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(RSMS 187) RCB 26.09.2013, Nomination 14.10.2013, Visa re-lodged 27.10.2013 non DRC. Child and Family Health nurse. Low risk country. Nomination and Visa both granted 03.12.2013. :jiggy:

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Hi all,

 

I wonder if anyone could offer advice on mental health nursing in Oz. I am burnt out after 10 years in the NHS and have this fantasy that nursing in Oz is more laid back and less stress. I would like to get an idea of what it is really like. I am coming to Oz for 3 weeks in Dec on honeymoon and really would like to get a sense of what Oz is like. My husband works in retail and I am led to believe that they're plenty of jobs in retail.

 

Thank you

Karen

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wannabe Adelaide bound~ icu nurse

Acad IELTS Sept 13 : R7.5 W8.0 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

ANMAC sent 15/11/13 => LOD 12/03/14

GEN IELTS March 14 : R8.0 W8.5 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

need to apply EOi 189 , need to apply Ahpra ... :( who knows

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I wonder if anyone could offer advice on mental health nursing in Oz. I am burnt out after 10 years in the NHS and have this fantasy that nursing in Oz is more laid back and less stress.

yes it is a fantasy

MH nursing here is still pretty much in the stone age......if you are happy to be a custodian and pill pusher then go for it.

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yes it is a fantasy

MH nursing here is still pretty much in the stone age......if you are happy to be a custodian and pill pusher then go for it.

 

Really!! I guess the lifestyle etc makes up for that?? What about evidence based practices such as psychosocial interventions etc????

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What about evidence based practices such as psychosocial interventions etc????

:biglaugh:

 

Standards vary widely....the system is very different here. Community services underdeveloped. Most 'therapy' is delivered by private psychologists/sychiatrists.

a big percentage of nurses working in MH have no MH qualifications. Public hospitals are medically dominated and overwhelmed by drug induced psychosis and crisis management (often referred to as 'crowd control').

 

Private hospitals are even more medically controlled and are more about income than outcomes.

 

Nurses have very little autonomy and most do not want any.

 

You may be lucky and find somewhere a bit more progressive but you will have too look for it

 

Ps. 'lifestyle' is very much a matter of opinion

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Standards vary widely....the system is very different here. Community services underdeveloped. Most 'therapy' is delivered by private psychologists/sychiatrists.

a big percentage of nurses working in MH have no MH qualifications. Public hospitals are medically dominated and overwhelmed by drug induced psychosis and crisis management (often referred to as 'crowd control').

 

Private hospitals are even more medically controlled and are more about income than outcomes.

 

Nurses have very little autonomy and most do not want any.

 

You may be lucky and find somewhere a bit more progressive but you will have too look for it

 

Ps. 'lifestyle' is very much a matter of opinion

 

Wow well thank you for that info. Something to think about. Would be helpful to get other viewpoints.

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I came to work in oz 3months ago and agree with what has been said. Its certainly less stress as nurses do very little..doctors and about 700 different managers run the show and nurses just quietly follow orders to over medicate..the nurses have little knowledge of mh and its hard to accept a much lesser role and limited practices...if you dont care about wrk then its good..you go to wrk, sit back and watch practices that r no longer allowed in the uk, dish out some meds and then go home..you may like doing nothing and not being involved..its very disease focused and they think way too much about physical health

 

 

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone could offer advice on mental health nursing in Oz. I am burnt out after 10 years in the NHS and have this fantasy that nursing in Oz is more laid back and less stress. I would like to get an idea of what it is really like. I am coming to Oz for 3 weeks in Dec on honeymoon and really would like to get a sense of what Oz is like. My husband works in retail and I am led to believe that they're plenty of jobs in retail.

 

Thank you

Karen

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Hi all!,

 

I wanted to to say a huge thanks to those that have given me advice on issues relating to AHPRA applications and visas. It was along process, very stressful (to the point of tears) and now I'm finally in Perth!! I have the most beautiful spot on swan river, to die for views and such a friendly house mate. The Australians are such friendly helpful peeps! Iv moved here from the UK completely on my own. I was scared of the flight and driving in Oz but both were straight forward. I'm now just waiting to finalise my nurse registration before commencing work here. I can understand why people don't look back, I'm very happy.

good luck to you all

 

laura x

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I have been working in mental health in nsw for 14 months. The nurses work very hard, harder than I ever did on a ward in hackney. It's very different there are plus and minuses for everything. Lots of nurses no mental health training but they have learnt a lot on the job and they are very skilled in physical health as an English trained nurse I may be way ahead in the knowledge of mental health but I hold my hat off to the psychical stuff required ... I have covered ED as a CNC, been a num 1 and 3 and my real job a CNE.. In uk I had 20 years in mental health ( including perinatal specialist etc) and left there from hackney as the borough lead for safeguarding children. Mental health here is not gor everyone and it's been a roller coaster time for sure but having just lodged my pr from a 457 I can honestly say I not ready to even think about returning to uk let alone NHS... Good luck whatever you decide to do!

