Quote from ceridwyn
You do not qualify for a substantial visa with less than a year experience and will need a sponsor employer to work.
These however are becoming rare. This is your biggest issue to deal with, so to become a Registered nurse in Australia ASAP before it is nigh impossible would be my advice.
Graduating from QU with an Australian BN is not going to allow you to apply for a graduate visa as it is not 2 years duration, it is also not going to get you a job any easier even if you have an Australian qualification, because you still need sponsorship and you do not qualify for a graduate program, though places such as Bupa may consider you, as they take on overseas graduates that need sponsorship but government organisations must take local graduates even if you have the Australian degree.
You do not qualify as you have at least 6 months experience as an RN though albeit overseas. So your 26,000 IMHO is not going to get you an employer to sponsor anymore than doing a short bridging course that AHPRA still allow.
Though responsible bridging course providers, see the limitations of their short course only taking on applicants with at least 2 years experience, so it depends of course, if you got into a bridging course which is less money and quicker to get Registration and are available to apply for the decreasing sponsorship availablility in say 6-8 months or do a university course very expensive do not need AHPRA approval and in 16 months be available to look for even less availablity of sponsorship visas, though another of IMHO you will be better prepared/qualified and have more confidence to be a Registered Nurse in Australia.
Hi, thanks for responding
I'm not sure if I got it correctly..
To clarify, it would be better to do Bridging Program than 1 year study? Though it would take me along time before I can get a job cause I need sponsorship from an employer? :|
If I still take the 1 year study, though I understand I wont be able to get graduate visa, and tried to apply but to no success, can I study again?
Cause I was thinking, if I can get BN in UQ in just a year, what other course could I take if im not successful in getting a job after a year of study?