Guest Amie Briggs

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    Guest Amie Briggs

    Hello everyone!!

    What a great site this is, full of all those questions my hubbie and I have written down to ask someone.!!

    Well we have done the skills thing and have decided the quickest way in is for me to be sponsored by a hospital (am a nurse!!!) and then hubbie look for a job when we get there.

    My folks are currently in Adelaide checking it out so can"t wait to see what they think.

    Would love to hear from any fellow nurses about places to work (would like teaching hospital if poss) and any families about great schools. and anyone for advice really.

    I think we would like to be coastal but also love socialising so can"t be to quiet--recommendations please!

    Hope to hear from you soon as would love to make some friends before we go. (so nervous about leaving everyone behind.)

     

    Thanks for reading!!!!

    Amie(35) Ian (to old!) martha(7) nancy(20mths)

     

    :jiggy:

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    Guest Django

    Hi Amie,

     

    Welcome to PIA.

     

    My other 'arf is a nurse and is looking to work in Flinders Hospital which is a teaching hospital http://www.flinders.sa.gov.au/

    Because it is south Adelaide you can pick a coastal suburb and have an easy commute.

     

    Good luck on the visa

     

    Pete

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    Guest Amie Briggs

    Quick response Pete--thank you

    Will check it out.

    Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Need my bed now!!!!

    Ta again

    Amie and co

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    Hi there

     

    Can maybe help you with the nursing side of things - My hubby is a nurse and I am a midwife - although I am not working at the moment as I am still waiting for my NBSA registration to come through. Andy had friends who had been out here and after discussing things with them he decided that it was either Flinders or Wakefield for him - and he has ended up working at Wakefield Hospital (handy too as he worked in Wakefield before he left the UK:D). He is really enjoying his job and says that the people that he works with are lovely too. He does do some agency (through NASA and Clinical Nurse Specialists - pay rates are better with NASA) and has worked at Flinders which he enjoys too. I will work agency too. Have you considered applying for a visa that is non employee sponsored - ie 136 (PR Visa) or the state sponsored? It does take longer up to about a year - but you have already done part of the application if you have a skills assessment. The reason I ask this is I know of three nurse who have come over on a sponsored visa and have hated (with a passion) where they are working and are stuck because of the ties. Two of them went back to the UK and the third is headed that way too. The application is pretty straightforward (we didn't use an agent). Just some things to think about - If you need any help just ask.

     

    Lindsey

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    Guest mOZzy

    can't help with the job or housing site questions.

     

     

    just a warm hello and welcome :cute::)

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    Guest Guest1435

    Hi there ,

    Good luck Aimee. We have applied for 136 - definetly the way to go for flexibility. Crying out for nurses.... We applied end July and are just waiting for visa to come through....

     

    To Lindsey - I am a bit alarmed that some of your friends have hated where they were working...I am a RMN and have been offered a post at Royal Adelaide...hope this isn't a place that was disliked...I see alot of people talking about Flinders and so far not alot of mention of RA hospital....Do you know any RMN's that are working in Adelaide?

    Cheers

    Shonagh:D

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    Guest Django

    The subclass 136 perminant and independant visa has been replaced with subclass 175. Its basically the same thing. This is the one we are waiting on. As Lindsey says it gives you the option of changing hospitals if the ward/hospital doesn't suit you. Also as a perminant resident you will be entitled to more in respect of benefits, buying a house, etc.

    We didn't use an agent either and to be honest as a nurse you don't need one so that'll save you money too.

    Get registered before you do the skill assessment (some how it works out cheaper and quicker that way:goofy:)

     

    Pete

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    Guest louiesmum

    Hi Amie

     

    Good luck with the process, I am a nurse but went via state sponsorship, as I didn't want to be tied to an employer, I felt that 2/4 years was a long time to be tied to a Co./place, from placing our visa application to visa, had state sponorship prior to this, it took about 6/7 months. We didn't use an agent. Good Luck to you & your family

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    Guest suejohndan

    Hi Amie, Ian & kids,

    Sorry cant help with your questions as we used the 136 visa. Just wanted to say Hi and welcome to the site we have found it really useful.

    Keep us all informed of your process as the time scales are interesting.

     

    Sue

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    Guest bookworm64

    hi guys,

    have been reading this thread with interest as we are going o/h's RMN qualifiation, on a 175 visa. Have a couple of questons though, DJANO states get registered beore skills assesment, sorry for being a bi dumb but register with who? also, is there anything we can do whilst we wait for his registrtion to come through in April? i.e e mail cv to hospitals? As i am aware we cannot apply for a visa as yet

    all advice great recieived.

     

    thanks

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    Guest Django
    DJANO states get registered beore skills assesment, sorry for being a bi dumb but register with who?

     

    Whos DJANO????:biglaugh:

     

    Ok Register as a nurse with the NBSA (Nursing Board of South Australia) to do this go to http://www.nursesboard.sa.gov.au/ where you will find what info you need to send them.

    Once you are registered you then only need to do the modified skill assessment not the full monty. Send your skill assessment off to ANMC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) http://www.anmc.org.au/docs/International_docs/Modified%20(Form%20A)%202007%20original.pdf

     

    You can just do the skill assessment without first registering but would then have to do the full assessment http://www.anmc.org.au/docs/International_docs/Full%20(Form%20B)%202007original.pdf

     

    This is the process http://www.anmc.org.au/docs/International_docs/Process%20for%20Assessment%20of%20Qualifications%20for%20Migration%20Purposes.pdf

     

    You don't need to be registered to be skill assessed or to apply for the visa but it does save money and time on the skill assessment front. Hope this makes sense and helps. Any probs let me know.

     

    Pete

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    Guest Amie Briggs

    Thank you so much for the info.Its so difficult to know what to do. Think choosing where i work with an agency is probably the safer option. Will just have to wait a little longer.

    What are the gradings over there? Am currently a 7 (G),not sure what i want to do,not fussy really. Can you do longdays on the agency?

    Hope to hear from you soon

    a very grateful Amie and co

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    Guest Amie Briggs

    Thanks to everyone who has replied to my thread.

    Will let u all know our progress>

    Amiexx

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    Guest bookworm64

    sorry for my bad typing DJANGO :goofy:

     

    thanks for invaluable advice you have saved me hours of sitting in front of the laptop.

     

    will get on to it straight away

     

    :notworthy:thaks again

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    Guest debbieuk

    hi

    i am a rn also (theatres) and i emailed my cvs to hospitals in SA..got positive feedback from most (RAH,QEH,repat, Flinders).....QEH are on a recruitment drive at the mo so was offering sponsorship, but, with 2 kids thought PR would be best..the others all said let them know when i had more def plans.

     

    we want to go north so the QEH is my 1st choice but they all looked good

     

    good luck

     

    debbie

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