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  • janeunnie
    Hello Ms Cassey! I just graduated last year po and now an RPh. I just planned to move there in Australia or New Zealand as a student or worker- PA or PharTech.
    If I enter as PA, would it be better if I work in the community or a hospital here in the Philippines?
    I also attended an education forum recently. However, the most likely Masters I might take is MS Public Health (PH) or Biotech and Business. Or should I pursue MS Pharma? Is it practical that I take this considering all the costs? I also plan to apply for scholarships but then of course there's no assurance that I might get one. Do you have an idea din po of the state of PH and chances that I get to work there after school? Can I work as part time PA while studying?
    Thank you and God bless! :)
    August 12
    • janeunnie
      janeunnie
      I don't have relatives or sponsors po BTW so I'm more keen on entering as student considering my lack of work experience. But I'm also worried about funding. A school offered their MS Public Health degree for AUD22k which is still super expensive :(
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, unfortunately there is no easy way to enter here in Au. Yes, you can study here but it’s not a guarantee that you can apply for PR later on. To apply for PR, the occupation should be on the list of occupations that are in demand here in Au. You should also have a positive skills assessment for that occupation and of course, an invitation to apply which would depend on your points for migration. If you’re an RPh, you can take the exams and have your internship here in Au for it to be recognized here, that is if you want to practice as RPh here.
      Another route is for you to study PharTech but you’d have to have an experience otherwise you won’t get a positive skills assessment. You can only work for part time which is 20hrs per week. Yes, you can apply for any work as long as you’re not choosy.
      I don’t think it’s worth it to study those courses you’ve mentioned like Public Health and Biotech. I don’t think they have a pathway for PR. .
  • shyr
    hi ms @cassey. im a registered nurse in the philippines with 4 years hospital experience. and im currently here in singapore working as nursing attendant in a nursing homes for 2 years. and im planning to take ielts this may 2018. im interested to work in australia po. ask lng po ako ng 1st step na dapat ko pong gawin or dapat na iprepare. thank you in advance
    March 10
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Are you planning to apply here as a Nurse? You can do a BP Course which takes around 3mos at the moment. You just have to have an assessment with AHPRA. You need to at least have a 3mos fulltime experience as a Nurse within the last 5yrs to be eligible.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hello Ms Cassey! Same with Ms Shyr, I’m a RN in PH and with 4 years of hospital experience and currently working in a hospital here in QC, Philippines. I have booked to take my OET this June 2018.

      I wanted to ask po sana what is the first step po to apply in AHPRA? Do I have to contact them first or shall I just send the necessary requirements?

      Thank you so much! Hoping to hear from you po!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, there is no need to contact AHPRA. You just basically need to send your documents to them and wait for the Eligibility Letter that they’ll send you para makapagenrol ka to a Bridging Program. Goodluck on your English test.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Thank you so much, Ms Cassey! You are a blessing to us all who have the Oz dream. I still have follow up questions though if it’s okay with you, Ma’am.

      1. Which of the documents should be notarized and which of them should be original?

      2. About the Board Certificate, should it be sent by PRC together with the COGS?

      Thank you po. ☺️
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      3. How long does it take to wait for a response from AHPRA and get an Elibility Letter?

      4. How many months na po ang Bridging Program?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      1. CV should be original. All photocopied documents need to be notarized as well as the CTC’d copy.
      2. Only COGS needs to be sent directly from PRC.
      3. Around 1-2 mos
      4. At the moment, it’s still 3mos.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      The AGOS 40 Form should be original as well.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Thank you po, Ms Cassey
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Sana po makapasa agad ng OET. Really like to go back there pero not for vacay only but for good na sana. Please include me in your prayers, Ms Cassey! Thank you for being a blessing to us!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      You’re very much welcome. All the best on your Au journey. God bless sa exam. Have your documents ready para isesend mo na lang sa AHPRA kapag nakapasa ka na. Don’t hesitate to ask kapag may tanong ka. :)
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hello Ms. @cassey, if you were to decide, which way do you prefer? Bridging Program or the 1year work/study program? I’m torn between the two. Please shed some light. Thank you so much!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Personally, i would go for the BP kasi wala namang bearing sa paghahanap ng work yung tinapos mo rito sa Au. Pareho lang naman na maglelead sa registration so bakit mo pa papatagalin. Isa pang reason is, laging nagchchange yung rules dito sa Au which I’ve witnessed myself. Dati mas marami silang iniinvite, ngayon it was cut down..tapos patagal ng patagal ang processing time sa mga visa. The longer the course, the riskier. Ask yourself kung kakailanganin mo ba ng longer course and what you’ll get from it.. After all, depende pa rin naman sa circumstances mo yan like your would be points, finances, etc.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Thank Ms Cassey. Original plan is the BP, medj nalito lang po ako kasi sabi nila mas matagal ka mag stay sa Au, mas madali raw po ma-PR. Kaya napaisip ako between the two! Thank you so much for answering so quickly.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Oo mas matagal ka makakapagstay like for a year pero in that span of time, maraming pwedeng mangyari or changes. If you choose to do 1yr conversion, makakapagwork ka ng 20hrs a week. Pero it doesn’t mean na mas madali kang makapagPR. Ang PR is based on your points o kaya sa state nomination.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hi Ms @cassey

      My OET results came in and I got B in all the subtest except for speaking which is C+. Do you know if there’s a school in Aus who will accept that kind of marking?

