Australian, New Zealand and South East Asian Nursing Resources - page 8

i am starting this thread devoted to listing web resources for nurses not only in australia and new zealand but any of our regional areas. anyone is invited to add to the thread with a new resource or site they would like to... Read More

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    I am new to this site..Is there anybody out there who is already in Australia and can share his/her experience with Australian Student Nurse COnsultancy. Thank you..


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    Nursing wages in Australia: paycheck (an ANF site)
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    thanks for this great thread as i browsed over at the middle till the end... i cannot deny some frustrations over some matter... but ill keep it to myself thanks again for the links it is indeed helpful! kudos to you!
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    This is a great resource list, however, just to update, Australian has individual Nursing Boards in each of 6 states and 2 territories - in March, 2009 at the COAG (Australian heads of government meeting) it was decided that a National Health Registration system would come into place for all arms of the health industry...effective 1 July 2010. As a Canberra observer of many years one should 'note' this issue privides for a national nursing registration system to be 'phased in" over 18 months. The scheme was to have commenced in 2008 and be phased in also. It will happen eventually, but Australia with its tier of state governments, always moves very slowly.

    Many people may be confused about ANMC. Its NOT the first point of contact ! Take this statement from its 'international section' :
    "The ANMC itself has no legal authority to:

    • Register nurses and midwives. This is a function of the state and territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.
    • Employ nurses and midwives in Australia."

    As a nursing industry observer, we have a large shortfall in nursing supply. Bridging courses vary in cost and duration, some run by universities, some run on shorter periods. Currently WA leads with courses from $A1100 over 10 weeks. We have an ageing population, there's now a government scheme to pay up to $6000 to 'retired' nurses to return to the workforce. One figure suggested a demand for 12,000 nurses by 2012, well above the national university output levels.
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    Quote from xyladev
    Hello. I am a newbie here. I just want to ask if I am required to have a working experience in my country to be qualified to work there in Australia?
    Current observations suggest that, yes, at least one year's PAID employment in an acute hospital environment will be preferred. It's assumed you also have IELTS (academic) passes at level 7 or better accross all four language areas (test less than two years old) and your studies are at least 3 years tertiary level from a reputable training organisation, with full certified transcript readily at hand.
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    Quote from RichLovina
    As a nursing industry observer, we have a large shortfall in nursing supply. Bridging courses vary in cost and duration, some run by universities, some run on shorter periods. Currently WA leads with courses from $A1100 over 10 weeks. We have an ageing population, there's now a government scheme to pay up to $6000 to 'retired' nurses to return to the workforce. One figure suggested a demand for 12,000 nurses by 2012, well above the national university output levels.
    Hello RichLovina. From where did you base the above-qouted lines? If you don't mind me asking.
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    There is considerable research available on the net viz. www.health.vic.gov.au, Also www.health.wa.gov.au. In the latter site, 2012 shows a graph of nurse demand (NOT net shortage) at 11,500 continuing upwards to 12,000 in 2014. This is the total demand, NOT the shortage. The shortage, as per the graph is LESS a static 'supply estimate' of 9,700, so the shortage is in fact the annual difference of 1,800 - 2,000. A certain amount of guesswork is of course contained within any aggregate which should also account of those leaving and those re-entering the workforce, plus increased demand through the ageing population. However the shortages trend is evident to any in the industry. Actual site link of the demand graph is www.health.wa.gov.au/.../Workforce_Challenge_Presentation.pdf

    For information on bridging courses, start at the Nurses Board WA website http://www.nmbwa.org.au/3/2109/50/re..._qualified.pm; send enquiry emails to the two short-course co-ordinators on their links. Pleased to assist...
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    Quote from chin-chin

    Hello there! I am from the UK and has just started applying for jobs there in Australia. I've gone thru an agency and after serious considerations i preferred to work in a private hospital in Melbourne as i am after a better working conditions and cheaper housing. But then the agency told me there's not many job vacancy on my speciality which is Orthopaedics at present so she asked me whether its OK for them to look in Sydney which is my second choice. I had to say yes because i really wanted to move ASAP but then i had to rethink again as for what i am aware of it is quite expensive living in Sydney. I did choose suburbs rather than the city for i thought it will be cheaper. Will it really be cheaper or it will be more likely the same? I will be bringing my husband and 3 yr old daughter so i would really like to be in a family-friendly environment which is going to be difficult if we end up in the city. Or shall i wait til a position becomes available in Melbourne? I hope you can give me some ideas to help me choose the best option. Thanks!
    What agency did you use? I'm looking for one and don't know where to start!


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