I've been a Registered Midwife in the UK for 20 months and am seriously considering a move to Australia with my husband and 2 kids. We think we would like to head towards Brisbane.
No doubt I am going to go over old ground with this post and ask lots of questions that lots of people have already asked, so apologies in advance!
I would really appreciate it if any midwives working in Brisbane could fill me in on how midwifery practice differs in Australia to the UK.
I would also like a better understanding of the pay scale in Australia, I'm currently a Band 6 here and wondered what the equivalent Grade is in Australia. Obviously I don't expect to necessarily get a job with the same grade equivalent and I expect to start at the bottom but just wondered if anyone could explain it a little better to me?
I have searched for jobs in Brisbane but it seems to come up with lots of agency jobs and I was hoping to get something a little more stable than this to begin with.
I am currently in the process of sending my CV to Queensland Health as I can't find any jobs advertised at present. Is this the right way to go about things?
Has anybody managed to obtain a relocation package or are they becoming less common?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance