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Insider Tips From an Expert for Nurses Planning to Emigrate to Australia

Insider Tips From a UK-Trained Nurse and Australian Migration Expert

Hello everyone, my name is Katherine, and I am not only a professional in the field of emigration services but also a UK trained nurse. Over the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of guiding many nurses towards achieving their dream of moving to Australia and I am proud to say I have maintained a 100% success rate in the process. Having been in your shoes, I understand the intricacies of our profession and can navigate the complexities of emigration from a nurse's perspective.

Today, I would like to share some insights drawn from one of my recent consultations, hoping to help others who are in similar circumstances.

Understanding the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes is the first step in this journey. Typically, a nurse's role will fall under the 2544 group ANZSCO codes. However, if you take on a role as a Nurse Researcher, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Manager, your ANZSCO code changes to 2543. This could potentially impact your visa application because immigration departments generally don't regard work experience under two different ANZSCO codes as closely related.

Therefore, it's crucial to consider how your job description might affect your ANZSCO classification and your points for work experience before accepting any new position. For example, as a 'Critical Care Nurse,' you can claim a significant amount of points for several years of experience. However, shifting to a management-oriented role might negatively affect your points if your managerial experience is considerably less.

When you go for your skill assessment with ANMAC (Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council), keep in mind that your work reference will also significantly affect your occupation classification. Ensure that your reference accurately represents your role, duties, and years of experience to claim the maximum points for your visa application.

Part-time work or 'banking' hours can count as full-time employment by immigration standards, as long as you maintain 20 hours per week or more. This strategy can be beneficial if you're transitioning between roles or balancing multiple responsibilities.

Navigating these complexities can be challenging, but remember, you're not alone! Having walked this path myself and helped countless others do the same, I understand the language and the unique circumstances of UK-trained nurses. I'm here to provide expert guidance through the intricacies of this process.

The intellectual property, migration advice, phone and email updates, and ongoing advice, support, assessment, and strategic planning of your situation, in addition to completing various application and assessment forms throughout the visa application process, are all integral parts of the immigration advice I offer.

The aim is to guide you through the process smoothly and efficiently, helping you realize your dream of working and living in Australia. Always feel free to reach out for more personalised advice, and remember: the right advice today can lead to a better tomorrow down under!

Disclaimer: This blog post contains general advice and may not be suited to every individual's circumstances. Always seek professional advice tailored to your unique situation.

To book a Visa Planning Session to discuss your unique circumstances, click here to choose a time to suit you.

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