Looking for a new challenge in your nursing career? If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the UK, then perhaps Australia holds the answer…
A working holiday visa could give you the opportunity to live and work in a new country, meet new people and enjoy the many advantages of a warm climate.
Surely you don’t need much more persuasion? But just in case we’ve put together a list of the top 5 reasons why nurses may want to consider a working holiday in Australia.
Ask anyone the best thing about Australia, and the weather is sure to be one of the most popular answers. With year-round sunshine, you’ll experience a completely different lifestyle to back home with plenty of time spent outdoors, whether it’s taking a quiet stroll on the beach, participating in sport or socialising with friends. The excellent weather makes for much better days away from the hospital.
Wherever you are based in Australia, you won’t be too far away from some magnificent sights and spectacular scenery. A working holiday visa is ideal for those wishing to work and travel, as you can explore during your free time, and taking up flexible nursing agency work, you’ll be earning enough to pay your way.
There’s no need to worry that you won’t know anyone in Australia – you’ll be surprised at how many people will be in a similar situation to you, so you’re likely to meet a lot of like-minded people. People come to Australia from all over the world whether it is on a working holiday, student travel visa, Australian skilled visas and there are plenty of ex-pats who have made Australia their permanent home. Plus there’s no language barrier for English speakers so you’ll already be able to communicate with most once you get your head around the Aussie slang.
Australia has a shortage of skilled workers – nurses and healthcare workers are in particular demand. If you are experienced and qualified in the UK, these skills should be easily transferable to a number of job opportunities in Australia. Whether you want to be based in a city hub such as Melbourne or you’d prefer to be based somewhere a little more rural you’re sure to find nursing jobs in Australia through the use of a nursing agency. Due to the demand in nursing jobs, you can usually expect a pretty good salary too and comparatively better than in the UK.
Moving to Australia is a huge step so it will be a fantastic learning experience and a great way for you to develop your personal skills. Career wise, taking up a nursing job in Australia could give your CV a wonderful boost, allowing you expand your knowledge and widen your professional network. Whilst the healthcare industry in Australia is similar to that back home, there are still enough differences to provide you with a whole new range of skills. The great thing about being on a working holiday as a nurse in Australia is that you can pick up casual shift work through a nursing agency meaning you can travel in between earning decent money.
If you’re thinking about nursing in Australia during a working holiday then get registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to make sure your nursing qualifications are recognised in Australia and apply for your visa!
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