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  1. Hi everyone. My husband and I are relocating on a short skill temp visa (482) with his work, hoping to move to Sydney at the end of January. When we move I’ll be 14 weeks pregnant (first time). We’ve read that private health insurance will not cover the costs of antenatal care if you haven’t had a policy in place for 12 months. We’re happy to use public hospitals and services and I’m trying to understand if we’ll be part covered by Medicare, or if we need to cover the costs ourselves? Can anyone help? Has anyone arrived pregnant in Australia on a 482? I’d be so grateful to hear any advice, recommendations and guidance of who to speak to for more information. With me not having a job to go to and unlikely to get maternity pay it’s a bit of a concern to us. (As well as the scary thought of having our first child so far away from our family and friends!) Other info; we need health insurance as part of the visa approval and they have requested I have a medical in the U.K. Thank you for reading.
  2. Kirstyf18

    Nurse assistant

    I work for the NHS as a clinical nursing assistant in the community and was wondering if there was jobs like this in Aus. If so how easy would it be for me to get a job and get sponsored. I am looking at coming out next year on the working holiday visa for two years and then stay after then and work in this field.
  3. A great opportunity for experienced midwives to live and work in Australia on a permanent residency visa. Our client, a large regional public hospital in Australia are searching for midwives who like to relocate and assist them in filling one of their much needed midwife positions. What we are looking for: 2-3 years plus experience as Midwife AHPRA registration (in process) Wiliness to relocate in the near future What’s on offer: Regional permanent resident visas Some of the best salaries in Australia High Superannuation (pension fund) Regional salary allowance. Relocation allowance negotiable Why use Hawthorne health?Here at Hawthorne we are able to offer you a unique personal service. Depending on your circumstances we are able to arrange relocation support and allowance should you require it. http://www.hawthornehealth.com.au alex.hall@hawthornehealth.com.au
  4. Carolyn Maree Ferrando

    Anaesthetic Nurse/Technicians

    Anaesthetic Nurses / Technicians Name your destination in Australia! Here at Hawthorne health we currently have a number of positions for experienced Anaesthetic nurses or technicians in most major cities in Australia. Anaesthetic nurses are in great demand in Australia and we find that there is a shortage for this skill set across Australia. We currently have positions in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide Perth, Brisbane, Darwin as well as regional Australia. Desirable Criteria 2-3 years experience in Anaesthetics· Experience in theatres as a Scrub/scout nurse or Anaesthetics and recovery · Experience in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Singapore desirable Why use Hawthorne health? Here at Hawthorne we are able to offer you a unique personal service. Depending on your circumstances we are able to arrange relocation support and allowance should you require it. Know someone who is of interest? Make a referral and receive an Ipad mini or other rewards we have. http://www.hawthornehealth.com.au alex.hall@hawthornehealth.com.au
  5. Carolyn Maree Ferrando

    Midwife / Registered Nurse

    Registered Midwives – Permanent residency opportunity. A great opportunity for experienced midwives to live and workin Australia on a permanent residency visa. Our client, a large regional public hospital in Australia are searching for midwives who like to relocate and assist them in filling one of their much needed midwife positions. What we are looking for: 2-3 years plus experience as Midwife AHPRA registration (in process) Wiliness to relocate in the near future What’s on offer: Regional permanent resident visas Some of the best salaries in Australia High Superannuation (pension fund) Regional salary allowance. Relocation allowance negotiable Why use Hawthorne health?Here at Hawthorne we are able to offer you a unique personal service. Depending on your circumstances we are able to arrange relocation support and allowance should you require it. Know someone who is of interest? Make a referral and receive an Ipad mini or other rewards we have. http://www.hawthornehealth.com.au alex.hall@hawthornehealth.com.au
  6. Carolyn Maree Ferrando

