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  • jamiemarie
    Hello po Ms. Cassey! I followed all your instructions here po regarding application in AHPRA. Super big help po!Napakatagal nga lang. Nagsend ako end of May, almost 6 mos e
    December 16
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, nakatanggap ka ba ng acknowledgement from AHPRA? Pwede ka namang magemail and ask them about the status of your application. Baka matagal because of the transition. May kakilala ka ba na May rin nagsubmit? Medyo matagal yung application mo,
  • Soleng
    Hello Ms. Cassey , i saw that you were very responsive po sa mga lahat ng queries ng mga gusto mag-australia. Great help po sa amin na gustong pumunta dyan. Ask ko lng po kung, can I submit first my application sa APHRA(AGOS 40) then apply sa BP course nila once I got an approval?
    December 11
  • 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.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hi! Miss @Cassey , I tried to apply for the remarking of my OET and I passed! Thank God!

      What shall I do next? AHPRA application na po? Thank you!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, good on you.Congrats! You can start your AHPRA application if your documents are complete. Otherwise kung hindi pa kumpleto, make sure to complete it pa bago magsubmit.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Yun pa rin po ba yung list of requirements? Wala naman po nabago pa? Thank you, Miss @Cassey
    • maecee
      maecee
      hi cassey..maybe you know some part time jobs here in adelaide.. i badly need a job..please someone help me :(
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hi @cassey

      May I know if highschool TOR and Diploma are included in the attachments for AHPRA?

      Thank you so much!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Highschool qualifications are not needed for AHPRA and the requirements are still the same.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi Maecee, try to walk in sa mga restaurants at shops and hand in your resume baka makatsamba ka.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Ms @Cassey yung about po sa payslip, from anong year po ang kailangan nila and ilang months po ang kailangan na payslip? Or pwedeng wala ng payslip? Salamat po
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      I also wonder Ms @Cassey if you can assist me in answering my AGOS-40 there are some things that I’m quite confused of. Thank you!
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Yung payslip, kailangan siya pag magaaply na for PR. Maybe like 3 in a year kung meron. What’s your query about AGOS 40?
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hi! Ms @cassey yung mga training certificates po ba from 2014-2018 need rin po magbigay nag notarized copy for AHPRA application? Thank you po.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hindi recognized dito yung mga seminars/training sa Ph so there’s no need to attach it,
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Thank you again! Ms @cassey My papers are almost complete now and possible to be mailed to AHPRA next week. But I don’t know which would be the mailing address I will use since they have a lot of offices. May I ask if you know where will I send them? Or do you know their mailing address? Thank you!
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Also, kailangan po ba separate yung pagpapadala ng from PRC, and yung ibang documents ko? Or pwedeng isang shipping na lang pero magkaiba ng mailing plastic? Parang in 1 big mailing plastic, there are 2 mailing plastic inside. Yung isa yung cogs (naka address from PRC), at yung isa laman yung mga docs ko.

      Or Di po yun pwede??? Para sana tipid Po sa shipping fee
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, here’s AHPRA’s mailing address
      https://www.ahpra.gov.au/about-ahpra/contact-us.aspx

      Just choose the address of the State where you’re planning to study.
      COGS should be mailed separately as it’s meant to be sent directly to AHPRA coming from PRC and not from you.
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Can you help me in answering my AGOS-40 form. I’m quite confuse on question number 5. All the items to be cross-marked have “Australian”. How do I answer this one?

      Also, what are the best attachment I can provide on each category? Sabi po kasi need 1 attachment each category, naguguluhan po ako. Thank you!
    • ashthrood
      ashthrood
      Hoping to hear again from you Ms Cassey
  • samsammy17
    Hi Ms. cassey ask ko lang kasi po ngstart ako mag process for BP in aus nung oct. 2018 nauna po sinend ng school ko sa aus yung mga docs plus ung cogs din po napadla ko na, nastop po ung processing ko so di ko pa po nasesend ang AGOS 40 ko ngayon plang po. valid pa po ba yung mga nasend kong docs or need ko mag send ulit ng bago or need ko po contakin ang ahpra. maraming salamat po.
    November 30
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, it’s best to contact AHPRA. Very prompt naman silang sumagot para hindi na madouble up pa yung fees.
  • jspaz0313@gmail.com
    EOI Wrong Inputs

    Hi Ms. Cassey, ask ko lang po yung concern namin ng wife ko. Pareho po kase kaming nagsubmit ng EOI and pareho po kameng nasa IT field. Nagclaim kame ng Partner points (5pts). Pareho kaming nagpassess sa ACS at pareho kaming nagtake ng PTE. Nitong 11th ng Nov 2018, nauna pong nainvite si misis for visa 189 lodging. So si misis na yung naging primary at ako ang secondary applicant. While browsing back to her EOI, nakita nyang may mga mali po dun sa EOI.

