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New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

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I think I must have read the thread from the first to last. Haha. But i'm human so i might have missed some details so i hope you will be kind enough to answer a clueless creature's (not really that clueless anymore) query.

Good day!

I am a newly registered nurse in the Philippines with zero hospital experience. Here are some of my queries. Thank you.

1. Criminal history

*Will an NBI Clearance issued by the National Bureau of Investigation of the Republic of the Philippines be honored to certify that the applicant has no criminal records on file? I also have a Police Clearance issued by the National Police Commission which shows no criminal records on file too.

2. Professional indemnity insurance arrangements

*What does this mean? What document should I submit? I am an unemployed registered nurse in the Philippines. Will this apply?

3. Continuing professional development

I am neither enrolled in a masteral course in the Philippines nor participating in a training. Moreover, my license CARD as a nurse is yet to claimed 3 more months from now.

4. Recency of practice

Presently, i am an unemployed registered nurse.

1. You will need the NBI clearance

2. Professional Indemnity insurance - usually covers legal costs in case of damage/suit. Free if you are working in a hospital here in Australia. Not sure about Philippines

3. Continuing Professional development - learning activities related to your nursing career. Can be as easy as reading a nursing article and reflecting on it and documenting how it can affect on your practice. Taking a Master's degree in the Philippines while unemployed is a complete waste of time and money. In Australia, UK and the US the Master's degree is usually taken by experienced nurses in their field to improve their portfolio and other responsibilities and benefits that go with doing the course.

4. Recency of practice - unemployed

The issue I think for you is this. You don't have any experience and you want to work abroad. You will be competing with experienced nurses who want the same job you are after or new graduates who speak their language and do not need to be applied for sponsorship. Good luck

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congratz! where will you take your Bridging Course in Australia?

thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake:D

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Hi babsinc. I didn't receive your email. You can send me a private message :nurse:

Hey i sent you pm.. :)

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thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake:D

What type of visa did you get? Did the embassy require you to submit your IELTS result?

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Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I last logged on. Anyway, just to give you update, am just done with my 3 week lectures in ETEA. Other forum members with me are Mhai and Kokology. With the influx of students from India, there were 2 classes that were done simultaneously. we're only about 15 Filipinos and the rest are indians.

Anyway, flying to Sydney to start my 5 week clinical placement in a private hospital in woy woy area. Whewwwww. Almost done!!!!

By they way, was able to get a very nice accommodation near the school. It's $160/week including utilities. My landlady is so nice and accommodating unlike the horror stories I hear from other classmates and other Pinoys from IHNA. My landlady is not Filipina but she prefers Filipino boarders because she loves to eat adobo among other reasons.

For all those looking for accommodations, be very wary about using websites. If you do get one from the internet, make sure to have someone you know to check it for themselves before you pay anything. Heard a lot of sob stories from others taking the bp. They were taken advantaged of and you cannot get back your deposit from them. Whenever you make payments, make sure to ask for any written receipt.

My accommodation is just walking distance from IHNA and a short 6 min bus ride to ETEA. I even asked my landlady to reserve me a bedspace when I get back from my clinicals. Will plan to stay on until I fly back to the Philippines before the holidays to spend some quality moments with my family. Will be flying again to Melbourne to hopefully start work after the New Year.

For those looking for accommodation near or in Heidelberg area, just PM me. Would be more than glad to assist you and recommend you to my landlady. You won't regret living here.

This is it for now. Will update everyone every chance I get. Keep the faith in yourself going. Cheers!!!!

Hi joiemike! Could you refer me to your landlady? I need a place near heidelberg. Im currently attending classes at ETEA, already at my 2nd week. My rent right now is a bit expensive, $225/week... The $160/week doesnt include food right? But inclusive of the use of facilities (wi-fi, laundry, iron, etc..)? Im sorry i have to post this, I cant send PM's yet..

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1. You will need the NBI clearance

2. Professional Indemnity insurance - usually covers legal costs in case of damage/suit. Free if you are working in a hospital here in Australia. Not sure about Philippines

3. Continuing Professional development - learning activities related to your nursing career. Can be as easy as reading a nursing article and reflecting on it and documenting how it can affect on your practice. Taking a Master's degree in the Philippines while unemployed is a complete waste of time and money. In Australia, UK and the US the Master's degree is usually taken by experienced nurses in their field to improve their portfolio and other responsibilities and benefits that go with doing the course.

4. Recency of practice - unemployed

The issue I think for you is this. You don't have any experience and you want to work abroad. You will be competing with experienced nurses who want the same job you are after or new graduates who speak their language and do not need to be applied for sponsorship. Good luck

Thanks for the input.

Yes. It's just that my family is going to Perth soon under subclass 457. I just graduated this March 2011. Took June 2011 Nurses Licensure Exam, passed and ranked 11th nationwide. Praise God for that! It's really not easy to land in a nursing job if you graduated here in the Philippines. There are even graduates last last year that are not yet employed. Sad truth.

"You don't have any experience and you want to work abroad. You will be competing with experienced nurses who want the same job you are after or new graduates who speak their language and do not need to be applied for sponsorship" ->it would appear like that. I'll be rubbing elbows with experienced and local nurses. That's really scary for a fresh graduate like me and taking that I'll be with my family there and I am a registered nurse in the Philippines, better yet do something about my course and make it flourish there. I just pray things will go well. I don't know what God has for me. I'm afraid I will not end up as a nurse in Australia.

Here's hoping. :)

P.S.

Everyone, you think AHPRA would turn me down because I'm a fresh and unemployed registered nurse?? :(

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thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake:D

hi jakey, it took you 3 years to process your visa? why that long?

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hi jakey, it took you 3 years to process your visa? why that long?

lousy agency;

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What type of visa did you get? Did the embassy require you to submit your IELTS result?

student visa since LTU is CRICOS registered. I couldnt remember the documents I submitted online. but some forumers here said no need to submit anything if you apply for VISA online? I am not so sure of this

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just received my IELTS result.i didnt made it.got 6.5 in speaking.i have to retake it again on december 10,huh! i will try to send my IELTS result to the embassy together with my expired IELTS ang will attach a letter informing them that I'm retaking IELTS as soon as possible.i just hope they will still grant me the visa. anybody from cebu?can you recommend me a good IELTS review center? has anyone tried VIP Language Center at the back of cebu doctors hospital?

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anybody applied for 456 visa and has been granted already the visa? how many days did you wait after your medical examination? just finished my medical examination last friday at nationwide health system.i asked the lady there how many days will they send my medical exam report to the embassy.she told me that it's 2 weeks holding time,so they will send the report after 2 weeks.huh! will the embassy wait for the report before they grant me the visa?that's too long

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Hi dimplednurse. if I may ask, what score did you get in writing? Thanks

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