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Friday 22 March 2013 12:52:04 pm


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).,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).

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!