PLAN YOUR FINANCE
The cost of living in Australia can be quite high, especially in urban areas such as Sydney and Melbourne. Instead of allowing international students to struggle or be shell-shocked by the cost of living after they’ve arrived, the Australian government has opted to check out a student’s finances before they can even obtain a visa to enter the country.
If you are looking to attend university in Australia, you are probably greatly concerned about how much it is going to cost you to attend. The good news is, Australia offers a lot of money to international students – upwards of $500 million AUD per year. There are literally hundreds of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that you can apply for that will help you with your studies in Australia.
LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
One of the most important things to consider when studying in Australia is how much money that you need to have in order to be comfortable. There are a lot of things that come into this process. We’re going to take a look at a few of the important costs in this article. Then, you will be better able to make an informed decision about studying in Australia and determine how much you need to budget in order to live comfortably while of these numbers are presented with and based on the Australian dollar (AUD). If you would like to see the current exchange rate for your country’s currency to AUD, check out currency converter for the most recent currency conversion rates.
As of 1 July 2010, nurses are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, an agency under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. The practice of nursing was previously governed by state and territorial nursing regulation authorities. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) was established in 1992 and works with these authorities to facilitate a national approach to nursing and midwifery regulation. Which has now been superseded by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
There are a variety of reasons that you should consider studying in Australia. Australia is actually one of the top countries to go to if you are an international student, only behind the United Kingdom and the United States. There are a few reasons that this is the case.
First, Australia actually has some of the best colleges in the world. If you look at the list of the top 100 countries in the world, you will find that seven of them are actually found in Australia, which is quite a feat when the country only has 23 million residents. You also have a lot of choice when you come to Australia. There are over 1100 institutions found across the entire country.
- A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia.
- offer letter from the selected university/institution.
- IELTS score 7 overall and no score below 7 in each of the component; or PTE score 65 or OET score B
- At least 1 year of paid or unpaid experience within the last five (5) years. *
- Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
- All other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists. (www.border.gov.au)
The entry program for internationally qualified nurses (EPIQ) is a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved pathway for internationally qualified nurses to achieve the sufficient level of practice against the Australian standards for practice.
Participants must be referred to this course by the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
Important pre-enrolment information from the NMBA is available here(http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx)
Overseas nurses having different backgrounds and practice are prepared thoroughly to be integrated into the Australian workforce via Bridging Program for Nurses or popularly known as IRON (Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses). The program helps build confidence and increases the employability of overseas nurses.
Additionally, Registered nurses and other sectors of nursing occupations are consistently listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL), which shows the need for more medical practitioners such as nurses in Australia.
Nurses cover a wide range of settings, from hospitals, private clinics, rural/community centres, to schools, prisons, rehabilitation centres and the likes. There are opportunities for nurses to explore other field such as in Aged Care, Education, Neonatal Care and Community Health.
•A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
•Evidence of access to sufficient funds
•All other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists
•The original or a certified copy of the AHPRA referral letter. Ensure that the period of the referral letter covers the 11 weeks of the course plus an additional 4-6 weeks for completion of documentation and recommendation to AHPRA for registration.
•IELTS score 7 overall and no score below 7 in each of the component; or PTE score 65 or OET score B
•A valid Australian federal police (AFP) criminal record check (CRC) or a CRC from a recognised accredited broker
•Offer letter from the selected College/Institution
•At least 1 year of paid or unpaid experience within the last five (5) years.
IRON / EPIQ
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