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Nurse Jobs in Ausstralia Inquiry

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hi. Good Day! im a british citizen of filipino descent working as a nurse in a big NHS hospital here in London. i'd like to ask:

1. do i need to apply for a nurse registration (ANMC) now or do i wait for a job application to be confirmed?

2. is there an exam to take before working in Aus?

3. any agency or website i can go to look for Aus nurse jobs?

4. what's the best state to work in?

Where do you actually wish to work since you posted the same thing for several different countries?

That is why you are not getting much in the way of a response to your post.

Where do you actually wish to work since you posted the same thing for several different countries?

That is why you are not getting much in the way of a response to your post.

i'm just inquiring about getting a job and how to apply for a nurse job in Canada and Australia. all i need is some help please. i'm desparate to move...*sigh*

Easier if you would have just posted on the International Forum and asked what you wanted to know. Just know that we came across several on both of the sub-forums and any questions having to do with licensure and/or immigration need to be placed on the International Forum.

Both Canada and Australia require licensure there before you can work. Each province in Canada has individual licensure as well as the states in Australia. You should narrow it down to where you are interested in and then go for licensure based on that.

Where did you train and how much experience do you actually have?

Easier if you would have just posted on the International Forum and asked what you wanted to know. Just know that we came across several on both of the sub-forums and any questions having to do with licensure and/or immigration need to be placed on the International Forum.

Both Canada and Australia require licensure there before you can work. Each province in Canada has individual licensure as well as the states in Australia. You should narrow it down to where you are interested in and then go for licensure based on that.

Where did you train and how much experience do you actually have?

i've graduated in the Philippines on a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and have worked for 3 years (in total) before settling in the UK last 2002. i have been a trained nurse for 6 years now and have worked in several areas since like an Elderly Care ward, Dermatology ward, a Medical Admissions (where people from A&E come in) ward and currently now working on a Plastic Surgery work ward and have been there for 3 years running now. i have various trainings and study days i've took since coming to the UK (including the once-a-year mandatory trainings) and i'm willing to work as soon as possible.

Would start with licensure first, it will be much easier to get a job that way. Nothing is going to be immediate. Visas are based on where you were born, not the country where you are currently residing or hold a passport from, but what was on your birth certificate.

Since you have experience, you should not need to do the bridge program for Australia; but since you trained in the Philippines, they will require the IELTS exam for English skills. You may wish to check with them, but suspect that this requirement will not be waived for you.

Would start with licensure first, it will be much easier to get a job that way. Nothing is going to be immediate. Visas are based on where you were born, not the country where you are currently residing or hold a passport from, but what was on your birth certificate.

Since you have experience, you should not need to do the bridge program for Australia; but since you trained in the Philippines, they will require the IELTS exam for English skills. You may wish to check with them, but suspect that this requirement will not be waived for you.

but i thought IELTS is not in effect till 1st July 2008? and when you mean licensure first would that mean an australian nurse exam?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

but i thought IELTS is not in effect till 1st July 2008? and when you mean licensure first would that mean an australian nurse exam?

I don't think you need to sit an exam for Australia, that has been the impression I have seen from another website as well as here but you do have to go through licensure with the province you wish to work in. I have also seen, on the other website which has a lot of UK nurses going to Australia, many talking about IELTS if they wanted the extra points although wasn't necessary as trained in English. Also just had a quick look at another site for reference and there is no mention on a start date but does state that IELTS is required if not a native speaker of English, exception would be if gained a tertiary degree when English is the main language

To find out requirements for becoming registered as an RN in Australia you need to check with the appropriate state Nursing Board.

For example in Tasmania;

OVERSEAS NURSE APPLICANTS

♦ Overseas nurse applicants who undertook their education preparation in United

Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa (and who gained initial registration/enrolment with the

South African Nursing Council), New Zealand, United States of America, Canada and

Singapore may apply direct to the Nursing Board of Tasmania.

♦ Overseas nurse applicants coming to Australia from overseas countries (other than

those listed above) may apply direct to the Nursing Board of Tasmania for assessment

of their nursing qualifications.

♦ Overseas nurse applicants who are applying for migration should first contact the

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council for an application form for assessment of their

nursing qualifications prior to making application with this Board. The address is

http://www.anmc.org.au

In NSW;

An English language test is frequently not required where an applicant's nursing course was completed and the person subsequently registered as a nurse in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States or certain parts of Canada.

I noted in all cases an IELTS score of 7.0 is required if your initial training was not done in English.

The Boards of Nursing are your first port of call for any questions on Australian registration.

I don't think you need to sit an exam for Australia, that has been the impression I have seen from another website as well as here but you do have to go through licensure with the province you wish to work in. I have also seen, on the other website which has a lot of UK nurses going to Australia, many talking about IELTS if they wanted the extra points although wasn't necessary as trained in English. Also just had a quick look at another site for reference and there is no mention on a start date but does state that IELTS is required if not a native speaker of English, exception would be if gained a tertiary degree when English is the main language

so, since in the Philippines our second language is English...and i've trained and working here in the UK would i need an IELTS in applying for Australia and/or Canada?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

so, since in the Philippines our second language is English...and i've trained and working here in the UK would i need an IELTS in applying for Australia and/or Canada?

Only the nursing boards can make the decision on whether you have to pass an English exam

The base the requirement on where you attended nursing school, not where you are a citizen of now or currently residing.

There are actually a large number of those from the Philippines that cannot make it thru the speaking section of the IELTS or the iBT on first or even second try.

There are several threads about this on the Philippine Forum. Even to work in the US, if you trained in the Philippines, you need the language requirements.

You are still considered a Philippine-trained nurse, and having the UK passport now does not make any difference. But 100% on where you trained, and that alone is the issue. Even an American-trained RN needs to pass the English exams to work in the UK, so that they do not show preference to anyone.

I don't think you need to sit an exam for Australia, that has been the impression I have seen from another website as well as here but you do have to go through licensure with the province you wish to work in. I have also seen, on the other website which has a lot of UK nurses going to Australia, many talking about IELTS if they wanted the extra points although wasn't necessary as trained in English. Also just had a quick look at another site for reference and there is no mention on a start date but does state that IELTS is required if not a native speaker of English, exception would be if gained a tertiary degree when English is the main language

Hi. been doing my own research and have found this passage from http://www.immi.gov.au re IELTS,

'All primary applicants must meet the English language requirement unless they have been nominated for a position that does not require English language for licensing or registration and any one of the following exempted person categories apply...

'their nominated occupation is within the highly skilled major groups 1-3 of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO), comprising managers, administrators, professionals and associate professionals'

Does'nt it mean that being a registered nurse exempts me from taking the IELTS?

I am already registered with NBSA and have been working in the UK for more than 2 years now but have a Philippine passport.

where do i look for this 'asco highly skilled major groups 1-3'?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

This is something the state will decide. Working in the UK probably means you do not have to sit a bridging program but may not excuse you from English as that is a requirement of immigration

so, it would depend on which state in Aus i'm going? and is there an exam i need to take like the CRNE in canada or nclex in the states?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

It all goes on transcripts and nursing experience. I know nurses from the UK have gone and have not had to take any exam or assessment as their training was deemed enough. Why thinking on changing already?

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