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  • jonnah1824
    Hi maam cassey.. pwede po kaya na esend ko na yung mga requirements for ahpra kahit wla pa akong reference number from fit2work? Ngayon ko lang kasi nalaman na 5-10 days pala yung processing sa fit2work, akala ko kasi makukuha agad.. Totoo rin po ba na 6 months na po yung BP?
    December 10
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, nagapply ka na ba ng fit2work? Wala ka bang nakuhang reference number pa? I think they are starting the 6mos BP next year.
    • jonnah1824
      jonnah1824
      Worid po aq maam cassey...kasi yunh ielts q mag eexpire na ds dec2018..for sure, matatagalan yung processing ng BP eligibility q kasi may new changes na naman cla.. wla po bang university na e coconsider yung ielts kahit expire?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Wala pa akong nakakaringgan na tumatanggap ng expired na English test. Sa tingin ko naman kung aasikasuhin mo yung docs mo by January eh maihahabol pa yung IELTS mo. Tsaka ngayon eh marami ng English test like PTE and OET na mas madali na kesa sa IELTS.
  • Ianna
    Hello Cassey! I have just started applying for the July intake for the conversion course at Deakin. I graduated last March and have no hospital experience. Would that put my application at risk of being denied?
    November 30
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I think that would be understandable since you have just graduated. Have you already checked with Deakin if you’re eligible for their Conversion Course?
    • Ianna
      Ianna
      I have inly consulted with AECC global and they said that i am eligible. But is there a way i could check with Deakin without lodging an application? Or do i have to apply in order to find out? Btw thank you so much for the quick response!
    • Ianna
      Ianna
      And for clarification, is a conversion course the same as taking the course for 2 years and graduating with a bachelor’s degree??
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      AECC is reliable. They were our agency (AECC in Melb) when my hubby took a Conversion course in Deakin as well. Yes, it’s the same thing, some Uni have the conversion course for 2yrs which is more costly. Why would you opt to have it longer though when you can finish it for a year?
    • Ianna
      Ianna
      AECC said since i don’t have any experience i might have to do 2 years but i still have to wait for deakins response once i send my application. If you dont mind my asking, how much did you have to pay for each trimester?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Oh Yeah, you might need to do 2yrs because you don’t have an experience. Usually, those who do 1yr have a work experience. I can only remember the fee for a year which is more or less $27k..that is without the DUELI.
    • Ianna
      Ianna
      The estimate that AECC gave me was around 32k but im hoping that the offer letter would indicate a lower price after they accredit my subjects. Thank you so much for answering my questions ❤️
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      No worries and goodluck. :)
  • Maydhel
    Hi Cassey! Please help me po, I need some inputs from you sana. RN po ako sa pinas, currently working abroad with 7 years hospital experience pero iba-ibang hospital po yun. Almost a week na po ako nagbabasa dito sa site and sa pagkaka intindi ko need ko muna mag pa assess sa APHRA ng requirements para maka pag BP po ako and after that pwede na ako pa assess sa ANMAC for PR if everything goes well. My question po kasi eh hindi ako graduate ng University school sa pinas. May idea po ba kayo if ma recognize ng ANMAC ang school ko which is hindi nman university? If hindi po ma recognize no chance po ba for me para sa Oz? at hindi din ako makakakuha ng points sa education ko for PR if that is the case? Sana po mabigyan nyo ako ng inputs about dito, kasi mostly sa mga nababasa ko sa mga kasamahan natin eh graduate ng University. Salamat po!
    December 3
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, yes, kailangan mo munang magpaassess sa AHPRA para makapagenroll ka ng BP. Once na nakatapos ka ng BP, kailangan mong makakuha ng positive assessment from ANMAC para makapagapply ka for an invitation to apply for PR. Kapag nakakuha ka ng invitation, tsaka ka pa lang makakapaglodge for PR. Basically, you will need to present a license from the countriy/countries where you have practiced for those 7yrs, you will have to get COGS from those country/countries, you will need to get reference letters from all those experiences (there’s a format for this by the way) and COE as well. It doesn’t matter kung hindi University. Kahit na College, narerecognise pa rin naman so don’t worry about it that much. :)
    • Maydhel
      Maydhel
      Thank you Cassey,,napaka detailed ng sagot nyo :) na worry ako dun buti ok nman pala,,, God bless!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      No worries, God bless.
  • Gil017
    Hi Cassey. I just would like to ask po. Nagwork ako sa homecare (UAE) for 4yrs as a healthcare technician since indi naman po ako licensed nurse sa UAE. After ng contract ko, this year lang din, umuwi na ko dito pinas and currently working as a volunteer nurse. I have tried asking from my previous employer in UAE a detailed COE with job responsibilities, unfortunately, ayaw po nila magbigay kasi nakapagbigay na daw sila ng COE. Only the dates of employment and designation were written in the COE. Pwde po kaya i-attach ko nalang contract ko to supplement the lack of details? Sa contract ko po number of working hours lang din nakalagay. You might have any idea po. Thank you po.
    December 4
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Unfortunately I don’t think your experience in UAE will count since hindi ka naman nagpractice run as a Registered Nurse. So hindi na kailangan ng COE with job details. Marerecognize lang siya and maggaamit mo siya to claim points kung yung role is as an RN.
  • paanfsurn
    Hi cassey! How are? I have a question regarding applying to study in australia. I only have 2yrs exp as critical care nurse here in phil. And ive heard na if I take agedcare course it will add up as an experience? Is that true? Im currently on the process na for agedcare course. Iniisip ko ksi if mag wait pako to work ng another year here sa phil para pasok nako sa 3yrs for bridging mejo matagal. So i planned to take aged care and that is for 1 year and half if im not mistaken para habang gaining exp atleast masa aus nako and its easier for me to apply na din for aphra for my bridging kasi sabi nila priority din daw nila pag andun kana. Then after that mag bridging nako. If ever ba na ganun ung gagawin ko after ko mag bridging kahit may cert ako for aged care uuwi parin ako phil to wait sa registration ko as rn? Do you think ok yung way na itake ko? My school app for tafe is now on the process na. Thank you!
    November 29
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, unfortunately walang bearing yung Aged Care since iba siya sa RN role. So hindi totoo yung narinig mo.

