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  1. Hi Kelly, just out of interest, when you topped up to a degree, was it a degree in 'Nursing' or in something like 'health studies'. The reason I'm asking is that the uni where we do top up modules we can get a bsc in health studies, and I wonder if Ahpra would accept that. Many thanks for your help, Tubs :smile:
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    Advice needed - Nursing in Oz

    Hi Rupert Wow, thank you for your help! OK, so here are my points: [TABLE] [TR] [TD]FACTOR[/TD] [TD]POINTS[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Age (because I'm 40 yo)[/TD] [TD]15[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]English Language (subject to IELTS score of 8)[/TD] [TD]20[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Qualifications (Degree)[/TD] [TD]15[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Work Experience (1 years post qualification)[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Regional State/Territory Sponsorship (e.g.WA)[/TD] [TD]10[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Total POINTS[/TD] [TD]60 [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] I don't qualify for any of the other points e.g. my better half doesn't have a skill on the list; I've never lived or studied in Oz, and got no relies there either (just friends, which sadly, don;t count!). Thank you for your help :biggrin: Tubs
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    Advice needed - Nursing in Oz

    Cool, thanks Adam, I'll defo follow this up. Tubs :-)
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    Advice needed - Nursing in Oz

    Hi Robswife, thank you for your advice, with that in mind I think I'll start the process for AHPRA now! Tubs
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    Advice needed - Nursing in Oz

    Hi Geordiegirl, thank you for your reply :-) Its good to know that you're getting a visa sorted. When I said 'over-the-hill", what I was referring to is the fact that I'm over 30... Turned 40 this year (Ugh! How did I get this far!?). I know a points based visa is a possibility, the problem is that with a relatively short career as a nurse to date, I could only qualify for the temporary regional 489 in some areas (notably regional WA and NSW). Only after 2 years of living and working in the region is there is the option to apply for PR. This isn't a problem in itself, regional life is attractive, but I worry that there is a risk of difficulty in finding work in our nominated region once we arrive. My thinking was that if I could get a few years experience with a sponsor, I might then be able to apply for a less restrictive PR visa when the time came. Good luck with your PR visa, I hope it comes to you soon! Tubs
  6. Hi, I'm hoping to get some kind of visa to work as an adult nurse in Oz. Ideally I'd like to get a 457 visa, but recently it seems like there's been a slowdown in overseas recruitment for nursing jobs in Oz. Does anyone have any advice regarding potential employers who are offering sponsorship? I've only got 15 months experience, and because I'm over the hill, can't do the whole working holiday thing :-( Also, I wanted to ask for your advice regarding AHPRA and ANMAC :-) So, is it correct that as a UK registered nurse I could apply to AHPRA for registration? I've heard that once you're registered with AHPRA it can put you in a better position to get sponsored jobs. But if I can't get a sponsor, I've heard that I'll need an ANMAC assessment to go down the PR route; is there any disadvantage to applying for ANMAC at a later date? Or would it be best to do the both at the same time? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Tubs