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where are all the Adelaide nurses jobs?

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hey guys

 

Were emigrating to OZ next year on my 457 visa hopefully

Ive previously worked in OZ as a nurse so hopefully AHPRA wont take long. Im a specialist HDU / recovery . surgical nurse

 

Q - where are all the Adelaide nurse jobs though?

 

Theres hardly any advertised and even when you go into employers main recruitment, it states NO vacabcies at present

 

Worrying as Adelaide is where we'd like to move to:frown:

 

PLan B is Brisbane as the Mater there do a lovely relocation assistance package

 

Which leads to my next Q

 

Has any nurse been successful in gaining any relocation assistance in SA?

 

Thanks in advance


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Are you sure the The Mater are still sponsoring? I work for QLD health and heard theyre not recruiting 457s. I may be wrong of course depending on speciality so maybe someone will give more up to date advice


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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The only QLD Health hospital I know of that is sponsoring and MAY pay some relocation costs is Mt. Isa. Though nic1171 may put me right on that!

 

Most private hospitals will sponsor, but only if they can't fill jobs locally.

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SA Health are currently advertising for an ICU nurse but not sure about the sponsorship availability.

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is there a great shortage of nursing jobs in OZ now then all round? it seems that there are hardly any opportunities although I read a recent newspaper article saying that poor s auzzie graduates werent getting jobs as the employers were too keen on giving out 457s for skill mix as more and more nurses are retiring


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I know WA have a freeze on recruitment at the moment, more jobs are being advertised that say preference to Citizens and Permanent residents - could be similar in SA. I know where I work that the are now not offering any relocation package at all.


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How bizarre - i wonder if its better to go straight for a perm residence visa then? opposed to a 457


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QLD Health quoted to me last week they are not currently offering sponsorship to nurses at presesnt. There are however, jobs being advertised but they clearly state PR or citizenship is required.

 

Also, bear in mind the delays in AHPRA currently are not because people have not got experience in Australia, it is to do with your education and if you trained in the UK.


 

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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QLD Health quoted to me last week they are not currently offering sponsorship to nurses at presesnt. There are however, jobs being advertised but they clearly state PR or citizenship is required.

 

Also, bear in mind the delays in AHPRA currently are not because people have not got experience in Australia, it is to do with your education and if you trained in the UK.

 

 

Is it taking longer if you trained i the UK do you mean?


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At the moment, there are no clear answers, but from initial reports Diploma registered nurses are being refused. However, this is just initial reports...


 

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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However, currently there is a backlog for ALL International applicants, Diploma and Degree. Lots of people have been waiting since October and it appears that people are just starting (2 people) to have received letters from AHPRA.


 

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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I dont think theres a shortage of nurses in QLD as theres heaps of new grads without jobs, hiwever there may be a shortage of experienced nurses. I dont know why, maybe just culture here but loads of posts only temporary


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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I have also been looking for a Job with sponsorship and L have AHPRA LOE but am finding it difficult in all the states.... a few vacancies came up in Sydney but they want immediate start which is like in 10 weeks time but have a degree to finish ( Ends July) and was hoping to fly out January. Might just take whatever comes with 457 and just go. Oh by the way am a MH nurse so maybe it differs with nursing branch.


OET; 12/06/12 Speaking:A Reading:B Writing:B Listening:B; AHPRA sent: 05/08/13; Received: 09/08/13. LOE: 03/14. Where are MH Nurses Jobs with 457:arghh:

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I have also been looking for a Job with sponsorship and L have AHPRA LOE but am finding it difficult in all the states.... a few vacancies came up in Sydney but they want immediate start which is like in 10 weeks time but have a degree to finish ( Ends July) and was hoping to fly out January. Might just take whatever comes with 457 and just go. Oh by the way am a MH nurse so maybe it differs with nursing branch.

 

ive heard UK RMNs are more in demand so you may have more chance at sponsorship. However if your not planning on going until Jan why not just go for PR?


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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I heard about cuts in budgets last week in healthcare,here's the link:http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/grattan-institute-health-program-director-stephen-duckett-says-cutting-inefficiencies-can-save-hospitals-80m-a-year/story-fni6uo1m-1226966986121


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South Australia has problems with it's health budgets. They effectively have to get rid of the equivalent of one Adelaide hospital over the next 3 years (600 beds). They are building a NEW RAH which will require staffing, but the chances are likely that it will be mothballed on completion.

 

PR is costly because you need an ANMAC assessment which costs about $1300. Then, when you have that, you have to get Registered with AHPRA, and then your PR Visa costs anything from $6k if you use a Registered Migration Agent (which I highly recommend BTW). Then you have flights, Health Insurance, etc. For a single nurse, the cost to migrate easily tots up to $10k, so you REALLY need to give it some very deep thought before making the move.

 

HOWEVER, the one big advantage of PR is that you can move around Oz at will, so if you're in Perth and you suddenly fancy a job in Cairns, there are no legal restrictions to prevent you doing so. With an Employer 457 you are stuck with the sponsoring employer for 4 years, and with State Sponsored visas you are restricted to the sponsoring state.

