护理本科学生Angela – 社区护理实习分享

社区护理在澳洲变得越来越普遍,很多病人离开医院后,因为仍需要后续的护理和照顾,于是在澳洲公立医院有专门的社区护理部门,护士们会家访病人,并在病人家里为他们做后续的治疗,比如打吊瓶,包扎伤口,发药等等。

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护理学三年级第一学期,同学们都有2周的社区实习课程。我有幸被派到位于悉尼的Royal North Shore 医院,参与他们的社区实习体验。记得第一天早上7点,我因为害怕自己找不到通知上的集合地点,所以就早早地来到医院,开始寻找B21大楼。很顺利的是,医院的路标非常清晰,按图索骥,B21一目了然就在自己眼前。因为提前很早到达,所以没有看到护士的身影,我就坐在一边等一会儿。大约快7点的时候,一个护士走了进来,问我是不是实习生,我说是的,她就很开心地说:“你来得好早啊,真准时。”顿时,我觉得一阵亲切感。她继续带我走向她办公的地方,并说道:“我是Claudia,今天你和我搭档。”我带着兴奋和新鲜感,告诉她自己很期待去社区拜访病人们。

随后,Claudia让我坐在她位子旁边,向我介绍我们需要拜访的几位社区病人的情况,并且把每个人的诊断结果和出院记录都打印出来,让我对病人的病史有个初步心里有底。然后,她向我具体说明,我们需要对每个病人的探访内容。比如对于某个病人需要给他输抗生素,对另一个病人需要检查他的手术伤口恢复情况等等。纸上谈兵一会儿后,她带我到隔壁准备间,开始为每个病人准备一个属于他们的个人医药包,其中包括诸如手套,注射用针,酒精,消毒液,包扎袋等等。第一个病人,Claudia自己准备一整套东西,轮到第二个病人,她就让我动手准备了,不过她会在一旁看着,在我忘记的时候提醒我。

等一切准备工作结束后,我们就要上路了。她开车,我坐在副驾驶的坐位上,手里拿着病人的资料,在拜访病人的路上,我就聊聊自己过往的实习经历和基本情况,比如在哪个学校读书,来澳洲多久了,住在哪里等等。等我们到了第一户病人家后,和病人打了招呼,问候一番后,Claudia开始准备帮病人注射抗生素吊瓶,她边准备边向我解释,我在一旁用心看着。等为第一个病人吊完点滴后,我很信任地说下一个病人就你来帮他准备药物了。我表示没问题,我会尝试做的。果然,等我们探访下一个病人的时候,我几乎尝试做了所有的一切,向病人做自我介绍,问候病人,准备药物,为病人解释用药原因和护理步骤,查看病人的名字,出生日期,过敏历史等等。我突然觉得还是蛮有小小的成就感的。从结束上一位病人的探访,到开始拜访下一个病人,我可以有一段时间在车上和Claudia分享,并梳理自己刚才对病人做了什么,哪些地方是做的不够好的,哪里可以更好。当然,对于一些不了解和不懂的知识点,自己可以随时提问得到及时的回答。类似这样的及时反思,真的对自己的学习有非常大的益处,因为所有的记忆都是新鲜的,有任何的不懂之处都可以拿来就问。

等完成探访4位病人后,我们回到办公室,开始在网上把我们观察到的每个病人基本情况,体温,血压,血液含氧量,呼吸次数等记录在电脑中。同时,我们需要把对病人做的基本的护理,写成短小的总结,记录在电脑系统上。

在接下来的几天中,我每天都有机会和不同的护士搭档,并且有两次是和物理治疗师和职业治疗师一起探访病人。我在和不同的护士聊天谈话的过程中,可以了解不同性格的人。我在和他们共事的过程中,观察他们,从他们身上学习护理的操作,与病人的沟通方式,如何协调计划自己的工作,合理安排时间等等。我觉得这次社区护理实习经验真的非常难得和可贵。

