveau profile page
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    Quote from ceridwyn

    Perhaps Australia is offering the possiblity of a job and therefore good pay to support ones family, permanent residency for oneself and all family and all the government payment benefits afforded to PR and Australians and 1st rate life and the US of A is not.

    If one feels that Australia is second rate to to the USA and feels that being in Australia and looking after Australians is second rate or choice, perhaps one should stick to applying and perservering to be an RN and get US registration. IMHO most Filipino nurses that Australia is their second rate choice and become quite happy with their second rate choice, after benefiting the Australian life, then there are those that are always striving to go the US because they have family there, usually bring all their family to Australia, instead...win win situation.

    BTW Nurses cannot 'transfer' different country different nursing curriculum different idea on health.
    I was just asking, chill... since most of the people here are saying that it's tough finding a job now in australia.
  10. Visit  belle_v2g profile page
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    Quote from sbeattrix

    Thanks for sharing. God is so Good!!! May I also ask if the other 16 classmates of yours have less than 3 years of experience? What is your general opinion on the delay of their registration? How did you get interviews for the hospital employment? I heard that in applying for employment, its all done online, one can't do walk in or stuff like that.

    Thanks ms annie!
    My classmates have hospital experience ranging from 2-7 years. Some of them even have hospital exp in western countries and special areas like ICU. I'm not sure what's causing the delay in their registrations. I applied directly to hospital websites, no walk ins.
  11. Visit  molly_molly profile page
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    Quote from marchonebus
    No, I'm not in the US right now. I'm an OFW in Oman. The reason why I'm thinking of working in Australia is because of the weather.Really, it's difficult to get accepted in a bridging program? In my mind, I'm thinking since the schools are a business, they will want to accept more students. So it appears it's not that easy, really?And the AHPRA registration process, I'm worried that if I choose, let's say, Canada, and then I don't succeed there and then I apply for AHPRA, I think I need to act quickly because the IELTS expires in 2 years. So maybe, if ever I do apply for AHPRA registration, I need to do it within a maximum of one year after passing the IELTS, so that I still have 1 year before the IELTS expires.
    Hi!Australia being not a 3rd world has certain standards that are being implemented. In contrary to the system of most developing countries, it is always standards over money. So in order for you to get in, you must really meet their requirements and money is just another factor.I'm not quite knowledgeable about Canada's process of registration but I can share share some about Australia. If you act quickly, let's say your IELTS is recently acquired, you have enough time to apply for AHPRA and get a slot in BP schools. Well AHPRA application takes 1-3 months on the average depending on the completeness of your requirements upon submission. Scouting for schools on the average takes another 3 months more or less.

    Here's my timeline for your reference.

    Sept 2012 - got the required IELTS mark
    Oct 2012 - got necessary documents for my AHPRA application
    Nov 2012 (1st week) - lodged my AHPRA application (South Australia)
    Dec 2012 (1st week) - received an email from my officer regarding my lacking documents
    Dec 2012 (3rd week) - sent all missing docs to AHPRA
    Jan 2013 (1st week) - AHPRA confirmed receipt of the docs.
    Feb 2013 (2nd week) - got my AHPRA LOE and started to scout for BP schools and applied for 4 schools. IHNA, AAON, Castlemaine, Alpine Health
    April 2013 (1st week) - I received offer from IHNA, scheduled for interview for AAON and Alpine health.
    April 2013 (2nd week) - while making decisions of what school to accept, Castlemaine sent me an offer letter for June intake. I took the opportunity right away.
    April 2013 (3rd week) - confirmed my slot and paid my tuition fee and prepared the necessary documents for visa lodging
    April 26, 2013 - lodged my visa and still waiting for it till present

    Hope it helps!
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  12. Visit  k8lyn profile page
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    Quote from xanxan
    Where and what is ARNTP?requirements?

    I am looking for a school for an October or November intake. So far, Lonsdale/Alpine has responded to me on an intake for August and November.June is my interview month. No final sched yet. I am still open to other schools.
    Hi there!
    ARNTP means Australian Registered Nurse Training Program offered by UNISA (University of South Australia)
    This is the site for your reference: University of South Australia > Program > Australian Registered Nurse Training ProgramAlso, ACN offers an intake for October. Hope this helps!
  13. Visit  sephine profile page
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    To ms annie vitug:Hi! Congratulations on your job offer sure gave us hope. May i know how many years you've had as theater nurse? I had 3 years and 1 month work experience .. 2 years and 10 months of which was in a critical care unit.. Hope i could be as blessed as you too though i hadn't reached 3 years in a critical care set up..Godspeed ms annie!

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