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NURSES: What you need to know

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  • mumofLiammumofLiam Singapore
    Posts: 32Member
    Joined: Aug 29, 2019

    @juanne Hi. Just saw your post na nag tanong ka bout sa Monash. Did you push through your application in the said University?

  • unicayenunicayen Dubai
    Posts: 24Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019

    Hello guys.. pa-advise naman po.. BS Nursing graduate po ako pero hindi license and walang experience. :s I am currently in Dubai working in Hotel Industry.. So ang layo ng course ko sa work experience ko. Ano po dapat gawin? kasi nag-iisip ako magstudy nalang sa AU

  • cuccicucci NSW
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    Joined: Jan 27, 2018

    @unicayen said:

    Hello guys.. pa-advise naman po.. BS Nursing graduate po ako pero hindi license and walang experience. :s I am currently in Dubai working in Hotel Industry.. So ang layo ng course ko sa work experience ko. Ano po dapat gawin? kasi nag-iisip ako magstudy nalang sa AU

    If you intend to work as a nurse, have your credentials assessed by a university... you may be able to qualify in a nursing conversion course.

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    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • unicayenunicayen Dubai
    Posts: 24Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019

    @cucci there is one agency in Brisbane who have sent me a proposal for a package course. Certificate III - Individual support and Diploma of Community Service. Do you think by taking these courses it would help me in the future if I will apply for PR?

  • unicayenunicayen Dubai
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    Joined: Sep 11, 2019

    @cucci and one more question, how big is the chance for an int'l student to apply and get a PR? I am hesitant to take this path kasi baka in the future walang mangyari. I will just waste my time and money :(

  • cuccicucci NSW
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    Joined: Jan 27, 2018
    edited September 2019

    @unicayen said:

    @cucci there is one agency in Brisbane who have sent me a proposal for a package course. Certificate III - Individual support and Diploma of Community Service. Do you think by taking these courses it would help me in the future if I will apply for PR?

    It would seem that you intend to work in the health industry rather than in your current experience with the hospitality industry? Sa tingin ko mas malaki ang chances mo with a nursing conversion course rather than with Cert III. If I am not mistaken, Cert III is an 18 month course with TAFE (no idea with the school who offerered you that).

    Nursing conversion, can be for 1-2 years depending on the uni's assessment of your credentials. After finishing the conversion course, you are deemed a graduate of a nursing (BSN) from an Australian
    institution thus "automatically" qualified for AHPRA registration, with the caveat of course that the school's program is approved by AHPRA/NMBA.

    The chances of being offered a PR sponsorship (190), 491 if the area you intend to work in is considered "regional", 482 to 186 if via the employer-sponsored pathway, would also be greater with a nursing degree and AHPRA registration.

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    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • unicayenunicayen Dubai
    Posts: 24Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    edited September 2019
    @cucci Hospitality Industry kasi parang mahirap makakuha ng work after ko magstudy. Not unless managerial position ung work experience ko. Pag nag-apply naman ako ng ng visa ngayon hindi nman pasok sa skilled worker ung job ko tapos sa skills assessment nalilito ako. San ako magpapa assess kasi ang layo ng course ko sa work experience ko. So now, dunno pano ako magstart :#
  • cuccicucci NSW
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    @unicayen said:

    @cucci Hospitality Industry kasi parang mahirap makakuha ng work after ko magstudy. Not unless managerial position ung work experience ko. Pag nag-apply naman ako ng ng visa ngayon hindi nman pasok sa skilled worker ung job ko tapos sa skills assessment nalilito ako. San ako magpapa assess kasi ang layo ng course ko sa work experience ko. So now, dunno pano ako magstart :#

    Sorry I cannot really make comment regarding hospitality industry, pero to some extent you are correct na medyo mahihirapan ka sa assessment part, at eventually may have problems with the point system for skilled migration.

    Since you have the basic BSN, the nursing conversion course pathway would be the best option. You won't qualify with AHPRA's OBA because as you mentioned, you do not have experience and more so the registration from PRC.

    I would suggest that you ask your agent or the school which offered you those cert courses if they have or can offer the nursing conversion course instead.

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    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • jkkaedsjkkaeds Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Aug 06, 2019

    Hi @cucci,

    Need your advice po.

    After ng nursing conversion program, babalik po ba ng pinas? or pwede mag apply ng other visa para ma extend ang stay sa Australia? Thank you po

  • cuccicucci NSW
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    @jkkaeds said:

    Hi @cucci,

    Need your advice po.

    After ng nursing conversion program, babalik po ba ng pinas? or pwede mag apply ng other visa para ma extend ang stay sa Australia? Thank you po

    You can stay as long as your student visa is valid, after which you may have to exit... I don't think you can apply for a visitor visa while on-shore.

    As to the other visa options for skilled migrants, there may not be enough time from finishing the course and application, but a lot depends on your circumstances.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • jkkaedsjkkaeds Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Aug 06, 2019

    Noted po @cucci. After ma complete ang nursing conversion program, next is registration for AHPRA, tama po ba? and pwede na po bang mag apply as PR after? thank you po.

