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hello po maam cassey! i recently pass my english exam and im here on a student visa. I would like to ask help with regards to COE. di ba pwede ung purpose ko sa COE ko is for employment? and do i need to have reference letters from my supervisors in applying for bridging program? thank you po
I’m not quite sure, if you are here in Australia try calling AHPRA and see if it’s okay. There are some info that your COE needs to have. They call it Statement of Service btw. Check this link for the details. http://pinoyau.info/discussion/8762/nurses-what-you-need-to-know/p1
Good morning,Ms.Cassey. I am an Enrolled nurse here in SG. I had 1 year experience in the Philippines,but for it to be considered 5years recent,i have to utilise it this year max Dec(t’was last 2013). I would just like to ask a few questions from you,if you dont mind.
1. Should I take BP or conversion? BP has show money po dba while conversion doesn’t require it?
2.Considering the processing time for the requirements,will I still be able to use my experience last 2013?
3.What are the chances of being a Permanent Resident with the two pathways? Which one has a tad bit more of chance of getting the residency?
4. Since I only have to pay the first semester of the conversion program, would 6mos be enough to save money for the next semester’s enrollement?
Thank you in Advance,Ms.Cassey! You’ve always been informative & helpful!
1. If you are eligible to take BP, i would suggest you to do it instead of taking the longer route. I think with the show money, it would depend on what Uni it is.
If you want to stay longer in Au, you can do conversion course.
The reason why I’m suggesting you the faster route is because in a way it’s less riskier. Rules in immigration changes a lot and sometimes abruptly and without notice, so who knows what’s gonna happen in a year’s time. Just like what’s happening at the moment, they cut down the number of invites without notice. Even with AHPRA and ANMAC, policies may change too.
BUT it would still depend on your circumstances. Have an estimate of your would be points for migration and see how you go. Because even if you are an RN here if you can’t meet the points for migration then you can’t stay and work here permanently.
2. I think you still can use your experience, provided that you do it as soon as you can.
3. With Residency, whatever pathway you take it doesn’t have a bearing on the points. It will solely depend on your work experience, english test result, etc Not unless when you’ll do a 2yr course, that’s another story.
4. Depends on how much it is... :)
Thank you for the reply,Ms.Cassey. I have been so caught up with work. Sorry po for responding late. Ive read a lot of convo po dito saying na it would be easier to be a PR pag nagaral po sa aussie? Thats why i was planning po to take the conversion course po sa Deakin. I also heard Ma’am na bridging could be changed to 6mos na daw po? Also, the bridging program daw po for this year is full na daw po? that’s why im considering conversion po,Ms.Cassey..
If you’re a Ph nurse, it’s mandatory to study here in Au otherwise wala kang chance to apply for a PR. That’s a basic requirement. Unfortunately, walang guarantee na makakapagPR ka kahit na nagaral ka rito. It will all depend on your points for migration. Kahit na RN ka na rito kung kulang yung points mo, mababalewala siya. That rumor about BP has been going on since last year, i think may isang school ang nagconfirm na magiging 6mos na yung kanila but with the other Uni they said that it doesn’t apply to them. We can’t really be sure though. May mga school na TBA pa yung intake dates nila for this year. Pag sa Deakin, walang show money ang Conversion course, sobrang mahal nga lang. Around $30k yung binayad namin for the course.
Hi Ms.Cassey, naka Conversion program ako (1yr) sa Deakin, to start this July 2018. After I complete the program what are the chances na makakapag work ako as nurse jan sa Aus? Should I immediately look for sponsors or apply agad ng PR? I'm really stressed out right now kasi gusto ko lang na may solid plan ako before ako dumating jaan sa oz. Tnx
Hi, finding sponsorship would all depend on your overseas experience. If you have at least 3years of overseas experiences in a specialty area then I’d say that you have a chance to be sponsored. Either of the 2 visas naman pwede kasi let’s say nakahanap ka ng sponsor. While you’re on your 482 Visa, pwede ka namang magapply for a PR Visa. 482 visa may take months because employers need to verify your experience and draft your contract so it takes a while. Have you estimated your points for the PR Visa? Ngayon kasi matagal ang waiting time because they cut down the number of PR invites.