    Theatre Nurse / Scrub Scout

    Sponsorship Available! – Regional Australia - APPLY NOW! Sponsored position Work Full time in Australia Excellent opportunity Here at Hawthorne we currently have an exciting position for Theatre nurses, Scrub/ scout Anaesthetics or recovery. Our client is a well respected hospital based in regional Australia. Desirable Criteria· 2-3 years experience in theatres· Experience in theatres as a Scrub/scout nurse or Anaesthetics and recovery · Experience in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Singapore desirable Another great opportunity to secure a sponsored role in Australia. IRONS graduates with relevant theatre experience will be considered for this role Know someone who is of interest? Make a referral and receive an Ipad mini or other rewards we have.
  7. NZtoMelbourne

    Comparing private health insurance options

    I've seen a few threads here lately asking about what's included in various private health cover and offering comparisons - we've found this website really helpful. You enter general information (ie single/couple, health issues, what you want covered) and it compares different companies' health plans for you (including cost). http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/dynamic/compare.aspx
  8. i am looking to secure a job in australia, i am am healthcare assistant/carer 21 years old, i have my NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 in health and social care also my safe handling of medication certificate, and alot of other certificates including, moving and handling, safeguarding of adults etc. i am needing as much help as possible in finding out if the uk qualifications in an NVQ are equivalent to australia's qualifications in the healthcare industry??. any help would be grateful.
  9. Guest

    Deciding to make the move?

    Hello everyone, This is my first post on PiO, I've really enjoyed reading comments from people who have successfully made the move to Oz as its something I really want to do! (I think :laugh:!) I'm currently having a crisis in confidence however and I was hoping to hear some success stories from anyone in a similar situation to myself. I am a 25yo brand new physio graduate from the uk who is currently unemployed. The job market in the uk is pretty poor for this profession at the moment. There has been a post advertised for a newly qualified physio to work for a company based on the sunshine coast. The company has offered a great package including finding housing/transport and help with visa's and registration with appropriate bodies to be valid to work in Oz. The major concerns I have mainly fall into making- new friends category and the risk of 'homesickness' while being away. When originally considering moving to oz i'd hoped to go to one of the major cities, giving me a better chance of making new friends etc... I'm aware that the population of the sunshine coast is quite sparse and i'm really scared of making the move and then becoming unstuck out there i.e. wanting to come home and wasting not only my own time and money but that of the company. I'm not sure if i am worrying to much and over thinking the situation, I've found my friends response to be very positive but i also realise its very hard to make this kind of decision without first hand experience. I was hoping to hear anyone else's experience as i am very aware that an opportunity like this will be very hard to come by in the future. Thanking you.
  10. Hi folks, Sorry if this has been answered previously but I've had a look and cannot find an answer to my specific question. I'm from the UK and have been offered a job in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I'm about to fill in my visa forms and have to start thinking about healthcare cover for my family (myself, girlfriend and 2yr old daughter). As many of you will know, I require private healthcare for my family in order for my visa application to be approved, even though we will not be in the country to use it. We are eligable for Medicare through the reciprocal agreement as we are from the UK but this doesn't apply until we are in Australia. In light of all this, I'm looking for the cheapest private healthcare cover around, that still meets the requirements of the 457 visa: does anyone have any experience of which insurance companies are the cheapest? The plan is to reassess my healthcare options when in Australia and just pay for the cheapest product available for visa purposes. Does anyone have any experience/suggestions on any of the above? Thanks, Dariuzthepole
  11. Ok, so here is the situation. We pay the recprical costs of around $75 a month. We also pay (family of 4) $370 a month for platinum cover with HBF. I am sponsored on a 457 Visa. Other people at the same place of work on a 457 who arrived earlier than me have private cover paid for by work. Why dont I have the same arrangement? Because the company did not offer it to me and i was advised that I needed to arrange private cover separately. Is this ok? or should the company pay for me as well? I know what i want the answer to be....... Thanks. Steve.:cool:
  12. Hi all, Hoping someone can help. I came over a year ago with work on assigment. I am on a 457 visa. I have recently changed jobs and no longer have the benefit of my old employers great private healthcare. Now I have a medicare card but want to understand what "top up" private healthcare I can get. I have been onto iselect and they say I can only get 457 specific policy (which seems to give little over and above hosptial care) and seems very expensive. Can anyone give any advice - the sorts of cover I am looking for are dental, heart and possibly preganancy cover. Cheers.
  13. Hi all My hubbie and I are at the very early stages of thinking of moving down under. Unfortunately our plan was to have a couple of kids and then go.. but life hasn't worked out like that and instead we are struggling to conceive. So to get ourselves out of our miserable rut, we think sod it let's look into going moving to oz first. I'm just a bit concerned that if, and i hope we don't, but we do need fertility treatment, what would happen? do they have an nhs equivalent? is it all private? would we be allowed it if we came over with an exisitng medical condition (i.e. if myself or my other half have a medical reason for struggling to conceive). I know its a very random question, but it is one that worries me. Don't want to end up in oz and be stuck with no help in having kids. As i say, very very early stages. I would hope that one of us gets a job first (457 agreement i think it is), but we are also up for applying for skilled migration. if anyone can offer any sort of advice, has anyone emigrated and had fertility treatment over there? any ideas would be great! cheers:cute:
  14. robfromdublin

