Thank you for your info. They keep changing the names of the visa's, im sure that it is just to keep us more confused :) If I am right, I need to apply to ANMAC for my skills assessment, then apply to APHRA for registration and then apply for a visa of sorts...depending on what they change the name to. It is very confusing.
Thank you for all your help,
I am a Mental Health Nurse and hoping to take the plunge to move to Oz.It is refreshing to hear from so many nurses hoping to do the same thing.I am under the impression that I have to register with Australian Nursing Midwifery Board then send my CV to a nursing agency who will help with the process of visa (457) application this is the information I have been given.Is this right?Undertaking a lot of reasearch at moment before I hand Over any cash,However it is mindblowing ha.
I am married with four children who cant wait to go,However my husband the ever realist is still unsure.He is a communications engineer and on the skilled list.I say lifes too short.Welcome any feedback.
Welcome to the forum, you on the right track. I did everything in the order you stated above and now in the process of applying for the 457 visa.
I however did struggle to find a job but will recommend a few agencies that I thought were good. I got my job with Health Care Australia so obviuosly recommend them (all regions), for NSW area other posters on here recommended Profco, for Melbourne area either Vital or Health Staff Recruitment.
From what I have read in previous posts the Mental Health Nurses seem to have no problems getting jobs.
Good luck and again this is a great forum, everyone is so helpful and friendly. Isis
Last edited by isis1mcc; 05-06-2012 at 10:19 PM.
Hiya Isis,thanks for your reply
I have registered with Health Staff Recruitment they have sent me a load of information.I will keep you updated.What part of OZ you giong to settle? I am hoping for Perth ,however will settle where I get offered a job.
I work on an elderly assesment ward in my local area and have been qualified for 5 years so hopefully the jobs will not be too scarce.Keep in touch it is good to know that someone else is at the stage I am preparing for
This may be a silly question but as Nurses we all have to hace CRB checks prior to employment - why is it that we have to have police checks as well? Surely these are not as indepth.
I'm just starting the application process myself, and as you will know well it's extremely baffling!
I have my uni transcripts from my nurse training (it has on practice hours, setting etc). I've gathered together my birth cert, drivers licence, university qualification certs and i have a letter from my secondary school stating when i was there and that i was taught in and assessed in english.
I'm also in the process of compiling my cv and my ward manager is putting together a reference letter for me.
Next on my list is my APHRA application, which im dreading as i've only heard bad things about it! I'm planning on going to Sydney as i have family there, and going on a working hol visa. I've read on quite a few threads that the Sydney office has a huge backlog of applications and can take over a year to process apps. Some people are advising folk to apply to different city offices in order to quicken the process. Do you know anything about this?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :-)
I am a big fan of nurses, I think they do a great job. My question is, where do nurses usually go to drink in Sydney? If you nurses could provide me with the names of a few popular pubs and bars where you frequent that would be great. Also, if there are any single nurses in Sydney that would like to show a single guy around the city then please feel free to message me. Cheers
hi guys my name is lee i have recently secured a job with the perth clinic registration today i am currently working in scotland as a mental health nurse been qualified for three years and like most others am wanting to leave the nhs behind. this is a great idea for a thread good to keep up with other nurses