      By the way, my aunt recently told me that they could help me petition my papers to get in Aus. They are already Aus Citizens. I told them that I wanted to go to Australia even if I don’t work as a nurse first. I just want to find a job first then save money for the BP. Is it possible to apply for an immigrant first? If possible, do you know the process?

      Thank you, Ms Cassey
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      There is no direct pathway even if you have relatives here in Au. You will still have to be invited before you can lodge for a PR Visa. There’s a 489 visa if you want to be sponsored by your relatives but you will still have to study and be a nurse here because a skill assessment is needed. Without a positive skills assessment, you can’t apply.
  • mondj3120
    Hi miss @cassey :) . Would like to ask po sana about gaining pr points po if may idea ka po. If i study conversion program 1yr and extend my student visa and study another course related sa nursing na 1yr (combined po will be 2yrs), makakaclaim po ba ako 5points for pr? Thanks
    July 23
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, kung matatapos mo yung course and kung yung course is a degree, diploma, advanced diploma or trade qualification pwede mo siyang kuhanan ng points. Another option is to enrol in a 2yr Conversion course.
    • mondj3120
      mondj3120
      Hi miss cassey. What if po bachelor degree in nursing of 1year then leaderchip and management of 1year. Will that claim me an additional 5points po?
  • aem
    Hi Miss Cassey! I have been reading infos regarding BP & APHRA and I hope you can help me po.

    I am currently processing my student visa under an agency. I have an overall IELTS score of 7 but have a 6.5 score in writing and reading. I have tried taking it twice already, unfortunately di po ako nakaka 7.

    My agency offered me an aged care course po and told me to use this as a point of entry. Once a week daw po pasok and I can take up Ielts or english course at the same to prepare para po makapg take ng aphra.

    My question po is, kung igrab ko po yung suggetion nila. Is it possible na wag ko na ituloy yung Aged Care Course kung makapasa na po ako ng APHRA?

    Thank you po.
    May 10
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, before doing that I suggest that you try other English test like PTE (it’s much easier than IELTS). If you will enrol to an Aged Care Course, you will be doubling up the cost like school fees, visa fees, etc.. Before you can cancel your Aged Care Course, your provider should approve it and mind you some providers may ask you to pay for the whole fee even if you’re not finishing it.
    • aem
      aem
      Thank you Miss Cassey. Kung mag apply po ako ng PR, included po ba yun volunteer work ko from a tertiary hospital with COE but no payslip po or maccredit lang po if supported with payslip?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      You’re welcome. Unfortunately, walang points kapag voluntary experience.
    • aem
      aem
      Really? I have 2 yrs volunteer experience
    • aem
      aem
      Sayang po pala yun huhu :(
    • aem
      aem
      So kahit po makapasa ako ng BP, Di po ako makakaapply ng PR? An alternative po would be to have a working visa sponsored po by my employer in Australia?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      After mong magBP, you have to apply for registration sa AHPRA here in Au. Then get a skills assessment from ANMAC. Through this skills assessment, malalaman mo kung ano yung makukuhanan mo ng points at sila rin yung magsasabi kung suitable ka to migrate or not. Ang inaassess nila yung paid experience lang. Kapag suitable ka to migrate, pwede ka ng magapply for an EOI then kapag nainvite ka pwede ka ng magapply for PR. Pwede kang magapply for PR as long as may enough points ka. Yun nga lang kapag saktong 60points ka lang matagal ang pagaantay.. Yes, alternative yung TSS Visa kung kulang ka sa points. You just need to find an employer to sponsor you,
    • aem
      aem
      Miss Casey, gano po katagal ang paghintay kung 60 points lang po ang makukuha?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Super matagal ngayon eh yung iba since last year pa nagaantay for an invite 65 points sila. I suggest that you increase your points in any way that you can.
    • aem
      aem
      Hi miss casey, bumalik po ako sa agency ko. Nagsabi po ako na go na ako sa bridging kaso kinausap nya po ako. Ang suggestion nya po, i-go ko na daw po ang aged care. Atleast daw po while waiting for the aphra letter nasa australia na daw po ako. Once may letter na daw po na pwede na mag bp, kakausapin po niya yung school ECA na stop muna ako para makapag brdging. Advantage ko daw po di ako uuwi agad after taking bp kase good for 2 yrs yung student visa. Makakaasikaso daw po ako na nasa Aus na and can apply po onshore. What do u suggest po?
    • aem
      aem
      Installment po yung payment sa school and once a week daw po yung pasok.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, If I were you I will not make it complicated. Hindi kasi basta basta na magsta-stop ka na lang on your Aged Care because that will be a breach on your visa. With the BP, it’s an everyday class kaya I’m not sure how you’ll do it plus will your school really allow you to be absent for few months. Sometimes, madali lang for agencies na sabihin na sila bahala but in reality ikaw lahat ang sasalo nun, it’s not them. Pwede ka namang magapply for another student visa kung gusto mong magstay pa rito sa Au.
    • aem
      aem
      After bp po, ano po pwede kunin for the student visa?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Leadership and management, occupational safety etc
    • aem
      aem
      Thank you miss casey!
  • zork
    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
    June 11
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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
  • Haneehan
    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!
    April 26
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, are you a Registered Nurse in Ph?

