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  1. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Hi kye09, No. You do not need to apply through APHRA to enroll in the program at UQ. Application is done directly to UQ. There's a form to be filled up for first time application. Actually, my uncle who is in Australia helped me with my application. If you want to know more, just send me a private message. Good luck on your application to APHRA. But I think it would really take long time for them to reply at this time.
  2. coffeedreamgirl

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

    OMG! Haoyin, you're in Australia already?
  3. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Hi Carla, I'm sorry I was too delayed to reply on this. Really? I'm so glad to know that you're also applied to study at UQ. Yes, the tuition fee is really expensive. And I really hope that it would be a good investment to be able to work as a nurse in Australia. Yes, I think I am going to push through the 1-year Conversion Program that UQ offers for Overseas Qualified Professional Educated Nurses. I am going to enroll this month for the February 2011 intake. But I was also having second thoughts about being able to get a visa before the semester starts. My uncle advised me to apply for a student visa this November; he said that the money from the bank account should have been at least deposited 6 months prior to applying for the visa. I hope I could hear from you soon. :-)
  4. Yes, as said in the last page of the Application Form. :)
  5. nursenathalie, i think it should be the same process as how you did to the state you applied before. you have to fill up the application form and submit it to the national board. here is the link for the forms: [color=mediumturquoise]http://www.ahpra.gov.au/health-professions/nursing-and-midwifery/forms.aspx
  6. Anybody here who will study at University of Queensland? It's a 1-Year Conversion Program for Overseas Qualified Professional Educated Nurses. The intake is on 11 February 2011 until November.
  7. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    That's actually the university where my uncle applied me. The tuition fee is around AUS 21-23 thousand. You can go through their website: UQ International - The University of Queensland, Australia.
  8. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    I already had another option before I applied to QNC. My uncle in Brisbane enrolled me at a university in Queensland. It is a 1-year Conversion Program for Overseas Qualified Professional Educated Nurses. But, the intake is on February 2011. And, it's only my last option since it would be a long process if I'd take this path. For the meantime, I think I'll just wait for the national registration. Do you intend just to work in Queensland? I also plan to apply in Victoria.
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    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    I was also one of those who took the last written test on April and failed. I've read through NBV's site that if you're currently registering, then your registration will still be valid under the new national scheme. I don't know if it also applies to Queensland. What I do know now, since we have failed the test, we could not proceed with our application under CAS. It should mean, therefore, that we have to reapply under the national scheme. As of now, there are still no appointed "national boards"--which are in state/territories--that will provide the initial registration requirements. This is only what I have understood for now. I'm not really sure about this. If you want to know by yourself, just go through the different links given by the nursing boards (such as Victoria or Queensland).
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    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    I lodged my application to QNC december last year. I received my first assessment with my documents from them last week of February. I had only one document lacking which I sent on the same week, but received by them on the first week of March. Then a week after, I had the approval to take the CAS. The definite reason why most applications take long to be approved is that the documents are not submitted completely during the initial application--like IELTS, verification of initial registration, NBI, evidence of recency, competence and fitness to practice, etc. Mine just actually took 2 months. Anyway, right now, I'm just awaiting for their reply regarding my intentions to proceed for the last written exam this April, which is already next month (Oh oh!). They already had my receipt, but, in their letter, they reinforced about the current status of CAS in relation to the national registration of Nursing in Australia from 1st of July. The letter served as a basis for applicants--those who were approved and can still sit for the last written exam, like me--to choose whether to proceed with CAS or wait until the imposition of new requirements for national registration. Don't worry, just wait patiently for your assessment. I believe QNC and CAS have been working out for the extension of registration time of the existing applicants. :)
  11. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    meki urameshi, Hahaha, very funny! :rotfl: Haoyin was just kidding around. :hrnsmlys:
  12. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Haoyin, I asked CAS to change my venue for the exam, to be in Manila instead of Cebu. I'm still waiting for their reply. Where exactly in Manila is the exam? I'm excited to have that "something-else-if-not-coffee" with you already. :cheers: See you soon!
  13. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Haoyin, I really don't drink coffee, whether it's decaffeinated or not. Hahaha, it all depends, we'll see if I get to see you in person. Thanks! I read as much as 50 pages (of the 4 reference books) a day to be prepared before our exam date. I will pray for you too. :)
  14. coffeedreamgirl

    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Haoyin, I'm actually not a coffee lover. In fact, drinking coffee is intolerable for me since I'm very tachycardic. But I'm glad to know that you've thought about inviting me to have some coffee after the exam. I hope and pray we'd get good results. Good luck to all of us.
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    Any Queensland Nurses here?

    Thanks a lot for this information.
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