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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by NicNox, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. NicNox

    NicNox Guest

    :biggrin: Hello Everybody.

    My name is Nicola and I am currently studying to be a Nurse at the University of Surrey: hoping to qualify in July 2012.

    I would like to emigrate to Australia as soon as possible and am definitely considering Brisbane, I just have some questions.

    First of all, is Brisbane good for Nursing opportunities especially newly qualified nurses? Also, would it be beneficial to apply for jobs in the beginning of 2012?

    Any advice would be gratefully received.

    Kind Regards


  2. fuzzbox

    fuzzbox New Member

    Hi Nic...

    Not sure I can help with the nursing information, but I was just wondering if you had looked in to the qualification period..... Don't quote me on anything, but i think you have to have had at least 3 years (qualified, job specific) experience prior to lodging your application for a perminant visa, in any occupation......

    Like I said, I may be completly wrong, and it will be different depending on which Visa you go for.....

    As for Brisbane, we are heading there in June this year, and have never been before..... it looks amazing and like it can give us everything our family needs ....

    Good luck with your possible move and I am sure there will be someone on here who can fill you in on the nursing side of Brisbane.....

    Hope everything works out and you can make your move...

    Love Lisa xxx
  3. Mrs Sunshine

    Mrs Sunshine Guest


    We to are in a similair situation, my hubby and I are both due to qualify in 2012 and are also hoping to move to brisbane as soon as is possible after that!
    Have you contacted any visa agents re yr visas? As it appears you cannot apply for your visa until you have your degree papers....this of course holds the process up, and I am still trying to find out how long the process of applications take....wondered if you have gathered any other info?

    We are attending an expo in july, and hope to get some clear answers there!

    fingers crossed for us all me thinks!

    :) :) xx
  4. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member


    PM me. I qualified 2007 from University of Surrey as a nurse and we are moving August this year. I secured work via an agent O'Grady Peyotn who have been fantastic so far. Not sure how they view newly qualified nurses, you may need to get some experience behind you, but onyl like 6 months or so. It continues to be a long haul for us and awaiting visa processing at moment.

    Firstly you need to register with AHPRA the newly formed nursing board, but clearly you cannot do that until you have your nursing registration in the UK. We originally looked at Adelaide and also had holiday there, but we are going where the work is and the job I have secured is in Brisbane.

    PM me if you want more info.

  5. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    'Have you contacted any visa agents re yr visas?'

    save your money!!!! we have 3 kids and tight finances. The nursing agent we are with has been superb and as we are going on a 457 temp visa then we don't need to shell out £+s to agents. The rules are changing from 1st july for permanent resident visas. Check dept of immigration website. We have found with a lot of research and careful planning and patience that this opportunity has come together over the course of a year, but for some it takes a very long time particularly if you are going down the permanent resident visa route 1-2 years. the nursing board AHPRA is a lengthy process as well and until you have your regi and some experience then sit tight and keep researching!!!

    P.S. how is Surrey Uni these days? Probably same peoplethere i would of thought

  6. Briz Nurse

    Briz Nurse New Member

    Remember the 457 is not a "secure" visa by any means and is not a guaranteed route to permanent residency
  7. taffy

    taffy Guest


    I do not want to put a downer on things, but nursing here in brisbane is VERY different to back home. We have been here less than a year and I am trying desperatly to secure a job back home. I can not settle at all. australia is a lovely place but just not for us. Feel free to pm with questions as the experience is different for all. I have experience in the private and public hospitals in uz.
  8. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    Sorry it hasn't worked out for you


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