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Australian Nurse to work/relocate to Hong Kong

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  1. #21

    How serious are you in this long term distant relationship ? Hope you are not meeting for the first time since you are uprooting everything.

    If you only have enough savings for 3 months, I suggest that you saved up a tidy sum before coming to HK without a job because 1) private healthcare is very expensive if you get sick 2) If your relationship fizzles, you have to find someplace to live and hk is the most expensive city in the world.

    Just giving you a reality check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo_jones:
    Read up on the QMAS selection process.
    https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services...sed-tests.html

    Unless you have multiple master degrees from top universities in Australia, it will be hard to get a QMAS. Nursing is not on the current talent list, so you won't get extra points.
    Maybe if you have a whole bunch of high tech nursing patents or written a few books on nursing, you may get in on exceptional talent. It may take years to get a QMAS, that only lets you come into the country -> it doesn't get you a job.

    Are you expecting not to have to interact with patients? It would be difficult to be nurse without speaking the local language (afaik), unless you went to a predominantly english setting (which maybe private English schools, etc).

    It seems like the nursing exam is similar to the medical exams in Australia -> it is geared to reduce the number of potential outsiders coming in. I'd be surprised that recent graduates from local colleges could pass the exam easily.
    https://www.scmp.com/article/713893/...med-tough-exam

    It is unlikely you can get a visa to come into the country. Maybe a study visa, but that doesn't get you a job in Hong Kong.

    There are other nurses from Philippines, etc working on very low pay as private nurses. They get in on a Domestic Helper visa, but may get paid more than minimum wage.


    ymmv.
    QMAS takes around a year to process and is specifically targeted at the talent list. It may work but unlikely

    https://www.talentlist.gov.hk/en/index.html

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    Teaching English is an easy route, you just need to complete an online TEFL course.

    Would suggest doing that for some work to help you financially while looking at the nursing options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    QMAS takes around a year to process and is specifically targeted at the talent list. It may work but unlikely

    https://www.talentlist.gov.hk/en/index.html
    Disappointed to see “funny guys who can drink” isn’t on the list. And we wonder why the good times are long gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimSumBond:
    Disappointed to see “funny guys who can drink” isn’t on the list. And we wonder why the good times are long gone?
    You'd probably fit in better in Aus than HK. Drug and Alcohol counsellor's are actually on Australia's 'Skilled Occupation List' that we are in desperate need of.

    Actually scrolling through the list, is quite interesting comparing HK "Talent List" to Australia's "Skilled occupation list". Down here in Aus, we need people like dog handlers, drainers, dressmakers, florists, footballers, gardeners, hairdressers, jockey's, pig farmers, plumbers, swimming coaches, wine makers, zookepers, etc. Basically we'll take anyone, not sure why people say is so hard to get into Aus

    https://www.australianskilledmigrati...upations-list/

  6. #26

    Hi there

    hope you good, i wanted to ask what did you end up doing? I have submitted my application and awaiting for the nursing counsel to approve me for the licensing examination

    so i wanted to ask if do you mind sharing study materials?

    thanks

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