Kung Conversion ka, I’m pretty sure kukulangin ka ng time kasi after you finished your course, you need to register sa AHPRA which may take for a month then you have to apply for ANMAC LOD which takes 2-3mos. Then you have to apply an EOI then wait to be invited before you can actually lodge a PR application. Waiting time for the invitation may take for months depending on your points.
Hi @ cassey need your advice po... im currently in australia under VV, still waiting for AHPRA LOE, ayw ko na po sanang umuwe ng pinas, while waiting pede po kaya akong kumuha ng short courses and apply ng student visa and also say that lumabas na ang LOE for BP wala pa po akong makuhang slot to do IRON PROGRAM,please advice me po sana..
Hi, I wouldn’t advise you to lie about your circumstances kasi the risk is bigger. Parang mas gagawin mong complicated yung situation mo about having to get a student visa. It’s not easy to just drop it off once may LOE ka na kasi you’d have to get an approval from your current school para magshift ng course and they might ask you to pay for the whole fee rin plus you’d have to apply again for another visa depending on your circumstances. You’ll be doubling up the costs.
Is there a “no further stay clause on your visa”? If it does have that condition you definitely need to go home but if it doesn’t you can try to have an extension of your Visitor’s Visa.
Hi po mam cassey. Mag IRON po ako dis May sa ETEA. Gusto ko sana isama wife ko or sumunod sya s akin. Wala pa sya english exam. Meron po kaya certificate/diploma course na pwede sa kanya na walang english exam at related sa nursing din po sana. Thank you po.
Hi, sa pagkakaalam ko kailangan ng English test kapag papasok ka as an international student rito. Parang yun yung basic requirement ng mga schools. Sigurotry to email schools and see what they have to say. Kung gagawin mo siyang dependent, allowed siya to study for only 3mos. Pwede siguro siyang magAged Care o di kaya Disability course yun nga lang walang weight yun sa Nursing career niya.
Hello Ma'am Cassey! I'm a registered pharmacist na po dito sa pinas, and my tito is helping me to enter aussie (mooroolbark-based) via student visa, hopefully I'll get accepted before august. However po yung course na pinapakuha niya sa akin is Diploma in Community Service, are there any chance po ba na makakawork ako as part-time pharm tech while studying a different course?
Hi, to be able to work as a Phar Tech here in Au, you’ll have to study and get a Certificate for that otherwise employers won’t hire you. You can try to apply as a Pharmacy Assistant. Kailangan din ng Certificate for this job however some company provides free training.
Hello Cassey. I am hoping you can provide sound advice regarding my situation. I am 43 years old and studied here in Melbourne to be a nurse. I am now awaiting my ahpra registration. First, am I eligible to apply for regional migration scheme without any prior experience in nursing? Second, what other options do I have in order to permanently stay in Oz? I am currently under subclass 485 graduate visa and will expire May 2019. Thank you for any input you can give.
Hi, do you mean 489 visa? You can apply for 489 if you have a relative here in Au. Otherwise, you can try 189 or 190. These are visas for permanent migration and both are points based. Have you tried estimating your points? At the moment, state sponsorship 190 is faster than 189. You have to check the website for Victoria Sponsorship and see if you’re eligible.
After getting you AHPRA registration, you need to undergo ANMAC Assessment, they’ll assess whether you are suitable for migration or not. If you are deemed suitable then you can apply through Skill Select and wait to be invited. Did you take up the whole nursing course here?
RE: Aphra application, 1. Only Certificate of Good Standing is to be sent directly to APHRA? I am currently working here in the middle east so I have to send Certificate of Good Standing from here as well right? 2. Are all other documents can be a photo copy given it is certified true copy/notarized? 3. Do I have to notarized the application form (AGOS 40)? 4. Any thoughts about IHNA? I'm considering to apply there.
1. Yes, COGS from all the countries where you are registered or have worked at are to be sent directly to AHPRA.
2. CV needs to be original as well as your AGOS Form 40.
Submit photocopies unless otherwise stated and make sure to have all the photocopies notarized.