    1. PTE reference number - since ako po ung secondary at nakailang take na po ako ng PTE, mukang ang naiinput e ung luma pero yung mga scores tama naman. Yun PTE reference number at scores naman nya e tama po.

    2. Work Experience dates - nuong inassess ng ACS ung skills nya, diba po kalimitan minus 2 years on the skill you are applying. Instead of June 2010, nailagay nya e ung 2008 pa din ung actual start year nya sa 1st work nya. Ituloy pa po ba nmin ung visa lodging?
    November 14
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, medyo complicated at risky yung situation niyo.

      Yung sa PTE ref no. mo, valid pa ba yung old na PTE at same score lang ba yung nailagay niyo kung ibibase sa old PTE ref number na provided niyo? Pag secondary applicant naman, ang kailangang score is functional lang.

      With regards to your experience dates, I can’t really comment on that since it’s all dependent on the CO. Some CO are by the book, some are lax. Yung ibang applicants nakakalusot, yung iba naman narerefuse dahil sa pagoverclaim. May ganyang instances na rito sa Forum na naapprove. If you can probably provide all the necessary documents for that experience, pwedeng makalusot. It’s up to you to decide since you both are on the line.
    • jspaz0313@gmail.com
      [email protected]
      Ms cassey, yes po valid pa po yung old PTE score last may 2017 ko lang kinuha yun. Ang nangyari po kase e, may luma akong PTE number na ginawa ko sa pinas then nagcreate ako ng panibago nung magpunta ako ng malaysia at nagtake ako dun. so nakita ung ng PTE yun, so nag email sila na i memerge na nila ung number sa isang number moving forward kaso hnde yun ang naiinput namin, ung luma pa din ung nalagay sa EOI.

      Normally, kelan po ba kame cocontactkin ng CO? Since last 11th lang kame nainvite, do we expect them to call us this week?

      Another thing pa po, since ako yung secondary applicant, ang pinassess ko lang po sa ACS e ung relevant experience ko for the past 10 years. Naggraduate po ako ng 2004, tapos nagwork ako sa call center as TSR from 2004 to 2008. Then nagshift career po ako ng developer programmer from 2008 to present. So ito lang ung pinassess ko sa ACS and napprove po ako sa Developer Programmer - 261312.

      Need ko pa po ba ipassess ulet sa ACS ung nauna kong work experience 04-08 as TSR? Isasama ko din po ba ung sa visa lodging in Form 80 as secondary applicant?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Kung ipupursue niyo yung application, pwede kayong gumawa ng Form 1023. Tapos pwede niyo ring idagdag yun sa Part T ng Form 80 ninyo.

      I’m not too sure with the trend now. Yung kakilala naming nagapply, i think 2 mos na sila pero wala pang CO contact. I suggest that you check the monthly threads here in the forum.

      There’s no need to have the call center experience assessed if it’s not relevant to the occupation.

      You can however put it in Form 80 and just put a remark there that it’s not relevant to the occupation being assessed.

      Yung work experience niya ba na nailagay, did she overclaim points or pareho lang yung points? Sa date lang namali?
    • jspaz0313@gmail.com
      [email protected]
      So bale po si misis nagwork po talaga sa pinas from 2008 to 2015. Then sa malaysia from 2015 to present. then pinassess nmin sa ACS at nakareceive kame ng approval. Tapos may note dun na:

      The following employment after Jun 2010 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level relevant to 2361111..."

