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    Shipping cost Australia to the UK

    We're just in the process of asking for quotes from companies so I'll let you know. I'm hoping it'll be in our favour to ship things back rather than sell things over here. But not moving too much either, we can dismantle the bed, tv stand, side tables etc which is better. What size move cube are you getting @marenmatt1? Have you looked into shared containers?
  2. Hi @Larad86, It depends if you need to do the full ANMAC assessment or the modified one? Are you AHPRA registered? I'm in the same boat but I'm doing the PTE in order to obtain a 189 visa. I'm AHPRA registered though so don't need to prove English skills to ANMAC, I'm merely doing the PTE to bump up my points for visa reasons. Hope that helps!
  3. Hi, So my work have said they will sponsor me to stay working for them at the hospital I'm at. On my initial discussion they stated that they would be paying and I would be out of pocket approx $450 for medicals etc. Now they've done the nomination and the sponsorship, and now I have to submit my 457 application...which when I do so it comes up at the end as if I have to pay 2-3k (my partner included - which they also knew about). I've contacted them again and they reckon I'm doing it wrong? I can't see any other alternative. Has anyone else had any experience? Do your companies pay for it all? Do you pay initially and then they reimburse you? Or am I doing it wrong? I'm totally confused! Hope someone can help :-)
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    457 skilled sponsorship - who pays what?

    Hi MaggieMay24, Ahh ok that seems to add up then. What exactly is the temporary application charge? I haven't heard of it before :-) Thanks!
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    457 skilled sponsorship - who pays what?

    So, I've filled out the application in full again today and it still says $3,450 for 2 people. I'm not entirely sure where the extra is coming from as the government estimates say $1,035 for the main applicant then the same again for an additional over 18. My company weren't aware of any increases and thought that the applicant was only to pay around $500 as previously (not sure how long ago that was!!). So looks like PR may be the option now for the 2 of us, for an extra little bit of money, seems to make sense. Thanks for your replies :-)
  6. Hi, Fantastic information, and consequently I have decided to book to do the PTE over the IELTS! I haven't attempted either but hopefully this will be the better option for me - I have been panicking something ruthless over the IELTS, and I have completed an A-Level English! The stories you hear and the money wasted just make you stress! @adele244 have you undertaken the PTE test yet? Thanks again @supercow !
  7. Great, thanks for the reply. I was researching into PTE today actually, I'll have to have a closer look.
  8. Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me! I just have a little query regarding the 189 visa which I'm currently looking to start delving into! The experience gained in and out of Australia, it says you can gain 20 points max as a combination of the two. I've worked in the UK for 30 months (so just short of the 3 years = 5 points), and in Aus for 6 months (so short of 6 months = 5 points), would they consider combining the 2 which would equal 3 years and therefore I'd gain 5 points, or doesn't it work like that!? I'm just trying all avenues before I start panicking over the 8's I need in my upcoming IELTS! Thanks guys :-)
  9. Hey guys, So as a few of you already know we have just arrived in Melbourne and after a hefty waiting time with AHPRA I am now ready to tackle the big bad world of Australian nursing! I have had 3 years post degree experience working on a cardio thoracic ward, we had anything from medical/surgical/daycase/private/nhs/cystic fibrosis/cardiac/thoracic! I have signed up to an agency initially whilst I find my preferences and my feet, but I just wanted to hear any views/experiences anyone has had over here with regards to nursing. How different is it? Workload? Ratio? Abbreviations? Communication? Paperwork? How welcoming/expectant are they? Tips/hints? Anything really! Just curious to see what awaits me :-) Cheers!!...x
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    First day as an Ozzie Nurse - experiences?

