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Friday 22 March 2013 12:52:04 pm

Re: I AM BRAND NEW HERE HELP!!

Hey Sally,

I'm assuming that you are taking the IELTS because of the nursing registration. For registration as a nurse in Australia, you can skip the IELTS if you can prove that you have at least 5 years of studies that is in English and a nursing certificate that Australia recognise. The education can be a combination of secondary (high school), vocational (Language school) and/or tertiary (TAFE, collage and university).

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEEQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au%2Fdocuments%2Fdefault.aspx%3Frecord%3DWD11%252F5843%26dbid%3DAP%26chksum%3DO1bDmk2pcUjB41xW6anasA%253D%253D&ei=Kb5LUaiKI8v8lAWuhoGgCA&usg=AFQjCNF2K5_XLU7qMnVoAqr3QylP6hFdow&bvm=bv.44158598,d.dGI

If you did not complete your education in English, there are 2 options for you to prove your English standard. You can choose to take International English Language Test System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET).

http://www.anmac.org.au/faqs#006

OET is more expensive and the listening section is a lot tougher than IELTS, but the rest of the other 3 section are slightly easier. Please refer to OET website for the exact format.

If you are truly desperate for income and a job, you can try your luck with agency nursing, age care and mental health, as they are always looking for people. While the rest of the hospitals will probably take like 2 months (or worst) to get yourself employed.

I know this is a rather late reply for your post, but all the best and good luck for your registration!