New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 476

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   ned1968
    good for you reesepano. you are one step more closer to our Aussie dream. I do apologize but I have a couple of questins to ask:
    1. What e-mail ad did you send your appliaction to IHNA?
    2. How many you were notified and scheduled for an interview after you submitted your docs?
    3. How many days they sent you confirmation letter after your interview
    4. How many you received LOE after the payment?
    5. What were the questions during the interview?

    thanks in advance reesepano. Godbless!
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Can I please remind everyone not to post contact details of other people on the forum but to use the pm system

    I have removed a few posts for this reason
  3. by   reesepano
    Quote from ned1968
    good for you reesepano. you are one step more closer to our Aussie dream. I do apologize but I have a couple of questins to ask:
    1. What e-mail ad did you send your appliaction to IHNA?
    2. How many you were notified and scheduled for an interview after you submitted your docs?
    3. How many days they sent you confirmation letter after your interview
    4. How many you received LOE after the payment?
    5. What were the questions during the interview?

    thanks in advance reesepano. Godbless!
    i will send you an email.
  4. by   ned1968
    That would be awesome ressepano. Thanks again! Godbless!
  5. by   joiemike
    Quote from aila61
    hi guys! to those nurses who are done with their BP and currently looking for a job, or for those who already found their employers, I would just like to ask some of the qualifications that employers are looking for in Australia (besides registration of course ). I have 1 year ER experience and 1 yr 5mos experience as a Radiology Nurse. I'm a bit nervous since I've read that there are some nurses in Aus who are finished with their BP but unfortunately had a hard time looking for a job.

    Do you guys think that with my working experience it would be easier for me to be hired or it really depends on the discretion of the employers?

    Thank you in advance!

    Hi aila,

    You are on the same boat as I am. I just finished my BP last week with ETEA. I have about 2 years work experience in ER. I was fortunate to do my clinical placement in NSW (Sydney) and visit my cousin in Brisbane, QL after the BP.

    There are lots of job vacancies at present in NSW. There are some in QL also. I didn't bother applying for jobs in Victoria because the job situation here in Melbourne is a bit tight for the moment. The government has been doing budget cuts for the health sector. It really didn't discourage me though because I find Melbourne too cold.

    Anyway, I have sent on-line applications to at least 20 job vacancies in the government sector. I have also sent job applications to private hospitals. Some employers are picky. They emailed me that they prefer applicants with "very" extensive work experience. Some have also given positive responses initially. But since I applied for jobs even without my license (my school told me that my RN license will be released in 2 to 4 weeks time), they still have to wait until I get it before they could seriously consider me for the job and start processing my visa sponsorship.

    The thing is, an applicant should not be picky and choose only places that they want to work in. Be prepared to accept job offers in the rural area. One employer is offering me an ER job in a rural area 4 hours away by train from Sydney. I didn't decline the offer initially. As what my cousin advised me...."collect, then select" .

    I am flying home to my family before the Christmas holidays. I will be staying on until 1st or 2nd week of January. Still haven't booked my return light to Aus though because I still don't know where I will be working. I'm fortunate to have a multiple entry 456 visa so I don't have problems flying back to Aus anytime.

    By the way, if you really want to work in ER (like me ), you could enroll in Advanced Life Support (ALS) here after the BP. It's just a 2 day course. It could help, because they asked me if I have one. They prefer an Ozzie course though. The one I got is already more than 2 years old .

    It's really best that RN's like us have some work experience before coming over here. AHPRA requires 3 months but most of the BP schools require at least 1 to 2 year work experience before they consider you for a slot. And employers are looking for extensive work experience also. There are no short cuts. But if some insist, then by all means. Nursing homes can also be an option. Some don't require work experience at all. But I prefer hospitals though. I am a person that gets bored easily. I like the fast-paced environment of the ER or critical areas because time flies so fast when you are busy.

    I hope to have given you a clearer picture of the job market.
  6. by   Makikay_rx
    Good morning guys..

    I really need your point of view. What if a BP school will offer me a January intake and i haven't prepared everything such as my visa. Could i possibly be processed and finished on time before the class starts?

