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Hello, jmolina, as I was browsing through the intetent and reading blogs it seems Phil management was a consultancy firm to help send filipinos to aussie for studies.However,i find it very skeptical as i cnt find their proper website and no proper contact nos. I decided to apply studies direct from the Australian University either from Latrobe or Daekin University. May i know what specialized course u took.What is bridging program or under the one-year course? If i get straight 7 in IELTS,is it possible for me to straight away take AHPRA,and not need to take studies?thank you for helping me out in these as i really don't know where to begin.
Hmmm, I'll try to address your situation here as best I can. Like you, I came from the PH. I did not study nursing at first as I wanted out of the profession, I studied Health Services Management instead. After obtaining a graduate visa, I decided on doing the bridging course in order to meet Australia's skill shortage and be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency. There are heaps of pathways into doing this. But your particular interest is in nursing so let's focus on that:
1. Getting an all 7 band in IELTS (Academic) meets the requirements for registration. However since you will be coming from the Philippines, it is very likely that you will be referred to a board approved bridging program. This is of course assuming that you have also satisfied the other criteria / standards. I suggest you start reading up here:
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Meeting the registration requirements
and on the AGOS-40 form. The thread for meeting AHPRA standards is a good place to start for info. It has an extensive collection of experieces, Q&As, etc of applicants both present and past. You can find it here:
Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines
2. Some prefer to go through the University programs. This is ideal for those without experience or those that do not meet the recency of practice requirements by AHPRA. Being under the university, candidates get to be on a student visa as well allowing for greater flexibility in mapping your new life in Australia. Holders of student visas have working privileges as opposed to those on visitor visas (most of those doing bridging). Be aware though that University Degrees even those with recognition for prior learning [shortening the 3 year bachelor's course to one year] are very expensive).
3. Regardless of bridging or Uni, an IELTS score of 7 would work to your advantage. Students who does not have satisfactory scores in IELTS are usually required to attend an English course for 5 weeks onshore which pumps your fees and expenses up. I believe it's termed as DUELI for Deakin Uni.
Hope this helps.