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Studying in Perth.

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 11:53 3 Comments

Hi, Im currently a student in Nursing, I am studying in the uk but would like to know if there is anyway i could complete the last year of my studies in Perth, then stay on in Perth for good, & get a full time job as a qualified Nurse after i finish my degree. i have children at school age, would i have to fork out for schooling costs? if so does anyone know on avereage how much these would be a year and if there would be anyway around the costs for me or them???
Thank you. x

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At 4:15 on March 30, 2009, Skills Shortage Consulting said…
Hi Leanne & Craig - the WA Nursing Board run competency courses for nurses who are newly qualified from the UK and Ireland. You have to be referred by the nursing board to one of the courses. One of the courses is run by Hollywood Hospital in Perth which is part of the Ramsey Group. After you've completed the course they usually offer you employment.

Alternatively the Aged Care sector really struggles to attract nurses. They are happy to offer UK and Irish nurses 457 visas. The different state nursing boards have different requirements - but as someone else posted UK nursing degrees are highly regarded here in Australia. You may not need to complete one year's work experience - but you may need to complete a short competency course.

You can contact us for more details nearer the time or contact the relevant state nursing board. They are usually very helpful.
At 13:35 on February 8, 2009, Kelly said…
Hi Leanne, I'm a newly qualified nurse. I qualified in March08, I also was going to do what you are doing, but to be honest I just found it too hard. I,m married and have two kids aged 9 and 7. Your British nursing degree stands for a lot in oz, it is well sought after, maybe its worth you finishing your course in Britain. Anyhow a lot of nurse posts want one year experience first, however they do graduate programmes which takes you as soon as you are qualified. This is what I have done and have a post waiting for me in Brisbane, we are in the last stages of getting ready to move. Good luck for you all

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