New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2 - page 489

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   nursezest
    Quote from glitzdelight
    My IELTS will expire this May. LTU told me that I should retake my IELTS first before they can process my application. How sad.The next sched for IELTS here in Zamboanga is on March. This is just sad.

    @nursenathalie: Thanks for the reply.
    Sorry to hear that glitzdelight Better to retake the IELTS here though so as you'd get to focus on the BP and job hunting while in Oz. You can always take the exam in Manila or Cebu - wherever convenient for you
  2. by   karej
    Hi, Good Evening. Newbie here. I'm interested in the bridging course as well. But I know little. I've read the first 15 pages of this thread but it was too late when I realize that it was way back 2010. So I just jump right to the end. Anyhoo, I just started my plans with the student visa thing. I'm still in the process of completing the AHPRA requirements to be deemed eligible. Here are a few enquiries I have. Hope you can help me.1. Documents I need from PRC are as follows: Cert of Good Standing, Cert of Reg Status, Board Rating and Cert of Passing. Did I miss anything? Wheredid you authenticate your docs? with PRC? Or Notary Public? Or is that the same?2. How long does AHPRA usually process this kind of application?3. I graduated last 2007. I have no trainings or any voluntary work in any hospital. Except for one training with Asia Renal Care which was conducted last 2009 and that was only for 250 hours I think. Is thatok with AHPRA? Do i still have a chance to be approved with zero experience?4. With that being said, what do I put with my CV? Even though i don't have nursing exp, i did work for other companies that has nothing to do with Nsg. Do i put that in My CV? Is that ok? 5. What agency can you recommend?- i'm really sorry for all the questions. I will very much appreciate your help. Thanks so much.
  3. by   ceridwyn
    You are not a new graduate and you have not completed had any nursing experience in the past 4-5 years except for a short course in renal 3 years ago.Nurses in Australia are not allowed to re
    register after 5 years of no experience.Ongoing professional
    development to keep abreast is
    very important.Who knows what
    you may be assessed you may be required to do more than just a
    short bridging course which would
    be on keeping of what's required of
    Australian nurses, but there seems
    to be no consistency with AHPRA
    with the rules and assessing
    international nurses, you may just
    get through, it's difficult to say, you
    will have to apply and be
    prepared.Have you kept uP to
    date... Research, attended professional development updates over the years, read nursing update journals? If you have this could be put in you cv as evidence you are keeping uptodate and doing ongoing professional development.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 6, '12
  4. by   erikadioza
    Good day everyone. Just wanna share my time line with all of you. Pass my application july 2011October 2011- received email saying i have a reg officerOCtober - dec = complied remaining docs being askedJanuary 5,2011 - received eligibility letter from aphra valid for 1 yearJanuary 7- started to scout some BP schools in perthCan anyone tell me what are other bp schools in perth aside from IhnaThanks. Happy new year. Just keep our hopes and prayers high.
  5. by   ceridwyn
    Do they not send you a list of approved programs with your letter?

    Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Accreditation and go to nursing programs approved for study.

    From what I can gather, many of the public hospitals do not longer offer it as they do not have a shortage of nurses applying for positions and this was the objective of offering an international nurses/refresher program, for the private education providers however it is their living/income and will continue to offer the program.

    The only private provider in Western Australia is IHNA and Hollywood Hospital was running courses but excepting refresher nurses - local nurses with past nursing experience but none in the past 5 years first and it is the cheapest.
    Last edit by ceridwyn on Jan 6, '12
  6. by   erikadioza
    Thanks ceridwyn. I will contact my registration officer and ask for the list of BP provider. Tnx for the info
  7. by   unadunad
    The list itself is the one posted on APHRA website. If you're looking for a BP provider in WA then its only IHNA that offers one. Sad to say, HPH bp program will conduct its last program this February and will undergo re-accreditation, so no dates for the next intake. You should consider BP in other states or just apply at IHNA, and hope for the best, and get selected.

    Congratulations.
  8. by   glitzdelight
    Quote from nursezest
    Sorry to hear that glitzdelight Better to retake the IELTS here though so as you'd get to focus on the BP and job hunting while in Oz. You can always take the exam in Manila or Cebu - wherever convenient for you
    Hi nursezest. I think I will take in in CDO instead. Most BP schools have their BP on May or June, so getting it on February is a must to also give myself time in applying for the BP and whichever visa the school requires. Thank you so much!
  9. by   ceridwyn
    Its there on the link I provided as a pdf file.
  10. by   cummulus
    Quote from nursezest
    Yup, MMR comes in one shot. As for Tetanus, it is included in the Dtap as it pertains to Diphtheria tetanus and acellular pertussis. But technically, it really depends on the what the school requires. However, the most common required vaccines as what I know includes MMR, Dtap and Hep B.

    thanks for the heads-up =) i'll have my MMR shot the soonest and have the 2nd after a month then. oh, then will have the dtap sometime in between those 2 shots. ang gastos! =p how did you go about your Mantoux though?
  11. by   chilbrat_1824
    Quote from ishtin
    hello there, can you pm me about their loan details? 'coz i was planning to avail their services since you guyz know that I was one of the victims of Typhoon Sendong and I'm trying to find ways that could support me financially in my application. Thank you and God bless
    Sure. Pm sent..
  12. by   glitzdelight
    Quote from karej
    hi, good evening. newbie here. i'm interested in the bridging course as well. but i know little. i've read the first 15 pages of this thread but it was too late when i realize that it was way back 2010. so i just jump right to the end. anyhoo, i just started my plans with the student visa thing. i'm still in the process of completing the ahpra requirements to be deemed eligible. here are a few enquiries i have. hope you can help me.1. documents i need from prc are as follows: cert of good standing, cert of reg status, board rating and cert of passing. did i miss anything? i think you listed it all. just remember that thr certificate of good standing should be sent by prc itself to ahpra.

    wheredid you authenticate your docs? with prc? or notary public? or is that the same? i let the notary public certified mine, though it is also an authenticated copy from prc.
    2. how long does ahpra usually process this kind of application?
    depends. some waited for 3 months, some as long as 6 months.

    3. i graduated last 2007. i have no trainings or any voluntary work in any hospital. except for one training with asia renal care which was conducted last 2009 and that was only for 250 hours i think. is thatok with ahpra? do i still have a chance to be approved with zero experience?4. with that being said, what do i put with my cv? even though i don't have nursing exp, i did work for other companies that has nothing to do with nsg. do i put that in my cv? is that ok?
    ceridwyn answered this already

    5. what agency can you recommend?
    i don't recommend an agency since you can do this all by yourself. if you have questions the forumers here are pretty helpful.

    - i'm really sorry for all the questions. i will very much appreciate your help. thanks so much.
    there you go
  13. by   glitzdelight
    Quote from cummulus
    thanks for the heads-up =) i'll have my MMR shot the soonest and have the 2nd after a month then. oh, then will have the dtap sometime in between those 2 shots. ang gastos! =p how did you go about your Mantoux though?
    Im also curious about this one too

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