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What is the age limit my family are able to immigrate to Australia from the UK. I am aged 47, husband aged 48 and son 18 years who is currently at UK university?

So confused with the level of professional qualifications accepted e.g. nursing diploma from UK university.... not accepted. Nursing experience within NHS not regarded.

Bachelor of Science degree in podiatry from UK university - unclear.

Any comments welcome.
 

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There are number of issues that may be important here, but I am not clear based on your post.

First, is age. While the cut off for visas is officially 50, most people have serious issues getting enough points after age 45.

If you are a nurse with only a diploma, you can still qualify for a visa, but, you will not be permitted to get registration as a nurse - so can't work.

Your son is likely to be still regarded as dependent if he is a full time student.

Is podiatry on the occupation lists?

It may be worth speaking to a migration agent on the last matter.

Also, do research on things like jobs. Nursing / healthcare jobs are not as easy to get as they used to be.
 

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Hi there

Yes Podiatrist is on skilled list! Interestingly, all recent enquiries to all registration boards in nursing and podiatry for Australia, Canada and New Zealand have kindly replied. In addition a very helpful migration agent reinforced my enquiries.

For UK processes are: aged under 50.

1. Diploma in nursing extremely difficult to be registered ...
Nursing degree required, however have to have covered all four elements in training , mental health, paeds etc. Several hoops to get through and apprx £1500 needed. Top up your diploma in UK would cost between 4-9k. Overwhelming number of overseas qualified nurses with no posts available.

2. Two years post experience required.

3. English exam required at £150 each entry. Very very difficult to pass with many giving up after 9 attempts including highly skilled professionals. The bar is set ridiculously high.

4.APHRA so far behind with overwhelming numbers of applicants.

5. Podiatrists in CANADA are a no go with surgical registration (on par with doctor) and surgical entrance exam required.
 

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I would disagree with some of this.

2. A degree qualified nurse only needs 3 months experience to pass the skills assessment.

3. Most people pass within 2-3 attempts.

I don't understand why you mention Canada or NZ? Which country do you want to move to?
 

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Why do you disagree? Are you a nurse or podiatrist ?

I am clearly stating what has been quoted from APHRA and other registration bodies, including migration agent .

What is your experience ? Doesn't matter where I want to live, I would have quoted all international responses as some may find this beneficial.
 

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9 attempts to pass the English test!! I passed first time recently and I'm not particularly clever and I know othera who have passed first or second time. Also, only the main applicant needs to do the test, not everyone.
 

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Why do you disagree? Are you a nurse or podiatrist ?

I am clearly stating what has been quoted from APHRA and other registration bodies, including migration agent .

What is your experience ? Doesn't matter where I want to live, I would have quoted all international responses as some may find this beneficial.
No, I am not a nurse or a podiatrist.

However, I have been a moderator on some of the other big forums for many years and have helped thousands of people, including many nurses over the years.

A number of recent ones are very recent graduates who have gained positive skills assessments.

Nursies with a diploma can get a positive skills assessment and be eligible for a visa with only three months experience. However, you would not be able to get registration to work from APHRA

Getting a visa and getting registration are seperate issues.

You may need more experience for points, though as I have already mentioned, you are likely to find it very hard to get enough points at your age as once 45, there are no points awarded for age.

I have never heard of anyone taking ILETS 9 times. It is common to take a couple of attempts. Though there are excellent preparation assistance out there which if used should make life a lot easier.

It would be wise to consult a registered migration agent to see if there is an option for you.

The reason I asked about country was it sounds like you want to escape the UK rather than have a desire to live in Australia. In my ten years experience, that is a mistake and never works as people find the things they wanted to escape are waiting for them in the new country. For example, some nurses think the NHS has too many problems. Arrive in Australia to find the same problems exist here - for example, in sunny WA, one in 12 nurses are about to be made redundant.
 

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This is reassuring. The registered migration expert stated that one person currently on ninth attempt with some struggling to pass the english exam. Good to know that the previous post passed first time. Am due to attend a migration conference next month held in the UK, with international countries, registration bodies, employers, agencies etc to hand. Do you or others have any experiences from these conferences?
 

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To be honest, I think these expos are of limited use. They are mainly sales things.

There are some of the very best migration agents on here who will give you a full free assessment. One that springs to mind is wrussel.
 

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Cheers for this info. Have emailed his website in Australia, not sure if $180 applies for my general enquiry.
 
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