      Dates: 06/08 -4/15 -- 6 years 10 months
      Position: XXXX
      Employer: XXXX
      Country: Philippines

      Dates: 04/15 -3/18 -- 2 years 11 months
      Position: XXXX
      Employer: XXXX
      Country: Malaysia

      So bale po ang nailagay nya pa din ung 2008 sa EOI, mukang naoverlook nya ung note ng ACS na nagminus 2 year sila. 2010 dapat po ata ang nailagay sa EOI. Right now po mag 10 years na work experience nya. At since 2008 ang nailgay nya 15 points po yun. Pero kung 2010, 15pts pa rin naman po yun diba? So hnde po sya nagoverclaim. Tama po ba?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      If the CO will consider her experience up to now then it’s 15 points. Did she change job roles or position? If not, I guess it’s okay. BUT, just like what I’ve said, it will all be dependent on your CO. Maybe, attach a newer COE so that the CO will see that nothing changed.
      You have to be very careful with your answers because they’re checking consistency in the application.
  • mcbjosa
    Ms Casey

    I graduated Mar 2003 and only included Feb 2004 - onwards on my ACS assessment as I am not planning to claim any pts bet Mar2003 to Jan2004 and just declare it as unemployed. Will this have an effect on my visa application?

    I worked between Sept 2003 to Jan 2004 - but the company already closed and I have no reference for this previous company and can't remember if I was already on probationary period.

    Please advise.
    November 14
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      It doesn’t have any bearing with the visa application. You’ll just have to explain on your Form 80 why you wrote unemployed at that time.
  • aya
    Hi Ms. Cassey! I'm planning to apply for student visa and the agency suggested to take Masters of public health. Naghehesitate lang ako kasi malaki ang gastos. Yun lang po kasi pathway ko to work in Aus since i dont have any experience in community and hospital. Regulatory kasi ang field ko dito sa pinas. Meron pa po bang ibang options sa case ko?
    Thank you in advance Ma'am.
    November 13
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Are a you a Nurse by profession?
    • aya
      aya
      Pharmacist po. Sorry po i forgot to mention
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Have you checked kung pwede kang magtake ng exam instead for Pharmacists? The only thing though with this is you don’t have an experience which is needed if you want to migrate.

      I think Masters was suggested so that you can apply for the 485 visa once you finished your course which will buy you out 2 yrs. But does that course have a PR Pathway? Even if you finished your studies here kung wala sa list yung occupation mo at wala kang experience, you can’t migrate here.
    • aya
      aya
      So since wala po akong experience in community & hosp, does it mean manenegative assessment po ako for eligibility if ever mag exam ako ng KAPS?

      Acdng to the agency may pathway for PR naman daw po if id take masters
  • pausatio
    Hi Cassey, maybe you could help me on this one.
    I am pharmacist and applied for pharm tech. Vetassess gave me negative result because of not highly related work description, more on phramacist daw. Naghanap ako ng ibang forum about negative assessmemt, and sabi ng iba, they resubmit cv and ss with new jd that is highly relevant sa anzco and got positive. Im planning to do this step but lookibh for some thoughts ng iba png may experience.Do you have any idea on wht is next best thing to do about my situation. I am currently asst branch manager at yun ang una ko ng naipasa n statement. Hay! Very unfortunate mistake. Thanks in advance.
    November 13
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, you can have your documents reassessed. But this time, you have to pattern your JD and CV to that of a Pharmacy Technician role. Google JD of PharTech here in Australia and choose which applies to you.
  • maxihealth34
    hi ms. cassey. i will be taking 1 year nursing conversion in ECu since wala na ang BP. The hospital na im working kasi wala official hospital email address ang meron lang ay @yahoo.com. isa kasi sa criteria ng anmac ay All of your professional references MUST meet the following criteria:include this contact information for each referee:
    official hospital email address (ANMAC will not accept emails that are sent from free web-based email accounts). Useless po ba if i will push thru with australia? kasi 1Million tuition sa ECU tapos di ako ma aassess. Hope you can reply.
    November 10
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, just provide whatever it is. You can have a Statutory Declaration stating that your hospital’s only email address is @yahoo. Hindi useless. That is just a part of the assessment.
  • ilovemichie
    Hello, Cassey!

