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Bridging Program/ IRON Program

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  • ishtarishtar Philippines
    Posts: 67Member
    @MorenangPinay how to prove that? That I should be currently working?
  • MorenangPinayMorenangPinay Melbourne
    Posts: 8Member
    @ishtar, you should have enough funds to support yourself during your intended stay in Australia, properties under your name if any, currently working or business owner, trips overseas. Basta mademonstrate mo na your intention is true which is just to visit at may mga mahahalaga kang dahilan para bumalik sa county of residence mo. Upon lodgement of application lalo na pag online, andun naman lahat ung mga pwede Mong isubmit as proof.
  • nanurzenanurze Philippines
    Posts: 38Member
    Hello po magandang araw sa lahat. May tanong po ako dun sa sample template ng professional reference for ANMAC, ano po ibig sabihin nung ANZSCO code?thanks po
  • marcopolomarcopolo Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Posts: 39Member
    @MorenangPinay yung tita mo ba at friend both nurses na nag bridging for registration? Kasi parang ung isstate mo ung proof na ikaw ay babalik pa ng pinas, kapag tourist ka. Obvious kasi na kapag bridging program tinake mo is dahil gusto mong maging registered nurse sa Australia, so parang d kapani-paniwala na uuwi kapa kapag un nilagay mo. Kaya naguguluhan rin ako sa pagsagot ng Statement of Purpose haha
  • marcopolomarcopolo Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Posts: 39Member
    @nanurze @Cassey nung case ko para makakuha ng LOE sa AHPRA puro CTC lang pinasa ko. Ang origininal is yung CV kasi need may pirma mo yun. Hindi ko nga rin sinunod format ng AHPRA, d ko alam na meron pala for CV. Pero halos ganon rin naman ginawa ko, well detailed and organized. So about sa notario, until now d ko alam ano kaibahan ng notario sa ctc haha. Tapos yung part na CTC na kapag binigay sayo eh ganon na, un na talaga ipapasa mong size. Meron akong mga pinasang hindi A4 eh, ayaw lang siguro nila na halos iba-iba sizes ng papers mo pero kung ilan ilan lang at mismong PRC, University or CHED nagbigay sayo ng ibang size na CTC na, I think pwede monang ipasa un sa AHPRA
  • marcopolomarcopolo Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Posts: 39Member
    @nanurze or sundin mo nalang payo ni Maam Cassey. Pwede yun ipa scan mo ulit yung original to A4 and have it CTC'd.
  • marcopolomarcopolo Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Posts: 39Member
    @LovellaEllen san mo nabasa yan? Sa AU Immigration? So masmatatagalan pa pala aantayin ng mga naka business/tourist visa during their BP then mga nag-uwian sa pinas for PR application?

    So pag ganon na case, once nasa Au at nagBBP, dapat makahanap kana agad ng magssponsor sayo ng working visa. D na ideal umuwi pa.
  • cuccicucci NSW
    Posts: 625Member
    @marcopolo Dito sa atin sa Pinas, pag sinabing "notarized"/notario ang usual na pagkaintindi ay dapat merong nung part na "Subscribed and sworn to before me...." at ang CTC ay may nakalagay lang na "Certified True Copy" at either meron o walang pirma ng officer na nag-issue ng document or notary public.

    May pagkakaiba yun sa singil. Yung may "Subcribed and sworn to..." since essentially it becomes a public document and a notary may be asked to appear before a court if it is used as evidence, nasa 150 to 200 pesos ata ang parang prescribed fee ng Supreme Court. Nauso kasi ang pag scrutinize ng mga notarized documents dahil sa mga live coverage ng impeachments at committee hearings sa senate. Yung simple certified true copy ay may nabasa ako na 20 pesos per page daw sa may Makati.

    Now, para sa Australian requirements (AHPRA, ANMAC, visa application), what they require is that a public notary signs the document with the phrase "I have sighted the original and certify this to be a true copy of the original." essentially pareho lang ng "certified true copy" pero ang allowed lang na mag sign dito sa atin ay either sa Australian embassy or a notary public.

    Since notary public ang signatory, tinatawag din syang notarized.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    07.2016 | IELTS
    01.2017 | Applied to AHPRA
    04.2017 | received Letter of Referral
    09.2017 | finished BP
    11.2017 | AHPRA Registration / Employment Offer
    12.2017 | Lodged 457 Visa Application (onshore) / ANMAC Assessment
    01.2018 | 457 Visa granted / Received positive ANMAC Assessment / Submitted EOI

    04.11.2019 | Received Employer Nomination
    04.26.2019 | Submitted Visa application (186 DE)
    05.06.2019 | CO contact for medical exams
    05.09.2019 | Visa Granted (186 DE)
    (Thank you Lord!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    edited February 2018
    @marcopolo Sa Pinas ang CTC na tinatawag natin is Certified True Copy which we can get directly from the issuing body.

    Dito sa Au, kapag sinabing “Certified Copy” it means na someone saw the original. Only selected professions can certify documenfs here in Au like Nurses, Pharmacists, Police Officers among others. What people do here in Au is they bring their original copies together with the photocopies to whoever certifies documents where they write or stamp “Certified True Copy of the Original” in the photocopies and sign it. Most of the places are free of charge but some charge a fee.

