Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 198

New thread discussing meeting APHRA requirements if trained in the Philippines. links Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA Nursing Council of New ZealandNew Zealand Nursing Council Part 1 thread New grad... Read More

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    I already have my COA for June 21,2013 intake.
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    hi moonyen!. how are you with your application to ihna?
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    Did they mention when they'll be able to issue loans again? As I'm also planning to take the same route of loaning from AG Finance. Thanks.
    I'm not sure. You can inquire from their office though. It's located in the Stock Exchange Bldg at Ortigas. Did you apply at philman?
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    Did they mention when they'll be able to issue loans again? As I'm also planning to take the same route of loaning from AG Finance. Thanks.
    From what my friend told me, she heard that actually, with so many past customers that obtained loans and have graduated already, there's been only a few that's been able to start repaying back their loans.

    So the default rate of payers is increasing, so that's partly why if it's true these finance companies are either not interested in really loaning out any more money or they are soon in financial troubles themselves, in order to keep the monies flowing.

    Guys, I mean really, if you go back to a couple of years or more, right here in this forum, how many of the previous bridging students have said "I got a job", "I got an interview" or reported any positive job market news after they finished.

    From what I read, so far 3 (as in three) got jobs out of what several hundreds or over a few thousand's, not very promising.

    My own cousin's friend can't afford to repay her loans after almost 19 months after graduation and her finance company doesn't care about her problems, they just want their monthly payments NOW! No job outlook for her other batchmates either and depending on family support AGAIN!

    If one can't afford to pay for their own education costs and boarding and books expenses, I'm not sure what 2-3 years will look from now, but based on the current trends I'd say, don't borrow the money if you can't afford to support yourselves.

    With the budget cutbacks, the preferred hiring of more of the local citizens, the new wave of perferred nursing immigrants from Ireland, the long process to become a PR in order to apply for a job (not so easy to convert the student visa over now), it's only going to decrease the chances of most PH grads to find a job, which in turns, repays your loans.

    You only igniting a time bomb fuse against your own personal finances.
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    I think the momentum of this thread had gone from excitement then into these last pages of uncertainty, doubt, and fear... I am enrolled now and will file for my student visa this January. Let's all be hopeful. Climb the mountain. We all need some encouragement right now.
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm offered a place in IHNA Melbourne but my intake date has been moved. The soonest they can offer will be in Perth. I'm having difficulties assessing which is the better campus to go for. I'm sure the program is standardize, but I have 3 main concerns about Perth:

    a. accommodations. got no contacts in Perth, so if you have recommendations for a cheap, decent room to stay at, esp those who've had their trainings before, please PM me!

    b. vaccinations/serologies. the immunization declaration form states that proof of immunity must also be shown for each disease includeed. we all know the serologies cost thousands of bucks. i just had the immunizations done again to slash some costs. for those who went to Perth campus, how did you go about this?

    c. prospects for job hunting. i just feel like Perth is so much more isolated than the other territories, compared to Melbourne which is somehow accessible to Syd and other places (though for a considerable distance still). I'd like to maximize the places I can go to once I head to Aus, so I'm not sure that staying in Perth would be a good idea.

    How do job hirings usually go there? Does one have to be physically present to submit requirements/do an interview? Otherwise, i guess proximity shouldn't be an issue.