    Healthcare cover on reciprocal Medicare

    I am so confused about this so I hope someone can help me out. I am on a 457 and before coming out got an overseas visitor health insurance policy. Once I registered with Medicare I let this lapse. Now I want some sort of health cover to insure me against health problems not covered by Reciprocal Medicare. Obviously, the overseas visitor cover is a replacement for medicare, so that isn't suitable. And 'normal' policies for Australian citizens won't cover me for the gap between citizen's Medicare and Reciprocal Medicare. I see other people want it so they don't have to pay the Medicare Surcharge Levy, but I earn less than $77k so that doesn't apply. Is there a policy out there for people on Reciprocal Medicare? Is there anything that Medicare covers that Reciprocal Medicare doesn't? Any help would be appreciated, including links to previous threads if its been covered. Didn't see any that gave satisfactory answers when I searched.
  15. All I seem to see is work for nurses whic are in high demand... Do you get healthcare assistants over there aswell?? Basically my girlfriend is a healthcare assistant and a very good one at that, many people who have worked with her have said she is wasted at what she does and should be a nurse which is exactly what she wants to do but unfortunately we would like to come out to Oz on a working year in about 12 months not 3 years times once the course is finished. She has been doing it for 2 years and it will be just shy of 3 years by the time we come.... Will it be hard for her getting work In this sort of work without the qualifications and just the experience and references?? The only certs I know she has is from training days for lifting etc etc Please PM me for my email address
  16. We have been here for 2 weeks now and sooo confused! We are here on a 457 and don't know what to do regarding cover, we have asked someone in a Medicare office but to be honest the person was rude and treated us as if we were just here for the benefits............erm yeah right?! Anyway, what cover should we get and where from? Dentist cover? Health cover for any injuries (we have 2 toddlers so accidents could happen)? Ambulance cover or something I have heard you need otherwise an ambulance costs are dear? Someone help please as our kids love to climb EVERYTHING and the last thing we want is a broken bone and having to pay thousands (which we dont have). John
  17. brucewayne

    Private Healthcare versus Medicare

    I don't know if there's already a thread in this subject, but what tends to be more favorable for ex-pats - Medicare or taking Private Medical cover? I know that there is a reciprocal health care agreement between the UK and Oz but is one more advantageous then the other? FYI - I'm in good health and never really been ill, ever. In fact I've only ever had flu twice in my lifetime but I have had bone breaks through sports and stuff. Would/should this influence the choice I make? My 457 requires me to either enroll in Medicare or take sufficient private cover. Any advice?
  18. Can anyone tell me what the standard of healthcare is in Australia? And does the healthcare system work properly or is it based on some 1950s design as in the UK? One of the reasons we're leaving the UK is to get away from the NHS. At the moment if we have any health worries we know we can get a Ryanair flight to Latvia and see the appropriate consultant (here in the UK you have to make an appointment to see a GP who won't know anything and with the latest changes to NHS budgeting will have even less inclination to refer you to a proper doctor). So how does it work in Australia if say my child is sick and needs to see a Paediatrician?
  19. kateNollie

