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  1. Hi everyone, I'm offered a place in IHNA Melbourne but my intake date has been moved. The soonest they can offer will be in Perth. I'm having difficulties assessing which is the better campus to go for. I'm sure the program is standardize, but I have 3 main concerns about Perth: a. accommodations. got no contacts in Perth, so if you have recommendations for a cheap, decent room to stay at, esp those who've had their trainings before, please PM me! b. vaccinations/serologies. the immunization declaration form states that proof of immunity must also be shown for each disease includeed. we all know the serologies cost thousands of bucks. i just had the immunizations done again to slash some costs. for those who went to Perth campus, how did you go about this? c. prospects for job hunting. i just feel like Perth is so much more isolated than the other territories, compared to Melbourne which is somehow accessible to Syd and other places (though for a considerable distance still). I'd like to maximize the places I can go to once I head to Aus, so I'm not sure that staying in Perth would be a good idea. How do job hirings usually go there? Does one have to be physically present to submit requirements/do an interview? Otherwise, i guess proximity shouldn't be an issue. Hoping you could all share your thoughts soonest, would appreciate every bit of info! Wishing everybody a promising 2013!
  2. for those who applied for a 456 visa, how did you follow-up your applications? starting to worry coz mine was lodged weeks ago but haven't heard from them since. how long does this usually take? thanks a lot for sharing!
  3. for those who had their immunizations for ihna, are they strict about the lot #, brand name, etc? and is the PPD really required? has a postive result ever been a cause for delay? thanks!
  4. For those confused about whether to declare their US licensure, I indicated that in my AHPRA application and the board didnt have any questions about it. You just have to request for a letter of verification from the US board you're licensed with. I think it's better this way, at least you got nothing to hide/worry about later on :) Goodluck!
  5. for those doing the BP in IHNA melbourne renting out rooms, how do you usually go about the payments? is it safe to pay for a bond of about 250AUD prior to leaving the country? how do we know this will be binding and safe? any tips? how about those who went for homestays? i'm also considering it since the pay includes breakfast and dinner meals already for about 250/wk, but im thinking i might be able to save more if i just do everything on my own. what do you guys think? hope you can share experiences from anyone you know, thanks in advance!
  6. @cummulus! trying to send you another message but your inbox is full! do you have an email add? thanks!
  7. hi everyone, for those who went to/are going for IHNA for BP, how did you go about your immunization declarations? especially the BCG vaccine part, which of course was done waaaaay before! what proof did you submit? thanks a lot!
  8. @kkm711, It's better to photocopy the certificates then have them certified as true copies/notarized. You may ask your board if you can scan/e-mail these or send them via snail mail. Goodluck!
  9. thanks kaye20 :) how about the documents needed? for those who proceeded with their application without the help of an agency, are there extra documents needed for the proof of funds, especially if the sponsor isn't one's parents? Thanks!
  10. really, 300K is safe enough? Is that the amount you had when you applied, and were you approved then? Coz I'm starting to think we need the balance of the tuition + living expenses for the rest of the stay there prior/during the actual visa application. How about the others? I'd appreciate it if you give ranges/approximates of the funds that you showed for you to be approved. Thanks all!
  11. Hi guys, I'm a bit confused about the evidence of funds for the 456 visa application. HELP?!?! The website says they accept "bank statements, letter from financial institution concerning your financial position." Is the latter the same as the bank certificate? If i get it right the bank statements detail daily transactions while the bank certificate states the actual amount you have. If I'm going for a bridging program, how much do they usually require? Does the amount have to be liquid at the time of visa application, or are they more concerned about the financial history, like if there is regular cashflow in the account? What if we're planning to settle the school tuition fee on an installment basis? If someone else is sponsoring me, can I just show this person's bank account statements, or is there an additional document (e.g. affidavit?) that I need to prepare?
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    New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

    Hi everyone, I just got the decision letter of AHPRA through email a couple of days ago so I'm now looking for BP schools. anyone here who went/will be going to IHNA or Mercy Health? I'm really hoping to get into a program around September or October this year. How long do applications usually take from the time you submit your documents to the time you're given an offer letter? If I understand it correctly, this is needed before once can lodge a visa application, right? And how did you pay for your school fees? I dont have an Australian bank account, and I cant use my credit card for the tuition fee. Hope you can share your experiences. Thank you, as always!
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    New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

    quick question guys, for the ph passport as proof of identity, is this considered a government or private passport? just wanna be sure. and for those who are USRNs, did you request for a verification form from the US board too? thanks!
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    New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

    Hi! I just have a few questions about completing my application, hope those who've done this can help me out - in question 5 principal place of practice: I’m not entirely sure about this coz this would depend on where I could find work soonest after I finish the BP. If I put NSW for application purposes and end up working in a different state later, would there be problems? And if I’m submitting the application to WA or some other state, is that ok? - Question 11: details of qualificationà is this “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” then the name of university for the institution? How about for the additional qualification/exams? Should I also put the local Nurse Licensure Exam and NCLEX here? - Question 13: is the statement of service the same s certificate of employment? When they say it should describe the role in which I was employed, does indicating “Full Time Registered Staff Nurse” suffice, or do I have to attach a full detailed job description? (I’m not sure if our HR issues those:uhoh3:) - Curriculum vitae s o after getting my license I didn’t start working rightaway coz of unavailability of jobs and coz I took other exams. Is this enough reason/explanation for the gap in practice history part? o What can I use as evidence for continuing professional development? Training/seminar certificates e.g. BLS/ALS? o Am I the one to sign the CV and affirm it’s true and correct, or an authority (e.g. manager)? - Payment o if I placed NSW as my intended state of practice in question 5, then I have to pay $220 + 115 + 104, right? o Can I use somebody else’s credit card? I'm still trying to decide on the state where I should submit my application. WA was my initial choice but it seems there's been a bul of applicants there recetnly. any suggestions? Thanks a lot everyone!
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    New grad Filipino nurse wanting to work in Australia/New Zealand Part 2

    hey everyone, got busy the past few days so it took me a while to catch up with all the new posts. @joiemike, thanks for the finance primer. hopefully the currency stays as strong in the next few months/years. i would understand why they wouldnt want to place foreign trained nurses in ICUs immediately. though there are hospitals here in our country with high tech facilities, i'm sure the setup there is still much different. Perhaps after a couple of months/years exposure one would be more confident in the intensives. After the bridging program, do employers look at your previous work experience here in ph and consider that for actual placements? Or is everyone considered to play in the same level, ie, as entry-level nurses? I'm a bit concerned coz most of my exposure here's been in Pediatrics-ICU/wards. If i start looking for employers, would I be considered for, say, adult MS? Or should I expect some difficulties? I can see a lot of people are already moving on with their bridging programs/visa applications and medicals. As for me, I'm still waiting to take my IELTS this march, coz mine expired 2 years ago! But it didnt completely go to waste coz I was able to file for a visa screen with it, but since the US is apparently closed, then I'm trying a different route. Also waiting for some other documents, like TOR, RLE/course description, etc...Certficates of employment take a while in our hospital...probably a bit more than a month, coz a lot of people are resigning. I have an old copy, but that was from last year. Would it be a good idea to submit my application to AHPRA with the old COE, once I got all the other school docs and IELTS and just forward a new updated one later? Not to be too excited, but just to get the ball rolling, if you know what I mean? Or would that cause more delay/inconvenience in the future? Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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