New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 450

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   aiashtia
    Quote from bobby123
    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??
  2. by   reesepano
    Quote from jakey
    thank you. LTU - jan 2012 intake
    hi jakey, it took you 3 years to process your visa? why that long?
  3. by   jakey
    Quote from reesepano
    hi jakey, it took you 3 years to process your visa? why that long?
    lousy agency;
    Last edit by jakey on Nov 5, '11
  4. by   jakey
    Quote from jayvincible
    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
  5. by   dimplednurse
    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?
  6. by   dimplednurse
    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
  7. by   chelseaxyrene
    Hi dimplednurse. if I may ask, what score did you get in writing? Thanks
  8. by   Mhai
    Quote from dimplednurse
    You can submit your application for the visa and other documents but expect it that they will call you and ask for a copy of your IELTS. My BP will also start on January 9 at ACFE. I'm really nervous of my IELTS result, but if ever I don't get the 7 score, I will retake again as soon as possible. What I'm afraid of is the granting of my visa. Will my case manager accept my IELTS score of below 7 and just explain to her that I will be retaking the IELTS? I really do hope I'll be granted the visa whatever my IELTS score is.
    I lodged my visa last september. It was a Business visa 456 and yes, they required me to submit a copy of my IELTS. I posted this some time ago in this forum and everyone said I was the first one to be asked to pass an IELTS result to the immigration. Apparently, the immigration and AHPRA have become stricter when in comes to their rules about having a valid IELTS. When the immigration officer called, I asked her if I could submit my expired IELTS as I was still waiting for my results (similar to your situation) but she said I need to wait for the result and pass it. And if Im not mistaken, valid results means a score of 7 in all of the exams.

    Hope this helps!
  9. by   dimplednurse
    Quote from Mhai
    I lodged my visa last september. It was a Business visa 456 and yes, they required me to submit a copy of my IELTS. I posted this some time ago in this forum and everyone said I was the first one to be asked to pass an IELTS result to the immigration. Apparently, the immigration and AHPRA have become stricter when in comes to their rules about having a valid IELTS. When the immigration officer called, I asked her if I could submit my expired IELTS as I was still waiting for my results (similar to your situation) but she said I need to wait for the result and pass it. And if Im not mistaken, valid results means a score of 7 in all of the exams.

    Hope this helps!
    Were you granted the visa already? I'm guessing you passed your IELTS. Did they tell you what happens when an applicant did not get the score of 7? They will not grant the visa? Oh no, what can I do? I'm already enrolled for January 2012 Bridging Course. I'll be retaking IELTS on December. If they wait for my result on December, it will be too late already.
    Thank you Mhai for the info. I will just have to call my case officer at the embassy about my situation and hope she'll consider.
  10. by   dimplednurse
    Quote from chelseaxyrene
    Hi dimplednurse. if I may ask, what score did you get in writing? Thanks
    hi, i got a score of 7 in writing.
  11. by   aiashtia
    Quote from bobby123
    Taking a Master's degree in the Philippines while unemployed is a complete waste of time and money.
    Why do you say that it's a complete waste of time and money? And just wanna ask everyone what evidence will i present if the form states "Include evidence of continuing professional development as per the Board's Continuing Professional Registration standard" (I am a fresh. unemployed registered nurse in the Phils)

    I read www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-standards/aspx already. but it didn't really gave me that clear idea especially with overseas nurses who are yet to lodge an application...

    Thank you.
  12. by   ceridwenRN
    i need your opinion. please help. i already got a letter of determination that says suitable for migration from ANMAC (aussie nsg and midwifery accred council). but i'm not sure if i can get the 65 points. so the letter of determination from ANMAC is worthless in my case? if i wait for 1 year, then i might get that 65 points, but my IELTS would have expired by that time.
  13. by   joiemike
    Quote from aiashtia
    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??

    I'm afraid you will have a hard time finding a BP school that will accept you. They need at least 1 to 2 yrs experience depending in which school. My niece last year was able to enroll with ACFE without work experience but they stopped accepting fresh grads shortly after that. According to my niece, there were some after her that were dropped from the course because they couldn't handle the clinical placement with no work experience at all. Remember that we have to show our competence in RLE. The obstacles are that we have to get used to their system here, their equipment, the supplies, and medications. Oh boy, the medications are all brand names. They rarely use the generic names. And the brands they are using are different from ours back home. I'm not saying you won't be accommodated, but I'm just telling you that your options for BP schools will severely be limited. While applying for registration with AHPRA, why don't you start volunteering to gain some experience? I'm with ETEA for the clinicals now and many of us are placed in hospitals. The hospital environment is fast. You have to constantly be on your toes to immediately absorb what the staff is going to teach you. You are being oriented to a particular ward for one day only. The next day, you will already be on your own. I was put in critical care for my 1st two weeks. Mostly cardiac patients. Good thing I have about 2 yrs ER experience. Used to the fast pace. I like the adrenaline rush of the fast environment. Now, I'm assigned in the surgical ward for another 2 weeks. Slower pace, but doesn't mean no work. Just different duties. You have to show eagerness and "can do" attitude. The best case scenario is the hospital might offer you a job after the placement. The worst case scenario is they will be your "referee" come job hunting time. Very important to have a referral from the clinical placement here so your prospective employer will get an idea of your competence. Anyway, good luck on your path to the Ozzie dream. There are many ways to "kill a cat". Mine is the most straightforward one. You can do it another way for as long as we reach the same destination. Cheers!!

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