Mutual recognition

  1. Hi all,
    me and my wife we are two nurses from Germany with the intention to immigrate to Australia. We both have now 20 years of work experience in Germany and want to immigrate this year because next year in January our son has to go to preschool and it would be helpful if he is becoming now familiar with the language.We've passed both the IELTS with 7.5 in October 2006, so our application for a visa must be done until October 2007.

    In January 2007 we applied for registration at the Nurse Board of Victoria, they told me the whole process last at a maximum of 21 days. Until today we've sent them really a lot of documents but our registration process is not finished yet, because our documents are standing in queue.
    In March we've been on holidays in VIC and NSW , we 've had our documents with us and we thought it would be a good idea to apply for registration in NSW too so we can do the mutual recognition. Now they paperwork is done but the Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW told me that my registration process there could last up to half a year(from now on...). And in the end it is possible that they want me to do a bridging course of 7 weeks so my German exam would be recognised.
    Now we've heard that the regsitration process in WA is easier, and we're thinking about to making there our third (!) application for the registration as a overseas nurse.
    Does anyone think this is a really good idea ?
    Or do you think it's the best to w a i t ... ?

    Thanks for your help !
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  3. by   gwenith
    If you have school age children I would bypass NSW as they will charge a fee for school. Try WA, I am unsure if thier requirements are easier though as all Australian boards use the same framework for assessment.