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女孩力量 – 每个女孩都应该有海外留学的经历

回头看过去4年在澳洲的学习生活时光,我觉得都能隐约地感到自己在成长,变得越来越自由独立和欢乐。我想这种感受是我在中国的独生子女家庭环境中,很难拥有或体会的。身边很多朋友会很好奇,你独自在澳洲过得好吗?从微信的朋友圈中,也会看到一些和自己同龄的高中或大学同学们,规律平稳的生活,大学毕业,找一份稳定工作,结婚生子。社会生活中,或多或少也有一些传统的观念关于女性是有些软弱的,需要依附于家庭或另一半。比如,女孩一个人单独去旅行会被认为很难接受,应该和朋友,男友或 家人一起出游才比较合理。但是,作为一个过来人,我想说一个女孩单独留学或旅行,真的是一场很有意义的了解自我的过程。

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激励和被激励

我在澳洲看到身边很多女孩,他们有些来自中国,日本,韩国和澳洲当地女孩。在她们身上,我看到一股闪闪发光的生命力。她们深深地影响着我,让我更加清晰地了解自己想要什么。勇敢的女孩是无所畏惧的,她们不会害怕一个人的生活。当然如今的社会,非常强调和社会群体接触的重要性。很多人会担心一个女孩离开自己熟悉的生活成长环境,会不会不适应。我想说的是,当我们踏上一片陌生的土地的时候,我们才是真的开始更多地把目光转移到自己,不断挑战自己潜力,适应和建立新的社交圈,多花时间和自己独处,更多把自己当作一个朋友来了解的过程。这个过程,你的很多决定会让别人感受到什么是无所畏惧。一个人在海外独立生活,仅这样一个决定,真的已经很有激励人。同时,这也打破了一些人传统的观点,觉得女孩不能一个人旅行,一个人生活,需要家人在身边的呵护陪伴。

真正认识自己

以前我在中国,我从小学到大学所有的朋友大多来自相似的成长环境,了解最多的是中国家庭的生活方式,工作和社交礼节。可是,当我来了澳洲后,有机会看到很多澳洲当地人的生活,工作和社交方式。这大大开了我的眼界,并了解原来南半球的人有不同的生活理念,人可以有各种各样不同的活法。比如,一个西方人家庭邀请我去他们家做客,他们的饮食可以非常简单,面包和南瓜浓汤是主食。但是整个准备午饭的过程却充斥着各种互动和交流,饭点的时候全家人出动帮妈妈放餐具,端食物,倒饮料。同时,在吃饭过程中,他们彼此相互聊天,哈哈大笑。我去他们家最小女儿的房间参观,她给我介绍这是她刚买的猫眯,那是她照顾的金鱼,按下开关,鱼缸五彩斑斓等等。当自己有机会看到各种可能性的生活以后,也会不禁思考自己想要的生活方式是什么样子的。另外,一个人的生活,很多事情需要处理。这时候,自己就会面临很多大大小小决定,这个时候很多的决定都是自己心甘情愿做的,即使有时候要很努力为自己的决定付出,但也会享受到那份喜悦。

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建立自信心

从刚来悉尼什么都还云里雾里,到自己一个人搭火车去学校,一个人网上投简历找到工作,一个人用英文写论文和邮件,一个人拿到澳洲驾照等等。这些点滴的生活经历,都会不知不觉地让我对自己更有自信心。至少我对于尝试新鲜的事物已经不再害怕和畏惧,因为很多的第一次让我觉得新鲜的挑战反倒很有意思。

找到真正的朋友

我在澳洲确实结交了一些志同道合的朋友,很多澳洲当地人,有来自不同年龄层次。当你在一个陌生的国土,你选择结交的每一个朋友都可以完全都是你的选择,也反映着你是怎么样的一个人。因为初来澳洲,自己不是土生土长,所以结交朋友的速度就快了很多,大家通过交流彼此的生活想法,很快就能成为朋友。

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

ACU offers a range of English language courses, among which is English for Academic purposes (EAP). EAP helps students qualify for university studies by improving their academic English. This course is held on the university campus and will prepare students with skills for essay writing, presentations and note taking. Students who successfully complete this course with an appropriate grade can meet the English requirements for further study at ACU! The program is offered as a 10 week or 20 week course.