      Bridging Course only takes 3months at the moment, there are rumors na gagawin na siyang 6mos next year... Hindi mo kailangan ng 3yrs para makapagBP. 3mos of experience within the last 5yrs will do, so eligible ka na. Yung 3yrs experience is needed kung gusto mong kumuha ng 5points for the PR application.

      After magbridging o kahit anong course pa uuwi at uuwi talaga kapag expire na ang Visa not unless na magapply ka uli ng student visa para iextend mo stay mo that is depending on the conditions of the Visa you’re currently holding.

      It’s better to take BP kasi diretso RN registration na siya after mo matapos ng BP.
    • paanfsurn
      paanfsurn
      Do you think mahihirapan ako makahanap work with my 2 years exp? Ang labanan daw kasi is 3 years.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hindi naman, marami namang work for nurses. Ang tinutukoy nila siguro is work sponsorship. Mas malaki ang chance mong makakuha ng 457 Visa kung may specialty ka sa hospital and kung at least 3yrs experience.
    • paanfsurn
      paanfsurn
      So wala din ba pathway for pr application ang agedcare? Ano po ba mga requirements na dapat meron ako to be eligible sa pr application?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Wala siyang pathway to PR. NagAgedCare din ang hubby ko before, dahil nga sa walang pathway to residency nagshift siya ng Nursing conversion course.

      Bago ka makapagapply, kailangan mo munang maging RN dito which can only be done if you study Nursing here. After that, kailangan ng ANMAC assessment. Kapag nakakuha ka ng positive result, apply ka sa Skill select (you need to at least have 60 points), wait to be invited to apply for PR. Kapag nakakuha ka na ng invitation, then that’s the time na makakapagapply ka for PR.

