Chelsea86

Nursing in Australia

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    Guest Robtweed

    Hi. My husband is in the process of applying to the WA police, and if ssuccessful we would be looking to move out to Perth towards the end of the year. I am a RGN nurse with 16 years experience in iTU I am looking into getting my registration approved in WA but seem unable to find out what paper work I need . Also do I really need to sit an English test! ( it's the only language I speak!) any help much appreciated . Claire x

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    http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx

    Try here for more info. As far as I can work out as long as you can prove English education to secondary level (5 years) + and taught Nursing in UK and continued working in nursing. When you read the application form about the English speaking bit we are exempt from IELTS etc.

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    Hi

     

    I've been applying for clinical nurse position but I haven't even got one interview, not sure why as i meet all the criteria, I have my eligibility letter from AHPRA, I'm looking for sponsorship. So any advice would be great xxx

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    Hi

     

    I've been applying for clinical nurse position but I haven't even got one interview, not sure why as i meet all the criteria, I have my eligibility letter from AHPRA, I'm looking for sponsorship. So any advice would be great xxx

     

    Hi Rachel,

     

    I'm a CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) in MH and sit on/convene interview panels. One of the reasons that UK applicants don't get shortlisted is that they often don't address the selection criteria. Often there is a seperate criteria and it's best to address each seperatly especially for CN jobs. It you don't then they have to find the information from your CV which often doesn't contain enough info to Demonstrate (the key work) your knowledge skill, as often the CV is a list of courses etc.

     

    An example of one of the selection criteria is : Demonstrates a knowledge of equal opportunity Act, Occupational Health and Safety Ac, Disability Services Act and legislation that impacts on nursing practice (you'd include the poisons act.

     

    Another (for MH) might be: Demonstrates a high level of communication, negotiation problem solving and interpersonal skills.

     

    It's best to write a couple of paragraph - for the legislation - what your understand it of each, for the communication - who do you communicate with - in what form, give an example of a scenario you've dealt with and what the outcome was.

     

    I posted these tips a little while ago - they may be helpful - happy for you to drop me a line http://www.perthpoms.com/forum/jobs-careers/9378-applying-nursing-jobs-wa-pointers-application.html

     

    It's best to write a couple of paragraphs on your understanding

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    Hi Chelsea

     

    I am looking for some much needed advice. We are moving to the Waikiki area near Rockingham in May. I have applied for several jobs online but heard nothing. I have been told not to worry as I will be able to secure a full time permanent position when I arrive in Australia. I have nearly 4 years experience in medical nursing prodominantely respiratory and diabetes. Do you agree or do you still think I will struggle to find employment?

    Thanks in advance for any help x

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    Hi. My husband is in the process of applying to the WA police, and if ssuccessful we would be looking to move out to Perth towards the end of the year. I am a RGN nurse with 16 years experience in iTU I am looking into getting my registration approved in WA but seem unable to find out what paper work I need . Also do I really need to sit an English test! ( it's the only language I speak!) any help much appreciated . Claire x

     

     

     

    You need to register with AHPRA http://www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/Contact-Us.aspx

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    Guest Lucyabee

    Hi Chelsea86,

     

    I need all the help I can get!!!

    I am looking to move to Perth, hopefully next year. I am 43 years old and am a mental health nurse with 5 years experience in Older Peoples services. What are the first steps I need to take ???? Do I apply for a visa first? Register as an nurse for Australia? Apply for a job???

    Is my kind of nursing jobs available? Is an Aged Care nurse what I will be known as in Australia? Is it possible to get sponsorship then get PR?

    My husband works in IT - senior helpdesk type work/troubleshooter - is this work available in Perth?

    Any information is gratefully received!

    Lucy

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    Hi Lucy,

     

    I work in Mental Health and there are indeed jobs in older adult services, we have both in-patient and community older adult services where I work.

     

    Your first think it to decide what visa you want to come on - a temporary sponsored one (457) for which you won't need to do the skills assessment - but will need to find an employer, or a PR visa - The PR visa's and process have changed since I came over on one, so hopefully someone with more recent knowledge will be able to reply to that bit.

