Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 210

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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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    Quote from aila61
    Hi guys! Its been a long time since I last posted here. I graduated from ETEA last Dec 2012. I've read one post saying that ETEA is not the ideal school to take your BP. Well, it is partly true. Hahaha! If only I could turn back time, I'd rather go for IHNA or ACFE. ETEA does accept a number of students which they can't really handle. In my opinion, that's the reason why ETEA students got problems with their registration. Students from IHNA or ACFE would get their registration after 2-3 weeks only unlike with those from ETEA they would wait for 2 mos or more. I learned from one of my indian classmates that his friend has been waiting for 6-8 mos already after graduating and still no registration. This is of course making me nervous but all I can do is pray.

    Regarding the demand for nurses in Australia, there are still a lot of jobs but there are a few who are offering sponsorship. During my clinical placement in NSW, I was already applying jobs online. Royal Prince Alfred hospital invited me for an interview. I was having my duty that time so we just arranged a phone interview. I still didn't have my registration because that was I think my 2nd week of clinical placement. So the hospital told me that of course we wouldn't be able to process the sponsorship because they need my registration. They just told me to contact them once I receive my license.

    Now for those who are planning to go to Australia my first advice is to not make Australia as an "escape" country. Coz some, I think... want to go there because they couldn't get a hospital experience in Phils. It is still a must for you to get at least 3 years exp in your specialty to make yourself competent and to stand out among other applicants. Australia is a beautiful country and it is still a wise decision for nurses to go and get more experience there. However, I would discourage others who are planning to loan or sell their family's properties just to be able to move there. Some consultancies are giving false hopes coz its still just all about their business.

    Nurses who are very much in demand are those who have O.R (Theatre), Mental, Aged Care specialties. So for those who have at least 4-5 yrs exp in those areas, don't worry you will definitely have a good future in Australia.
    Be careful about saying OR nurses are in demand. I'm Australian and a experienced theatre nurse. The jobs have dried up. The government (especially Victoria) are slashing elective surgery lists, my hospital (major melb hospital) is closing 3 of our theatres because we don't have enough money. We are forcing staff to go on annual leave, we are not hiring. Victoria and I assume the other states too have had their budgets slashed! I became a midwife this year too because I don't have faith in the australian health system at the moment, I really think you guys will struggle to find sponsorship. I don't want to discourage your dreams but nursing isn't a ticket to work where you want now like a few years ago.... I love nursing but the budget cuts are stressing everyone out big time!
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    Thanks for your post. Got to thinking no one believed me.Yes, very stressful all the budget cuts.Also sponsorship is not supposed to be happening at this time, anywhere in public service so private sector has choice of locals now, regardless of the lower pay!I would love to give up my job, but this is not the time to do it at all.I have 3 degrees in nursing and over 20 years experience and I would have trouble finding work and I have work rights. An employer would not have to worry about paying for a visa!
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    Thanks for your post. Got to thinking no one believed me.Yes, very stressful all the budget cuts.Also sponsorship is not supposed to be happening at this time, anywhere in public service so private sector has choice of locals now, regardless of the lower pay!I would love to give up my job, but this is not the time to do it at all.I have 3 degrees in nursing and over 20 years experience and I would have trouble finding work and I have work rights. An employer would not have to worry about paying for a visa!
    Oh ceridwyn, I can tell that you feel like your banging your head against the wall here on AN. I had to post today because I received an email from the ANF (the nurses union, for those who don't know) stating that my hospital can actually force us to take leave and it maybe smart to actually take it because if we don't they will start "letting us go".
    We closed beds over Xmas and guess what.... We are not reopening them. I've been a nurse for 7 yrs now so I miss the early 90s when no one could find work but speaking to nurses who were around back then they say its 100% worse now.
    I'm not against overseas nurses working here in Australia and I actually have a lot of good friends who are from the Philippines who migrated 4-10 yrs ago.... But..... The people running the bridging course just want your money.... Agencies.... Just want your money..... Have a look at how many students get jobs after completing the bridging program! Not many, if any.
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    While the Australian government keeps website information going and immigration that nurses are in short supply and nurses are priority for immigration overseas nurses are going to come over in hundreds as Australia has been a haven in the past for nursing jobs.

    Immi have even put EN,s on the immigration needs list.

    Australia has never got it right for the times.

    I have always advocated that private institutions should not run the BP course as it is open invitation for extra money making at the expense of nursing profession in Australia.
    Would have loved to have been on credentialling program's in the past with NBV.

    Keep on going I say, around my work we are giving each other support just to get through each day,after all it brings in money and with so many people out of work at this time.

    As yet we have not received any emails from ANF.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 16, '13
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    need help. don't know exactly what state/city to apply. Which has faster processing...idea?
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    Dear myzz,
    you can find my timeline in the previous posts.However, i heard that vic process pretty fast.
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    How long did it take you guys for UniSA to finish the assessment after receiving your documents? Thanks!
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    I'm planning to take ACFE april intake. How long before they approve your application? Wheeewww...
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    anybody here who is currently working in UAE or any gulf country? it is more difficult to process papers when your not in PI. Certification of docs in the phil embassy costs around 1000 pesos per page. Not sure how much in Philippines.
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    Quote from myzz_kartheiser
    anybody here who is currently working in UAE or any gulf country? it is more difficult to process papers when your not in PI. Certification of docs in the phil embassy costs around 1000 pesos per page. Not sure how much in Philippines.
    Have it authenticated in the Philippines so you can save money. I worked in Saudi Arabia before. That's what I did. Have it.notarized by a notary public. IT WOULD cost around 1to 2k.


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