    I've been following a thread and you were very responsive and helpful sa mga nagtatanong. I am currently sending out applications to schools for my BP, I am hoping that I can still make it to their first terms (January to April intake). I applied in Monash, Deakin, SCU and UniSA. Are these good schools for BP? And how long would it usually take for them to respond sa applications? I am getting a feeling kasi that with the year ending soon, baka full na most of the slots. Any insights? And additional question, can you provide po a timeline from the receipt of LOE to flying to AU for BP? Many Thanks!
    October 29
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Those schools are top notch and in here it doesn’t really matter where you graduated. As an overseas nurse, employers are more likely to look at your experience. With the incoming changes with the assessment next year, mukha ngang punuan na yung slots... As far as I know, Deakin is already closed for their Jan and June intakes.Usually, they reply within 2-3weeks, depends on the Uni though. Timeline is dependent on the date of intake.
  • samsammy17
    hi Ms. Cassey Im currently working on my AHPRA application. Nauna pong nasend ng school ko ung TOR, pharma and course desc. sa canberra and then sinunod ko po ung prc COGS ko sa Barton ,Canberra ko pinadala i think sa office mismo nila to then ung from school ko is sa mailing address in Canberra napadala. Ung AGOS 40 ko ipapadla ko palang po. pano po kaya yun magkaiba ng location? thank you so much po
    October 24
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      It will go to the same office since both sa Canberra mo pinadala. Yung isa is thru PO Box and yung isa is just their Street address.
  • emmalyn
    Hi, tanong ko lang about sa reference from anmac, pwede na ba ako mag request ngaun kahit nag hhintay pa lang ako ng LOE from ahpra o dapat latest?
    October 18
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, Sa tingin ko okay lang naman para ready na.
  • aiburry
    Hi ma’am, I received my LOE last September lang so mostly 6months na po ung EPIQ na ung ibang schools nagooffer ng bp. Ask ko lang po if ever di pa ako tapos sa bp sa expiration date ng referral letter ko pwede po ba magappeal sa ahpra iextend ung referral?
    October 7
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I think the referral is only needed for the school to accept you for BP. So kahit na expired na siya as long as enrolled ka na for BP, it should be fine.
  • makemesparkle
    Hello Cassey!

    I've bee reading your old posts sa tread and learned that you are working sa Chemist Warehouse. I am also a pharmacist from the Philippines currently studying at Tasmania. I find it hard na makahanap ng part time job sa mga chemist dito. Sobrang bihira na may asian sa store. I am currently working sa cafe but I prefer to get a job sana sa chemist para in line pa din sa profession ko. I am planning to sit KAPS again next year. Any tips working sa chemist?
    September 26
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, medyo mahirap ngang makapasok most of the time parang tsambahan lang din. Usually, nageentertain sila ng applicants pag may vacancy. Tawag tawag ka lang and ask pag may vacancy or check mo sa website. I suggest na you take up Cert 3 in Community Pharmacy dito sa Au para may edge ka at pansinin CV mo. Important din na may local experience ka rito sa Au. Anong course na kinukuha mo if you don’t mind me asking.
    • makemesparkle
      makemesparkle
      Pharmaceutical Science, I plan to work din kasi sa industry kung magkakaron kaya I took this course. But, my sister told me to sit the kaps again para lang may backup in the future after I graduate. Pwede ba ko magtake nung cert 3 kahit si employed sa chemist? Actually, in general, mahirap talaga makahanap work dito sa Tassie. Konti lang students na nagwowork. Natyambahan ko lang ung sa cafe kasi may pinoy na nag refer sakin.
  • Rose05081993
    Hi mam casey, nabasa ko mga response nyo sa mga kapwa pinoy and hope you could also help me the same way. Will be in australia po to take early childhood education and care at atq college pero nurse po kami dito pinas. Someone e-mailed me po na once na7 ko all areas of IELTS or passed the OET I may message him for a job offer. But I am also planning to take a BP I have taken IELTS twice but I always get 6.5 in writi bff. Do you know anyone who is also studying this course mam?d ko po kasi sure kung how long would I be able to earn the money needed po for BP?
    September 22
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, if you can’t get all 7 in IELTS, you can try PTE. It’s much easier than IELTS. I would suggest that you take BP straight away so you won’t waste your time and money. What job is he or she offering? Is it an RNjob? You can only apply as an RN if you are registered here in Au. Minimum pay for an odd job in Au is around $18 an hour and as a student you are only allowed to work 20hrs a week.
  • rosesandstitches
    Hi Miss Cassey. I would just like to ask for an advise. :)

    I am currently waiting for an offer letter to take the bridging program for nurses in January. I would also like to know if advantageous ba or beneficial if I also apply for RPL prior to taking my bridging course?