      With regards to points, check the points calculator on the top of this page just to get an estimate kung maaabot mo yung 60 or not.
    • paanfsurn
      paanfsurn
      Ahhh okey. Pero may additional points ba pag nag aral ka ng vocational course like agedcare?
  • jonnah1824
    Maam cassey, tanong po aq ulit.. nabasa q kasi yung post mo regarding sa ahpra registration, wla pong nabanggit na ched...nag mention po kasi yung frend about nagpunta xa nag ched, unfortunately po, itong kakilala q, di po detailed magbigay ng info so im looking for answers from another applicants po.. i badly need help po, Need to pass na my registration kasi ma eexpire na po ielts q ds dec 2018
    November 17
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Walang pinass hubby ko na documents from CHED. Lahat ng documents niya from Uni lang. Just make sure na yung ipapass mo na documents ay nasa A4. Tapos lahat nakanotarized by an Atty. Are you planning to do bridging course?
  • jonnah1824
    Hi maam cassey.. newbie lang po aq dito..diy lang aq sa ahpra registration po.. 5 yrs xp na po as RN, kaya lang po, wla po akong trainings kahit isa.,needed po ba tlaga??
    November 13
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, walang kailangang trainings since wala siyang bearing dito sa Australia. Sa hosp ka ba nagwowork before? Anong ward o specialty?
    • jonnah1824
      jonnah1824
      Yes po maam , hospital po.. general ward.. how bout cpd units po?needed po ba? Diy lang kasi aq kaya dami kong tnannong.. pasensya na po.. thanks
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hindi na kailangan CPD Units. :)
    • jonnah1824
      jonnah1824
      Maam, sabi kasi ng agent ko noon, need ng mga trainings and certificates.. d q rin alam ano ibig sabihin nya.. hindi na aq pwd magtanong sa kanya kasi, nag AECC na aq pra free.. im assuming po, yung mga trainings, Basic life support or IV therapy training? Wla po kasi nyan.. will it affect my eligibility f wla po akonh trainings?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Walang pinass hubby ko na trainings. Kung may kailangan naman ipaprompt ka ng AHPRA before they refuse your application.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I mean training certificates...
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Okay ang AECC. You don’t have to worry.
    • jonnah1824
      jonnah1824
      Thanks maam cassey... bait nyo po tlaga.. god bless you po..
  • nescafe
    Ms. Cassey ask ko lang po...ok lang po ba magbridging po sa deakin? nambabagsak po ba talaga sila doon po?
    November 16
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      When it comes to the quality of education, okay talaga ang Deakin. Yes, nambabagsak sila. Yung mga kabatch ng hubby ko, bumagsak even sa mga sumu od na batches may bumagsak rin. Focus lang sa aral and huwag itake for granted. You’ll be fine.
  • cheng1003
    Hi.. sorry to bother you po. Magtatanong lang po aq if possible ba na magbridging program khit 2 yrs volunteer lang as community health nurse?
    October 28
  • chateu419
    hi cassey, ive read your post re pharmacy asst. sorry ng private message n ko di kc ako mkapost s thread using my phone. interested to apply sana pero nasa pinas p kmi, but we have visa na
    October 1
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, when are you arriving here in Australia? The position is still open and it’s urgent as well.
  • ishtar
    Hi po! Ask ko lang po baka po may idea ka how to help my friend. She is a community health nurse for 6 years in the PH and wanted to be a nurse in Australia. Pede po ba sya mag BP? or she's under the conversion course na po? She has no hospital experience po. Sa health center lang po sya and currently school nurse na po.
    September 22
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      She can do bridging course. She just needs to get an eligibility letter from AHPRA.
    • ishtar
      ishtar
      Ah talaga po? May nagsabi kasi sakanya mahihirapan sya maghanap ng work after the course kung walang hospital experience tsaka daw po ung community nursing pang mga veteran nurses na daw po hehe
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Oo, pwede naman as long as yung position niya sa job is as a Nurse. Wala namang madali, pero definitely naman may job for nurses dito sa Au. Ang importante is makagain ng registration dito sa Au and makapagPR. Then tsaka na magworry about other things because definitely there will always be a job. Nakadepende naman sa tao kung pano siya kapursigido na maghanap ng trabaho. :) Huwag magpapadala sa mga negatibo.
    • ishtar
      ishtar
      Ok thanks so much for the help po :) I think she will be enlightened already.
  • cheezy_pops
    Hi @cassey, AHPRA RN nadin ako since May 26, recently completed nadin ang ANMAC ko, waiting nalang ako na i-deliver by post. 2yrs lang ang sinubmit ko sa anmac under critical care, pero may 2 yrs akong experience as a Private Duty Nurse (with COE &payslips) pero walang supervisor at ITR kasi parang casual lang ako at home-based. If ever kaya na ipapa-assess ko to sa anmac for additional points, pwede na ang COE lang? Feeling ko kasi dati maganda ang ANZSCO code ng critical care (na baka mabilis ang invite etc.) at wala nman akong reference letter ng pagiging private nurse kaya diko na sya sinama dati.
    August 28
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Congrats! I called ANMAC before and sabi nila dapat may reference letter. You can try to call them up or email them kung pwede na walang reference letter para di masayang pambayad mo and see how you go. Medyo matagal nga ang invitation sa RN ngayon unlike before.
    • cheezy_pops
      cheezy_pops
      Ah ganun po ba, sabagay mas masasagot nila agad pag tinawagan hehe.. Hmm, sa ngayon kasi 55 points lang ako and pag mag english test matatagalan bago maka EOI kaya naisip ko what if i-try ko i-add nalang yun hehe.