    Thank you so much!
  7. by   ds42
    Thanks for the PM, Makikay. I can't reply to it just yet though. Anyway, I was scheduled for interview tomorrow and earlier, I was informed that my interview has been moved to next week. I also wish to get in the early intakes as much as possible. I haven't enrolled to any other school yet because I am still on the process of completing my immunisations.

    And by the way, I have a question regarding the vaccines. Is it okay to take cocktail doses? Or is it necessary to take the adult doses separately?
  8. by   ds42
    Quote from ned1968
    hi DS42. When did you submitted your application to IHNA and how many days you were sheduled for an interview after you submitted your appliaction? Its alomost 2 weeks after I submitted my application to IHNA Perth but haven't heard from them yet.
    I haven't submitted my application to IHNA yet. I think it is Makikay who did submit her application there.
  9. by   mkpl
    Hey guys, is it true that AHPRA now requires 2-3 years experience instead of the 3-month requirement?? I'm planning to apply some time next year, because i will be getting my 2 years certificate maybe in July...and i'm thinking of applying beforehand this february..
    TIA
  10. by   Makikay_rx
    guys,

    is 456 VISA is the Application for a Business (Short Stay) visa for a stay up to 3 months?
    Is that the visa we are going to apply and fill up for our bridging program?

    TIA
  11. by   ds42
    Quote from joiemike
    Hi aila,

    You are on the same boat as I am. I just finished my BP last week with ETEA. I have about 2 years work experience in ER. I was fortunate to do my clinical placement in NSW (Sydney) and visit my cousin in Brisbane, QL after the BP.

    There are lots of job vacancies at present in NSW. There are some in QL also. I didn't bother applying for jobs in Victoria because the job situation here in Melbourne is a bit tight for the moment. The government has been doing budget cuts for the health sector. It really didn't discourage me though because I find Melbourne too cold.

    Anyway, I have sent on-line applications to at least 20 job vacancies in the government sector. I have also sent job applications to private hospitals. Some employers are picky. They emailed me that they prefer applicants with "very" extensive work experience. Some have also given positive responses initially. But since I applied for jobs even without my license (my school told me that my RN license will be released in 2 to 4 weeks time), they still have to wait until I get it before they could seriously consider me for the job and start processing my visa sponsorship.

    The thing is, an applicant should not be picky and choose only places that they want to work in. Be prepared to accept job offers in the rural area. One employer is offering me an ER job in a rural area 4 hours away by train from Sydney. I didn't decline the offer initially. As what my cousin advised me...."collect, then select" .

    I am flying home to my family before the Christmas holidays. I will be staying on until 1st or 2nd week of January. Still haven't booked my return light to Aus though because I still don't know where I will be working. I'm fortunate to have a multiple entry 456 visa so I don't have problems flying back to Aus anytime.

    By the way, if you really want to work in ER (like me ), you could enroll in Advanced Life Support (ALS) here after the BP. It's just a 2 day course. It could help, because they asked me if I have one. They prefer an Ozzie course though. The one I got is already more than 2 years old .

    It's really best that RN's like us have some work experience before coming over here. AHPRA requires 3 months but most of the BP schools require at least 1 to 2 year work experience before they consider you for a slot. And employers are looking for extensive work experience also. There are no short cuts. But if some insist, then by all means. Nursing homes can also be an option. Some don't require work experience at all. But I prefer hospitals though. I am a person that gets bored easily. I like the fast-paced environment of the ER or critical areas because time flies so fast when you are busy.

    I hope to have given you a clearer picture of the job market.
    Thank you very much sir for that valuable information. Do you happen to know when ETEA's next intake is? The earliest possible next year? TIA.
  12. by   joiemike
    Quote from ds42
    Thank you very much sir for that valuable information. Do you happen to know when ETEA's next intake is? The earliest possible next year? TIA.
    They don't have definite schedules. They open intakes when they have enough students. Try emailing them. That was what I did. And after a week, I got a letter of offer for the next month's intake.
  13. by   independent_chiq
    Quote from adyhottie
    Hello. I am looking for schools also for bridging program next year 2012. I hope my AHPRA letter will arrive this month. I am currently living here near Melbourne. How much is the Course fee in AAoN? I've been to Dandenong and it is really far from where I am currently staying.

    Tuition fee is 11,000Aud + 513 (OSHC + materials)

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