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Hear what Riae Yoo, a South Korean EAP student has to say about studying with ACU: 

Why did you decide to learn English at ACU?
I have known some people who studied at ACU, they recommended me studying at ACU.

What is your overall opinion of learning English at ACU?
Most staffs at ACU are friendly and kind. They look happy when they teach us, I like that point. Campus facilities are also clean and cozy.

What sort of exercises do you do in class and how have they helped with learning English?
I was not interested in English at all when I was in my country. But since I determined to study English here, I was under stress. However, when I am doing some funny exercise or playing games with classmates and teachers, I could feel happy. It helped me allot.

What do you love about studying at your campus?
ACU Sydney Campus is quite cozy and always tidy. I can also study in every place in campus. In addition we have a comfortable and convenient  library as well. That’s good!

Tell us about some fun experiences you’ve had studying English at ACU:
Once I studied in General English, I did not feel like doing something. And the mood in our class was not good as well. Our teacher recognised that and she encouraged us to play some physical games. As soon as we started playing the games, we became happier! haha. It was just a little thing but doing it together and being together always makes me happy.

How has your English course helped you in your everyday life?
When I first came to Sydney an academic manager and my teacher cared about how well I am adopting to my new surroundings.  They introduced some good places to visit and enjoy Sydney life. Maggie Weekly recommends us to have some fun and treat ourselves better in Sydney. I appreciate her effort for us.

What would you say to your friends if they were thinking about studying English at ACU?
I would strongly recommend them studying English at ACU. Because every teacher is kind and enthusiastic about teaching students. They always listen to us and are ready to change

Lina Cufino is another ACU student that talks about her EAP experience in the following video:

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How to make your student accomodation feel like home

Decoration
Feeling comfortable is key to making your student accommodation feel like home. You will feel most at ease when your surroundings are an expression of yourself and are exactly (or close enough) to your taste. Maybe you’ll add fairy lights, put up posters, have 8 coloured cushions on your bed, invest in an amazing rug or jazz up everything with washi tape. Go crazy with the decorating and you’ll be surprised at how happy you’ll feel in your new space. Check out this buzfeed article for  ideas to get you started.

Greenery
When decorating, make sure that you include some plants to liven up your new home. Caring for plants will give you a sense of responsibility and a connection to your accommodation. It’s also nice to have a plant in your room to act as a natural air purifier, producing oxygen.

Smells
Its amazing how a smell can instantly conjure old memories and transport you to another place. Bring your candles from home, get some room spray, buy flowers or get cooking to instantly make you feel more at home.

Sound system
Having some good speakers, playing your favourite music and dancing around by yourself or with your new friends is a great way to make you feel happy. Just make sure your neighbors are cool with it first (or ask them to come join the dance party)!

Photos
pictures of your family, friends and happy memories will help you feel more at home right away. Make sure that you also add photos of you with new friends and all of the good times you have as you settle in. this will help you feel both connected to your family home and make you feel a connection to your new accommodation.

Friends
Similarly, make sure that your student accommodation doesn’t become a place of isolation. Invite friends over to fill the space with laughter and good memories! Why not have a movie night, eat dinner together or get out some board games.

Cleaning
You aren’t likely to feel at home in a room that’s covered in dirty clothes and dishes. Roll up your sleeves and get cleaning! You’ll be amazed at how much happier you feel when your surroundings are organised and clean.

Food
Eating out is not only expensive but won’t help you settle into your new home. Get cooking and eat at home every now and again. A fruit bowl is another great idea and makes it easy to grab a snack as you run out the door to class.

How did you make your accommodation feel like home? Share in the comments below! 