3. AGOS Form 40 doesn’t need to be notarized because you have to submit the original copy.
4. Sorry, but i haven’t heard any feedback from it.
Hi Ms. Cassey, pasensya na po but I have to ask some questions regarding Certificate of Good Standing: 1. Ano po ba ang requirements sa pagkuha ng COGS from PRC authorizing a relative to send to Aphra. 2. I also worked in Saudi; however, they only send their COGS through email. Meron po bang email add ang Ahpra for that purpose? 3. May idea po ba kayo how AHPRA assesses and processes papers of their applicants who graduated from universities na non-operational na? Thank you very much po.
Hello, Miss Casey. I’m a pharmacist in the Philippines with experience po. And I’m planning to work in Australia. I’m confused kung sa APHRA or APC website ako mag inquire. Hope you will reply and guide me po. Thank you.
Kumusta po? Newbie po ako dito and I was able to read your post about nurses. I am an RN from the Philippines with experience and recently moved here in Australia permanently. I wish to be an RN here kaya lang I am so confuse of the APHRA website. What should I do first? Thank you very much. Hope you will reply.
Hi, the only way that you can register here as a nurse is to study. Since may experience ka sa Phils, pwede kang magbridging course. Take ka na muna ng English exam. While waiting for the results, gather your documents. Then kapag okay na yung result mo, fill up the Agos Form 40. Then send that together with all the documents to AHPRA by Post. Ahpra will send a Letter Of Eligibility to you and then you can enroll for Bridging Course. After finishing the course, that’s when you can register here in Au.
Hello po goodmorning..
im currently working here in saudi as an Er nurse. Want ko po apply in Aus. Ano po mga dapat kung umpisahan? Im planning po kc sana na mag agency sa pinas kaso super mahal daw.
Den okey lan ba na PTE or OTE exam ung itake ko na lan..?
I recently passed OET po. ASk ko lang po may family friend po kasi kami sa Brisbane. She is working as a nurse manager. Finorward niya po CV ko sa hospital nila hoping that I can get sponsorship. Sinabi niya din sakin na baka qualified daw ako sa international overseas nurse since im here in abu dhabi po since 2014. Mandatory po ba ang BP sa lahat? or assess po ng Anmac kung mag bp po ako? I am new sa forum po. I read all the comments here. You are helping a lot of our kababayans. Hoping to be enlightened po thanks po God bless!
Hi, Congrats! Unfortunately, kailangan mong magBP kasi hindi ka magiging RN dito kapag hindi ka nagaral. It wouldn’t matter kahit na matagal ka ng Nurse abroad kailangan mo pa ring magundergo ng BP not unless na nanggaling ka ng UK, at some selected countries. I don’t think they will sponsor you kapag hindi ka RN dito sa Au. Yun kasi ang pinakaunang tinitignan ng mga employers. Tsaka hindi ka pwedeng magpractice dito without getting a license here.
Para makapagenrol ka ng BP, kailangan mong magpaasess ng papers mo sa AHPRA tapos kapag eligible ka they will send a Letter Of Eligibility. Once na nareceive mo na LOE, pwede ka ng magenrol. Once you finish the BP, that’s the only time that you can register here in Au.
Ang ANMAC skills assessment ay requirement sa PR. Magkaibang entity sila ng AHPRA. This is done once you gain your registration here in Au.
I see :) Mam 2014 pa po yung iba kung documents pede ko ba sila gamitin sa registration po..hindi namn po sila expired? mga ginamit ko po bago ako pumunta dito sa UAE. Yung PRC license ko mag expire na kasi ng Feb 2018.. need ko po ba irenew ang bago balita kasi sa pinas need mag cpd 15 units bago mag renew eh dito ako uae :(
Okay lang kung 2014 pa as long as it stays true to what it says or claims. Don’t forget to have all your documents notarized and in an A4 as well. Yes, you have to have a valid PRC license. You’ll be needing it after your BP course.
