Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 279
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
- 0Mar 22, '13 by belle_v2gQuote from ceridwynDoes AHPRA accept applicants even without nursing experience? I thought they've already set a minimum reqt to 2-3 yrs exp?Australia's Nursing Shortage Non-Existent Anymore (Oct. 2012)
Nadda will this post stop and think, you know steppybay
I hope everyone gives a thought to how grad nurses from Australian nurses feel, about this situation.
Many nurses who apply for bp's here are also nurses with no experience or experience of one year and below.
and it continues.....perhaps 2 have posted that they got sponsored jobs and one post they cannot find work. Out of the hundreds that pass through BP school each year. and the 50 or so that pass through this forum.
- 0Mar 22, '13 by ceridwyn GuideSeems to be hit and miss, depends on what state, the application is sent, New Zealand demands 2 years experience from every country. Which by the way is not a state or any part of Austalia, but often confused to be though.
Many posts here still applicants have no to 3 months 'volunteer experience and have letters of eligibility to only need BP to get registration, and the BP schools ETEA ACFE require no experience to be an applicant. A few forumers post for information schools that require no experience after being passed by APHRA.Last edit by ceridwyn on Mar 22, '13
- 0Quote from noveauit's tricky because i asked AHPRA where to send the documents. They said mailing address. But PRC prefers it to be send to Street address. So I asked AHPRA what if I've mistakenly sent it to the street address. They said it doesn't matter since they will still receive it anyway. Grrrr! So annoying. What's the purpose of posting their mailing address if it's more convenient to send it to the street address.It should be the street address i did that also too. They did not accept the gpo box even my school. So I sent it to the street address.
- 1Regarding sponsorship, all I can say is it is still possible to get one but it will take long and you need real effort to seek for it.
I've heard plenty of nurses here who joined the BP and IRON program and ended up going home because they didn't have enough time to search for work, much more a sponsor. It's a pity because some of them have loaned heaps of moolah back home. I'm saying this not to discourage you but to prevent you guys from putting yourself in financial trouble.
The key to success here after the BP or IRON program is IELTS and Money money money.
You need money to extend your stay and that's a requirement. If you can't do that then don't come to Australia.
Several of these nurses have tied themselves to 'agencies' or 'education-financial institute', loaning money to take BPs and IRONs here. Now they've realized that their Visa would soon be expired and still can't find any sponsors. They don't have the money to extend their visas and they can't afford to go home because they still need to pay the 'loaned' money. Now they are banging they're head because they feel trapped and doomed. They were too excited with their 'dreams', they have overlooked the future.
Don't think I'm crushing your dreams. I'm giving you a huge favor. If I can, I would like all these 'aspiring nurses' to know this simple truth. I want to save them before they put themselves in this situation.
Now if you have the financial support, then you have hope. I'm not saying that it's easy just because you have the money. But at least you'll have enough time to increase your education, find work, expand your network etc.
- 0Mar 23, '13 by ceridwyn GuidePersonally I believe, these agencies or consultants that one lot call themselves need to stop promoting and loaning money for bridging courses, the airfare, the accomodation etc etc though some make sure the nurse applicants have some substantial experience, that still does not expand chances of sponsorship a great deal.
I find it absolutely appalling that the BP schools have anything to do with them, knowing how bad it is finding sponsorship visas and what position these nurses will be after registration and no job.
Money Money alright, especially the private providers that have increased their intakes and numbers of students in intakes. I believe they have a moral responsibility to make sure funding is through the student themselves and not from a loan company.
Please note it seems the only areas now advertising sponsorship are theatre, post and pre and icu, and the sponsorship employers are asking for speciallty post grad education at a university (a post graduate, university degree) in these areas before sponsorship.
Thanks for posting Wingcharm,
Have you found work yet?Last edit by ceridwyn on Mar 23, '13
- 0Not work as a nurse. And I just started applying for registration. So far most of my fellow friends have found work and sponsorship. Most of them end up in nursing homes. But those friends whom I've mentioned have lots of financial backup to give them enough time to search for sponsorship. If I didn't have financial support from my dad and relatives, I'll end up like those guys I've mentioned. And it's a real heartbreak.
- 0Mar 23, '13 by belle_v2gQuote from wingcharmHi wingcharm, did you already have your personal appearance at the ahpra office?Not work as a nurse. And I just started applying for registration. So far most of my fellow friends have found work and sponsorship. Most of them end up in nursing homes. But those friends whom I've mentioned have lots of financial backup to give them enough time to search for sponsorship. If I didn't have financial support from my dad and relatives, I'll end up like those guys I've mentioned. And it's a real heartbreak.
- 0Mar 23, '13 by belle_v2gQuote from wingcharmAHPRA posted it because some applicants handle their applications personally, so they have to indicate street address, as well as the mailing address for the sake of those who are located overseas. When i had my certificate of good standing, and have to send it direct from PRC, i used the mailing address and i did not encounter any problem.
it's tricky because i asked AHPRA where to send the documents. They said mailing address. But PRC prefers it to be send to Street address. So I asked AHPRA what if I've mistakenly sent it to the street address. They said it doesn't matter since they will still receive it anyway. Grrrr! So annoying. What's the purpose of posting their mailing address if it's more convenient to send it to the street address.