 

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复习准备职业英语考试(Occupational English Test)

1000 (1)职业英语考试,英文全称是”Occupational English Test”,是澳大利亚成人教育局(CAE)主办的职业英语考试,专为海外医疗职业人士而设的,OET职业英语考试的目的是为了评估那些希望留学、移民澳大利亚或在澳大利亚从业的医疗卫生专业人员的英语水平。澳洲的注册护士协会规定,海外留学生如果没有5年的在澳学习经历,需要在OET考试中四个项目听说读写成绩均为A或B。

 

什么时候开始准备OET?

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一般建议护理专业二年级下半学期开始准备。因为OET考试有效期为两年,如果太早准备,毕业的时候考试成绩无效也够冤枉的。其次不建议过早准备的原因是,考试内容涉及护理和医学的各个方面,学校里的专业知识学得多的话,对考试的成功率一定有利。当然,有些喜欢临时抱佛脚的同学,觉得等大三再准备也不迟,话虽这么说,但现实可能是你在大三忙得不可开交,找工作,交作业,医院实习等等,会有很多事情让你分心。这个时候,你可能觉得浑身都是压力。

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如何准备OET?

OET的考试项目分为听说读写。做模拟真题是很不错的复习方法,澳大利亚天主教大学图书馆里有一些OET真题书。同学们可以借阅,复印练习真题。因为每个听说读写环节都是有时间限制的,在自测的时候,给自己限制时间是有必要的。真题的练习,可以让大家对考试题型有更清楚的了解,这样在真正考试的时候就不会很紧张了。另外,真题可以给大家比较清晰的正确率回馈,这样大家就可以大致估算出真正考试时的通过希望。对于那些自觉性比较差的同学们来说,如果你觉得没有毅力督促自己自学,报个OET准备班级也是很不错的。澳大利亚天主教大学有OET培训班,同学们可以在老师系统的帮助下,开始对OET各个项目进行复习。

 

听力考试

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OET听力考试分为两个部分。第一部分是听一段现实场景的对话,主题关于医疗方面,因为是模拟现实场景,所以聊天的速度会很快,有时也会带些当地的俗语,所以同学们需要在边听的同时,迅速记下要点, 很锻炼大家耳朵灵敏度。所以平时,如果多看当地电视,电视剧,并且在纯英文的环境下打工,可以对听力考试有很大帮助。第二部分是一段关于医学方面的演讲,朗读的人口齿清晰,表达的都是完整的句型,但是可能会对大家的词汇量有一些要求。所以,平时学习的时候,对一些医学专业词汇的熟悉程度会对考试很有帮助。不过要告诉同学们一个好消息是,听力部分的考试,考官在评分的时候对拼写非常宽松。这意味着,即使这个单词你拼写有些出错,但考官能从你的错误拼写中,大致猜出你想表达的意思,你也会得分的。最后,小编给大家推荐一个不错的听力网站(澳洲ABC电台的Health report),推荐的几大理由是:内容和医学健康紧密相关,对话的嘉宾多样性,日常对话和学术兼并,当然还有原文书面文章和音频对照。

口语考试

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OET的口语考试是根据不同案例,考官会扮演病人,同学需要扮演医疗工作者(比如护士,根据你所报考的专业而定)。两人在录音的情况下,开始场景对话。一开始考官会问些热身问题,比如你的姓名,专业和参加考试的理由。一来帮助考生放松心态,二来测试录音的效果。然后切入正题,同学们会被给予一张小纸片,上面写着简单的案例介绍(比如:你是一个社区护士,去拜访一个患糖尿病的病人),然后还有一些要点提示(比如:你需要向他解释饮食习惯的重要性,检查她是否每天为自己测血糖等等),这些都是你在讲对话的时候需要覆盖的要点。OET口语考试和雅思不同,OET更讲究对话的互动型,同学们需要对考官的问题和回应,作出合理的回答和解释。有时,同学需要主动发问,让话题进展下去。所以,OET口语考试中完全不是一个人在那里长篇大论。大家不用太紧张,随机应对就可以了。

