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  1. Ooh thanks, may just have to take a visit there soon.....
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    Official nurses thread!

    I opened a NAB classic banking account prior to leaving the UK, it took about a month for my application to be processed. Before entering Australia and getting my card and pin from a NAB office, I was able to transfer money into the account from my UK One. clearfx is a safe and reliable site to do this from and the transfer rate, I found was by far the best. If you are in no rush, you can keep an eye on heir current transfer rate and lock in when you are happy. I did worry until I arrived here that my money would be here, and it was......Phew.....
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    Official nurses thread!

    Sorry, only just saw your post, I am with a couple of the main ones. Wouldn't really like to say on here as I am using them still....but speaking to most agency nurses they all say the same and they are in different ones to me. I have now joined a ward as casual staff and it is much more reliable and I am getting more shifts....
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    Official nurses thread!

    Hi guys, I have noticed a few people on here saying they are 'set up' with an agency for when-they arrive in Sydney. Can I just say please be aware that agency work is not the best at the moment. I am in two agencies and have been working for over six weeks now. I have been allocated over thirty shifts and have only worked 6.....Most of which were last minute ones......I have tried to ask about short term contract etc, but here just isn't any though agencies. Possibly a permanent position through a hospital is the way to go for you guys, unless you want the flexibility., but that might mean not so much work.....Good luck guys :-)
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    Official nurses thread!

    Note to all be VERY wary about coming to Australia relying purely on agency work. I am with two agencies, both of whom before leaving the UK assured me I would get plenty of work. I have been working four weeks now, allocated 14 shifts and have had 10 of these cancelled.......Just to make you aware. A permanent job may be not so tempting, but it pays the bills..... Also I applied to AHPRA beginning of last year paid the assessment fee, was granted my registration in June to be activated on entry to Australia, I paid the further registration fee in March, and low and behold, before even doing a shift......I have to renew my registration by the end of May......More money required argh.......Be aware of this also. Its not cheap, and the NMC back home still expect us to oay our full registration price. Must add, on a positive note, Sydney is amazing, roll on hopefully getting some more permanent work :-)
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    Official nurses thread!

    HI there folks, Looking for some information please. I go to Australia in February, does anyone have any experience of nursing agencies? Any reccommendations would be apprectated. Heading to Syndey to begin with. Thanks.x
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    Official nurses thread!

    hi guys, I'm heading to austalia the start of next year. Can anyone reccommentd any decent nursing agenciss to join prior to going. i will initially be in sydney, but also plan to travel about to work. thanks
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    I didn't send off references, just stated who my references were... I have my letter of eligibility.
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Ok so don't worry about question five. I left this section blank other than ticking no, as I did not have this info, as don't know where I will be working. Question 26 now this is to do with the letters I explained previously. If you have done IELTS then that is sufficient. Although I have passes the ielts I didn't bother including that info, as would have had to pay to get results sent on. So as long as you have history of 5 years education taught and assessed in English you are fine. I.e 3 years in uni and however many years in high school to add up to the total amount. Your letter from the school and uni MUST state 'taught and assessed in English' and the years you studied there, On headed paper. also include your high school certificates and uni certificate for this section. Let me know if I can be of any more help.
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Well if mine was from the same time why should you have to fork out another 34 pounds.... That is awful. Its not a cheap process this whole aus business..... Police checks Nmc verification transcripts....not to mention medicals visas and assessment fee and registration fee. AAAANNND breaaaath......ugh.
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Seems to be one rule for one person another for another person. Worried my nursing verification was out of date I emailed ahpra, asking them to check if it ws too old so I could arrange another and they said it was fine, this was from last year I think feb... How old as yours? I am still speechless I got my registraion within three weeks of posting it. Seems I'm a lucky one....
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Decided to let you know exactly what I sent, as I say I had no probs getting registered: Nmc sent out evidence of registration to ahpra Evidence of Identification: Birth certificate passport driving licence eu health card evidence of uk address (council tax breakdown) Transcript from uni school certificates (standard grades and highers) Letter from uni and school stating I attended (taught and assessed in English) or ielts Lett from work stating length of time there, how many hours I work and what I earn (must be in headed paper and signed by a manager) Finally my cv. As I stated above, I photocopied everything, and had the copies ALL signed and stamped. I had no problems and was registered in approx three weeks from when I sent it. If you do not have a job lined up, I recommend you send your application to Adelaide. Can I suggest, if you haven't already done so, download the guidelines from ahpra on getting documents signed, hey are very specific in what they want. Also I don't know where you are from but in Scotland the justice of peace is meant to be a free service.....
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Have you done the IELTS. If not you need letter from your school and uni stating you did attend school there and that it was 'taught and assessed in English' I had a copy signed by justice of peace. As you are not sending original certificates, you will need them signed also. Have you got your letter from work stating how long you have worked there for etc? Again I did not send original so had that signed. I had my transcript and as I was keeping the original had it signed anyway. Infant I got them to sign everythinG to be on the safe side. I had mine granted in less than a month. I would send no originals incase it gets lost, save you time not having to get letters written again. By uni work etc....
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Hi guys, Just a thought for people who are struggling to get through via phone and the juries form. Maybe the people who have already had emails from a case officer could pm the co's email addresses. Sure they would soon get moving with replies if we all emailed individuals rather than an automated email address......
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    AHPRA May 2012 Applications....

    Thanks :-)
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