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Physiotherapy AHPRA registration without a job offer?

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Hi,

Any help would be really appreciated!!.. We are a family of 5 trying desperately to move to Brisbane. After 3.5 very long years of trying to sort a 189 Visa, re-taking Physiotherapy exams to transfer to equivalency and not to mention  a huge outlay, we have missed out by the massive increase of points now needed to apply for the 189.😢

Not to be disheartened in October 2019 we had 2 months left before my husbands 45th birthday to apply for a State nominated Visa.. but sadly that took too long and we have now missed out on that too. 🙁

As my husband has passed the exams necessary at the APC, we have now the final option to hopefully be sponsored by a job and move over by that route - still hanging in there!

My query is: AHPRA have said he can only register in person (which is fine he was going to "Pop" over for a long weekend and just hand the form in and return to the UK!!) - however, it does say that a job offer is necessary??

Has any one in the Physiotherapy profession managed to get a job offer whilst still in the UK without having registered with the AHPRA first?.. or alternatively, managed to register with AHPRA without a job offer whilst not living in Australia?

We REALLY don't want t give up on our dream for us and our three children but it seems we are coming up against barrier after barrier at the moment!! If anyone has a positive outcome from a similar situation it would be REALLY good to hear!!

Thank you for any help xx!!🤞

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Jonesfamily said:

We are a family of 5 trying desperately to move to Brisbane.... in October 2019 we had 2 months left before my husbands 45th birthday to apply for a State nominated Visa.. but sadly that took too long and we have now missed out on that too. 🙁

As my husband has passed the exams necessary at the APC, we have now the final option to hopefully be sponsored by a job and move over by that route - still hanging in there!

Are you working with a migration agent?   You can be sponsored by an employer over 45, but that's only on a 482 visa which is for 2 to 4 years only.   I thought you still had to be under 45 to apply for PR after the 482 expires?  I may be wrong but I hope you've checked. 


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Hi.. thanks so much for your reply x Yes, we have worked with a migration officer regarding the Visa and questions that we have had... although we have done most of the paperwork ourselves!!!.  As far as im aware we were told that the age limit is 50 for the job sponsorship, and after the 3 year period we can then apply for residency.

It really is the AHPRA issue that we have a query with at this stage.. do you know anything about that? 

Xx.

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40 minutes ago, Jonesfamily said:

Hi.. thanks so much for your reply x Yes, we have worked with a migration officer regarding the Visa and questions that we have had... although we have done most of the paperwork ourselves!!!.  As far as im aware we were told that the age limit is 50 for the job sponsorship, and after the 3 year period we can then apply for residency.

It really is the AHPRA issue that we have a query with at this stage.. do you know anything about that? 

Xx.

The APHRA query I can't help with, but the info on the aged 50 is out of date. This is from the IMMI website

Usually, you must be under 45 years of age when you apply. [FOR THE 186 VISA]

You are exempt from this criterion if any of the following applies to you:

  • you are nominated as an academic (university lecturer or faculty head at Academic Level B, C, D or E) by a university in Australia
  • you are nominated as a scientist, researcher or technical specialist at ANZSCO skill level 1 or 2 by an Australian scientific government agency
  • you are a medical practitioner who has worked in your nominated occupation for at least 3 years as a 457 or TSS visa holder, and for 2 of those 3 years were employed in regional Australia, and the position is in regional Australia

Transitional arrangements

If you held (or had applied for and were later granted) a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017, you can still apply for this visa if you are under 50 when you apply.

 

You will not be able to get a 457 visa as these have been superceded by the 482 (so the transitional arrangement piece doesn't apply to you)

The part about "medical practitioner" may be relevant (but not sure if they mean doctor rather than all healthcare professions) but if you did go that route you would need to spend a lot of time in rural Australia.

I would be getting a second opinion on the route you are looking to take as from what the department publish it doesn't look possible

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47 minutes ago, Jonesfamily said:

 As far as im aware we were told that the age limit is 50 for the job sponsorship, and after the 3 year period we can then apply for residency.

It really is the AHPRA issue that we have a query with at this stage.. do you know anything about that? 

Xx.

With AHPRA, my understanding is that you only need registration in-principle, which you can do from overseas, (though you still have to pop over and present in person with proof of an Australian address - you can use a relative's - and an Aussie bank account).  Then you complete the requirements for full registration with your first employer.  I'm working from memory here though, I'm not an expert.

I would double-check the age requirements for the transition to PR.   Again, I'm working from memory, but I have a feeling there are only a few exemptions to the age limit for the 186 visa, and I don't remember physiotherapist being on the list. Someone like @Raul Senise or @paulhand may drop by and clarify. 

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I don’t know anything about the visa process or your own situation. I know that with the NDIS they are struggling to get enough Physiotherapists especially in rural areas where the NDIS is in place, so maybe look for large companies/hospitals, etc around those areas.

Re AHPRA there is a nurse currently working at the hospital here, she has only been in the country 2 weeks. I asked how she got a job so quick. She said she registered with AHPRA before leaving and then got the job offer here straight away before leaving the UK. 


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I can add that there is no AHPRA requirement for radiographers to have a job, not sure why this would be any different for physios.

Most employers won't even consider applicants if they do not have AHPRA rego.

They would however be prepared to offer a phone/Skype interview if you do have the above.

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15 hours ago, Jonesfamily said:

As far as im aware we were told that the age limit is 50 for the job sponsorship, and after the 3 year period we can then apply for residency.

You may want to check this as the age limit is 50, only for "transitional 457 workers" as defined by the relevant Ministerial instrument.

Age exemptions may also apply for Academics, Scientists, Medical Practitioners in Regional Areas or high income earners.

 


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www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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