|Posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:19 PM|
The last couple of months has shown a dramatic slowing down in the number of nurses who are able to find sponsorship in Australia.
Registered Nurses and Midwives from India, UK, South Africa and other Asian countries are having great difficulty finding job sponsorship in Australia, and some have been forced to give up their search and head back to their home countries.
An example of this sad situation was an Indian Registered Nurse who came to Australia to further her education and gain Australian experience as a Registered Nurse, with the view to find job sponsorship, and live near her family and friends who are now permanent residents in the Brisbane area. This RN from India had found that hospitals that she had applied to for jobs in Australia were not interested in sponsoring a foreign nurse unless they had already gained their nursing registration for the state they wish to work in. After receiving her registration for working as an RN in Queensland, this RN had only a matter of days to find a sponsor before her current visa would expire. Unfortunately for her, when she applied to the hospitals in her chosen area of Australia (Brisbane and the Gold Coast), the hospitals were not sponsoring any overseas nationals at that time, unless they specifically had extensive Cath Lab experience.
The RN did not have any specialty experience, as she was a well-rounded RN, and she therefore had no choice but to return to her home country, crushed that her dream of becoming a permanent resident in Australia so that she could be near her family, was now over,
Only a few months ago, Registered Nurses from the UK and South Africa were having no problem finding sponsored employment in Australia, particularly in the speciality field of Midwifery. How things have changed in just a short period of time, with UK and South African Midwife's now being turned away, as they are no longer in demand in specific areas of Australia.
One of the more popular regions for foreign RNs to apply for sponsorship in Australia, is Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in Queesland - where the sun shines year-round, the winters and mild, and the beautiful beaches and rainforests are a big attraction. This area has been the toughest to find job sponsorship in Australia, for RNs and Midwives, due to a more stabilised market and reduced skills shortage in these areas.
However, other regions of Australia are still seeking overseas Registered Nurses and Midwives, particularly in the more regional areas, with Western Australia and South Australia being two areas of Australia who are welcoming applications from overseas, qualified Registered Nurses and Midwives.
If you are a Registered Nurse or Midwife who is eligible for registration in Australia, we would like to help you to find job sponsorship in Australia.
To find out whether you are eligible to apply, click on the relevant links below:
- For South African Registered Nurses and Midwives interested in South Australia
- For Overseas trained Registered Nurses and Midwives (other than South Africa) interested in South Australia
- For further information on the requirements of working as a Registered Nurse or Midwife in South Australia
- Information for overseas Registered Nurses and Midwives on working in Western Australia
- Requirements for becoming registered as a Nurse or Midwife in Western Australia
If you feel you qualify for working as a Registered Nurse or Midwife in Australia, send your CV now, to [email protected].
If you are interested in working in Queensland, and are a specialised Registered Nurse, send your CV through and we will do our best to find you a sponsored job in this region of Australia.