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Welcome to our FAQ page designed specifically for international nurses considering a rewarding career in Australia. Whether you’re intrigued by the prospect of working in this beautiful country or have already taken steps towards migration, this page is your go-to resource for answers to all your queries. We understand that embarking on a new professional journey in a foreign land can be daunting, so we’re here to provide clarity on the visa process, registration requirements, job opportunities, and much more. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision and ensure a smooth transition to your nursing career Down Under. Explore the FAQs below to find the information you need, and feel free to reach out with any additional questions. We’re here to support you every step of the way. Welcome to your Australian nursing adventure!

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The timeline for receiving a letter of offer or employment can vary based on several factors, including the service provider’s processes, availability of managers to interview candidates, and the completion of all other required steps in the recruitment process. Our goal is to expedite the process while ensuring a thorough evaluation of candidates. To get a more precise estimate for a specific position, please reach out to our recruitment team during office hours. They can provide you with an estimated timeline and keep you updated on the progress of your application. In order for our team to be in touch with you at the soonest possible time, please complete our International Recruitment Form on our website.

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Yes, we often have nursing positions available in metropolitan areas. However, the availability of positions can vary depending on current job openings. To check if we have positions in specific metropolitan areas that you’re interested in, please complete our International Recruitment Form on our website. Our recruitment team will then be in touch and provide you with information about current opportunities in metropolitan locations.

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Yes, we often have nursing positions available in metropolitan areas. However, the availability of positions can vary depending on current job openings. To check if we have positions in specific metropolitan areas that you’re interested in, please complete our International Recruitment Form on our website. Our recruitment team will then be in touch and provide you with information about current opportunities in metropolitan locations.

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We understand that relocating with family members can be a significant consideration. While our clients may offer certain relocation assistance and benefits for employees, the specific details can vary depending on the provider and location. To discuss relocation assistance for your spouse and children, please complete our International Recruitment Form on our website. So that our recruitment team can be in touch with you at the soonest possible time. They can provide you with information about the available support and benefits related to relocation and housing.

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Our recruitment team can present your partner’s resume to the locations you apply for and if these sites have positions suitable for your partner, then our recruitment team can request for an interview on their behalf. Please note that the eligibility and hiring process may vary depending on the specific position and location. For more information and to discuss your partner’s employment options, please contact our recruitment team during office hours or email us at nursing@aushp.com.au.

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A child can be included if the child is the main applicant’s child, or their partner’s child, who is not engaged, married or in a de facto relationship and is:
o aged under 18 years, or
o aged 18 to 23 years and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner, or
o aged 23 years or older and dependent on the main applicant or the main applicant’s partner due to a partial or total physical or mental disability.

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If you are on a temporary work visa in Australia, such as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa, and you do not like your employer or wish to change jobs, you typically have several options:

1. Find Another Employer: You can look for another employer who is willing to sponsor you for a new visa. To do this, you would need to secure a job offer from a different employer and have them nominate you for a new visa, such as another TSS 482 visa or a different type of work visa.

2. Voluntarily Leave Your Employment: You have the option to voluntarily leave your employment. However, you should be aware of the conditions of your visa, including any notice periods or obligations you may have to your employer. Ensure you follow the terms of your visa and any employment contract you have signed.

3. Consult with a Migration Agent: If you are considering changing employers or leaving your current employment and have concerns about your visa status, it’s advisable to consult with a registered migration agent. They can provide guidance on your specific situation and help you navigate the visa and immigration requirements.
Leaving your employer does not automatically result in deportation. However, it’s crucial to adhere to the conditions of your visa and immigration laws. If you no longer have an eligible sponsor (employer) and your visa expires, you may be required to leave Australia.

In Australia, permanent residents have most of the rights and privileges of citizens but do not possess the full political rights, such as the right to vote in federal elections. Australian citizens have the highest level of legal and political status, including the right to participate fully in the democratic process.

Generally, you are allowed to travel in and out of Australia while holding a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 or a Regional Employer Nomination (494) visa. These visas usually have a multiple-entry feature, which means you can travel to your home country or other destinations and return to Australia during the validity of your visa.
It’s important to ensure that your visa remains valid during your travel, and you must comply with the visa conditions, such as the requirement to work for your sponsoring employer.

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Housing arrangements can vary depending on the provider and location. Some providers may offer housing as part of the employment package, while others may not. We strive to advocate for our candidate for assistance with housing when feasible. To get specific information about housing arrangements for a particular location, please contact our recruitment team during office hours. They can provide details on the housing options available for the roles you’re interested in. If you have not completed the International Recruitment Form on our website. This way, our recruitment team can provide you with different options.

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Housing arrangements and whether they are paid for by the employer can vary. Some providers may include housing as part of the compensation package, while others may not. For detailed information about housing arrangements and whether housing is covered by the employer for a specific role, please reach out to our recruitment team during office hours. They can provide you with specific details related to the employment package for the role in question.

Compensation for nursing positions can vary depending on factors such as the role, location, and level of experience. All our clients offer competitive salaries. However, the exact salary for your specific role will be determined during the hiring process. For detailed information about the salary package associated with the position you’re interested in, please contact our recruitment team during office hours. They can provide you with information on the compensation package for your specific role. If you have not completed the International Recruitment Form on our website. This way, our recruitment team can provide you with further information that is specific to your requirements.

