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    Newly qualified nursing in Australia

    Hello, To register as a nurse in Australia-AHPRA require minimum 3 months full time work experience post-registration. To apply for a skills assessment for a skilled visa - ANMAC require minimum 3 months full time work experience post-registration to be deemed suitable for skilled migration. You may struggle to get a full-time job without any work experience as you will be competing with newly qualified Australian graduates. You can always try registering with a nursing agency. good luck with your course
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    PTE exam

    JetBlast is spot on. They just need the 4 communicative skills. From the second test-she has over 79 in listening, reading, speaking and writing = 20 points. she therefore doesn’t need to combine anything/do another test! .
  3. PsychNurse

    Occupational Therapists

    As others have stated, it is so hard to predict. From a nursing perspective, even UK/foreign nurses are now struggling to secure permanent jobs in Australia. We are competing with plenty of Australian graduates. When I started my course back in 2013, nurses were very much in demand. Things like skilled occupation lists, points required to receive an invitation for a visa, etc. change so quickly. There are some Registered Migration Agents and OT’s in the forum who may be better placed to advise you. But I highly recommend you do a course you’ll enjoy that leads to a career you actually want to pursue.
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    Nursing Registration: applicants must present within three months

    That’s amazing! You must be so chaffed to have it all sorted in such record time. Please ignore that last bit about getting extra copies certified for the ANMAC and the visa application. I’m pretty sure you can now upload original colour documents of supporting documents for both ANMAC (now online) and your visa application. They do not need to be certified. I’m sure someone will be along to correct me if i’m wrong. 30degrees and - wowwww! You timed your trip perfectly. Enjoy the amazing weather and your trip best wishes
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    Migrating & leaving the nest at the same time?

    Yes- I am emigrating on my own too. I visited SA in 2012 on a working holiday visa and instantly fell in love! I now visit every year for holidays as I have extended family in Victoria but looking to stay in SA. It’s a pretty nerve-wrecking move but I reckon it’s the right decision for me in terms of work-life balance and escaping the snow I’ve met so many people who wish they had taken the chance to move to Aus when they had it. Indeed, the visa application and waiting for a grant is a lengthy process-but it will be worth it. Good luck!
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    189/190 visa processing from March 2018

    Hi ya, have you submitted an Expression of interest via Skills Select? You can only apply for the 189 visa after being “invited” to apply
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    Nursing Registration: applicants must present within three months

    Hello, yes you can sign a statutory declaration for both the COGS and the criminal record check. option 1 - sign a statutory declaration here (UK or your home country) and ask a notary public to sign it (costly option) option 2- once you arrive in australia-ask a Justice of Peace to sign one for free! They are usually based in local libraries, etc. Easily located on google - where you can check the times they will be at certain locations. They will need to see the original documents if possible. You can then take the statutory declarations with you to AHPRA. P.s if you have documents that will need certifying to be attached to an ANMAC skills assessment or visa application- take them all with you to Australia and get them all certified for free! A UK Birmingham solicitor was charging me £50 per signature/page. In Australia, I got the Justice of Peace to do over 20 pages x 2 copies of each for free! He did 1 copy for ANMAC, 1 copy for visa application supporting documents. Saved a small fortune Best wishes
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    Nursing Registration: applicants must present within three months

    Hi Jenki75, yes an ETA for a tourist visa is enough. I just printed off the email with my grant notification and visa details and submitted it to AHPRA for proof of visa and they accepted it. I think mine was an e-visitor (subclass 651)
  9. PsychNurse

    AGOS 40 Form

    Hi Emil, unfortunately, I no longer have copies of my course transcripts and outline to send. My university sent me paper copies which I then forwarded to AHPRA. maybe try contacting your university and they can send you some?
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    Hang in there guys.. dealing with the NMC and “lost” COGS was the hardest part of the whole process.. Lisa Cherry is an absolute gem! she will email case officers as soon as she receives your requests just don’t forget to give her your AHPRA/ANMAC reference numbers, case officer details, full name, date of birth etc. So they will link the COGS to your application. Once you are over this hurdle, and registered-everything else just fell into place
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    Hello, I had such a difficult time with the NMC verifications team as AHPRA never seemed to get my certificate of good standing (COGS). In the end I did all of the following: 1. Requested a new COGS: *I had a copy sent to 3 different AHPRA addresses Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. This is because although one AHPRA office may receive your application, it may get processed by another office which handles international applications. E.g. My application was submitted to Adelaide office but processed by Melbourne. *To maximise the chances of AHPRA linking your COGS to your application: Ask the NMC to provide your AHPRA application/reference number, full name, date of birth, UK postal address, NMC pin on any letters sent to AHPRA. Option 2 worked best after AHPRA still didn’t receive any of my COGS and were about to withdraw my application. 2. Email Lisa Cherry (Lisa.Cherry@nmc-uk.org) from the NMC verifications team. In case she is off, copy in the whole NMC verifications team into the email: (Verifications@nmc-uk.org) *Ask her to directly email a copy of your COGS to your AHPRA case officer. *In your email to Lisa Cherry, state the following: -you urgently require a COGS to be resent or your AHPRA application will be withdrawn. -you have requested multiple COGS from NMC which AHPRA have not received -provide your AHPRA application/reference number, full name, date of birth, UK address, NMC PIN number, etc. Good Luck!
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    Help Please!!!!

    Lol it wasn't too bad-After gaining post-qualified experience, the whole process to getting a visa grant took 8 months in total. AHPRA nurse registration took the most time as they require a lot of detailed information. Bear in mind though that after you get AHPRA registration in principle, they only give you 3 months to "present in person" with Aus ID at an AHPRA office in order to get full registration. On the positive side, ANMAC skills assessment only took a week after they received all the documents Lengthy process, but well worth it
  13. PsychNurse

    189 - police check question

    As stated above: For visa purposes you need a new national police check - via ACRO (online) if you are in the UK
  14. PsychNurse

    Help Please!!!!

    Hello, this is the stages I went through 1. Gain 3 months full time work experience (minimum required for AHPRA nurse registration) 2. A) Whilst gaining experience-collect certified copies of degree, academic transcripts, course outline, ask uni to do letter medication management tests/exams taken, uni reference etc. These are needed for AHPRA. ANMAC now accept scanned original documents. Also get employement professional references/ statement of service, payslips, p60's together. B) Request NMC to send certificate of good standing to AHPRA and ANMAC. 3. PTE Academic/IELTS Academic 4. AHPRA registration 5. ANMAC skills assessment 6. Police checks and medicals completed 7. Submitted expression of interest 8. Invitation received 9. Application for visa lodged with police checks, medicals, forms 80 and 1221 front-loaded 10. Visa granted (direct grant) 11. Search for jobs, big move
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    IELTS Test

    Hello, Maybe you could try PTE Academic? Some find the format easier. Plus you get quicker results.