      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... :)
    • Haneehan
      Haneehan
      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..
    • Cassey
      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.
    • princessbubblegum
      princessbubblegum
      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
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • babyboo
      babyboo
      hello po. i am planning to study conversion program, baka pwede ko makarequest sample gte for visa application for this course. thank you
  • breezeb
    @ cassey..
    good day po.. ask ko lng po kung san school kau nag take ng bridging? thank you :)
    June 3
  • jjlara
    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..
    May 29
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
  • juantamad
    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.
    April 28
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
  • Teej
    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?
    April 16
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • Teej
      Teej
      I see. Thank you, Maam! May I ask if you know any school/company that offers a certificate course for pharmacy assistant, Maam?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Search mo sa google, Pharmacy Technician Course Victoria. Check mo na rin if they accept International Students.
  • schama
    hi doll.ask ko lang did you take EN with student visa? ilang taon ba yan sa australia a ng EN? and required ba ang english test bago ka maka study ng enrolled nurse?..salamat for your time
    April 17
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, hindi siya EN. Yung course is BSN which leads to being an RN. Yes required ang English test sa Visa application tsaka as a school requirement. No worries.
  • Briar
    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.
    April 3
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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?
  • dmmag
    Good day!
    Sorry to directly message you.

    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.

    Salamat po in advance.
    March 7
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi,
      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.
    • dmmag
      dmmag
      Thank you :)
  • anoja
    hello po mam..sorry super late reply..kamusta na po?.
    February 23
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hello, mabuti naman sa awa ng Diyos. Kayo, kamusta na?
    • anoja
      anoja
      okay nman po mam cassey,,pareho napo kmi work..thanks po pala sa mga advice dati
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      That’s good, :) So happy for you, You’re very much welcome.
    • anoja
      anoja
      mam cassey if you dont mind pwede po ba kita add sa fb?pag my time meet po tayo
  • EndlessPraiseResound
    Hi Cassey, may idea ka anong assessing body (Skills Assessment) pag IT helpdesk (IT call center agent). Thank you :)
    February 11
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, wala eh. Have you checked what ANZSCO code it falls under?
    • EndlessPraiseResound
      EndlessPraiseResound
      Saw it na po :) Thank you sa help
  • jacklen23
    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.
    February 13
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I think you have to send an authorization letter, attach a copy of your ID and tell your representative to bring an ID as well.

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure kung pwedeng thru email siya, best to email ahpra and see what they have to tell you.

      Sorry, but I don’t have an idea with their assessment process. Ask AHPRA what you can provide if your Uni is already closed.
  • garceta14
    Hello po! I am targeting subclass 190 or 489 since my occupation is graphic designer. May required show money po ba for these sub classes? If so, magkano po kaya ang amount needed? Thanks po!
    February 6
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Walang show money for 489. Yung sa 190 i think depende sa state. Kung gusto mong mag190, you have to check kung anong states open yung occupation mo kasi they each have their own set of requirements.
    • garceta14
      garceta14
      @cassey based sa ANZSCO, graphic designer is eligible sa Northern Territory and sa Australian Capital Territory. Subclass 489 is hindi po permanent no? 4 years lang siya.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yes, hindi Permanent ang 489 but you can apply for PR kapag nasatisfy mo yung conditions. Hindi ba pwede ang visa 190?
    • garceta14
      garceta14
      pwede naman po both for 190 and 489. Ang worry ko lang talaga is yung show money. Mamaya kung kelan last step na tsaka pa sumabit just because I cannot provide show money.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Check the individual websites for those states, you can see the requirements there. Do it as soon as you can because the occupation might be removed soon.
  • macelm
    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.
    January 20
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sa APC kasi sila ang magaassess ng papers.Bago ka makapagregister as Rph dito sa Au, may 2 written exams then oral exam. After that, internship naman.
  • clea
    Hello Miss Cassey,