      Thanks po sa reply! :) Tawag ako sa anmac tomorrow.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Have you given State Sponsorship a thought? May 5 points kang makukuha for that. :)
  • mespedido
    Hi Cassey! Do you happen to know if I can claim points for head nurse or nurse manager role? Thank you!
    August 18
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, it depends on what role or what ANZSCO code you are applying. Claiming points would all depend on your ANMAC LOD. If it's recognized by ANMAC, then you can claim points but if not then you can't because over claiming will definitely lead to a refusal.
  • maiii
    Hi Cassey! May I ask anong proof ng husband mo na pinakita sa employer that his overseas nsg experience was assessed by anmac para sa calculation ng salary niya dito?
    August 17
    • maiii
      maiii
      Would the Letter of Determination suffice?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, yes that would suffice.
  • zeus09
    hi cassey ask q lng journey nyo ilang years ng aral hubby m? tska dependent kb agad when he entered australia, magkano show money pag ksma dependent? thanx....
    July 27
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Nagstart si hubby ng Aged Care Cert 3 to 4, show money namin is around 3M. Kasama na niya ako on a dependent visa since start pa lang. Hindi na niya tinapos yung Cert 4 kasi there's no pathway to PR, nagshift siya into Bachelor's course for a year lang since RN siya sa atin sa Pinas then PR na.
    • majorr
      majorr
      Hi Cassey and zeus09, is it true na kapag streamlined uni ang inapplyan hindi always required ang show money? Nung kasabay ka na sa student visa application ni hubby, may additional visa fee lang, tama ba? San pong Uni nagstart si hubby mo? and dun din ba sya nagbachelors? Thank you!
    • zeus09
      zeus09
      ayun pla pcnxa n ask q ulit dito, f ever nkpunta n aq jan s australia n nkaenroll s childcare, pwede b aq magshift s conversion course✌️thanks cassey
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yes, you can shift. It's easy as long as you have proper and complete documents plus finances. You have to be careful though because some institutions would ask you to pay for the whole tuition fee even if you are not finishing the course. There are educational consultants here in Australia that provide free services like AECC if that's the path that you're planning to take. You're welcome.
    • zeus09
      zeus09
      i see... thank you cassey, actually dats wat im worrying of...the need to pay for the whole tuition ill try to enroll in a conversion course as much as possible...
  • zeus09
    hi Ms cassey ask q lng kc ang cnuggest sken ng tita q s consultancy mag child care for 2 yrs, risky kc ang bridging program, im a nurse nga pla with 5 yrs exp in middle east ang trget intake is on october... tanong q lng ano ang mga options q after q mag studies since meron aqng exp ano ang mga mggwa q pra mkkuha ng work after studies... no idea s mga processing... medyo hesitant pa kc i dont know kung ano mga dadatnan q jan, tsk i know out of topic... mrmi bng work n maaplayan ng students jan?
    August 6
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sorry, but the consultancy must have been mistaken? Why would they say such? Getting a bridging course isn't risky, it's actually less riskier than getting a conversion course. What is riskier is what they suggested you to do which is getting a child care course. Is there even a permanent visa route after you finish your childcare course? After you finish your studies and your visa is expired whatever course it is, you have to go home. Studying here doesn't guarantee your stay here in Au.
      You can't use your experience as a Nurse with Childcare. It doesn't work that way in Australia. They will look into a Childcare experience. What do you want to achieve here in Au? If you want to be a nurse, then it's only through Bridging or Nursing Conversion course.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      And just to add up as well if you get a bridging course you are sure that there's a pathway for PR which other courses don't have. And yes, jobs are available just don't be fussy. Just grab whatever job is available.