     

    You need to apply to AHPRA which can take several months to come through by all accounts - once you get your letter of eligability, you then have to present to the offices in person to activate your registration (this has to be done within 12 months of getting your letter).

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    Guest Lucyabee

    Hi Ali,

     

    Thanks for your reply!

     

    It's good to know there are jobs in Older Peoples Services - I work as a Community Mental Health Nurse here in Merseyside and love my job!

    I would like to come on a sponsored visa but worry that when the time expires I might not be able to get a permanent visa.

    In your experience, have you found much difference between working in Australia and UK? And, I am just being nosy now, which do you prefer?

    Where are the main services for mental health for Older People situated? In main hospitals or specialised areas?

    Is there any scope for work life balance as a nurse in Australia - it would be nice to see my daughter sometimes!

     

    Anyway, thank you again for the quick reply... here's hoping I make it over soon!!!

     

    Lucy

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    Guest nursejules

    hi

     

    I want to emigrate in the next couple . of years hubby has couple yrs left in the army. I am a RN adult for past 15 years. last 6 working as a practice nurse and before that ITU. which is the best way to start. as it maybe 3 years by the time I get there should I start with registering with Australia nmc????

    thanks julia

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    Hi Ali,

     

    Thanks for your reply!

     

    It's good to know there are jobs in Older Peoples Services - I work as a Community Mental Health Nurse here in Merseyside and love my job!

    I would like to come on a sponsored visa but worry that when the time expires I might not be able to get a permanent visa.

    In your experience, have you found much difference between working in Australia and UK? And, I am just being nosy now, which do you prefer?

    Where are the main services for mental health for Older People situated? In main hospitals or specialised areas?

    Is there any scope for work life balance as a nurse in Australia - it would be nice to see my daughter sometimes!

     

    Anyway, thank you again for the quick reply... here's hoping I make it over soon!!!

     

    Lucy

     

    Hi Lucy,

     

    Patients are patients the world over and that's the good thing - services here though differ in that a lot are with the private sector/non government agencies. If you work for an employer for 2 years then there is a pathway to employer sponsored PR.

     

    I sometimes miss the structure of the NHS, but enjoy my job here, I'm a clinical nurse specialist (was a band 7 also in community in the UK), and whilst the responsibilities were much the same, I probably feel more relaxed here.

     

    I'll ask the manager (a Scot) of our Older adult service if you can get in touch with her (she might be on leave soon), so you can ask questions about Older adult nursing here in Aus. Send me your email via PM

     

    Ali

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    Hi everyone, i have a 176 visa and moving to perth this year. Im a nurse and midwife currently working as a midwife with 7yr experience. Are midwifery jobs available? Looking for south of river

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    hi

     

    I want to emigrate in the next couple . of years hubby has couple yrs left in the army. I am a RN adult for past 15 years. last 6 working as a practice nurse and before that ITU. which is the best way to start. as it maybe 3 years by the time I get there should I start with registering with Australia nmc????

    thanks julia

     

     

    The nursing body in oz is APRAH. No need to register yet. Maybe a bit nearer the time.

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    Hi everyone, i have a 176 visa and moving to perth this year. Im a nurse and midwife currently working as a midwife with 7yr experience. Are midwifery jobs available? Looking for south of river

     

     

    Hi, not SOR but I'm sure you will gain employment! Have you tried contacting the hospitals direct?

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    Hi Chelsea

     

    I am looking for some much needed advice. We are moving to the Waikiki area near Rockingham in May. I have applied for several jobs online but heard nothing. I have been told not to worry as I will be able to secure a full time permanent position when I arrive in Australia. I have nearly 4 years experience in medical nursing prodominantely respiratory and diabetes. Do you agree or do you still think I will struggle to find employment?

    Thanks in advance for any help x

    Hi, I'm sure you won't struggle to find work. Have you tried contacting the hospitals directly? Sometimes they aren't interested until you are on oz soil. Good luck!

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    hi guys

     

    I am a student nurse due to qualify in 6 weeks and ive bagged a job on an haematolgy ward incorporating bone marrow transplants.