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Hi mags and everyone else! I'm Carly 30 married to a chef who I never see, two boys under 3 and a children's nurse at alder hey hospital Liverpool

made the decision oz is for us abserlutly no idea where to start with anything although hev a friend in brisbane who raves about the place so may be leaning towards emigrating to there in 2015 before my eldest would have to start school here which I don't want him doing - no point settling him then moving do many visa how do u choose the best one for u work wise and Ur family? X

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Hi mags and everyone else! I'm Carly 30 married to a chef who I never see, two boys under 3 and a children's nurse at alder hey hospital Liverpool

made the decision oz is for us abserlutly no idea where to start with anything although hev a friend in brisbane who raves about the place so may be leaning towards emigrating to there in 2015 before my eldest would have to start school here which I don't want him doing - no point settling him then moving do many visa how do u choose the best one for u work wise and Ur family? X

 

Hi Carly, if you are looking to move that includes school fees and medicare insurance etc, as an RN you should be able to apply for permanent residency visa, that would cover all of you with you being the main visa applicant.

I would suggest you have a look on the Department of Immigration for Australia website as they have loads of info on visas and of course you need to work out the visa costs, (all info on that website) if you are worried about the process it might be worth calling a registered migration agent, I did that (we used Immigration 2 OZ) it was costly but in my view worth every penny as John Adams and the team are superb and really made it seem easy for us.

I'm a practice develepment nurse currently in Blackpool, because I turned 40 last Jan I needed more points for our PR visa which I gained thankfully from my IELTS exam result...you'll have to complete the academic IELTS exam to register with AHPRA and for your ANMAC assessment process if you decide on PR.

 

There are other visa choices however as I mentioned unless you go for permanent residency you might need to pay for school fees and medical insurance?

 

I know that they are looking for PEADIATRIC nurses constantly in the Brisbane area because thats where we are moving to and I often see peadiatric positions advertised.

 

We are making the magic move in June (after our daughters GCSE's ...30th to be precise :laugh: and are very excited!! Its really starting to sink in now, for us all!

 

Good luck and although I'm cetainly not an expert I'm happy to help if I can !!

 

Sam x


IELTS 8.5. ANMAC LOD received 16/06/13, EOL submitted 18/06/13. 189 Visa invite recieved 01/07/2013. Visa Lodged 05/07/13. Medicals completed and submitted 17/07/13, PCC cleared 08/07/13. 189 PR Visa granted 9th September 2013! AHPRA LOE recieved 15/11/13.

Flights booked for 30/06/14...The woodhouse clan are on their way! :biggrin:

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Hi all, stupid question, but how do you go about applying for AHPRA. i was hoping that ANMAC would have passed on my documents, but were applying via an agent, so think this was overlooked! Were using the same agent as you Samdom1, how did they manage it for you?

 

also, anyone got any idea what the job prospects are for a gynae nurse in NSW, anyone heard if there are health cuts affecting recruitment?

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Hi mirmai

John and the team our immigration agents didnt arrange Ahpra i needed to do that myself. I did ask that the nmc sent the registration docs directly onto Ahpra but that didnt happen! So i had to call the international section of the nmc again and they resent the docs to Ahpra. I then just filled in the application form and got all my evidence signed by a magistrate at the local court (the signature and the magistrates role) on each doc is vital otherwise they will send it all back and put you at the back of the queue! This happened to me which meant the process took me 4 and a half months! So be sure your c.v is as they ask on the website and also your application and youll be fine!

Re gynae jobs...not sure about that speciality but there seems to be lots of registered nurse and clinical nurse posts. Have a look at brisbane womens hospital perhaps they have a casual pool? Good luck x


IELTS 8.5. ANMAC LOD received 16/06/13, EOL submitted 18/06/13. 189 Visa invite recieved 01/07/2013. Visa Lodged 05/07/13. Medicals completed and submitted 17/07/13, PCC cleared 08/07/13. 189 PR Visa granted 9th September 2013! AHPRA LOE recieved 15/11/13.

Flights booked for 30/06/14...The woodhouse clan are on their way! :biggrin:

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Morning all, just got an invitation...yay..... A little too excited to sleep now after a night shift!!

 

Thanks for your reply Samdom1, is it via the internationally qualified page of the AHPRA website you used to apply? Oh dear.....my cv, havent looked at that in years :err:

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Morning all, just got an invitation...yay..... A little too excited to sleep now after a night shift!!