    • zeus09
      zeus09
      thanks cassey, one more question can we shift to other course? in case i enrolled child care can i shift it to conversion course?would that be as easy as it seemed?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yes, you can shift. It's easy as long as you have proper and complete documents plus finances. You have to be careful though because some institutions would ask you to pay the whole tuition fee even if you are not finishing the course.
  • TheMaineGirl
    Hello Ms. Cassey! I have few questions po kaya I decided na i-message ka nalang dito directly. We migrated here in Perth last week and I just graduated po last March 2017 and passed the PH Nursing Licensure Exam last June 2017. Wala na po akong chance maka kuha ng experience sa PH since naka sched na po yung pag migrate namin ng July, PR na rin po ako. May I ask po if kailangan ko pa po ifill-up yung AGOS-40 form ng AHPRA then antayin yung response nila? Do I also have to take the IELTS po? Kasi I have these certifications na English yung medium of instruction ko simula nung grade school hanggang college, ito rin po ginamit ko nung nag apply for PR dati at na approve naman and wala po akong may mailagay sa CV ko na work experience since yung experience ko lang talaga is nung student pa lang po ako, meron po akong proof ng related learning experience ko which is 2,346 hours na rin. Ano po yung ma isusuggest nyo na pwede ko pong mailagay sa CV? Big help po talaga response nyo. TYSM po!
    August 5
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, are you planning to take conversion course since you don't have an experience? Yes, i think you will still have to fill up the AGOS 40 because you are registered overseas BUT that is after you finish the course. You will need to take an English take because that is one of the requirements. It's different from the PR Visa where you are only required to submit the CEMI (because you are a dependent and not the main applicant) Since you don't have any experience just do a Statutory Declaration providing your reasons why you were not able to work as a Nurse. Have it signed by the Justice of Peace and just attach it to your application. If you want to clarify something, you can also call AHPRA. :) All the best!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      *English test
  • majorr
    Good day, Cassey, your responses on this thread are so helpful! Baka you can also shed light and help us decide. My husband is eligible to take the bridging program for nurses. Is it always the tourist visa issued for this course? The reason I asked is because if he can be granted a student visa, we'd like to take chance na sabay kami pumunta, as his dependent I can work right away. At least may bumabalik agad na funds.
    August 2
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, with bridging course you can choose whether to apply for TV or Student Visa. TV doesn't come with work rights but with student visa you're allowed to work for 20hrs a week. It would be a challenge to find a job though because it's just a 3mos course. Yung visa fee for dependent lang ang binayaran namin plus medicals. Sa Deakin Uni nagaral si hubby at yun yung walang show money yun nga lang it's pricy compared to other Unis offering conversion course.
  • ninz
    Hi cassey, ask ko lng na i have 5 yirs hosp abroad experience then i applied for student visa. It is better ba na ung cert coursen nd diploma ang kunin o mag babachelor of nursing ako? Kasi they advised na if above 3 yirs ok lng na di mag bsn and its expensive also. Just wanna know ur thoughts about it. Thank u
    July 29
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Are you a Registered Nurse with a recent 5yrs experience? If you are, you don't have to take a Bachelor's course because you have 5yrs of experience. You can go for a bridging course which is a shorter course, 3months at the moment. After you finish bridging, you can register as a Nurse here in Au, have a skills assessment with ANMAC and afterwhich you can apply for PR. Cert courses even if they are a bit cheaper would not lead to PR so it's just a waste of your time and money. It wouldn't lead to your registration as a nurse as well.

