Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 280

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... Read More

  1. Visit  giacen_17 profile page
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    Hi Everyone!

    This is my first time to write something but I've been reading this forum for a while now, it's very helpful.

    I'd just like to ask a few questions:

    1. Has anyone (overseas qualified nurse) ever been exempted from undergoing the Bridging course? I noticed that UK nurses never talk about Bridging Programs in order to be registered in Australia in any blog. I'm thinking if they are exempted to undergo it or maybe they just don't discuss it that much.

    2. I am currently working in Oman and have been here for more than 2 years and I want to apply to AHPRA from here, does AHPRA still need an NBI clearance for me from the Philippines? I can provide a valid one from Oman because I'm here, but it's impossible for me to get one from the Philippines. I have an expired one, the one I got when I left for Oman, do I pass that instead?

    I'm on the process of completing the requirements, I will be very grateful if someone can help me, there might be things that I'm missing. TIA!
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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    For most UK nurses do not have to do the bridging program for Australia and I believe it is the same for some other countries or for nurses that normally would have to do the Bridging but have worked in an exempt country for a certain period of time
  4. Visit  giacen_17 profile page
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    Thank you Silverdragon102!

    Would you happen to know what usually are the "exempt countries" where nurses get experience and thus are exempted from taking the bridging program? And how long is the "certain" period of time?
  5. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    There are changes in assessments of overseas nurses at this time, but by memory, overseas nurses that usually need to take IELTS and a bridging course, (PHILs, India, Pak, Nepal,South AM) IELTS and bridging courses were exempt if practised for at least 3 months in USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand. Don't hold me to it, like I said there are changes.
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  6. Visit  giacen_17 profile page
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    Thank you for that information ceridwyn!

    I certainly hope that the new changes will make me qualified so that I wouldn't have to take the bridging program anymore. I fear that if I apply now and they ask me to do a bridging program in just a year, I wouldn't be able to save enough for the expenses and I'll be back to square one.
  7. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    Quote from giacen_17
    Thank you for that information ceridwyn!

    I certainly hope that the new changes will make me qualified so that I wouldn't have to take the bridging program anymore. I fear that if I apply now and they ask me to do a bridging program in just a year, I wouldn't be able to save enough for the expenses and I'll be back to square one.
    From my understanding they will be stricter changes, so the bridging program (there are private orgs, making a big profit from this) will definately remain if you have not worked in those countries for 3 months. Though the english test is discussed as being more lenient,
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Dec 12, '13
  8. Visit  giacen_17 profile page
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    From my understanding they will be stricter changes, so the bridging program (there are private orgs, making a big profit from this) will definately remain if you have not worked in those countries for 3 months. Though the english test is discussed as being more lenient,

    That would be really sad (and expensive) . I understand that nursing should be regulated everywhere so that lives are not at risk, but I hope they can do something about the fees. Anyway, I will try applying early next year, hopefully they'd be considerate. Thank you very much ceridwyn!
  9. Visit  kristine25 profile page
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    Hello guys,
    Anyone here who had their bp at IHNA?
    Did you use their accommodation package for 3 months?
    How much is your budget for your food, transportation.?
    Did you personally cook your meals or ate at fastfoods 3x daily?
    Can you give me a breakdown of your personal budget for 3 months?

    I'd appreciate it much.

    Kristine
  10. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from kristine25
    Hello guys,
    Anyone here who had their bp at IHNA?
    Did you use their accommodation package for 3 months?
    How much is your budget for your food, transportation.?
    Did you personally cook your meals or ate at fastfoods 3x daily?
    Can you give me a breakdown of your personal budget for 3 months?

    I'd appreciate it much.

    Kristine
    yes i did at their Perth campus. their accommodation is expensive. i had 1k aud allowance for a month (inclusive of everything) but the first month i brought 1.7k as there were a lot of payables.
  11. Visit  kristine25 profile page
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    Jems, was the accommodation at Perth inclusive of meals? Do you think it is a better idea to use their accommodation package rather than outside the campus? In Melbourne, their package is 3k for 12 weeks and the meals are not included.
  12. Visit  jems profile page
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    Quote from kristine25
    Jems, was the accommodation at Perth inclusive of meals? Do you think it is a better idea to use their accommodation package rather than outside the campus? In Melbourne, their package is 3k for 12 weeks and the meals are not included.
    melb and perth has the same offer. the only advantage you can get if you avail their accommodation is that if your clinical practice is far from the school campus, they will shoulder your transportation to wherever you will be assigned but nonetheless, no free meals and you will be joining other races if im not mistaken.
  13. Visit  ghiezumms profile page
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    Hello!

    Anyone who had their BP with IHNA Melbourne, ETEA and Lonsdale Institute?
    I am currently in a dilemma where to go in case these 3 institutions will give me a Letter of Offer.
    Which one is better in terms of course delivery, accommodation services, placements and processing of documents in relation to AHPRA registration after the course? Or maybe, kindly give me an idea on how your BP went?


    By the way, I am also considering LTU but I reckon I should give it up. Despite the fact that they offered me a place and put my name into the list, they are having trouble enrolling me as because I am a Permanent Resident of Australia already and therefore a domestic student. They said that the program is intended for international students only. I've been in contact with them since October about the issue but until now, there seems to be no solution to the problem. Knowing its merely 2 weeks before their January intake commences, I can't see no light anymore.

    Well, thank you in advance for your response! God bless you.
  14. Visit  funnybanana1989 profile page
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    HI to all!!!! I would like to ask anybody regarding job interviews in Australia (New South Wales) specifically in nswhealth.erecruit.com. I was interviewed last 6th of December 2013 for a position on a public hospital. Its almost an hour of phone interview then on the latter part, they asked about my Professional References (to whom they should ask about me) and, asked if I needed a sponsorship. Thats it! It will be 2 weeks then since the interview I havent heard anything from them, I have emailed them twice already. NOW, does anyone here had the same experience? Or (To those who got a job already) How long did it take for you to wait? or for them to decide?. ANY ADVICE?? Thank you, God bless, and Happy Holidays to all!!!


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