Leisha85

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    Hi everyone

     

    I've been a lurker for a few days and I've enjoyed reading your posts.

     

    I'm a long way off applying to emigrate to Aus but I like to plan ahead!

     

    I'm in year 2 of an adult nursing degree so will be going over with a nursing skill. I would like 12 months experience under my belt before the move but would want to start applying asap after qualifying.

     

    I will be 33 when applying, my husband will be 37 and our Son will be around 11. OH won't be going over with a skill, he is hoping to get a driving job once there.

     

    We are seriously considering the move and would like to start saving asap. We rent our home so wouldn't have any money from a sale. It would literally be from savings and selling stuff.

     

    What is the true cost these days including nursing registration, English tests, visa, flights, renting when we are there? If we have a ball park figure we know what we are looking at financially.

     

    Any advice/help would be much appreciated, thank you :-)

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    Hello and welcome :)

     

    You are a long way off and things can change price wise, as can the exchange rate and so on. I'd say just save as much as you can for as long as you can. The more you can bring with you the better.

     

    Visa costs can vary, depending on the visa type. You can read up on prices on the Aus immi site for each visa and applicants. As there will be 3 of you on the application it will be pretty pricey but not overly so. Then there are things like medicals for you all which currently are a few hundred quid each say.

     

    Nursing registration I have no clue about. We have a big nursing reg thread over on our sister site Poms in Oz that may be of use there. Flights will vary. 3 of you currently I'd expect somewhere around the £1,800-2000 mark one way if you book far enough in advance? You could probably find cheaper going a longer route on a cheaper airline but the main ones are around that ballpark I'd expect.

     

    Much will depend on what you decide nearer the time. Will you want to ship all your belongings or only personal effects. Shipping everything costs a big chunk of change, about £4,000 these days. A Move cube though comes in around £1,500 all up for a large one door to door, smaller, self packing and loading but saves heaps if you are not bringing much. Are you happy and prepared to live on a tight budget when you first arrive until you secure work?

     

    I'd say rough ballpark but if you can have £20,000 plus to bring with you it would be good. Ideally enough to cover 6 months living should work not be found early on. Less is manageable but money will disappear fast in those early months with rental, buying a car (not cheap here even for an old runaround) and so on. There are ways to save on costs once here but you'll pretty much be seeing money run out the account a heck of a lot quicker than you were able to save it. I've read of people moving over on a lot less, living in a small apartment or some such and finding their feet before then renting a house and so on. Others come over with more. Everyone is different.

     

    If you have a job to come to, in nursing this can be the case, then that would take a lot of the financial pressure off and you could have a bit more breathing room.

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    Thank you for your replies. I was thinking between 15,000 & 20,000 but will certainly save as much as possible.

     

    Hopefully I will secure a job before the move but obviously we don't know and need to save incase it doesn't work out like that for us.

     

    Exchanging the money as soon as sounds like a good idea also. Thanks for that

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    Do you know what kind of visa you want to go for eg temporary or permanent residency? This will affect some of the cost. I'm a nurse going through it all now, just got the visa left to get. Sadly off the top of my head I genuinely don't know how much I've spent so far. The prices for ANMAC and AHPRA are on their sites, plus there are visa costs, 2 lots of police checks, medicals, getting things notarised, NMC letter of good standing, transcripts, IELTS etc. It soon adds up, and thats before you even get to the point of being able to go. What I would say is that it is not worth applying for your registration until you are much nearer, as once you get your letter of eligibility, you have a maximum of 12months to turn up and register, otherwise you have to start again. I also think getting 12months min post grad expeirence is a must as I believe there is a problem in Adelaide currently with a glut of newly qualifieds without jobs as they have to do 12months preceptorship type programme for which there are limited places.

     

    I've been reliably told that sponsorship for overseas nurses at the moment is no longer an option due to the amount of home grown nurses unemployed (newly q's) so if you want PR it may be worth looking at how many visa points you would be eligible for as this may well be your better route. Feel free to ask any other questions!

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    I also think getting 12months min post grad expeirence is a must as I believe there is a problem in Adelaide currently with a glut of newly qualifieds without jobs as they have to do 12months preceptorship type programme for which there are limited places.

     

    I've been reliably told that sponsorship for overseas nurses at the moment is no longer an option due to the amount of home grown nurses unemployed (newly q's) so if you want PR it may be worth looking at how many visa points you would be eligible for as this may well be your better route. Feel free to ask any other questions!

     

    I was advised recently that only a third of newly qualified nurses have secured work.

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