Presently there are no relocation incentives offered by RPH.
Yes, but it is usually advised that nurses coming from overseas requiring sponsorship should apply for a Level 1 position in the first instance. This is because sponsorship can often take up to 6 months to process and if nurses have been successful in obtaining a promotional position, this position won't be filled for this amount of time, making it unfair on local nurses. Once international nurses have arrived at RPH you can certainly apply for promotional positions.
Yes, if you are sure you want to settle in Perth. Your Nurse Manager must be happy to support your application, ie your performance appraisals have been satisfactory, and a vacancy exists that cannot be filled by an Australian nurse. In this case RPH can assist in sponsorship for permanent residency.
Under the terms of the WA Labour Agreement, No. It is possible to sponsor ENs under the Pre-Qualified Business Sponsorship program, but it is rarely considered as currently we do not have any problem recruiting ENs from the Perth employment market.
No, we cannot consider employing any nurse without their WA Nurses Board Registration.
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The whole process from initial application to issue of the visa usually takes four to six months.
RPH can not guarantee that your visa will be granted, however nurses are given priority by the immigration department.
No RPH is responsible for paying the nomination fee to DIAC but the applicant is responsible for the application fee, please refer to DIAC for up to date application costs.
Check out the Australian Taxation Department's website for further information. You can also apply for your tax file number at this site.
In Australia we refer to this as Superannuation. The employer is required to pay a certain percentage of your wage into a Superannuation Fund. This is not taken out of your pay, it is a payment above your wage. You cannot access this money until you have retired. You can elect to "top-up" your superannuation fund by paying extra money into your fund. See www.gesb.wa.gov.au for more details.