  • cuccicucci NSW
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    Joined: Jan 27, 2018

    @jkkaeds said:

    Noted po @cucci. After ma complete ang nursing conversion program, next is registration for AHPRA, tama po ba? and pwede na po bang mag apply as PR after? thank you po.

    Yes po, after conversion course is AHPRA registration. After registration, you will need to be assessed by ANMAC if you intend to use the skilled-migration pathway to Au PR.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • jkkaedsjkkaeds Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Aug 06, 2019

    noted, maraming salamat po @cucci

  • geneauxgeneaux Metropolis
    Posts: 40Member
    Joined: Jan 25, 2018

    Hi, question lang po to anyone na may idea about sa bridging program ng Southern Cross University Gold Coast. When po ba mag-pay ng tuition fee after accepting yung offer sa bridging? Thanks in advance.

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  • cuccicucci NSW
    Posts: 839Member
    Joined: Jan 27, 2018

    @geneaux said:

    Hi, question lang po to anyone na may idea about sa bridging program ng Southern Cross University Gold Coast. When po ba mag-pay ng tuition fee after accepting yung offer sa bridging? Thanks in advance.

    No idea about the payment scheme of SCU pero sa ibang school, may certain amount na babayaran upon acceptance of the offer to secure the slot, tapos full payment bago mag start ang program. Check the documents sent to you by the school... the details should be indicated there.

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    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • purla18purla18 Cebu, City
    Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Nov 07, 2016
    Hi guys, sino nka try mag extend dito ng student visa dahil di natapos yung COE date???

    Eto nangyayari sakin ngayon.

    Mag bridging ako ng 12 weeks medjo strikto yung school di pumayag ng leave lang so "leave of absence" binigay sakin at na defer yung course ko instead na matatapos ako ng August 2020 matatapos na ako ng November 2020. Actually 30 days lang kylangan kong extension dahil October 2020 expiry ko.

    Na extend na yung COE ko which means mag lodge nlng ako ng visa pag papalapit nko mg expire.

    Yung concern ko lang papano ko kaya i jujustify sa GTE ko bakit kylangan ko ng extension? Concerned ako sa reason ko kasi mag bridging ako. Di ba nga minsan dinedeny nila visa kapag nurse dahil parang obvious na mag sstay baka nmn sabihin kasi balak ko tlaga mag migrate kasi nag bridging ako.

    Mahirap kasi mkakuha ng slot ng tutugma sa school holidays.


    Hayst!!!! Anyone na nka try jan mag extend?


    Thanks
  • boogakboogak Balanga
    Posts: 58Member
    Joined: Feb 12, 2016
    > @cucci said:
    > Type your comment> @jonnellepardo said:
    >
    > How can we apply for OBA? Is it still the same? Thru AHPRA (AGOS-40) but instead of referral to bridging program they will issue referral to undergo OBA? Same requirements need to send to AHPRA? Any idea guys? TIA
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    > Full information about the media release about the OBA can be found here.
    >
    > In the absence of any word regarding the registration process, it seems the same forms are still usable.
    >
    > _When will the OBA for IQNMs start?
    > There are two phases for the transition to the OBA:
    >
    > From 1 October 2019, IQNMs who hold relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications (and who meet the mandatory registration standards) will have the choice to be referred to a bridging program or to the OBA (which will be available from January 2020).
    > From January 2020, IQNMs with a referral to the OBA will be able to begin the OBA process.
    >
    > The new model assessment will commence from January 2020, and all IQNMs with relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications (and who meet the mandatory registration standards) will be referred to the OBA and will no longer be referred to bridging courses._


    @cucci hi po, ok po ba pathway ang OBA?
  • cuccicucci NSW
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    Its not a question of ok.. it's required starting 2020.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • chibikatiechibikatie Philippines
    Posts: 18Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2018

    Hi, I would like to ask some insights...

    gaano po ba katagal ang process of employment sa hospital? I am under student Visa and had a job offer as RN during my placement sa bridging course. I passed the interview but they cannot sponsor pa daw. So they accepted my student visa. However, it has been a month since the process started. nagfofollow up ako sa hiring manager/unit manager every week. She always tells me that it's progressing and just waiting for some paper works to be done.

    thank you.

  • aron_drnaron_drn Singapore
    Posts: 365Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2018
    AS of 5th FEB 2019


    https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/News/2019-02-05-bridging-programs-for-internationally-qualified-nurses.aspx

    05 Feb 2019


    The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) today provided an update on bridging programs for internationally qualified nurses.

    The NMBA is aware that some internationally qualified nurses who have applied for registration in Australia and been referred to bridging programs are unable to find places in accredited programs. The role of the NMBA is to protect the public in accordance with the National Law, by ensuring that only suitably qualified and competent people are registered to practise. This is a matter of public safety.

    The NMBA approves accreditation standards and accredited courses of study leading to registration as a nurse or a midwife.