      If you don't want to do bridging, you can do a 1yr Nursing conversion course. It's just a longer course. It will lead into registration as well as PR as long as you meet the requirements.
    • ninz
      ninz
      Thanks, your so heplful. Yes, currently working now in kuwait pediattic ER. Regarding conversion course can you expand about it? It is different from cert courses?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Conversion course is a 1yr shortened Bachelor's Course. So basically for Overseas Nurses they have cut down the years. Instead of doing 3yrs, its down to a year or 2 depending on the Uni that you'll be applying into. It is totally different from Cert Courses. Cert courses are basic courses under Vocational Education and Training (VET) while Conversion is under Higher Education Courses.
    • ninz
      ninz
      Sa conversion po ba visa 500 xa pede isama ang husband? Then ano na po status after? Eligible for graduate temporary visa po ba xa?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Oo, pwede mong isama yung dependent mo with conversion course and it's under student visa. It's not eligible for Graduate Visa. Graduate Visa is just for those who completed a 2yr course. Most likely, you will be running out time to process everything for PR. You can either apply for another student visa or just go back to Philippines and process it offshore.
    • ninz
      ninz
      So after a year if di kayanin ng time dun na mag aaply for another student visa na onshore applicarmtion at pede na yubg mga cert courses or VET courses kukunin pra ma prolong ang stay mo while nag cocontinue ka pa sa pr proces niyan? Thank you really casey for your time answering my querries.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yep, pwedeng magapply for another student visa onshore. Pwedeng VET course as long as related siya sa tinapos mo na course at pag VET meron siyang show money requirement. Meron namang mga agencies na free yung services rito sa Au like AECC.
  • dval
    Hi miss cassey. Sensya ka na kung minessage na kita ng rekta. May question po sana ako. Wala po kasi akong experience as RN dito sa pinas so pinapagtake ako ng agency ng one year na bridging course kesa magbachelor daw ako. Problem. ko is, since wala naman ako experience malabo ang may magsponsor sakin right? And, currently naka 55 points lang din ako. So even after macomplete ko yung bridging course kelangan ko pa din makakuha ng superior sa PTE/IELTS. So far nameet ko palang is all 65. Parang naisip ko po kasi, pag hindi ako naka superior sa PTE wala nako ibang option para maPR? Kasi need din ng state nomination ngbexperience diba? So tama pp ba nag magconversion ako o magbachelor for 2 years? Salamat po sa tine and input mo.
    July 17
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, No problem. Do you mean 1 yr conversion course? Yes, kapag wala kang experience, hindi ka makakakuha ng sponsor kasi may requirement na ngayon na dapat may minimum of 3yrs experience.
      Unfortunately, hindi ako sure kung lahat ng states eh nagrerequire ng experience. You can check NSW.
      Para makagain ng points, it's either you increase your English test result or pwede rin yung 1yr work experience dito sa Au once you get your registration here or yung 2yrs na Bachelor's course. Yun nga lang pag mas mahaba yung course mo, it's riskier because you don't know when the rules will be changing with immi and with AHPRA and ANMAC as well. Just to let you know, they will soon be introducing 2exams for the registration of internally qualified nurses.
  • arke1084
    Hi i already received my offer letter in deakin.. For 1 yr intake next year 2018 feb. excited, pero question lang po ano po ang advantage ng student visa to bridging program? Or any disadvantages ba or suggestions thanks
    June 5
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      That's good, yung bridging well mas mabilis siya pero pag once na natapos yung course at wala kang nahanap na sponsor uuwi ka ng Pinas so sa Pilipinas mo na gagawin yung PR application mo, etc...and with bridging depending on the visa yung work limitations may differ. Pag 1yr intake you can work while studying for 20hrs a week plus the subjects are not cramped and you have more time i guess to have your documents ready for registration and PR though kukulangin talaga ng time kasi matagal ang waiting period for AHPRA and ANMAC plus EOI and PR application pa.
    • arke1084
      arke1084
      Hihi medyo nahirapn ako convince parents ko kasi ang laki agd ng bbitawang money.. Any suggestion po ng school n medyo d super pricey? Meron yun iba cnsbe acu pero 2 yrs
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Mahal nga ang Deakin, i think around $30k yung nagastos namin though worth it naman. It's a good investment. Try mong isearch yung Edith Cowan Uni i think mas mura yung conversion program nila.
    • arke1084
      arke1084
      Are they offering 1 year program also?
    • reenanova
      reenanova
      Hi..may i know what visa you applied for the IRON program? Is it student/tourist? Thank you
  • groovez10
    Hi Cassey,