 

Thanks for your reply Samdom1, is it via the internationally qualified page of the AHPRA website you used to apply? Oh dear.....my cv, havent looked at that in years :err:

 

congratulations , that was quick invite , good luck


wannabe Adelaide bound~ icu nurse

Acad IELTS Sept 13 : R7.5 W8.0 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

ANMAC sent 15/11/13 => LOD 12/03/14

GEN IELTS March 14 : R8.0 W8.5 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

need to apply EOi 189 , need to apply Ahpra ... :( who knows

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Can I ask for an update from any nurses in QLD as to whether the nursing job shortage is getting any better or worse? In particular for me in Mental Health however, I am sure other nurses on here would appreciate feedback on all sectors.

 

Thankyou

Julie


 

IELTS L9.0 R9.0 W8.0 S8.0 AHPRA 13.2.15 ANMAC LOD 31.3.15 Interview QLD Health Job offer & relocation package 30.3.15 189 PR applied 15.4.15 (medicals 7.5.15) CO contact 03.06.15 Visa Grant 06.07.15

Heading to Townsville 16.9.15

 

 

 

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Thanks so much Sam for Ur reply I think a PR visa is the one for us so much to do isn't there do u mind if I ask another question ( all probably the wrong ones in the wrong order

 

when would u say say we should start the process if we are planning on coming over in sept 2015 re skills assessment and how long it lasts before it runs out and u have to activate Ur visa

 

is is there anywhere a 'list of things to do' in order I could follow I'd love to use a migrant helper but we are trying to scrimp and save as much as we can

 

do I have to first get in contact with aphra to find out what they want from me in terms of certificates, registration, degrees etc?

Sorry these probably are all the wrong questions to ask I'm a total newbie!!

ps Sam good luck for Ur move not long to go!

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Thanks so much Sam for Ur reply I think a PR visa is the one for us so much to do isn't there do u mind if I ask another question ( all probably the wrong ones in the wrong order

 

when would u say say we should start the process if we are planning on coming over in sept 2015 re skills assessment and how long it lasts before it runs out and u have to activate Ur visa

 

is is there anywhere a 'list of things to do' in order I could follow I'd love to use a migrant helper but we are trying to scrimp and save as much as we can

 

do I have to first get in contact with aphra to find out what they want from me in terms of certificates, registration, degrees etc?

Sorry these probably are all the wrong questions to ask I'm a total newbie!!

ps Sam good luck for Ur move not long to go!

 

hi hi the following is a link to a list I wrote about my timeline, personally I would wait until about Sept this year before starting the process, good luck

 

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/188485-nurses-family-need-basics-get-started-move-oz-3.html#post1936257772


2012 IELTS 26/5 ANMAC 27/10 2013 LOD 14/03 AHPRA 08/05 LOE 30/05 EOI for QLD SS submitted and invited (same day) 30/05 190 Visa lodged 11/06 Medicals 29/06 CO allocated 12/7 PCC 23/7 extra docs 18/8 VISA GRANTED 23/8! Flights booked 10 Sept Brisbane bound! :jiggy:

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thanks again nic , im sure you have helped so many nurses in here with your detailed list , i know you have certainly helped me :)


wannabe Adelaide bound~ icu nurse

Acad IELTS Sept 13 : R7.5 W8.0 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

ANMAC sent 15/11/13 => LOD 12/03/14

GEN IELTS March 14 : R8.0 W8.5 S9.0 L9.0, overall 8.5

need to apply EOi 189 , need to apply Ahpra ... :( who knows

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invited to submit 189 visa on 13th jan....


23/02/13 IELTS L,R-9,S-7.5,W-7#AHPRA Sub:May'13 LOE JUNE#ANMAC Sub:AUG LOD NOV# EOI INVITED JAN 2014#189 VISA SUB : JAN 28#CO allocated 18/02.PCC 05/02.#MEDICALS 20/02. form 80-05/03#visa granted 14/03/14:smile:

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thanks again nic , im sure you have helped so many nurses in here with your detailed list , i know you have certainly helped me :)

 

i remember when I started I thought I would never figure the process out but a girl off here gave me a similar list of to do things which helped immensely, I like to think I'm repaying that info back!


2012 IELTS 26/5 ANMAC 27/10 2013 LOD 14/03 AHPRA 08/05 LOE 30/05 EOI for QLD SS submitted and invited (same day) 30/05 190 Visa lodged 11/06 Medicals 29/06 CO allocated 12/7 PCC 23/7 extra docs 18/8 VISA GRANTED 23/8! Flights booked 10 Sept Brisbane bound! :jiggy:

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Hello Im going to send my ahpra application, but I have one doubt. I want to move to Melbourne, but I heard Adelaide´s branch is faster. The question is If I send my application to Adelaide I need to present personally in Adelaide or is it possible to go to Melbourne to complete my registration? and an extra question the time they give to present yourself in person in Ahpra to complete the registration is 12 months, isnt it?

Thanks

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