On July 15th Inter-Ed posted an article about the desperate shortage of beds for the elderly in aged care villages and specially designed facilities in Australia. Quoting Cameron O’Reilly, CEO of the Aged Care Guild, the article stated that 76,000 new beds would be needed by 2023. What was not mentioned was that the shortage of Aged Carers was even more acute than the beds as many are reaching retirement age and there is no one to replace them. The immediate need for Aged Care nurses is 2,500 with the number constantly increasing.
Working with their partners in Australia, Inter-Ed has created a solution for easing the problem and simultaneously creating opportunities for Philippine nurses to gain real and valuable nursing experience in the gerontology sector.
Philippine nurses can now take a year of Paid Internship in Australia working with the elderly in supervised settings in specialist aged care facilities. Currently, 200 intern positions have just become available, mostly in Queensland and Victoria, and Philippines nurses who graduated less than 18 months ago can be deployed on intern visas before the end of the year.
With typical salaries at AUD$18.00/hour and a working week of 35 – 40 hours, interns can earn AUD$720.00/week and gain invaluable experience for eligibility towards becoming an Australian SRN. The internship allowance will more than cover the cost of the conversion program to convert from a Philippines RN to an Australian SRN.
Inter-Ed has all the details available about this really exciting program and can organize immediate interview for nurses wishing to start before Christmas. Contact us now by clicking on the picture to register, email, text or Skype to find out how you can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.