i have 136 visa which is old 175. I applied for anmc skills assessment first which took about 3 months then applied for visa. then applied for eligability with nbsa. All nurses in sa register same time every year , around august so once i had eligability i just popped in when i got to adelaide and got my nursing reg there and then. Make sure you apply for eligabilty first this is where the anmc sends the stuff to them, i personally think it was easier doing it that way as i didnt see the point of paying for registration til i got here. the eligalbilty part still took a couple of months though!
Originally Posted by Carkyde
You don't have to register with the NBSA until you want to start working. However, if you do register first then you only have to do the modified skill assessment rather than the full monty. The modified assessment is both cheaper and generally quicker to come back.
Great stuff Cara!:)
Hopefully, i will get 2 weeks orientation befor i start work; should be enough time to find my way round, buy a phone, find a house, school and the requisite hairdresser/ beautician/etc,. Maybe even meet a few ex-pats!!
I am a theatre nurse, mainly recovery, some anaesthetics, but no way will i scrub again.........can hardly wait to get back "in the saddle". Gave up work in June, as a band 7, and i miss it already!!!!!!
Be good now, ya'hear?
Hi Can I just clarify - for my sake!!
If I am registered in New Zealand I only need to go to NBSA and get registered and a practising certificate. Is it only those coming to Oz for the first time who need to have a skills assessment?
I can't remember having to do a skills assessment 2 years ago when I was registered in NZ then registered with NSW and Victoria. I literally walked into their office with NZ practising cert, letter from employer and NMC card and was registered there and then.
Do I need to do anything else? I phoned NBSA and they didn't mention any skills assessments.
Please help!! Thanks
Don't think you'd have too much hassel with it mate!
A New Zealand registered nurse can qualify much more readily than us sad old UK trained bods!lol.
If you are registered with other states; from what i read; you only pay the $20 fee to transfer over, as you have already undergone the necessary checks!!
NBSA would be hot on anything, if it ain't quite what they're after!!!
Phew! Thanks for that. I'm a good ol UK trained nurse just got rego'd in NZ 2 years ago and worked in NSW!
Thanks again C
Originally Posted by Hazel M
We have just had our visa granted and ours was the 175. I sent my skills assesment to the ANMC in June 2007 and had it back by August 2007. As soon as I got that, I submitted the Visa Application
My agent then sent me a form to complete for the NBSA so that the ANMC could forward my file to them. When they had received this (the NBSA) they sent a letter confirming that I was eligible to apply for registration. It confirmed what the costs were and the dates of the year to apply (they only renew on certain dates, not like us and the NMC).
WhenI got close to when I thought that the visa would be granted (July in my naivety) and when the new registration year started, I submitted my application to NBSA. I received a very nice certificate, badge, card and DVD 2 weeks later.
Our visa came through this month we go on the 22nd October.
Hope this is helpful
Happy for you to PM me if I can offer any help
Thanks Roz. I was getting really confused earlier. Sometimes, the more i think about it, i think i over-complicate things!! It seems Im on the right track at the moment - so hopefully not long to go!
Congrats on the Visa - I bet you cant wait to get out there after such a long wait for it to come through!! Keep us updated on how you get on.
Originally Posted by Scousemouse
i am a respiratory nurse and have a job at the RAH. But hoping to take 3/4 weeks off when i get there, like you i need to find a house to rent, school for the kids and in good comute to hospital.... Hoping to finish just before xmas, not stupid i will get the crap off duty, and then i will bank till i go..
maybe we will meet for coffee when we all arrive..
just wanted to say hello to my fellow nurses, seems to be a few of us on here now :)