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Why Nursing is Topping the Job Charts in Australia

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Nursing is among the topmost professions of Australia! Its an excellent career path if you are looking forward to immigrate to Australia or are planning to settle there for a long time. Let us tell you why?

According to Australia’s Future Health Workforce (AFHW) the demand for nurses will shoot, with an estimated scarcity of 85,000 nurses by 2025 and 123,000 nurses by 2030, thus creating an upcoming demand for nurses. One of the primary reasons for this is the growing population. The percentage of overseas nurses contribute 5 to 10% to the Australia nurse workforce. The average nursing wages in Australia is AUD 65,000 (INR 34,00,000) per year as compared to Indian nursing wages (INR 2,40,00). In 2011, One third, which is 33% of the nurses were born overseas as compared to a quarter (25%) in 2001.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is the apex nursing body, that regulates the registration of nursing in Australia. This is done by developing registration standards, professional codes, guidelines and standards for practice by the NMBA. Internationally eligible nurses applying for registration with NMBA are evaluated on the basis of eligibility requirements and the qualification criteria of the assessment model.

Prior to your becoming a registered nurse in Australia, your application will be assessed by the following criteria and registration standards:

  • Documents establishing Proof of Identity

  • During your process of Australia immigration, you must have an overseas qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree

  • Are registered as a nurse from the country nursing education and training was undertaken

  • Must have Current registration, license or practicing certificate of the country they are currently practicing

  • Proficiency in English Language (IELTS Test)

  • Must undertake a Competency Based Assessment Program (CBAP)

  • Must have no Criminal History or restrictions based on mental and physical incapability

  • You should be able to demonstrate that you are fit to practice in Australia

  • Arrangements for Professional Indemnity Insurance

Skills assessment of internationally qualified migrant Nurses is conducted by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Assessment of registration applications of overseas nursing applicants on behalf of NMBA is carried out by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law governs NMBA. Eligibility for registration is based on meeting the abovementioned qualification criteria and registration standards.

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Tasmania – Easy and Swiftest route to Australia PR Visa

One always wonders, which is the easiest pathway to get an Australian Visa? Here is the answer to those peculiar question – Tasmania as the state offers arguably the most convenient pathway to permanent residency. Tasmania is relatively easier, whether you apply through entrepreneur category or skilled worker category because the government encourages applicants to settle in those unpopular places to invest and stimulate the economy.

To mark the eligibility for state sponsored visas, one must meet both the ‘Department of Immigration and Border Protection’ and the ‘Tasmanian Government state nomination’ requirements. These include skills assessment against specified occupations, having a recognized level of English language abilities, and meeting a minimum score on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ‘Points Test’.

Regional visas:

One might feel dejected as their area of specialization does not fall under the government’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL), but Tasmania has provided answer to the problem. Tasmania has its classification as ‘regional’ which means that applicants who are willing to live and work in this State are eligible for a number of regional visas.

  • There are two most popular regional visas i.e. temporary Subclass 489 visa and the permanent Subclass 187 visa.
  • The Subclass 489 visa is a temporary State sponsored visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in a regional area. It is an excellent pathway towards permanent residency for those who cannot apply for a permanent visa immediately.
  • The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa 187 has comparatively less restrictive eligibility requirements than many other visas due to the govt’s intention to fill shortages in regional areas on a long-term basis. 187 visa holders are required to work for their sponsoring employer for two years after the grant of their visa.

State Sponsorship for Skilled Visas:

State or Territory sponsorship is essential for the 489 visa and its permanent counterpart, the Subclass 190 visa. Tasmania’s State sponsorship guidelines are some of the most generous in Australia and can be attained by signifying the eligibility. The benefit of State sponsorship can be measured by provision that it gives the candidate full access to the 489 or 190 Visa:

  • If you are able to obtain State sponsorship for the 190 visa, this visa is processed relatively quickly and will give you permanent residency without any conditions attached.
  • If you obtain State sponsorship for the 489 visa, you will receive an excellent pathway to the affordable permanent 887 visa.

Tasmania holds many natural treasures and opportunities for visitors and permanent residents. The state has some of Australia’s most affordable housing and offers short commutes, work-life balance, family-friendly communities and business and employment opportunities.

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Australian Work Visa Compulsory Overseas Offshore Workers

Australian Work Visa Compulsory for Overseas Offshore Workers  – In what could be a rather upsetting blow to the incumbent Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, the country’s High Court has reportedly ruled that the overseas employees–on the ships running in the money-making offshore resources business–must possess an Australian Work Visa, like the 457 Visa, and get bare minimum wages & conditions.

The ruling–given on August 31, this year–knocked over the administration reorganizations that permitted the workers from abroad, on some specific ships, to be on the pay roll and in a job minus having an Australian Work Visa. As per the High Court, Peter Dutton–the then Australian Immigration Minister–went beyond his authority, via approving exemptions from the nation’s migration zone.

Court Victory Will Care For Local Jobs, Claim Unions

Welcoming the High Court’s ruling, the Maritime manpower in the country have reportedly stated that it will be decisive, and assist to protect local jobs, while simultaneously preventing the abuse of the low-priced overseas labor force, which had become widespread across the 200 billion dollar offshore oil and gas business.

Allegedly, the chief outcome is that it puts a stop to the administration’s efforts to chip away at the jobs of the Australian seafarers in the offshore oil and gas business, which is what they did by throwing the doors of the business wide open to the overseas workers.

Australian Immigration Case to make it simpler for Offshore Manpower

In 2015, the Australian federal administration reportedly decided to exempt the dedicated foreign employees, on specific some offshore oil and gas rigs, from necessitating an Australian Work Visa in general. The decision nullified the improvements earlier made by the Gillard Labor administration, which expanded the Australian Work Visa conditions to such rigs, making them component of the migration zone.

In the wake of the High Court’s ruling, Dutton reportedly stated that the immunities s had been given to defend jobs and solidify the future of the country’s offshore resources business even as he termed the decision as highly unsatisfactory.

He added that the decision to turn over the recent government reorganizations will generate more bureaucracy, boost costs for the industry, while cutting down the general competitiveness of one of the nation’s leading export earners.

Unions Claim Inducement to Appoint Cheap Overseas Workers

But, the union officials, representing workers across the trade, claim that the decision of the Turnbull regime, to exempt the overseas staff from needing an Australian Work Visa, served as an inducement for the firms to enlist foreign manpower on the cheap, while completely abandoning safety standards and working situations.

Union envoys reportedly proclaimed that the protracted legal challenge against the Turnbull regime’s reforms was a matter of if the nationals possess the authority to do a job in their own offshore business.

As per the union, the Abbott and Turnbull administrations made shoddy and repeated efforts to exclude any requirements for the foreign employees on some offshore missions to hold Work Visas, despite the fact that they were proffering their professional services inside the limits of the Australian waters.

Hailing the ruling, the union added that it was a BIG win for the labor force even as the result denotes that to work in the Australian waters one must either be a national or possess the nation’s work rights.

Expertise & Experience among Australian Employees

It is claimed that the officers’ union had over 170 jobless members, each and every one of them with the essential skills and preferred experience to do the work on offshore vessels. In the meantime, the Maritime Union of Australia disclosed that 1,000-plus employees were presently without a job.

In the meantime, Dutton reportedly condemned Labor for falling apart under the weight of the demands made by its ‘union masters’, at the cost of safeguarding the national economic interests when expanding the nation’s migration region, to take in the outsiders in the offshore resources trade back in 2013.