    My boyfriend and i are lookign to immigrate to Perth,

     

    I have been researching emailing WA state board the ANMAC and also nurses@wago.co.uk

     

    Now obviously my main question is when can i start applying ...

     

    ANMAC Have said i can apply for registration after 3 months paid as a nurse.

    WA state board have said they are looking for 2 years

    Nurses@wago.co.uk have been the most helpful and have said i can:

     

    We are currently recruiting experienced nurses and midwives for a range of positions within the WA health services. The positions we are recruiting for that offer visa sponsorship require a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

    If you would like to go to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (given you meet immigration requirements – refer to website below), you could register with our bank shift provider ‘Nursewest’ when you have 12 months experience.

    If you are planning on applying for your own visa through General Skilled Migration you need 12 months experience to do so.

    We employ into the government hospitals in Western Australia, other employers may have different requirements for experience needed.

     

     

    Now i was looking to go over on a PR skilled migration visa which states i need 12 months experience. now as WA are looking for two years if i start my application for registration and migration approx summer 2014 by the time it goes through i will of most likely achieved my two years experience? or does it not work like that ?

     

     

    also i wondered what i do in taking the first steps i know its going to be a year away but do i start gathering evidence now? i.e gcse sertificates for english language proficiency?

     

     

    EEEEKKKKK HELP!!!

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    You register with AHPRA not the ANMC here in Aus - you could do that once you qualify which means you then apply for a modified skills assessment to the ANMC. However, your letter of eligibility for AHPRA lasts I think 12 months, so in that time you have to present to the office in person to complete the registration (so it would mean a holiday). Secondly, registration is annually, so you'd be paying for something you're not using.

     

    You can gather certificates - check out how long the English proficiency results are valid for (you won't want them to expire), transcripts of training will be sent from your Uni directly to the governing body so you won't be albe to request those until your ready.

     

    Good luck.

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    Guest Lyndsey Bibby

    ​Hi there this is the first time ive wrote in a thread, im a nurse in England and ive got the chance of a sponsorship from my employer to go to one of their Australia clinics, ive been looking at rockingham, i have a husband, a 14 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, the clinic is a dialysis clinic in Rockingham, any advise or help would be great thankyou :smile2:

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    Hey,

     

    If anyone needs information about nursing jobs in Perth, I'll be happy to help.

     

    Thanks

     

    C x

     

     

    hi

    This is my husbands account. i am a registered paediatric nurse with acute experience but currently work as a health visitor. We are currently awaiting state sponsorship as we plan to move to Perth. I either plan to work as a maternal child health nurse or go back in the acute sector. Do you know of any agencies in Perth which recruit paediatric nurses? Also I'm about to apply to aphra hw long s it taking to get registered?

    Cath

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    Guest Newbie nurse

    I've been offered an interview for a sponsored job I'm 45 so will need sponsorship what is nursing like in perth worried I'm going to leave a job I really like any advice

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    I think that's always the risk .. but it would happen with any job. I don't know about general nursing, but really if you think about it - the patients and their illnesses will be similar it's just the processes that will be different.

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    I've been offered an interview for a sponsored job I'm 45 so will need sponsorship what is nursing like in perth worried I'm going to leave a job I really like any advice

     

     

    I came over in April to start a Grad position, so I'm relatively newly qualified. I can honestly say that it's been hard at times, due to differences in the way of nursing compared to UK, but I certainly can't see myself going back to working in UK and the NHS (my family is still in UK, but are following me next year). Reports from my husband over the last few months regarding what is happening in the NHS reinforces that decision!

    The hospital I'm working for is really pro-active and supportive of it's staff as far as I can see/so far experienced. Everyone has been really friendly and made me feel part of the team from day one.

    I loved my job in UK, although it was pretty stressful due to the working conditions/cutbacks implemented. But I was working with a great team. I did wonder at the time if I was doing the right thing, as I knew I was going ahead of my family and would be on my own for a while. I guess it says a lot about my job and the people I work with, as I don't think I would feel so settled as I do at present.

    Can honestly say I'm loving life here

     

    :wink:

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    Guest Newbie nurse

    Thanks I'm looking at getting public transport to perth centre do you know what it's like

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