    Now, since ang Philippines is outside Australia ang pwede lang magcertify ay yung mga nasa Notary public, JP, Employee of the Commonwealth, Australian Diplomatic Officer etc. Ang pinakahandy for most of the applicants ay yung notary public so we call it “Notarized” instead of “Certified” just to prevent confusion since iba yung nakukuha nating CTC’d copy from the issuing authority at yung certified ng notary public.

    To read more on this here is the link from AHPRA website,
    https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Certifying-Documents.aspx

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • nanurzenanurze Philippines
    Posts: 38Member
    Thank you @marcopolo @cucci @Cassey
    What I did is nagrequest ako ng panibagong papers from my school, original copy and i'll just have photocopied and pa notarize sa notary public. It'll cost me more time pero atleast sure na yun yung tama. Salamat po sa inyo.
  • marcopolomarcopolo Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Posts: 39Member
    Finally, nagets ko narin kaya pala satin same lang ang tawag haha. Sa Australia pala magkaiba. Thank you!
  • sunshineee28sunshineee28 Philippines
    Posts: 68Member
    Will be having my bridging on monday at ACN, wish me luck guys. Kinakabahan na ako :(
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    @sunshineee28 All the best on your Au journey, kaya mo yan. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • nanurzenanurze Philippines
    Posts: 38Member
    Hello everyone baka meron po sa inyo may sample professional reference letter. I've read the template of ANMAC pero i'm confused about sa ANZSCO code na sinasabi nila. Salamat po. As early as now kumuha na kaso ako ng letter sa previous employer ko from Kuwait habang ok pa sila. Salamat po sa magrireply.
  • KevinDavidsonKevinDavidson Philippines
    Posts: 67Member
    @paanfsurn academic record. Detailed ung no of hours ng lecture at no of hours ng clinical placement bawat subject.

    Registered Nurse Perioperative | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Experience: 5 | Bachelor's Degree: 15| Total points: 70 (189) 75 (190) 80 (489)

    August 22,2017- Passed PTE A Exam (L-80 W-84 R-82 S-87 1 sitting)
    September 29, 2017 - Submitted Documents to AHPRA via DHL
    October 2, 2017 - AHPRA Received Documents per DHL Tracking
    October 5, 2017 - Email Received from AHPRA stating that they received my documents.
    November 2, 2017 - Registration Officer 1st contact. Asked for my COGS and Academic Record
    November 14 and 16 - Sent COGS and Academic Record, respectively
    November 20, 2017 - Documents received and uploaded by AHPRA
    November 29, 2017 - Extension Letter received
    December 21, 2017- LOE for a NMBA approved bridging program received
    Feb 2, 2018 - Went for orientation at financing Company
    Feb 4, 2018 Sent application to Lonsdale and SCU
    Feb 22, 2018 Got an interview schedule at Lonsdale
    Feb 28, 2018 Interview done (Lonsdale)
    March 13, 2018 - Offer Letter from lonsdale for May 28, 2018 Intake
    May 24, 2018 - Flight to Melbourne, Australia
    May 28, 2018 - Travelled to Myrtleford, Victoria for the IRON Programme at Alpine Health Institute
    August 7, 2018- Documents for post- bridging AHPRA application submitted via Aupost
    August 15, 2018 - Graduation Day!
    August 16, 2018 - Submitted Bridging Certificate at AHPRA Melbourne Office
    August 22, 2018 - Flight back to the Philippines!
    September 11, 2018 - Flight back to Melbourne.
    September 19, 2018- Officially REGISTERED NURSE of AUSTRALIA!

    Permanent Residency Timeline

    24 September 2018- Applied for ANMAC Skills Assessment
    15 October 2018- positive LOD from ANMAC received! 3years and 1 month experience credited (PERIOPERATIVE)
    15 October 2018 - EOI lodge 189 (70 points) 190 (Vic and NSW - 70+5 points)

    5 November 2018- Invited to apply for Victoria State Nomination
    5 November 2018- Applied for Victoria State Nomination (awaiting for approval)

    11 November 2018- Invited for Visa 189
    13 November 2018- Visa Lodged Onshore (Received Bridging Visa A)
    14 November 2018 - Enrolled to medicare

  • sunshineee28sunshineee28 Philippines
    Posts: 68Member
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • nanurzenanurze Philippines
    Posts: 38Member
  • MorenangPinayMorenangPinay Melbourne
    Posts: 8Member
    @marcopolo I was just answering the question about a visitor visa and not for someone who is coming here to get a different visa whilst here. My friend and my Auntie were just genuine visitors when they came, only here for 2 weeks for a holiday.
  • iamyourangel08iamyourangel08 Woolloongabba
    Posts: 87Member
    Hello po..ask ko lang po ulit regarding sa coe or statement of service..ngclosed na po kasi yung isang company na dating pinagworkan ko..kaso yung coe po na binigay sken is nakalagay lang na "regular registered nurse" tska date of employment..wala pong number of hours per week ang nakalagay, pwde na po kaya yun? or pwede po ba ako na lang mgpasa ng stat declaration ko+ coe + contract ( na may job description pero walang # of hours) + sss contribution? ngtry na din po kasi ako mgask sa mga dating co workers ko kung pwede sila gumawa ng affidavit kaso nakakasad lang wala pong willing tumulong and halos lahat seen zoned yung message ko.. may ibang way pa po ba? thanks po..