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Got a response from a private hospital

 

"At the moment, St Andrews Hospital will sponsor UK nurses if they have extensive experience in the position advertised. The normal routine would be to send your full CV, cover letter with two clinical references to the Director of Nursing, "

 

GRRREAT!


app sent 30/6/14...AHPRA Ahpra confirmed 6/7/2014....Registered nurse in Niv 2014!!!! Now trying to make a plan... :rolleyes:

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South Australia has problems with it's health budgets. They effectively have to get rid of the equivalent of one Adelaide hospital over the next 3 years (600 beds). They are building a NEW RAH which will require staffing, but the chances are likely that it will be mothballed on completion.

 

PR is costly because you need an ANMAC assessment which costs about $1300. Then, when you have that, you have to get Registered with AHPRA, and then your PR Visa costs anything from $6k if you use a Registered Migration Agent (which I highly recommend BTW). Then you have flights, Health Insurance, etc. For a single nurse, the cost to migrate easily tots up to $10k, so you REALLY need to give it some very deep thought before making the move.

 

HOWEVER, the one big advantage of PR is that you can move around Oz at will, so if you're in Perth and you suddenly fancy a job in Cairns, there are no legal restrictions to prevent you doing so. With an Employer 457 you are stuck with the sponsoring employer for 4 years, and with State Sponsored visas you are restricted to the sponsoring state.

 

 

ANMAC assesment is $330 for the modified (given you have AHPRA reg already) ($900 without AHPRA)

PR application £3500 ($6000) - I wouldnt use a migration expert - your a nurse - your clever! by the time youve completed all your AHPRA ANMAC stuff, you should be a pro already!

flights £700

 

....and all the rest (pets, cars, husbands)

 

its not cheap. but is it worth it.


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I dont think theres a shortage of nurses in QLD as theres heaps of new grads without jobs, hiwever there may be a shortage of experienced nurses. I dont know why, maybe just culture here but loads of posts only temporary

 

 

This is the same as the UK - its because of the ageing nurse population. A lot of skilled nurses are due to retire very soon leaving a skills shortage on the wards. With more and more jobs being filled by new grads - who are lovely and all - but the wards have to have an even skill mix.

There might be 5 vacancies on one ward, but the NUM would want to see some of those vacancies filled by experienced nurses and some by new grads to have a good skill mix and safe working practice environment.

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ive heard UK RMNs are more in demand so you may have more chance at sponsorship. However if your not planning on going until Jan why not just go for PR?

 

Hi Nic

I actually thought of applying for PR then thought i wont have have it done by March 2015 when my LOE is due to expire.


OET; 12/06/12 Speaking:A Reading:B Writing:B Listening:B; AHPRA sent: 05/08/13; Received: 09/08/13. LOE: 03/14. Where are MH Nurses Jobs with 457:arghh:

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Got a response from a private hospital

 

"At the moment, St Andrews Hospital will sponsor UK nurses if they have extensive experience in the position advertised. The normal routine would be to send your full CV, cover letter with two clinical references to the Director of Nursing, "

 

GRRREAT!

 

That is great news... do they have Mental Health Services :-)


OET; 12/06/12 Speaking:A Reading:B Writing:B Listening:B; AHPRA sent: 05/08/13; Received: 09/08/13. LOE: 03/14. Where are MH Nurses Jobs with 457:arghh:

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Hi Nic

I actually thought of applying for PR then thought i wont have have it done by March 2015 when my LOE is due to expire.

 

 

Whats an LOE stand for?


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Whats an LOE stand for?

 

Its a Latter Of Eligibility from APHRA.... that is wat you get after applying

for nurse registration and you have to present to any AHPRA office with in

a year of getting it so that you activate your registration and be able to work.


OET; 12/06/12 Speaking:A Reading:B Writing:B Listening:B; AHPRA sent: 05/08/13; Received: 09/08/13. LOE: 03/14. Where are MH Nurses Jobs with 457:arghh:

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Oh i see thanks

@Barbie I noticed you did the OET exam and your in England - do you mind me asking why you had to do this? My application (which was the general application as ive previously been registered) stated that tertiary and secondary education taught in English passes as English competency.

 

aw well, if they want more tests from me they can ask


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Oh i see thanks

@Barbie I noticed you did the OET exam and your in England - do you mind me asking why you had to do this? My application (which was the general application as ive previously been registered) stated that tertiary and secondary education taught in English passes as English competency.

 

aw well, if they want more tests from me they can ask

 

I did OET because am not a UK Citizen and will be travelling on a passport from a country not nominated on the application forms which are UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa even though i have a City and Guilds Diploma, in IT, Diploma in Nursing (MH), Currently studying for top up Degree and over 10yrs in UK. So Had to do I OET/ IELTS and i opted for OET. It was pain trying to prove that i was taught in English all my life.


OET; 12/06/12 Speaking:A Reading:B Writing:B Listening:B; AHPRA sent: 05/08/13; Received: 09/08/13. LOE: 03/14. Where are MH Nurses Jobs with 457:arghh:

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