    Thank you in advance :)
    September 19
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, I don’t think masoshorten pa yung BP since it’s already a short course.
  • 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!
    • aem
      aem
      Hi miss cassey. How are you po? I just took my pte po and I was able to get the superior score. Good thing nakinig ko po ako sayo na mag pte and not to take the aged care course. :)

      Miss Cassey, yung case ko po kase volunteer experience po yung meron ako PLUS 1 1/2 year paid experience, pero dahil po sa pte scores may chance na po ba ako for PR? Thank you po. :)
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, I’m well. thanks. Good on you. :) Yung sa PR, it will depend on your total points for migration. If you have at least 70 points then there’s a high chance that you will be invited for PR. But if it’s 65 medyo matagalang antay.
    • aem
      aem
      Saktong 65 points po ako as for now excluding my work experience po, may mga makukuhaan pa po ako ibang points?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I see, you can try to take the NAATI test, you can get 5points from that. Or you can complete a degree or qualification for 2yrs here in Au, that’s another 5points. Or wok in Au for a year which is equivalent to 5points din.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      *work as a nurse
    • aem
      aem
      Thank you po.

      Miss Cassey, I have a new dilemma po. As for ANMAC, will they assess me po even if I dont have a paid working experience? Medyo nahihirapan po kase ako humingi ng requirements sa dating mga tntrabahuhan ko and I think mas mahihirapan po ako pag humingi ako ng further requirements other than coe. Unlike sa hospital po na pinagvolunteeran ko madali makakuha requirements.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Iaassess ka pa rin. Isang aspect lang naman yung sa work experience, iaassess din nila yung qualifications mo here and overseas. Wala ka nga lang makukuhang points for the work experience kung kulang ka sa mga requirements. You’re welcome.
    • aem
      aem
      Thank you Miss Cassey. Atlthough, winoworkout ko pa po yung sa mga employers ko dati pero di ko rin po memeet yung 3 hrs paid work.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Pwede pa rin namang ireport yun sa LOD mo yung less than 3yrs na exp mo. Magiging helpful siya pag naghanap ka ng work kasi makikita run yung years of experience mo na recognized by ANMAC.
    • aem
      aem
      Nakusap ko po yung employer ko na pinakarecent, ang mabbgay lang daw po nila sakin is yung frst contract ko whch is 3 months lang kase sa 10 months ko sila di ko natapos yung second contract. good as 9 mos lang po paid exp ko. Im quite discouraged mam cassey. Grabe ang pahrapn sa pag comply ng requirements from employers. :(
    • aem
      aem
      Pwede po ba wag ko na isali yung pinaka recent ko na employer? Kung di ko po sya isasali, 2 yrs hospital experience (volunteer) plus 6 mos company nurse.
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Sorry to hear that. Hindi mairereport yung voluntary experience mo sa ANMAC unfortunately. Paid experience lang ang inaassess nila.
    • aem
      aem
      Miss cassey, pumayag po sila to put number of hours but they don’t like to indicate that I was full-time sa COE. Will ahpra still accept it po?
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      I think it will suffice. Nakalagay ba how many hours a week? Dito sa Au 38hrs is considered full time.
    • aem
      aem
      Yes miss cassey, nilagay naman po nila. Halos patapos na po ako sa pag complete ng requirements ☺️ yung isang employer ko na lng po yung prob ko. Dun po pala sa “Instructions to regulatory body” sa prc po yun kinukuha? Mejo naconfuse po ako.
    • aem
      aem
      Thank you po :)
  • Dkc1388
    Hi Ms Cassey, ask ko lang po sana if pwede dito nalang sa sydney magpa ctc ng mga documents for ahpra application like tor, passport etc. tnx po
    September 4
    • Cassey
      Cassey
      Hi, oo naman pwede. Dalhin mo lang lahat ng original documents mo. It’s better na dito mo gawin, wala pang bayad.
    • Dkc1388
      Dkc1388
      Tnx Ms Cassey!
  • 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. .
  • 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?
  • 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

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