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As part of your application for a 482 visa, you will need to apply for private health insurance as part of your application. If you gave family members in your application, they would also need to apply for health insurance as well. As a rule, 482 Visa holders are not covered by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare).

It depends on the visa that you will acquire. If you are to receive a 482 visa, you and any family members in your application will not be covered by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare). Holders of the new Regional Provisional visas like the 494 visa will be eligible for Medicare.

School fees for dependents under the 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa can vary based on the school, location, and grade level of the child. There is no specific “donation per term” or a set figure applicable to all 482 visa holders. Fees are determined by individual schools, and you should contact schools in the area where you plan to live to enquire about their fee structure.

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There has been a lot of changes to temporary resident lending policies in recent years. Getting approved while on a 482 or 494 will depend on the lender and what stream you’re working under. The best thing to do to get the most accurate information is to contact banks for up to date information.

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There is no guarantee of becoming a permanent resident after working for three years with the same employer under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa or any other temporary work visa in Australia. The ability to transition from a temporary work visa to permanent residency depends on several factors, including your eligibility, the specific visa pathway you are pursuing, and changes in immigration policies.
Whether the potential for permanent residency will be mentioned in your employment contract can vary. It’s not a standard practice for employment contracts to guarantee permanent residency. Instead, discussions about permanent residency opportunities, if available, are typically separate from the employment contract and would involve communication with your employer.

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Whether you or your employer covers these costs can depend on individual arrangements. In some cases, the employer may agree to sponsor and cover the costs associated with your PR application, while in other cases, applicants may choose to cover these expenses themselves.

If you obtain permanent residency in Australia, your immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) can generally be included in your PR application. However, there are specific requirements and processes for including family members in your PR application.
The payment of the PR application fees, and related expenses of your family can vary between providers. Some employers may offer to cover these costs as part of their sponsorship agreement, while others may not.

The level of clinical coaching or support you receive when starting a new job can vary depending on your employer and your level of experience. Many employers in Australia provide orientation and training programs to help new employees adapt to their roles and responsibilities. This may include clinical coaching, mentorship, and support.
It’s advisable to discuss the specific onboarding and support processes with your designated recruitment consultant for more information. If you have not completed the International Recruitment Form on our website yet, please kindly do so. This way, our recruitment team can provide you with different options.

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Visa application fees for the TSS 482 visa or the Regional Employer Nomination (494) visa are typically the responsibility of the applicant. These fees are paid by the individual seeking the visa, not the employer. However, some employers may opt to pay for this on your behalf. If you have not completed the International Recruitment Form on our website at yet, please kindly do so. This way, our recruitment team can provide you with more information.

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The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) assessment is typically required for internationally trained nurses and midwives seeking to work in Australia. It assesses your qualifications and determines if they meet Australian standards.
The specific ANMAC assessment you need depends on your circumstances. The two common assessments are the Standard ANMAC Assessment and the Modified Skill Assessment. The Standard Assessment is typically required for nurses, while the Modified Skill Assessment is for midwives.
The processing time for ANMAC assessments can vary, but it usually takes several months. It’s advisable to check the ANMAC website for the most up-to-date processing times.

The cost of an ANMAC assessment depends on the type of assessment you require. Fees are subject to change, so it’s recommended to visit the ANMAC website for the latest fee information.

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If you are on a regional visa like the Regional Employer Nomination Scheme (494) and you wish to transfer to a different location or position within the same employer, it can be possible. However, it is very likely that will also be in another regional area. You must always comply with the conditions of your visa and notify the Department of Home Affairs of any changes in employment or location.

Age considerations can vary depending on the specific visa category and immigration pathway you are pursuing. If you have not completed the International Recruitment Form on our website yet, please kindly do so. This way, our recruitment team can provide you with more information.

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NFP stands for “Not-for-Profit,” which refers to organisations that are structured to provide services or benefits to the community rather than generating profits for owners or shareholders.
“Salary sacrifice” is a financial arrangement where an employee agrees to forgo part of their salary or wages in exchange for certain non-cash benefits, such as additional superannuation contributions, car leases, or other fringe benefits.

Visa processing times can vary widely depending on the type of visa, the country of application, and individual circumstances. Processing times are subject to change and can be influenced by factors such as the complexity of the application and the volume of applications being processed.
You can check the current estimated processing times for your specific visa on the Department of Home Affairs website or contact the department for more information.

If you are applying for a skilled migration visa, such as a General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa or an employer-sponsored visa, and you are single with your mother as your immediate family member, it’s generally not possible to include her as a dependent on your visa application.
Immediate family members typically refer to your spouse or de facto partner and dependent children. Parents, including mothers, are not considered immediate family members for visa purposes in most cases.
If you wish to bring your mother to Australia to live with you, you would typically need to explore other visa options, such as a Parent Visa or a Family Reunion Visa, which have specific eligibility requirements and application processes. These visas are usually separate from skilled migration or employer-sponsored visas and may involve longer processing times and different criteria.
It’s advisable to consult with the Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent for guidance on the most appropriate visa pathway for bringing your mother to Australia based on your specific circumstances.

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