New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 449

Due to recent changes regarding applications for International nurses to Australia and the combining of the nursing boards to one central nursing board in Australia AHPRA I have started a new thread... Read More

  1. by   Stereo
    Quote from kikaykit
    guys!!! help.. i just got a message from AHPRA they're asking me to verify my card because there was a problem in the expiry date.. i am using a debit card.. what will i do??huhuhu
    If your debit card is really expired then I think you need to give details of another card that has no issue with expiry dates. If you're sure that there's no problem with your card, then call them and explain yourself. And that's one way of helping yourself
  2. by   Stereo
    Quote from Me_gusta
    Hello!

    It's my first time in this blog, and read GREAT information about the bridging program!
    but I still don't know what requirements to send to AHPRA, and how to send it to AHPRA? pls help me
    Welcome Me_gusta!

    http://www.ahpra.gov.au/documents/de...hZpamU2Q%3D%3D

    All you need to attach are mentioned in this form. Just follow the instructions. And if you have questions, make an enquiry here:

    https://www.ahpra.gov.au/about-ahpra...n-enquiry.aspx

    Good Luck!
  3. by   Me_gusta
    Thank you so much Stereo!!!
    took only an hour for answers, i'm gonna love this blog haha
    thanks again
  4. by   chelseaxyrene
    Quote from kikaykit
    guys!!! help.. i just got a message from AHPRA they're asking me to verify my card because there was a problem in the expiry date.. i am using a debit card.. what will i do??huhuhu
    hi kit. what debit card did you use if I may ask. I tried using psbank card but they declined my payment. I applied for BDO debit card but they said they only accept mastercard or visa and my BDO card doesn't have a mastercard or visa card logo. I am also having a problem with the payment. I still plan to apply for unionbank's EON card.
  5. by   aiashtia
    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.
  6. by   jakey
    after almost 3 years of processing, I finally got my VISA approved ! THANK YOU to the BOSS up there ...and to all those who posted their experiences, replied to my queries, and gave advice....
  7. by   jayvincible
    Quote from jakey
    after almost 3 years of processing, I finally got my VISA approved ! THANK YOU to the BOSS up there ...and to all those who posted their experiences, replied to my queries, and gave advice....
    congratz! where will you take your Bridging Course in Australia?
  8. by   ianina
    Hi everyone,

    I am planning to lodge my application to AHPRA by next week.

    The thing is, my license is due to expire on Jan 5 2012, about two months from now.

    Upon renewal, should I inform AHPRA about my renewed license? If so, how should I inform them? Is there a specific format/form to use? I could not find anything in the site.

    Thanks in advance!
  9. by   bobby123
    Quote from aiashtia
    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
  10. by   jakey
    Quote from jayvincible
    congratz! where will you take your Bridging Course in Australia?
    thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake
  11. by   babsinc
    Quote from fy55
    Hi babsinc. I didn't receive your email. You can send me a private message
    Hey i sent you pm..
  12. by   jayvincible
    Quote from jakey
    thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake

    What type of visa did you get? Did the embassy require you to submit your IELTS result?
  13. by   LOimVE
    Quote from joiemike
    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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