    25 Aug 2014 - Lodged Visa 189
    17 Oct 2014 - VISA Grant!! Thank you Lord!!

    " Pray, Hope & don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear our prayers. "
    " If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. "

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    edited March 2018
    @iamyourangel08 Hi, gawa ka na lang ng Stat Dec and submit whatever you can to prove your employment such as pay slips, income statement for the year at yung mga namention mo.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • bizzybizzy Cebu
    Posts: 21Member
    edited March 2018
    Hi, ask po ako nung nagsend kau certificate from CHED, sinabay nyo pa ba ang CAV or yung 1 page lang. tia
  • DebbieMaeDebbieMae Iloilo
    Posts: 2Member
    Ma'am @Cassey good day po.. I've been reading this thread po and I need your opinion po Sana regarding my situation. Confused po ako of I'll go with the conversion program na 1yr or mg bridging na lg po. Alin po ba sa dalawa ang mas maganda in terms of finding a job after the program and PR application po? 3yrs na po akong OR nurse dito sa Pinas. Thank you po.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    edited March 2018
    @DebbieMae
    Hi, wala namang mas advantageous sa dalawa. At the end of the day, pareho lang naman silang maglelead sa registration. Kapag gusto mong matapos ng mas mabilis, you can take BP but if you want to take your time you can do conversion course. Once you have become an RN here in Au, employers won’t ask what pathway you took kasi hindi naman nila alam yun. I would say na ang pinakatinitignang factor when it comes to finding a job is yung experience mo overseas. With your specialty, I don’t think mahihirapan kang maghanap ng work rito. With the PR application naman, wala ka namang makukuhang points for BP or Conversion (not unless na you took a 2yr Conversion course). Yung bilis ng PR application ay nakadepende sa points mo for migration at hindi sa tinapos.

    Ang pinakachallenge is yung Visa. Even if you are an RN here in Au kung wala kang valid visa to work and stay here, at bay ka muna. At the moment matagal ang processing time ng PR and even with 457, So have an emergency fund just in case.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • naidetousnaidetous qc
    Posts: 49Member
    Hi po! Ask ko lang po kung gaano katagal ung pagprocess ng LOE. :( Thanks po
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    @naidetous I think at the moment around 2mos ang waiting time.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • DebbieMaeDebbieMae Iloilo
    Posts: 2Member
    @Cassey thank you po ma'am
  • nursessisticnursessistic Tacloban City
    Posts: 2Member
    Hi @Cassey. Ask ko lang po about the changes ng programme? I've heard na mag change na daw yung course from 3 months gawin na pong 6months.. ano po kayang mga changes? Salamat.
  • KIKOKIKO Melborn
    Posts: 59Member
    Good Morning po.
    We just received our LOE last Friday :)

    May we know kung may nakapag clinical placement na po ba dito sa Monash University?
    If yes, saan po yung clinical placements nila (Within Victoria po sana).

    Maraming Salamat po :)

    Update as of 31 Jan 2019

    2019 Jan 25 - Drivers Licence (First Attempt) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Nov 22 : Wife Job Hunting commences!!!

    2018 Nov 21 : APHRA Registered Nurse - Division 1 (Wifey) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Oct 15 : Wifey completion of IRON and submission of AGBP-40.

    2018 Aug 15 : Husband First Day of Work Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 23 : Wifey 1st Day of Classes IRON (ACFE).

    2018 Jul 19 : Tenancy Bond Agreement Signing!! Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 11 : Big Move to Melbourne, Australia. Stayed with brother's family for 10 days.

    2018 Jun 29 : Last Day of Work (Singapore) -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 May 15 : Wifey enrolment to ACFE -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 Dec 23 - Wifey PTE (L-69,R-72,S-85,W-69) - Take 1 Yehey! (Nursing)

    2017 Sep 17 : Returned to Singapore.

    2017 Sep 14 : Initial Entry (Melbourne)

    2017 Sep 04 : PR Visa 189 Grant!!! 3 of us!! Thank you Bossing!!!

    2017 Mar 03 : Lodge & Payment (Me,Wifey & Baby - Yehey)

    2017 Feb 15 : ITA - 189 (Software Engineer - Yehey)

    2016 Dec 22 : EOI Submission

    2016 Dec 20 : PTE (L-72,R-67,S-79,W-79) - Take 1 Yehey!

    2016 Sep 24 : Positive Assessment from ACS - Software Engineer :)

    2012 Jan 1 : Started to collect Employment Certificates / Plans of Migration to Australia

    Thank you Bossing!!!

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,773Member, Moderator
    @nursessistic Not true at this stage. :) It’s still 3 mos. Ang upcoming changes ay yung introduction ng OSCE sa mga internationally qualified nurses but there’s no date yet and no specifics about it yet.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

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