    Sounds really positive overall :-) the education and progression side of it sounds brill, same with me, I asked back in the uk but nothing ever came other than a mandatory mentorship course! Thanks guys!! Excited now!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Is it a top up degree or a full degree your doing? If it's a full one then you should have done a pharmacology module of some description - which you'll need evidence for for criteria 8, and you should be fine.
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    There were a few differences between degree and diploma were I trained, A&P and exam levels were different, the biggest one however was the research and ethics part (dissertation) in which we had to submit our own research proposal etc etc - and all I can think of is that how much research is such a massive part of healthcare these days, maybe that has something to do with it?? In the majority of places now too, to become a Band 6 or higher now though you have to either be degree trained or working towards, as an essential part of the job spec. That being said...again like jac2011 says and as I have said before, clinically I trained alongside diploma nurses on placement, many of my mentors too were diploma trained, and the majority of my work colleagues were also diploma trained - they taught me everything I know in the most important circumstance...actively on the ward, actively caring for patients, actively having people relying on my knowledge and my actions!!! Apart from small details in training courses I can't understand how AHPRA can say that nurses diploma trained are any less capable or academic than degree trained. We work alongside each other, helping each other, our nursing knowledge and skills ARE EQUAL!! Learning and progressing is the most integral part of transitioning to qualified nurse, degree or diploma, working competently in my job is where I learnt the most, definitely!!!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Barbie, do you mean that you have you had your registration approved under the old framework, but your just waiting to provide the identity documents in person? If so then this should be fine, they can't grant you registration, let you travel and then withhold it surely. Ring them or contact your case worker, or tweet them even just to check. But I shouldn't worry, I think you've been just in the nick of time to get your registration by the sounds of it!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    I too received my AHPRA registration today...it's a bitter sweet post as it's such a relief after a 7 month painful wait, but on the other hand I am angry and upset for all of you on here. Welshboy I wish you all the luck in the world, they should not and cannot justify their actions - and the angle of the story you are creating is the perfect one to go down. You've travelled here under false pretenses, the PR part is the larger part I would've thought, why would you ever think this would happen if they have granted you!! I'd even look at taking legal action. Keep going guys, don't give up without a fight. Us UK nurses are tough cookies ...and better trained ones at that!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International/Assessing-your-application.aspx
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    ...Hmm I understand what you are saying but I can't say I completely agree. To say simply because I am degree trained that my care will be of a lesser standard is a tad unfair. My degree was very intense, the A&P side of it was extremely indepth - a great deal more so than my mum received when she trained 35 years ago, she has on the other hand got 32 years experience on me in which she has learnt TONS! And which is why our training involves 50/50 theory to practical because you learn so much through practical experience! They need to take this into consideration! I literally trained on the wards shoulder to shoulder with diploma nurses, doing the exact same. I've mentioned before that I do believe that we are the guinea pigs for the application process transition - I reckon they will rethink their decisions as they will definitely be missing out on a lot of fabulous nurses if they stick to this. I'm not even entirely sure what the difference is between degree and diploma courses? They both end up with registered nurse jobs, completing the same patient care/tasks on a daily basis - crazy. The least they can do is address everyone or publish something with explanations and rationale for everyone to see.
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Hi guys, just to let you know, a girl who is with the same nursing agency as me received her AHPRA registration on Wednesday this week! She applied in October and has a degree in nursing from the uk. Hope this is a positive sign for everyone and they'll slowly start coming through!...x
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    That sounds like a VERY GOOD RESPONSE!Picto1,where was this posted?? Tinaisrar it is a long waiting game indeed! Some people on here have been waiting well before Christmas AHPRA class action seem to think they have a case as it is illegal apparently for them to assess us using new criteria, when we submitted using the new? Has anyone else contacted them?
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Great, thanks Titan11, I've sent them email to see what kind of info they are after. I've emailed (again) to my most recent case worker asking for an update, I've requested that my email be forwarded on to someone else if she cannot help to give me some explanation? We'll see what reply I get. Any guesses what they'll say...? Haha!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Hi guys, can you post a link to the class action v ahpra twitter page please, I can't find it...! Thank youuu
  21. Hey guys! We are wanting to apply for PR as soon as we can but there's just a few queries we need clarifying beforehand! I'm a nurse so being on the SOL I will be able to apply for having the correct amount of points, I'm wishing to take my partner on my visa who isn't on the SOL. We need to prove we are de facto to do this...we have been together for 3 and a half years, my partner moved into my house with my parents but we didn't share any bills etc, we have a joint savings account from 18 months ago but the address for his half was to his Mums house. He was also insured on my car, but which I paid for. I've seen people explaining that holiday confirmations with names on in a double room are sufficient, but I'm just wondering whether these alone will be enough to prove financial support? Any advice would be gratefully received!
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    De facto issues with PR visa - need help/confused!?

    I'm confused...I didn't say you were offering me advice? You informed me that to seek professional advice about strategy and timing would be better...and I simply asked with whom you would suggest I seek the advice?
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    De facto issues with PR visa - need help/confused!?

    Yeah we'll wait the 12 month period at least, then at least we know there are no grey areas and just begin to build up a good portfolio of evidence. We'll officially register our relationship as de facto in 12 months time also which won't do any harm - you need the evidence for that as well so anything that can add in our favour the better.
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    De facto issues with PR visa - need help/confused!?

    So would we need to register as a de facto relationship do you mean? I've just looked at the guidelines and it just states that we would have to prove by varies degrees that the relationship was de facto, and had been for at least 12 months prior to applicating. Who would you suggest to seek professional advice from wrussel?
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    De facto issues with PR visa - need help/confused!?

    Yeah blossom79 i think we'll just do that and sit tight until we'll have enough solid proof for the financial side, thank you!! All the other aspects can be covered it's just that one that we were struggling with
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