Photocopy your docs in A4 size and at the same time have it notarized by an Atty. Documents are to be sent to AHPRA through Post so no need to scan. Hindi rin kailangan na original copies yung isesend not unless nakastate that they want original copies. All the best, hope you’ll be able to renew your license. Have your docs ready like your reference letter which by the way has a certain format to follow, COE which needs to have specific details as well. God bless.
duration is only 3 months. If you can't find an employer to sponsor you, you'll have to go back to the Philippines.--->>> after BP po ilang months pede ka po mag stay sa AU while looking for a Nsg Job? and yung reference letter po ba for ANMAC po right? skills assessment...tumawag po salin Aecc Global sa Pinas qualified namn po daw ako to take BP ok rin naman fee nila to help me registration...thanks po ulit mam cassey
Hi maam..took the ielts po nung dec 2016.. ma eexpire xa ds dec 2018.. valid po ba to for bp?may nabasa kasi akong post dito sa forum na more than 12 months na dw ielts result niya, kaya dw di siya makaka apply for bp
1. As far as I can remember, lahat ng documents ng hubby ko sa kanya lahat galing at walang nanggaling sa Uni.
2. Yung English result ikaw na ang magsesend
3. Yung requiments thru courier mo siya ipapadala paper based siya, i suggest to use yung may tracking number for security purposes
4. Pwede yung to follow, pwede na mauna papers mo.
Ah ganon po ba maam... nagcocompile na po kasi ako ng mga requirements ko for ahpra... minsan kasi confusing ung mga req'ts kaya i need enlightenment talaga cause im just do it by myself... salamat po maam cassey sa instant sagot nyo... :) pwd po ba magtanong po ulit sa inyo if meron pong req't na hndi ko maintindihan? hehe.. salamat po ulit..
Oo naman, pwede kang magtanong anytime. :) Yung mga requirements na yan, itago mo original dahil halos pareho lang din yung gagamitin mo for ANMAC at PR. Huwag mo kalimutang ipanotarized yung mga photocopies ng documents mo na isesend sa AHPRA at sa A4paper din siya ilalagay. Kapag andito ka na sa Au, ipaJP mo na rito yung docs mo para libre.
Ok po maam @cassey... salamat po... hmmmmm... Ung sa ahpra po ba na working experience dba po 450hours lng required?pwd po ba na hndi ko muna e.include ung sa saudi na exp ko na 2 years? Kasi hndi ko pa nakuha ung revised COE... then sa ANMAC ko na lng po e.lagay?
Kulang po kasi maam cassey ng number of hours ung coe ko before kaya nagsend ako ulit ng request letter kng pwd lagyan ng number of hours.. hanggang ngayon wla pang signature.. hirap kasi pakiusapan mga tao doon.. plan ko na po sana maglodge ng application ko as early as possible po.. pwd po ba e.stat dec un maam cassey?
Sa tingin ko naman, pwede na yung old na COE mo since nakalagay naman na for 2yrs ang employment mo. Ang mabusisi kasi talaga yung ANMAC. I’ll try to contact them tomorrow or sa Wednesday. Busy kasi kami ngayon sa work.
Hi, nakatawag na ako sa AHPRA, kaso ang sinagot niya is kung ano rin yung nasa form.
The Statement of Service is required to:
• be on the employer’s letterhead
• provide dates of employment
• describe the role in which you were employed, and whether
if was full-time/part-time hours, and
• be signed by a manager (e.g. director of nursing, unit manager or HR manager).
Dito kasi sa Au, mayroong tinatawag na full time at part time kaya siguro gusto nila na nakalagay run yung hours. Kung meron kang contract, isama mo na rin kung iuuna mo na yung luma mong COE. Kailan mo ba makukuha yung new COE mo?
Ok po maam cassey.. another question po maam cassey, dapat updated po ba board cert, board rating or pwd ung kahit 2 years ago? At ung sa prc id na athenticated po ba ung e.request sa prc? Salamat po maam cassey at sencya talaga..
Sa tingin ko pwede mo ng isama yung contract mo along with your COE. Hindi kailangang updated yung Board cert at rating. Yung PRC ID lang ang dapat na hindi pa expired. Hindi na rin kailangang ipaauthenticate yung ID. Kailangan lang ipanotarize lahat ng documents na ipapass mo at A4size.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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?
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.
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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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?
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.
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