    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.
    January 17
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • clea
      clea
      thank you miss cassey. you are very much helpful! God bless you!
  • jonnah1824
    Hi maam cassey.. pag australian nurse po bah, f planning to work as a nurse in UK, do i still have to take their exam for registration?
    January 16
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sorry not sure how that works. You can google it. I’m pretty sure you’ll find resources for that.
  • yassy2012
    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..?
    January 13
  • czha
    Do you know anyone na kumuha ng BP sa SCU?
    December 2017
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sorry. Wala akong kakilala na nagBP sa SCU.
    • Gorvic1211
      Gorvic1211
      nag pa assess po ako sa Aecc global, Southern Cross University offer nila sakin school yan po ba scu? sa Gold coast
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yes, yan yung Southern Cross. Meron din yan dito sa Melbourne kaso hindi ko alam kung nagoofer sila ng BP dito sa Melb campus nila.
  • Gorvic1211
    Hello po mam Cassey,

    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!
    January 2
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • Gorvic1211
      Gorvic1211
      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 :(
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • Gorvic1211
      Gorvic1211
      scanned in a4 size po ba? ty mam cassey.. problem ko po now PRC license ko po kung paano ko siya irenew...salamat po mam. Ill keep in touch. God bless po!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • Gorvic1211
      Gorvic1211
      thank you mam cassey Ill keep in touch. God bless po!
    • Gorvic1211
      Gorvic1211
      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
  • jonnah1824
    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
    January 3
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, sabi sa website pwede siya kung yung result is within 2years before lodging an application. So pwede pa yung sa’yo.
  • ykcul_kcul
    Hi maam cassey.. ahmmm.. i have few questions po maam regarding sa requirement sa school at other concerns po....

    1. Ano pong papers ang isubmit ng previous school directly to ahpra?

    2.ung english result po ba, ikw dn magsend non sa ahpra or ung review center?

    3.if macomplete na po ung mga paper requirements, pwd po na e.directly send it onshore in their office? Or dapat e.mail lng?

    4. pwd po ba na ung prc requirements to follow na lng sa ahpra since 2 weeks yong processing? Or dapat hintayin po talaga na marecieve muna ng ahpra then ung ibang documents?

    Sencya po maam cassey marami.. confused po talaga ako... salamat po...
    December 2017
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, no problem at all

      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.

      You’re welcome!
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      Ung sa school po maam, kailangan nakasealed talaga sa envelop with address of school?
      Salamay po mam...
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yung sa school, pwede na ang email application. Check mo with your Uni of choice. Yung sa amin kasi eh thru email lang yung school application.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      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..
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      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?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Kung hindi mo siya isasama, magkakaroon nga lang ng discrepancy sa application mo. Anong revision ba yun? Major revision ba?
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      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?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Ahhh, pero nakalagay naman yung period of employment mo sa luma? Kung nakalagay naman, sa tingin ko pwede mo namang gamitin yung luma then yung updated sa ANMAC na lang.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      Opo maam cassey... ung luma wlang number of hours pro merong years of employment na 2 years.... pwd po yon maam sa ahpra requirement muna? Then to follow na lng ung updated coe pra sa anmac?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yun na lang ba yung kulang sa application mo? If you can wait, I can give AHPRA a call this week and clarify it. Nakalagay ba kung fulltime ka run sa work mo?
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      maam cassey, opo yon na lng ung kulang ko pra makastart na po ako maglodge.. Permanent staff nurse po maam ang nakalagay...
    • Cassey
      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.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      Ok po maam cassey.... Cge oo maam cassey.. Nat convinient time nyo po.. Sencya po talaga sa istorbo maam cassey... Salamat po...
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      Maam cassey mero po akong follow up question po... ung sa prc na licence, board certificate at good standing po, ung prc na magsend lahat ng yon sa ahpra mailing address po? Salamat po ulit..
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      COGS lang ang isesend ng PRC.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      Meron po akong kontract maam cassey... un na lng po ba isasama ko? Hndi ko pa po alam maam cassey.... ang tagal2 ko na nga pong kinukulit ung employer ko eh... huhuhu
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      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..
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      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.
    • ykcul_kcul
      ykcul_kcul
      @cassey ok2 po maam... maraming salamat po... medyo naliwanagan na po ako...hehe...sencya po maam cassey sa abala at makulit po ako... medyo confusing po kasi... maraming salamat po talaga sa inyo...
  • 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 2017
    • 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 2017
    • 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 2017
    • 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 2017
    • 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 2017
    • 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?

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