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Nurse/ Health Visitor Starting the process. Advice please.

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Hi, apologies as I’m sure this has been asked hundreds of times already!! I am just starting to look into the process of a move to Perth from the UK with my partner and 2 children. I have a lot of family already living in Perth and just weighing up our options over there.

I am a Registered Children’s Nurse and Health Visitor and my occupation is on the skilled occupation list for both 189 and 190 visas. Ideally it seems the 189 visa would be the best option?

According to the points calculator on the Australian Home affairs website I would have 75 points if I pass the superior English tests.

Ive been doing a bit of research and am I right in thinking the process is - 

Pass English language assessment 

Pass assessment criteria for ANMAC

Submit EOI

If invite is offered to apply for the visa then arrange health checks, police checks, ID checks, etc. 

Can anyone recommend any migration agents? Or know of any that give a free consultation before starting the process?

Are there any Health Visitors that have made the move to Oz and are currently working in a similar role? Are there many Community Child Health Nurse jobs in Perth?

Any advice would be appreciated! Please direct me If these questions have already been answered on another post 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, 

Please don't forget about registering with AHPRA, I can't see it anywhere in your plan. 

Good luck


31/5 - 26/7/2018 - Monash University bridging program for internationally qualified nurses, 5/8/2018 - APHRA registration, 12/9/2018 - ANMAC modified skill assessment, 18/2/2019 - PTE Academic overal score 88 (R 83, L 90, W 81, S 90), 21/2/2019 - EOI for 189 and for 190 visa (NSW, VIC) lodged, 25/2/2019 - VIC 190 state nomination pre-invitation received (65+5 points, Registered Nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424), 03/04/2019 invitation received after submitting comittment letter to VIC government, 30/05/2019 application for VIC 190 submitted 25/11/2019 VISA GRANTED!!

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Thank you for your reply!

Do you know at what point in process I would need to register with AHPRA? would it need to be done before EOI?

thanks 🙂 

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22 minutes ago, LKH said:

Thank you for your reply!

Do you know at what point in process I would need to register with AHPRA? would it need to be done before EOI?

thanks 🙂 

You can do this at any time in the process - if you are already AHPRA registered you can apply for a modified skills assessment.  Do be aware though, that with AHPRA when you get told you have your registration in principle - you have to present in person to an AHPRA office to complete the process.


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The AHPRA thing is a pain in the neck, frankly!    Processing takes months, and even then you're only approved in principle until you can present yourself in person at their office. 

Rather than face the prospect of arriving in Australia and being unable to work for up to a year, many nurses make a flying visit to complete their registration before they migrate.

If you're at all unsure whether your application will be accepted (say, your qualifications aren't straightforward), then you might want to try for registration before you even apply to migrate, to be sure you're going to be able to work in Australia. 

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8 hours ago, Marisawright said:

The AHPRA thing is a pain in the neck, frankly!    Processing takes months, and even then you're only approved in principle until you can present yourself in person at their office. 

Rather than face the prospect of arriving in Australia and being unable to work for up to a year, many nurses make a flying visit to complete their registration before they migrate.

If you're at all unsure whether your application will be accepted (say, your qualifications aren't straightforward), then you might want to try for registration before you even apply to migrate, to be sure you're going to be able to work in Australia. 

Just to add that many have to make that quiick visit first as once AHPRA issue the registration in principle they only allow you 3 months to present in erson. 

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