Australia or New Zealand? - page 2

hi guys..:) i'm a registered nurse and i just passed my ielts exam last november 2011..right now, i'm quite having a hard time deciding where to file my applicatin..should it be in australia or in... Read More

  1. Visit  aklgap profile page
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    I came to NZ from the USA over 8 years ago. I would recommend Australia for many reasons: better pay, more opportunity, far wealthier country than NZ and as an Australian permanent resident, you can live and work in NZ without a visa (the opposite is not true). Once you are registered as a nurse in either Australia or NZ it is very easy to register in the other country (quite expensive to register in Australia these days). NZ is a small country and advancing up the career ladder can be difficult for immigrants. I worked in Australia about 5 years ago and really liked it and found Australians to be fun and outgoing. Kiwis are more reserved.
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  3. Visit  NO50FRANNY profile page
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    Quote from aflack41
    Does Australia and new Zealand hire lpn/lvn's, what is the hourly rate? Could I go on a work visa for six months or so?
    Hi there,

    OZ has enrolled nurses, endorsed enrolled nurses (can give PO medication), assistants in nursing and registered nurses. Not sure on payrates but our enrolled nurses seem to think it's fair, and live comfortably.
  4. Visit  NO50FRANNY profile page
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    Quote from aklgap
    I came to NZ from the USA over 8 years ago. I would recommend Australia for many reasons: better pay, more opportunity, far wealthier country than NZ and as an Australian permanent resident, you can live and work in NZ without a visa (the opposite is not true). Once you are registered as a nurse in either Australia or NZ it is very easy to register in the other country (quite expensive to register in Australia these days). NZ is a small country and advancing up the career ladder can be difficult for immigrants. I worked in Australia about 5 years ago and really liked it and found Australians to be fun and outgoing. Kiwis are more reserved.
    I just wanted to agree with all the comments in this post and say thankyou for saying aussies are fun! My kiwi friend just returned from NZ to OZ because the pay here is exceptionally higher. I love NZ and considered working in QT but my paycheck was going to reduce by around $30,000 a year.
  5. Visit  New2Nursing14' profile page
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    Yeah I would love to move to Australia or NZ one day. I am thinking how much savings do you have? I am from the US and life can be stressful here but from what I have seen from the forums we get paid hourly more here. Medical insurance is tough here and expensive at the same time. Stress can increase our health problems. Also how is the treatment of immigrants to a foreign country. Does Australia or NZ have free medical like in Canada? Am just curious. One day down the road as a new nurse I will settle down close to your guys!
  6. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    In Australia and I am sure in New Zealand, we are very stressed as nurses at times as well. Not sure what answers you need from your post?
    1. Work as a nurse in Australia, I am sure is just as stressful as that of any nurse in equal specialty, as in the USA.
    2. Savings is non existant for most these days as our taxes, we are told, are the highest in the world.
    3. We are also told our cost of living is one of the highest in the world, and it feels like that when trying to stretch the budget.
    4. yes, we have what you call 'free'health care at a cost in the public arena, if it is not life threatening then you are put on a waiting list which may take 1-5 years depending on the condition. Dental however is not free and dental work is extremely expensive, hence high rate of dentists, in depression (probably through moral distress of over charging).
    Waiting times in ED departments vary from 2 hours to 2 days.
    If you want to pay private health, and go to private hospitals, then that is a different matter, those who can afford to pay have extremely higher health outcomes, than those of us on the 'free' system, (employers do not pay private health insurance - you must find the money)

    6. It is a wonderful country, and was free at one stage, but now one must be political correct at all times so not to offend any immigrants, so I suppose it is great country to emigrate to. All of the population has at some time or their families, most stay, some go back home.
    This is Australia, I do not know about New Zealand which is a different country.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 20, '14
  7. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from New2Nursing14'
    Yeah I would love to move to Australia or NZ one day. I am thinking how much savings do you have? I am from the US and life can be stressful here but from what I have seen from the forums we get paid hourly more here. Medical insurance is tough here and expensive at the same time. Stress can increase our health problems. Also how is the treatment of immigrants to a foreign country. Does Australia or NZ have free medical like in Canada? Am just curious. One day down the road as a new nurse I will settle down close to your guys!
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Canada doesn't have "free medical".

    We pay a lot of taxes for universal healthcare.
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Canada doesn't have "free medical".

    We pay a lot of taxes for universal healthcare.
    Same goes for the UK. Everyone thinks it is free when really we pay a lot for the privilege.
  9. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Same goes for the UK. Everyone thinks it is free when really we pay a lot for the privilege.
    Have you moved back to the UK, Silverdragon102?
  10. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Have you moved back to the UK, Silverdragon102?
    Nope, love Canada too much. Our PR 1 year anniversary on Friday

    But like Canada everyone thinks healthcare is free in the UK because of the NHS and so many commit fraud and the UK doesn't always or in a lot of cases case the people that do not qualify for the NHS because they are tourists that trick the system knowing full well they are not going to pay for treatment. I know if I went back to the UK for vacation I would require travel insurance although emergency treatment would be free. Just because I paid over 20 years into the system before I moved doesn't mean I expect it for free if I went on vacation
  11. Visit  ceridwyn profile page
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    Same here, highest taxes in the world, I pay 33 cents in the dollar tax and I only earn 78,000 - permanent nightshift, weekends 8 nights a week and have a dependent. I must pay a medicare levy of 1,300 every year. Yep, keep advertising all those consultants overseas!! make the money.

    Food costs are the highest in the world.

    Yep, a free country, with 'free health system' that cannot cope, yet bring on more people because more can pay more taxes, yet no infrastructure to cope with the extra 60,000 a year and all their health problems as well, (we are desperate in some areas of the country with overloaded health system) government cutbacks, ageing population.

    Housing is at a premium, there is no extra housing for the extra people, nobody anymore can afford to build, rents are very high, in the country $400 for a 4 bedroom home, if you are lucky enough to fight off 40 other applicants...and to those who think (though they do show it in their posts) everything about their country and nursing education and nursing practise and their nursing board, has to be better than that little old english island out there in the pacific/Indian ocean, with hillbillies and natives with less brains can develop, sink along with the locals. sick of being treated as some colonial outpost. People in glass houses should not throw stones, have a look at how an Australian nurse would be treated by your nursing board and country, if they wanted registration and to live in your country.



    No reflection on the posts silverdragon and Fiona, needed to vent. Sick of seeing just how much money is earned by Australian nurses on these consutancy adverts and enquires by overseas nurses on outrageous wages and conditions. Living and work and complaints about how long it is taking and the faults of AHPRA.

    Our graduates from end of last year and those lucky enough to get grad years are still waiting for their registration and they are locals for the local population and they are supposed to be starting work this week. I suppose we will have to pay higher Fees to Ahpra.
    Happy post Australia Day, whatever that means.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 27, '14


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