    Gusto ko lang malaman ano sa tingin mo status ng mga international students dito na nag aaral ng nursing.. I eman malaki padin ba chance namin ma-PR? haha ofcourse lahat naman ng kababayan natin na nag aaral dito yun po talaga aim. gusto ko lang maging positive..


    June 2
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Malaki ang chance considering na malaki ang demand nila for Nurses here in Au. Wala pa naman akong nababalitaan na hindi nakakapagPR so far. As long as mameet mo yung requirements for registration, skill assessment and PR requirements then you'll be fine.
    • groovez10
      groovez10
      Thank you Cassey sa feedback.. Bit excited and worried.. lapit na graduation e
  • alonsy
    Hello Casey, my questions lang ako. I resigned last 2012 as a nurse. worked for 4 1/2 yrs sa hospital dito sa pilipinas. I'm planning to migrate sa Australia. my questions are 5 yrs na ko hnd nagwwork as a nurse pede prin kaya ako mgmigrate dun? kelangan ba tlga ng bridging course pra maaccredit ako ng ANMAC? please answer my questions.

    thanks ha =)
    May 24
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, lahat kailangang magaral regardless of your work experience. Hindi ka makakapagregister as a nurse dito sa Au without studying here. Unfortunately with the bridging, they require applicants to have a recent experience which is within 5yrs from the date of application. With ANMAC, work experience should be within 5yrs as well so yung sa'yo might not be recognized anymore because it's past 5yrs or going 5yrs already.
      Pwedeng magmigrate after studying here and after registering as a nurse here in Au as long as you meet the points for migration and as long as you'll get a positive assessment from ANMAC.
    • alonsy
      alonsy
      even a student visa? i cannot migrate there? student visa pede ba ksma un hubby and kids?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      You can get a student visa then after studying you can apply for PR provided that you meet the conditions. PR Visa (permanent) is different from a student visa(temporary). You can bring your family here while you're on a student visa as long as you have the funds to support them. If the kids are staying here in Au for longer than 6mos you have to enrol them as international students which can be costly. You are only allowed to work for 20hours a week if you're on a student visa.
    • alonsy
      alonsy
      do you have any idea how much will it cost for a student visa? how much funds do they need to see or know for me to bring my family?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Try to book an appointment with IDP or AECC, free ang services nila. It's pretty hard to tell considering na magkakaiba tayo ng circumstances.
    • alonsy
      alonsy
      ok dear thank you sooo much for your help.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      You're welcome :)
  • seekingforhelp
    hi sis! yeap mag aaral pa ako sis. sa etea. RN po ako sa pinas and im currently living sa sydney now under diploma. i have certificate agedcare early childhood education both diploma. and i have 70 points . pero wala akong experience po. qualified po ba ako? thanks
    May 22
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, unfortunately kailangan mo ng experience para makaregister ka as a nurse sa AHPRA (at least 450 hrs within 5yrs) and at the same time kailangan rin siya sa ANMAC (3yrs paid overseas experience or 1yr Au experience) para makakuha ka ng positive assessment otherwise di ka makakapagapply for PR. Unfortunately, since hindi related mga natapos mo sa Nursing wala siyang weight sa Nursing application mo.
  • topeakaspike
    Hi Cassey,

    I just want to ask for Vicroads,

    1. Ung driver's license card lng ba ang papakita to get your license convert sa Vicroads?

    2. I'm planning to get it converted kasi right after makapasa ako at makuha ko ung driver's license sa pinas, will they allow to convert ba even if kakakuha ko lng ng Phil driver's license

    3. LTO will only issue paper type and not card type muna daw since sa delay cguro sa pag gawa ng card type, will Vicroads accepts ba ung paper type?

