Australian, New Zealand and South East Asian Nursing Resources - page 8
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Nov 20, '08Hi everyone, but most especially to all Filipino nurses who are working in Australia.
My name is Ross, an Operating Room RN from the Philippines. I am in the process of immigrating to Australia, and I am also gathering all sorts of information regarding my decision to move there. I have several questions that I hope you could help me with:
1. First of all, are there other nurses out there (who are educated in the Philippines and who have work experience in the Philippines) who have been assessed by the ANMC? What are the results? Is there somebody out there who was assessed as "not suitable" for immigration? Why?
2. Are Australian doctors extremely demanding (bordering on the mean) when dealing with nurses? I have worked in the OR, which is quite a stressful area because it obviously involves opening up people and working on their insides. Doctors here could be very, very demanding. I don't balme them, since surgeries are very stressful. Nevertheless, stress is contagious so the doctors' stress is displaced towards us nurses. Are Aussie doctors the same? Do they shout at nurses and do they throw instruments if the instruments do not function very well?
3. A delicate question...racism. I have heard that there is some racism in Australia. Is it true? I hope not because I have a high regard and respect for the values that Australians cherish, like equality and fairness.
4. What is the best Australian state to live and work in? More importantly, what Australian state offers the simplest process of registration? I have heard that some states require Filipino nurses to undergo a bridging program, yet others do not. I want to work as soon as possible when I go there, so I want a state that would accept my credentials. Besides, a bridging program is expensive...and I want to start working! What are your experiences?
In terms of quality of life, I am choosing between Brisbane (Queensland), and Melbourne (Victoria).
5. How about the financial stuff and the benefits? Are Filipino nurses in Australia paid justly? How about the work hours? Treatment from supervisors and co-workers? Please enlighten me.
I think that would be all for now. My apologies for the lengthy message. It's just that I have a LOT of questions and I do not know anybody in Australia who can answer them.
Thanks for your help. I hope to hear your answers soon.
Dec 16, '08Quote from suzanne4Sorry, but they have never included school as work experience before and do not think that is the case now either. No country considers training as work experience when applying for licensure as well as the volunteer training in your country as well.
Just have not seen it happen when someone has applied to there, you are going to need to complete a bridge program more than likely.
hi suzanne4, requesting for your opinion.
i know that i could get australian license through QNC even if i do not have an "experience".
i only have "volunteer" and "training" nursing duty exposures just like other filipino nurses.
assuming i already obtain my australian nursing license (thru QNC), when i apply for work i know that i would receive a "beginner's" salary because i do not have an "experience" eventhough i have "volunteer/training" exposure.
nonetheless, without regards to that salary thing, could i proudly use my "volunteer/training" nursing duty exposure as a way to convince and show to my prospective employer that i am a skilled nurse (with clinical exposures thru volunteer/training) ? How would they look at me? or will they look at me as indeed a nurse with clinical skills considering my volunteer/trainings eventhough officially they are not "experience" as they would define?
hope you got my point of question.. thanks..
Feb 26, '09I 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..
Feb 26, '09In New Zealand it would be the same as Australia. If you have graduated you would need to complete a competency programme. The English requirement is to level 7. Some Philipino nurses have come to NZ and have not been able to obtain the English requirements. They have then worked in rest homes until they could become proficient in English. There was an article in our paper not long ago about the amount of Filipino nurses who have come to NZ expecting to work as Registered Nurses only to find they cannot because of the English requirement.
Feb 27, '09Quote from gensanI 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..
HI CHECK THIS THREAD: we are discussing the topic that you are inquiring.. see you
Newly grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand
May 9, '09Nursing wages in Australia: paycheck (an ANF site)
Aug 12, '09thanks 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!
Aug 17, '09This 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.
Aug 17, '09Quote from xyladevCurrent 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.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?
Aug 17, '09Quote from RichLovinaHello RichLovina. From where did you base the above-qouted lines? If you don't mind me asking.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.
Aug 17, '09There 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...
Jun 13, '12Quote from chin-chinWhat agency did you use? I'm looking for one and don't know where to start!
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!