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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by fluxsta, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    Hi all, have joined this forum as well due to finding out that we may well be changing destination now to Brisbane! After much deliberation re: work opportunities it seems that Brisbane is the preferred choice over glad to be here and if there are any nurses please get in touch!!! Just had a recce to Adelaide but found out that there is limited work there, so research has to now be narrowed down to Brisbane. It is like starting the process all over again. Looking forward to speaking with some of you


  2. wondering aloud

    wondering aloud New Member

    Hi welcome to BIB :biggrin:

    I am not a nurse but a midwife (similar creature) and moving to Brisbane in just over 4 weeks:eek:
    I have got sponsorship from the mater mothers hospital on a 457 visa. Seem to be very big in recruitment for uk nurses and midwives. Check out their website on the overseas opportunities, it's also really easy to submit an expression of interest online. This is what I did and had 2 responses a couple of days later asking me if they could arrange a telephone interview.

    Good luck!:smile:
  3. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Fluxsta,

    Sorry I cannot help with your questions, just wanted to welcome you to the site. I am sure some of our more wise members will be able to offer advice.
  4. Hi Fluxta,
    I believe there is a very large need for nurses and midwifes in Brisbane so you shouldn't have any issues. Public Hospitals pay a bit more than Private hospitals but from what my nurse friends tell me the conditions are much better in the Private system.
    If I can be of any help please let me know.
    Tracey Perrin-Adams
    Brits 2 Brisbane Relocation Services
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2011
  5. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    It seems like every other person I know is a British Nurse here in Brissy! There does seem to be a need for nurses up here. Many come on a 457 initially and then apply for PR.


  6. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    thanking you all for the kind welcome and advice.......happy days! We feel the decision to change to brisbane over Adelaide is going to be the right one. May well have a few interviews lined up soon!!
  7. jamesnparry

    jamesnparry New Member

    Hi Fluxsta
    We are reletively new to the site as well. I'm an RGN. Hubbie is a property manager. Two daughters aged 4 and 2. We decided on Bris. cause QLD apparently take less tax than NSW and pay nurses more than NSW. Also more chance of being able to afford the 'dream house'.
    I'm at the very beginning - sit my IELTS in April. Getting the paperwork together to apply to AMNC. Then plan to apply to QLD health for sponsorship. Then submit visa app.!
    Any tips or advice from you or anyone else that's ahead of me would be gratefully received.
    If I get to Bris on a temp visa I'm told that I can apply for pr within a week and that my employer can support the application. Is this right? Worried about added costs for education and medical care if we're not permanent.
  8. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    Hiya, we had recently visited Adelaide and decided that it was perfect for our family to settle. However, there appears no that there is some shortage of nursing jobs. I am an RMN, wife works for alzheimers society. Are you going on 457 visa or applying for 175 permanent residency?

    yes, you can apply for pr once there, and DIAC told me that you can have 2 visa applications going at same time. You ONLY need to have skills assessed via ANMC if you are going down PR route. If 457 temp visa then only have register with AHPRA as a nurse and wait (i am currently waiting for reg!). Processing times are vague, hoping about 3-5 months. PR within a week? Just apply for both visas if you qualify for 175 then this will override the 457 temp when it is granted. there has been some confusion about IELTS for the nursing board, but I have spoken with my nursing agent today and they have had direct written correspondence from AHPRA stating that UK nurses HAVE to have IELTS. On our recce i submitted documents in person to AHPRA and they said no i didn't need IELTS. Thankfully i have sat it!! F

    I would say for more nurse related input I have Poms In Adelaide has a lot more posts that this site. We joined this one as our destination has now changed to Brisbane!! So, feels like we are starting all over again! ha ha
  9. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    There is no added health costs. uk has recipricol agreement with Medicare, just register for your Medicare number when you get there, there are local ofices. That was our experience in Adelaide so presume as it is nationwide public health then same rules apply? education? now theres a question we need an answer on! 4 year old due to start in Sept this year
  10. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    got interview today!!!!!! awesome! takes the sting out of the 5 degree temps here at moment ;-) thanks for reply
  11. jamesnparry

    jamesnparry New Member

    school fees on 457

    Can't find any info on qld gov site or qld education. But, found out the following on a couple of other sites. Qld treat people on a 457 temp resident visa the same as permanent residents i.e. no school fees. NSW and ACT do not hold this policy! Yet another reason to choose Brisbane!
    Hope its true! Anyone confirm?
  12. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    In QLD i believe you dont have extra fees for schooling if your on a temp visa as some other states do.

    Cal x
  13. wondering aloud

    wondering aloud New Member

    Just be aware if you are employer sponsored on the temp visa and will be eligible for a relocation package, chances are you will be tied to the hospital for a period of time (1 or 2 years) if you leave within that period you will be liable to pay a percentage of it back.
    Also on the 457 visa you have to work full time as a condition of the visa, so whilst some hospitals will sponsor you for PR this may not be for a year or so, to get some hours out of you!:confused: Generally they may also want you to work for full time for another year as a thankyou for them sponsoring you for PR. Just something to be aware of incase you were wanting to cut some shifts....
    Ill be suprised if a hospital would sponsor you for PR within a few weeks of working there but If they do I'd bite their hand off :biggrin:
    Of course none of this applies if you are happy to work full time regardless and intend to stay with the same employer for at least a couple of years.
  14. fluxsta

    fluxsta New Member

    Thanks to all for the welcome. Started a new thread and didn't realise that I had already posted on here loads!! LOL!! Head is spinning with planning the move. Work starts Sept this year so all systems go!!

    Speak soon forum posse!!

    :smile: :smile:
  15. briggy

    briggy New Member

    Brilliant news for you:D Good luck with your move too:D
    My freind works at the Mater hospital but on the renal I think it is but she has settled in well and enjoying it:D All differnt nationanalaties (spelt wrong lol) So i sure you will enjoy once you are settled:D

    Cheers Brig x:smile:x
  16. briggy

    briggy New Member

    Good luck with your move and enjoy the ride:D
    Wow Sept will soon be here:D:D:D

    Cheers hun
    Brig x:smile:x
  17. briggy

    briggy New Member

    Ha ha:D
    I bet your in a spin, good luck with everything and all the best:D

    Cheers Brig x:smile:x

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