Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat - page 24

Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie... Read More

  1. by   Grace Oz
    Aloha Malle!

    You live in a beautiful part of the world! I was last in Hawai'i in March/April this year. LOVE Hawai'i!

    I shall post a couple of links which might be of help to you in finding answers to your questions.
    you will need to contact the Australian consulate in Honolulu in order to assertain your eligibilty to enter Australia for work.


    Would it be possible for you to visit first for a holiday as opposed to trying to work here?


    I think you'll find that unless you have specific qualifications in a particular field of employment and there's openings here for positions, the chances of gaining employment outside a particular field might not be possible.

    Yes, we do have childcare centres here in every state and territory.


    I trust these links might be of some help as you explore your options.

    Wishing you every success in your nursing studies!

  2. by   rlssem
    hello guys,
    im new here...im a nurse abroad and im about to start my bridging course in victoria but i have a hard time earning money, it'll cost me a lot of money...however, im considering applying to queensland nursing council because it wont cost me that much...is that a good move?

    has anyone here already took the Competency assesment in queensland? is it really hard? btw, whats eduaction module?

    thanks in advance.
  3. by   minka09
    LOOKING FOR A GLOBAL PARTNER willing to know Nursing issues in your country:
    Hi! I'm a grduate student looking for a graduate nurse to converse regarding nursing in your country as part of our assignment in class. Any response will be highly appreciated. Thank you!

  4. by   yvonne1
    Just wanted to say hi.
  5. by   talaxandra
    Hi Yvonne - welcome to the Aussie/NZ forum
  6. by   Grace Oz
    G'day and WELCOME!
  7. by   JanisM
    Hi everyone, I don't really have anything to say today other than how great this forum is. I'm new to allnurses but already addicted!
  8. by   talaxandra
    Weclome, Janis! Glad you're enjoying the site
  9. by   yanmah
    Yes, i am lurker not a poster but i wil contribute more. One thing i have always wanted was to publish/promote the stories of the 'wiser' nursing generation before me ( i am 30). What do you think?
  10. by   JanisM
    I think it's a great idea, yanmah. I work in aged care and often hear some wonderful, weird and heartbreaking stories from former nurses.
  11. by   GeorgiaBoy61
    Quote from gwenith
    Hi Grace!! I am working with a couple of New Mexicans at the moment (and one Californian - the American invasion has begun) They can't get over some of our expressions like "Ta" for thank-you and "Boxing Day". Though with that lot I am not too sure who is pulling whose leg:chuckle

    Thanks for the laugh, you caught another Yank sneaking around! The bet here is now that the Obama has been elected President in the States, you'll be seeing more than a few more Americans with nursing licenses at your door. Thought of it myself, frankly... Oooppps, guess I shouldn't be getting political on this board.

    Don't worry about your sayings and lingo being incomprehensible to American ears, I imagine lots of ours do the same to folks who come here, though Hollywood "exports" our slang pretty well, or at least the California version of it.
  12. by   dolcevitarn
    Quote from JanisM
    I think it's a great idea, yanmah. I work in aged care and often hear some wonderful, weird and heartbreaking stories from former nurses.
    Pls enlighten me with working in aged care... What is its advantages and disadvantages compared to working in a hospital... interms of pay, stress etc.

    I am waiting for my confirmation to take the bridging program to become a nurse in Australia... Thanks you in advance.
  13. by   BowerBird

    I'm new here, rather shy, but I thought I'd be bold and say hi! I'm from Queensland, working for QHealth in Radiology at [I'd-rather-not-say] hospital. I've been in Radiology since July of 2008, and before that 2 years 3 months in Oncology. At the moment I'm looking at doing some further education, maybe a GradCert, but it's hard finding one that fits in to what I do at work.

    And that's pretty much me in a nutshell.