    The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent accrediting authority for nursing and midwifery education. ANMAC is responsible for determining whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practise in Australia meet the required accreditation standards.

    The NMBA and ANMAC have a responsibility to ensure that all programs of study meet standards which contribute to safe and quality nursing practice in Australia.

    Bridging programs are offered by independent education providers, who must demonstrate that they meet the required standards of the NMBA. The NMBA and ANMAC do not determine the number of places available in bridging programs, this is determined by the education providers who are able to meet the standards.

    Any applicant who has been referred to bridging and is unable to find a program place within the timeframe set out in their referral letter should contact the Registration Officer provided on their referral letter, to discuss their individual circumstances.

    More information for internationally qualified nurses can be found on the NMBA website.
  • charmitabonitacharmitabonita PH
    Posts: 5Member
    Joined: Sep 04, 2019

    Hello po. Would like to ask if same pa din po kaya requirements kung for OBA? Planning to send my requirements na kaso lang I'm worried baka masayang lang kung mali pala mga isesend ko sa AHPRA. Thank you so much sa sasagot :)

  • kishykishy Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Sep 04, 2017

    Hello,

    I have a question regarding the 5 year recency of practice. Oct 2014 yung last practice ko as a nurse then nagapply ako sa AHPRA and they have given me a LOE last Dec 2018 which is sa time na yun pasok pa ko sa requirement. Unfortunately, nahirapan din ako makahanap ng school for bridging pero now may offer na ko ng BP on April 2020. Question po, after ba ng 3 mos kong BP and by the time na magapply na ko for AHPRA registration, iapprove kaya nila ko kaya lagpas na sa 5 years yung gap ko.

    Please enlighten me guys.

    TIA

  • cuccicucci NSW
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    Joined: Jan 27, 2018

    @kishy Sadly, lampas na po sa required "within the past 5 year period" ang experience by that time. Why not get a job between now and the start of your BP. 450 hours is just about 3 months at full time.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • cuccicucci NSW
    Posts: 839Member
    Joined: Jan 27, 2018

    @kishy You may also need to verify with AHPRA regarding the validity of your LOE. Am not sure kung nabago na pero dati kasi may nakalagay sa letter na:

    Please note: In order to be eligible for registration as a registered nurse in Australia, you are required to successfully complete a NMBA-approved bridging program by 18 April 2018, which is twelve (12) months from the date of this letter.

    This was taken from my LOE at may nakalagay na 12 month validity period. Afaik, nag-i-issue naman ng extension ang AHPRA.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    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!!!)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • g_pr0530g_pr0530 saudi arabia
    Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Feb 26, 2019

    @purla18 said:

    Hi guys, sino nka try mag extend dito ng student visa dahil di natapos yung COE date???

    Eto nangyayari sakin ngayon.

    Mag bridging ako ng 12 weeks medjo strikto yung school di pumayag ng leave lang so "leave of absence" binigay sakin at na defer yung course ko instead na matatapos ako ng August 2020 matatapos na ako ng November 2020. Actually 30 days lang kylangan kong extension dahil October 2020 expiry ko.

    Na extend na yung COE ko which means mag lodge nlng ako ng visa pag papalapit nko mg expire.

    Yung concern ko lang papano ko kaya i jujustify sa GTE ko bakit kylangan ko ng extension? Concerned ako sa reason ko kasi mag bridging ako. Di ba nga minsan dinedeny nila visa kapag nurse dahil parang obvious na mag sstay baka nmn sabihin kasi balak ko tlaga mag migrate kasi nag bridging ako.

    Mahirap kasi mkakuha ng slot ng tutugma sa school holidays.


    Hayst!!!! Anyone na nka try jan mag extend?


    Thanks

    Send them an email indicating yung exclusive dates ng bridging program mo and ask for an extension. It worked for me. Asked them initially, then when my school sent me a letter with exclusive dates na hindi tugma sa extension an binigay, I sent my CO another email na I need another extension with a letter attached from the school where I will have my bridging program.

  • g_pr0530g_pr0530 saudi arabia
    Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Feb 26, 2019

    Anyone here who will be starting their bridging program in IHM Perth on February 2020? :) :) :)

  • RaejiRaeji Sydney
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Oct 08, 2017

    Hi! Anyone here who will go to University of Tasmania Rozelle Campus on Feb 2020?
    Who already took BS Nursing from them? Please share your experience. Thanks.

  • AkipotpotAkipotpot Posts: 7Member
    Joined: Jul 24, 2017

    Hello guys I got both an offer from Deakin Uni this Jan 2020 and SCU for April 2020 but due to certain circumstances dko na po tinuloy and will go na lang po for OBA, sino po sa inyo ang may loe na pero nag decide na din like me to go for OBA?

  • coolguy22coolguy22 Posts: 34Member
    Joined: Oct 23, 2019

    Hello po. Just asking for those who will pursue OBA, yung PTE na ipapasa for registration e yun na po ba magagamit for PR na din? or pwedeng mag exam ulit to get higher points if not superior yung initial PTE? Salamat po sa sasagot.

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