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Nursing registration.       started by neilandcheryl on 10 Apr 2012   (24024)
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From neilandcheryl

10 Apr 2012 10:15 PM
(112007)
Hi, we are moving to Perth in November on a permanent residency visa. I am currently working as a District Nurse in the UK and would be looking for similar work in Oz. Does any body know who I need to register with and when. My husband will also be looking for work, he will be a newly qualified Radiographer, if anybody has any experience of this any advice will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Cheryl
From jimboman

To neilandcheryl

10 Apr 2012 11:13 PM
(112008)
I reckon you will be landing with both feet running. There is a new super hospital about to open (Fiona Stanley) It is located at the back of Bateman which is a very nice burb (close to the river, good schools and smack bang in the middle of Perth and Freo). They will be recruiting soon and you are arriving at the right time. I am pretty sure that you can be assessed for nursing skills whilst still in the UK. Most nurses who come over are the primary visa applicant and generally the primary applicant is skill assessed before being awarded the migration points. I am guessing that in your case your hubby is the main applicant. If you have UK nursing quals you will be recognised here but you will have a bit of red tape to cut through first. Well done for listening at school. I wish I had :-(
From neilandcheryl

To jimboman

11 Apr 2012 2:35 AM
(112010)
Hi, thanks for that info. We are gouig as myself as the main visa applicant as my husband wasnt qualified when we applied so I have already had my skills assessed when I first applied for the visa but that was in 2008 and on the certificate I was issued it said that it expired in 2010. Didnt know if I had to go through this process again. Also do you know which professional body I have to register with, I have heard of the ANMC but when looking for jobs on seek some employers were asking for nurses to be registered with ANMC and other with AHPRA. Theres so much to organise but cant wait to start our new lives in Perth. Many thanks Cheryl
From janeandian

To neilandcheryl

11 Apr 2012 9:24 AM
(112011)
Hi It is now AHPRA that you will have to register with, they have a pretty good website. I would contact them before you come over for registration as it can often take a while. If you intend to continue with community nursing then have a look at Silverchain, they provide most of the community care. Good luck with your application and I am pretty sure you will not have difficulty finding work. Regards Jane
From kimcatt

To neilandcheryl

13 Apr 2012 10:04 PM
(112022)
Hi Good luck with your application! The confusion prob comes from the fact that until recently we had to register in the state you work in - now we have national registration. I also worked as district nurse in Uk and now work for Silverchain here in Perth. The community work does differ to the Uk - depends what you enjoy as to which area best to apply. Feel free to message if you want more info. Kim
From gildang

To kimcatt

16 May 2012 4:55 PM
(112064)
Hi Cheryl, I would like to keep in touch with you as we are planning to move next year. My husband is a registered nurse and we are from Mauritius, but he got his registration from South Africa. So we would like to know the process for registration with the Council and for immigration as well. Have you already applied for registration? Gilda
From brown2008

To neilandcheryl

02 Jun 2012 6:21 AM
(112109)
Hello, I havent been on here for ages, but, feel an update of Nursing in Oz (public Health system) is catching up with the NHS. We are seeing huge cut backs here. Money, staff have to pull their belts in. What is happening here, is the same as it was in the NHS, 5 - 10 years ago. No agency/casual staff. It happened all the time in the NHS, end of the finanical year. I am sure the circle will turn again, just not nice at the moment. Public system is great to work for, and benefits, have you looked at Hospital in the Home, community work for public health patients, all staff are paid at a level 2. Message me if you want anymore info. Remember as long as you have a good balance of home and work life, things are never that bad. And to live in WA!, what more can I say..... Happy days :) Cheers
From nerissadc

To gildang

03 Jun 2012 6:52 PM
(112110)
Hi Gilda I am a registered nurse from South Africa. I have been registered with AHPRA since November 2011. Does your husband have a degree or diploma in nursing? I know that AHPRA has rejected registration applications for a few nurses from South Africa as they did not have degrees in nursing, only diplomas(which is more common in SA). Applying for registration in New Zealand and then applying for mutual recognition may be an easier option. Nerissa
From gildang

To nerissadc

06 Jun 2012 2:09 AM
(112111)
Thanks Nerissa for replying. In fact my husband has a certificate in nursing from Mauritius and then did a Degree in Nursing Science with specialisation in Health services management and Health science education with UNISA. He is actually being registered with nursing council of south africa as advise by New Zealand. Hope it works
From nerissadc

To gildang

16 Jun 2012 9:29 AM
(112119)
Hey Gilda I am sure it will work out. The NZ nursing council is more 'approachable' than the Australian council. They are always willing to answer queries and even take calls. So if they have given him advise, they will probably register him once all documents are received. I have found with the Australian nursing council, you are nothing more than a number and they could not give you the time of day, even once you are registered. Hope everything works out well for you guys. Australia is a great place to live. There are not many hospitals who are willing to sponsor 457 visa applicants but if you are applying for PR then your husband will have no problems finding work. Nerissa
From gildang

To nerissadc

16 Jun 2012 10:08 PM
(112120)
Thanks a lot Nerissa.