    Hoping you could all share your thoughts soonest, would appreciate every bit of info!
    Wishing everybody a promising 2013!
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    Quote from briansnow
    I think the momentum of this thread had gone from excitement then into these last pages of uncertainty, doubt, and fear... I am enrolled now and will file for my student visa this January. Let's all be hopeful. Climb the mountain. We all need some encouragement right now.
    ..The only people qualified to give encouragement are those who have been successful and have lived he experience unfortunately they have been in short supply or not posting here. At this time we are all worried about a own jobs and most sponsorship in public health has been curtailed at this time due to the massive cutbacks and freezes on employment.By all means do AHRA assessment and bridging (strongly suggest without loans from companies)If you want work rights it would be best to apply as an immigrant and then you can apply for part time work and casual. I know it's not what you want to hear.
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    ETEA IS very bad place to enroll.They want only money.They are not bothered about the registration and accomadation.Accomadation is very bad.sometimes they keep 12 -15 students in a 3 bed room .Accoamdate mixed male and female.Make sure in AHPRA site for ETEA accrediation.Recently they accomadate more the their quote so AHPRA specially verify all students record.Now for getting registration from AHPRA it takes three months after the study.But if you study anywhere else it takes less than one month.So everyone beware of this don't get trapped in the offerings of the agents.Agents say anything but once you reach there in Australia they will not help you for anything.They want money only.Another college charges around 10000 AUD .Same time ETEA charges 16000AUD.Office staffs are very rude....Beware before you get in the tap
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    Thank you for your post. How honorable of them if this is true, I think NBV- first nurses board who first allowed this organisation to start this program and be accredited, had specified exactly how many students and when the course could run.

    These 'bridging' programs are to be informing, demonstrating Australian values and culture to overseas nurses from esl countries to be REGISTERED NURSES in Australia, not to be pca's or nursing attendants, but RNs that are to be informed of nursing in Australia at university level same as local nurses.

    'Putting through'. Large amounts of students does not give much faith in a guarantee of quality education or quality placements. 'haven't had a failure yet'' I heard this claim first hand. How can this be so?

    I know of a few international nurses that could not cope with a bridging course another who was sent off the ward because no one could understand their english. The education institution cannot in one short interview be aware of how people adapt//cope in new environments.

    As for the price, you will notice all private providers cost more than public...they know they have a very large, anxious for nursing registration, consumer base...and they need/want to make a profit. Though the public insitutions, must make a profit, just not a large profit.

    BTW as a hint, Research about the organisation, should be done on each and every education provider you are about to pay money.
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    Happy new Year to all!

    I'm not being masochistic, but I would like to thank susanmat and ceridwyn for their two cents and lived in experiences for sharing. It is indeed better to think positively, but it would be wise to look at the most obvious points.

    I do agree if you or your family can't support yourself, it would be better off to just look elsewhere.

    I have asked alot of Philman candidates and ones who finished the BP, alot have reported they haven't found work within 6 months time or more. And their pressured alot to find work and pay back the debt within 6 months or else the debt would be increased.

    That's why I have opted to seek help with family and relatives.

    But even so, my family is all being anxious coz my cousin who finished her BP in ETEA last August 2012 still hasn't found work.

    With this, I am still fearful if I should undertake BP or even push through with this.

    I am only praying and hoping and researching more and more. But in general, my family is saying I should take the chance.

    With this, can I ask for help from those graduates of University of South Australia and La Trobe what is your feedback on these 2 schools?

    One is Adelaide and one is Melbourne. One costs 15 thousand AUD and one costs 10 thousand AUD. One would finish BP by 3rd week of August 2013 and one would finish September 2013.

    Does anybody know when does the nursing students of Australia Graduate?

    I deduce that my cousin still couldn't find a job because after finishing in ETEA on August, ETEA had accreditation problems with AHPRA. So she only received her registration after 2 months which was in November 2012. After she got her registration, she had a very very hard time looking for sponsorship since its the holiday season. She got back from Australia since August after finishing her BP and she hasn't been able to return since then coz it would just be expensive living in Australia without work.

    So if anyone who has any comments for the schools of University of South Australia and Latrobe, please, help me choose.

    For those ETEA enrollees, I believe one should heed the advices of susanmat. The status of their accreditation in AHPRA says it all, including all the comments and status from their graduates.

    Thank you!
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    Dear Susanmat,

    Thank you for your very insightful message. May I ask if you have any idea about other schools? You mentioned if you studied elsewhere, you'd get your registration less than a month. Is it okay if you could share which school would that be? Thank you very much.

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