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APHRA CV Nightmare (Midwives & Nurses)

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Hi everyone

 

Just seeking some clarification about my APHRA application and am hoping those of you who have been successful may be able to help. I have looked at the CV format they require on the website most of it is fine and have just cut and pasted from my own CV and the bit that is causing me concern is the section clinical/procedural skills.

Maybe I'm being a bit blonde (self depricating joke I am a natural blonde) but do they want me to list everything I'm competent at eg; venepuncture, delivering babies, record keeping, suturing, report writing, theatre skills etc..? I've been qulaified as a nurse 18 years and a midwife 12, it could potentially be a long (and boring) list. Surely it should be self evident that by the very nature of my role that I am competent at key skills. What did anyone else put in this section?

Also just to check whilst it asks for 5 years employment history from employers am I right in thinking I still need to put the whole of my career on the CV? Really wish I was newly qualified its causing me such a headache to remember my roles and responsibilities as anewly qualifed nurse in 1994!

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards

 

Kirstie xx :confused:

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I think I did list skills etc, venepuncture but not obvious ones like record keeping. A normal CV I think I submitted, I do have a copy of my CV if you wish me to e-mail it to you. I'm a nurse and midwife and have been through the process and came out the other side, flying out 2nd April!!

PM your e-mail address if you would like to keep in touch and help you any way I can, by the way, we're off to Brisbane.

Sam

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Thanks Sam, it would really help just to see as I've read on these froums they can be a nightmare if you don't get it quite right. Will PM you my email address.

Thanks so much!

 

Hopefully off to Perth this summer xx

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im a nurse/midwife too i am just filling out the application while i await my IELTS and the arrival of my references then i can send it in! How long does it normally take to come back i ahve heard it can be 4 months or more!? samshep would i be able to see ur cv too please??

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We're going to Port Kennedy/Rockingham area also, have been offered a job at Armadale Hospital but have also had an email from Rockingham hospital earlier this week intrested in interviewing me for a post with them, not sure what to do. Rockingham would be much closer.

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I sent initial emails of interest to the hospitals within travelling distance of Port Kennedy/Rockingham and they directed me to the WA health website. Have put the link here, http://www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au

You will have to create an account (a bit like NHS jobs if you've ever used it). Type midwife in the box and it brings up a list of vacancies and apply from there. Their application process is quite different from ours so give me a yell if you need any help or advice. Think am definitely going to give the Rockingham interview ago, have had a few people tell me its a nice unit and a shorter commute is always a bonus.

Kirstie xx

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oo fab thanks for ur help! i have been speaking to WAGO based in london and they told me they would wait until i got my aphra before putting me forward for any jobs but maybe i should do it myself?? there never seems to be a clear cut route to australia lol x

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I spoke to WAGO at a migration fayre last July and was initially liasing with them but they just we're taking sooo long and ended up doing it myself. I got an email from them 2 weeks ago asking me if I was still interested in putting my application forward (I thought they'd done it months ago), so glad I did it off my own back now.

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hi guys, my ahpra application has just been received by them 2 days ago so I’m just at the start, like you’s i posted on here and got lots of good information,, firstly IF you can prove you were taught from secondary school onwards in English then you no longer need to sit the ILETS test. you need a letter from your high school stating you were taught and examined in English there and signed by the head teacher, also you must have you registration TRANSCRIPTS from your universities (usually cost £25 and the uni will send them directly to AHPRA but i specified the Brisbane office and gave them the address) the rest of your documents need to be signed by a notary (a super solicitor) and this can cost from £50 to £200. This would be you educational docs, passports and so on. in my CV i stated my skills, i got my record of employment and my actual contract (job description accredited by the KSF) from my HR office and had them signed by the HR director, i also listed all my qualifications i.e. degree, diploma and so on, then i listed all my in-house learning modules i.e. fire training, CPR, control and restraint. i put in a brief description of my skills and duties/ responsibilities. i think with AHPRA they are very intense and can take anything from 4 weeks to 4 months to sort it out, make sure when you send it you have all they want as you will waste time in the long run if you make a mistake, keep asking questions on here if your unsure

 

all the very best,


AHPRA application will be sent this week. 11.1.12, recieved 28.1.12. approved 12.6.12 :biggrin:, 457 awarded 12.11.12 flights booked for 21,11,12 short term accomodation booked, travel insurance, health insurance, job offers accapted. its flat out OZ now....