    4. Will Vicroads accepts ba just in case the international drivers license that I will get from Automobile Association Philippines right after I get ung paper type Phil driver's license ko in lieu of the card type phil driver's license

    5. Mabilis lng ba ung pag book ng road law knowledge test, hazard perception test, and drive test? Meaning wala ng waiting period and may wait period ba bago ka magtake ng next test?


    Thank u very much in advance
    Chris
    May 20
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      @topeakaspike

      1. Aside from the card, you have to bring your 3 proofs for your identity:
      Passport (Category A)
      Medicare or Bank Card (Category B)
      Bills (evidence of Your residency in VIC; bears your address in Victoria)
      2. Yes
      3. Are you referring to the receipt that LTO is currently giving because they're out of cards? If yes, you need to present a letter (with the Letterhead) from LTO as well kung saan nakalagay yung status ng Ph license, yung type of license, date of issuance and expiration date na rin.
      Another option is to get a letter dito sa Consulate sa Australia saying that it has verified your license details from LTO and of course containing the above information as well.
      4. Unfortunately, international license is of no use, so no need to get it.
      5. Mabilis lang ang booking ng knowledge and hazard and there's no waiting period if you do the booking in their offices. With the driving test, dahil marami ang kumukuha usually mga 1month bago ang actual test.
  • h2oleelee
    Hi a' and Cassey. Ask naman po ako kung ano ang advice niyo sa pag gawa ng GTE lalo na ung paano makakatulong ang Australian qualification. Thanks po
    May 18
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      @h2oleelee
      With GTE, you just need to clearly state
      ~what the course is about
      ~what your reason is for choosing the course
      ~why you chose the education provider
      ~how it is related to your past/current job in the Phils
      ~significance of the course to your profession
      ~relevance of the course to your employment
      ~how the course will help you on the personal level
      ~what you will achieve after finishing the course
      ~value of the course to your future
      ~what you can contribute to the Philippine society after doing the course
      ~why you're choosing Australia

      Basically, it's about proving that you're a genuine student and that you DO NOT intend to stay in Au permanently. It's assuring them that you'll go back to the Phils after your course. :)
  • 27julie
    Hi ! can i direct message you po sa email mo , just have some questions lng po, Thanks so much
    May 9
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sorry I don't give out my email address. You can just send private message through the forum.
  • NurseAngel
    Hi ms cassey! Good day po, Im also a RN, may one year practice nung 2013 sa tertiary hospital sa Pinas at 18month sa community under Nurse Deployment Project ng DOH nung 2015-2016. Gusto ko lang po sana magtanong kung ano mga kailangan ko para makapag-bridging program. I will be taking PTE sa 20th dito sa Sydney, e uuwi na po ako ng Pinas before June 17.
    Andito ako Sydney for holiday since December. Sayang nga po at wala ako nagagawa pa.
    Wait ko po yung reply nyo para once makauwi ako,maayos ko na yung mga kailangan ko at kailangang gawin o isend sa AHPRA. Thank you so much ms cassey! -Angel
    May 8
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Kindly look at this link please.

      http://pinoyau.info/discussion/8762/nurses-what-you-need-to-know#latest

      All the best on your application.
  • Audream.sg
    I'm currently in Sg po..
    April 19
  • Audream.sg
    Hi cassey! I just want to ask about proof of identity section sa application for gen. Registration (agos-40), it's confusing on how to fill it up.. Need help.. Pano po ginawa nyo dun? Thanks
    April 17
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      @Audream.sg Hi, Are you currently in Australia or in the Philippines?

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