    HealthCare and Pregnancy Problems

    Hi, I am new here so Hi to everyone. Moving over with my husband who is an aussie citizen. We are currently trying for a baby, and having the issue with it taking too long. We need to know what the deal is with aussie healthcare in regards to getting fertility tests and possible IVF if required. Am I as a non citizen entitled to these on the healthcare service (like i would on the NHS?) do I have to be in the country for a period of time first? We really want to move over at the earliest opportunity but if it means that we have to delay the medical checks for another year or however long, then we will wait it out here and come when we can. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!! Kate
  20. Guest

    Healthcare for children

    Hi all, this is my first post and i don't know if this is the right forum for this thread but if not perhaps somebody could redirect me? Before i start i'd just like to say thanks to everybody who unknowingly helped me over the last 18 months by posting answers to questions i too had and had come to this site looking for advice from afar! I don't if anybody out there can help me with this specific question, basically i have a skilled independant visa that i activated 2 months ago by visiting Perth with my wife and 2 kids. The plan is for me to come out early next year and for rest of family to follow later in the year. Last week we were told by our health department here in Ireland that our 3 year old son possibly/probably has autism and is being sent on for further testing, we'll know for sure next month but our gut feeling as parents is that the preliminary diagnosis is probably correct. Putting aside the emotions and worry of the last week my question relates to what the future holds for our son in Oz. I know that the australian health system is good what i don't know is will our son be entitled to any care/treatment when we arrive first given the restrictions on new residents health entitlements? I know as adults we are pretty much on our own re medicare for 2 years but as a child are the rules different, will he have access to various programs? I don't think it's going to change our planned move as staying where we are is not a feasible option (obviously unless we have to for our son) but it would be great to know in advance what we are getting in to. Any help much appreciated.
  21. Hello my name is Sam. I would like to apologise because I know that this is a completely different topic to what this forum is about. But I could not find anything to do with health and things like that. (I am fairly new to this) I am moving to Australia in the next 2 years or so and I am on Diabetic tablets called Metformin. I am on a 500mg dose and I get it free in England for obvious reasons. But I am on this tablet for life. I also cannot go on any other form of diabetic treatment. Could you please answer me these questions as it is quite important... How do I go about getting this tablet over in Australia? Would it be free? Thank you for taking the time to read my post and for your help. It is much appreciated. Take care everybody :cute:
  22. twinkletoes35

    How does healthcare work?

    Hi all This is probably goping to sound like a silly question, understand that the healthcare system is part public part private, but could someone explain how it actually works? Read up on the internet but would kind of like it jargon free. Any help is much appreciated Cheers TT x
  23. Hi, We are moving to Oz on a 457 visa (still to be processed). I know there is a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the UK but I can't seem to find out if it will cover us for the following... One of our children has previously undergone cancer treatment, she has been in remission for 3 years and is in very good health but still has to have a hospital check-up every 6 months. Will she be able to get these check-ups under medicare or will we have to pay for it, and if so does anyone know how much this is likely to cost? She also gets yearly check-ups at the hospital audiology dept for a hearing impairment, though she doesn't get any treatment for this as it's really just to make sure her condition doesn't deteriorate. Any help or advice would be much appreciated - Cheers
  24. Hi everyone! Brand new to the forum so hope this is in a relevant place! Im a 2 year qualified midwife, trained in Scotland, 2 years working experience. I've spent a year in OZ on working holiday visa (did no midwifery) and came back last year in sept. However job situation is RUBBISH here so my partner and I (who I met in Oz but from Brummie) want to go back, were thinking permenantly but would be happy to get a visa for a few years first. There is such a huge amount of info and Im so confused. Is it possible to just have some kind of healthcare agency arrange all the stuff for you...your visa, registration, job etc? Or if I want to go for sponsorship do you need to try and get a job first then apply for a visa??? Also would by partner be able to come on my visa and be able to work as he doesn't have a job thats on the skilled or critical lists??? Sorry if this is longwinded...just totally overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Any advice or experiences would be greatly received. Shelley
  25. chalkyhill

    475 - Private Healthcare

    Me and the OH have been told that we need proof of private medical insurance to continue with our sponsored 475 visa application. Does anyone have any reccomendations for good companies who can offer this, and is it possible to get this without an address in Australia.
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