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Thanks Gordon, unfortunately I sat the IELTS last year before I found out about the secondary school thing. Have got everything else, university transcripts etc and having it all signed by a notary on Friday, the CV was just the final bit and have put all my notable skills and competencies in it now (hard trying to cram 18 years expereince into a few pages of A4!). Have also requested for the NMC and the IELTS test centre to send proof of my registration/confirmation of IELTS results direct.

Just a bit confused by the fee structure, did you pay the registration, application and assessment fee or just the assessment and application fee as I understand you have to go into a APHRA office in person to register when you get to OZ?

Thanks for your advice

Kirstie xx

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Thanks Gordon, unfortunately I sat the IELTS last year before I found out about the secondary school thing. Have got everything else, university transcripts etc and having it all signed by a notary on Friday, the CV was just the final bit and have put all my notable skills and competencies in it now (hard trying to cram 18 years expereince into a few pages of A4!). Have also requested for the NMC and the IELTS test centre to send proof of my registration/confirmation of IELTS results direct.

Just a bit confused by the fee structure, did you pay the registration, application and assessment fee or just the assessment and application fee as I understand you have to go into a APHRA office in person to register when you get to OZ?

Thanks for your advice

Kirstie xx

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i have paid for everything, once the AHPRA application is done you have a year to attend an office in person. because my house is sold and i will be moving out as soon as i get my visa (4-6)month i decided just to pay for it all, i also paid the more expensive one as the NSW is about £20 cheaper but we weren’t sure where we wanted to live so by getting the more expensive one left our options open. are your transcripts the originals as they usually want them.


AHPRA application will be sent this week. 11.1.12, recieved 28.1.12. approved 12.6.12 :biggrin:, 457 awarded 12.11.12 flights booked for 21,11,12 short term accomodation booked, travel insurance, health insurance, job offers accapted. its flat out OZ now....

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My transcripts are orignals stamped with the university seal on, I'm getting them notarised not sending the originals. As I understand it as long as the orignals have been seen and certified by the notary they should be fine, I'm qualified on all 3 parts of the NMC register (all done at 3 different unis) and it took one of the universities 3 months to get my transcript done correctly so not keen to let it out of my posession!

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My transcripts are orignals stamped with the university seal on, I'm getting them notarised not sending the originals. As I understand it as long as the orignals have been seen and certified by the notary they should be fine, I'm qualified on all 3 parts of the NMC register (all done at 3 different unis) and it took one of the universities 3 months to get my transcript done correctly so not keen to let it out of my posession!

 

well im a RMN and i know that OZ is short of mental health nurses. i know there training for RMNs can only be done after a 3 year RGN course so not many do it. quick promotion options if you want that


AHPRA application will be sent this week. 11.1.12, recieved 28.1.12. approved 12.6.12 :biggrin:, 457 awarded 12.11.12 flights booked for 21,11,12 short term accomodation booked, travel insurance, health insurance, job offers accapted. its flat out OZ now....

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I think I did list skills etc, venepuncture but not obvious ones like record keeping. A normal CV I think I submitted, I do have a copy of my CV if you wish me to e-mail it to you. I'm a nurse and midwife and have been through the process and came out the other side, flying out 2nd April!!

PM your e-mail address if you would like to keep in touch and help you any way I can, by the way, we're off to Brisbane.

Sam

 

Dear Sam,

I'm all new to this forum and found this thread when i searched for some tips for the AHPRA cv. I'm in the middle of making my ahpra cv and wondering if you could let me look at your cv, it would be a massive help. I've PM you my email address. It would be really appreciated, if you could send a copy of ur CV to that.

Thank you so much!!!

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Hello samshep, how are you?

I am having the same problem with the cv. I am not sure about what they exactly want me to list there. Would you help me with that?

Thank you so much.

Ludi

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Helooo every one. I have a similar problem with the clinical /procedural skills part. My email address is ahrahina@gmail.com. Will be very grateful if someone can help me with a sample of their cv. Thank you.

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On 26/01/2012 at 05:10, samshep said:

I think I did list skills etc, venepuncture but not obvious ones like record keeping. A normal CV I think I submitted, I do have a copy of my CV if you wish me to e-mail it to you. I'm a nurse and midwife and have been through the process and came out the other side, flying out 2nd April!!

PM your e-mail address if you would like to keep in touch and help you any way I can, by the way, we're off to Brisbane.

Sam

Hi Sam, 

Greetings!

I'm trying to fill up my application form for APHRA and have difficulty in doing my CV. I read your post, telling that you have a copy of your CV. Can I have a copy of your CV and please email to me. My email add is jeelagman@yahoo.com. THank you in advance.

Jee

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