Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines - page 371

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    Quote from Sethaki
    Hi!

    My case officer gave me 30 days to comply. All-in-all, my letter of eligibility was released on the 4th month from the date of lodgement in AHPRA-NSW. Just make sure you get "Course Description" not Course Syllabus. Filipino subject has to be translated in English.

    Best of Luck!
    Please bear with my question. Is the outcome of the AHPRA registration solely the eligibility letter? Is that the main outcome of an AHPRA application (supposing I am an international nurse applying for general registration for international nurses? Thank you!

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    No, you are applying in that form to be assessed and given Registration as an RN. Nurses from the Phillipines are often told in the decision letters sent to them by AHPRA after assessment that they are eligible to become Registered nurses only if they complete a bridging course first in the next 12 months. Many do, some do as I have advised you to do.

    Nurses from the UK and the USA that fill out the form and have up todate clinical practice and have done their CPD yearly are told they can Register as nurse when they arrive personally at an AHPRA office to certify their identity.
    Filipino nurses just named this assessment letter the 'eligibility' letter as without it they will not be accepted into the short bridging courses. As I said before, I doubt that you assessment letter will say you are eligible to become a Registered nurse with just a bridging course and they will advise you to do a Bachelor of nursing course, as you will probably get one year to 18 months off the course, as others have done wit credit from Philipines nursing degree.
    you do not need to apply to AHPRA to do the university degree pathway.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 29
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    If you have not worked as a Registered Nurse, for at least 3 months in the past 5 years (after 2 years since graduation you are not considered a new graduate) and since second year since graduation you cannot show that you have completed 20 hours of continuing professional development every year as a Registered Nurse, I doubt AHPRA will consider Registration by bridging program and you will need to apply to a university to complete a Bachelor of nursing, with credit of subjects from you overseas degree.

    Working as an assistant will not be given any consideration, as there is vast difference working as an RN than giving personal care.

    If you can afford it, put in an application to see where you stand with them though, that is the only way to know for sure. The letter probably will state that you must complete a BN in Australia before Registration would be considered.

    You do not have to apply to a Ahpra, you can apply to a university and let them figure out just how many subjects you need to do before you would be awarded a BN, you would then be considered an Australian graduate Register direct with AHPRA and qualify to apply for graduate programs
    No, I cannot afford to spend $380 to see how I'll go with my AHPRA Application. Hehe. I have e-mailed AHPRA again and hopefully, they will give a substantial reply with my query.

    I actually thought of applying directly to a university and have my subjects credited or going back to the Philippines, get a year of experience as RN, then apply in AHPRA. The latter sounds a more viable option.

    Thanks for your insight on this matter!
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    No, you are applying in that form to be assessed and given Registration as an RN. Nurses from the Phillipines are often told in the decision letters sent to them by AHPRA after assessment that they are eligible to become Registered nurses only if they complete a bridging course first in the next 12 months. Many do, some do as I have advised you to do.

    Nurses from the UK and the USA that fill out the form and have up todate clinical practice and have done their CPD yearly are told they can Register as nurse when they arrive personally at an AHPRA office to certify their identity.
    Filipino nurses just named this assessment letter the 'eligibility' letter as without it they will not be accepted into the short bridging courses. As I said before, I doubt that you assessment letter will say you are eligible to become a Registered nurse with just a bridging course and they will advise you to do a Bachelor of nursing course, as you will probably get one year to 18 months off the course, as others have done wit credit from Philipines nursing degree.
    you do not need to apply to AHPRA to do the university degree pathway.
    Thank you! You have greatly enlightened me on this matter! Cheers!
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    I do not want to be 'nosey' but airfares and living in the Phil's is that less expensive than the AHPRA assessments $380 and university few subjects ? as if you are PR you can defer the cost of going to university and eventually you are still going to have to pay for AHRA assessment plus the 10,000 ++++++ whatever the bridging courses are costing by then as you will still have a Philipines nursing degree!,! Even if you manage to get 10 years of experience over there.
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    I do not want to be 'nosey' but airfares and living in the Phil's is that less expensive than the AHPRA assessments $380 and university few subjects ? as if you are PR you can defer the cost of going to university and eventually you are still going to have to pay for AHRA assessment plus the 10,000 ++++++ whatever the bridging courses are costing by then as you will still have a Philipines nursing degree!,! Even if you manage to get 10 years of experience over there.
    I actually thank you for being "nosey" because that helps me weigh my thoughts. You have a point there! Hmm.


    I quickly formulated a presumed finance breakdown: (If ever I have to study 1-2 or who knows 3 years in Au. Hopefully not 3 years)


    $20-$30k+++ tuition fee (per academic year/term)
    plus living expenses, etc
    AHPRA: $380
    Total: $20-30k(if 1 year)-$100k++


    My finance breakdown: (If I go back to the Philippines for a year or two for work experience)
    •$9h-2k per flight
    •I am a frugal person. And still supported by parents. P10,000 at the most per month so that's $3k for a year, $6k for 2 years
    •Bridging program $11-13k
    •AHPRA $380
    Total: >/<$20k


    I will inquire in every university here and in AHPRA and ask people here as much as I can before I decide on anything.
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    Quote from shenderella
    Yes I have checked it. But some things confuse me.

    1. Who needs to sign my cv?
    2. What documents should be sent to them directly?
    1. your nurse manager or HR manager can sign your CV.
    2. if you look at the form, there's a paper clip icon on every section that needs to have attached documentation.
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    I received a statement today from bank that AHPRA already took 539 AUD from my application, it's been a month now since I lodged my application to AHPRA NSW. What are the chances that they will accept my application, or in case they refused are they going to refund it as early as possible? Im quite worried since it was a big amount of money for me. TIA!
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    Quote from om'sarah
    I received a statement today from bank that AHPRA already took 539 AUD from my application, it's been a month now since I lodged my application to AHPRA NSW. What are the chances that they will accept my application, or in case they refused are they going to refund it as early as possible? Im quite worried since it was a big amount of money for me. TIA!
    I'm sorry but why did you have to pay $539? I thought it was only $380? Thank you!
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    Quote from aiashtia
    I'm sorry but why did you have to pay $539? I thought it was only $380? Thank you!
    It was clearly stated in the AGOS 40 form:

    Applicants must pay 100% of the stated fees at the time of submitting the application.

    Refund rules:
    The application fee and overseas assessment fee are non-refundable. The registration fee will be refunded if the application is not approved.


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