 

阅读考试

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OET的阅读理解,分为两部分。第一部分类似完型填空,时间限制是20分钟,同学们需要阅读一个主题下的4-5篇不同人写的相关文章。然后会有个文章综述,把不同的文章主旨合并起来,但是其中大约有25个填空,需要同学在原文中寻找。由于时间紧张,所以建议大家把每篇文章的标题做到心中有数,然后开始直扑文章综述,根据文章综述段落里提到的信息,返回原文仔细找答案。第二部分是深入阅读理解,遇到一篇比较学术性的文章,在理解文章内容后,完成选择题。

写作考试

OET的写作考试,对护理学生而言,主要是一封介绍信。同学们需要根据试卷中对一个病人罗列的信息,进行归纳总结,然后写成一篇字数约150字的介绍信。介绍信的对象可能是养老院护士长,可能是另一家接收医院,也有可能是病人家属。考试的难点在于,有时候给出的病人信息太多太繁杂,就很难取舍哪些是有价值的,这时候在字书限制面前,就需要作出护士判断。介绍信一般都有格式,开始可以介绍写这封信的目的,并简要说明病人的基本情况。然后可以写病人的病情历史,接着写他目前的情况和已经接受的治疗,接下来写需要对方在哪些方面配合后续护理。最后表示感谢。如果按照这样的基本格式套用,几篇文章锻炼下来就会心里有底,接下来就是要磨砺词汇和语句的表达衔接,让整篇文章更加通顺流畅。最后,祝愿大家考出好成绩!

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Meet Kelly Kan, an Occupational Therapy student

Kelly Kan is an international student from Hong Kong studying Occupational Therapy (OT) at ACU (North Sydney Campus). Occupational therapists work with a range of clients to help them identify physical, cognitive or societal barriers to participation. Occupational therapists work with clients to assess their environment and help them adapt and participate in daily activities which most people take for granted. 

What is your favourite subject in occupational therapy?

In first year we studied biology, psychology, health and occupation, musculoskeletal structure and function, community and vulnerability, pathophysiology and introduction to evidence based practice. My favourite subjects however were “ergonomics” and “upper limb orthoses and rehabilitation” in second year. Ergonomics is the study of designing a person’s environment in order to facilitate the highest level of function. As an OT, our job in ergonomics is to identify and eliminate accident and injury risk factors in the workplace. We also modify equipment so that it doesn’t enable injury or illness. I enjoyed upper limb orthoses and rehabilitation because we had the opportunity to make splints which was so much fun.

Have you experienced any challenges studying occupational therapy?

I think the most challenging part is the workload and placement. I am in third year now and we have to do our placement during the semester break. It is a full time work experience which goes for 5 weeks. This is fine though because placement makes up one unit so we have one less set of exams and assignments in semester one. We also had a lot of mid-semester exams in the first two years which I found hard to study for while also completing other assignments.

Could you share your clinical placement experience?

I did a two week placement at a retirement village (nursing home and rehabilitation centre) which I enjoyed so much. I got to experience a home visit with a practicing occupational therapist where I learnt what kind of questions to ask while doing an interview with the client. I also learnt that we not only do an interview for the purpose of home visit, but also we have to observe the environment and the things (e.g. making tea) that the daily tasks the client does during the time of visit. Apart from the information we get from the interview, we can also gain more information about difficulties that the client experiences and gain a better understanding of the client while observing them. ACU OT provides students a half day placement in the first year to allow us to learn/have a basic understanding of what an OT does. It is very important for us to think about whether we enjoy studying OT and to get a good understanding of the job before we begin.

If you have any questions about OT, or life in Australia, please ask in the comments below! 

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认识香港女孩Kelly kan – ACU职业治疗本科学生

Kelly Kan来自美丽的香港,目前她是澳大利亚天主教大学悉尼校区职业治疗本科(Bachelor of occupational therapy)3年级学生。一起来看看她在ACU的学习经历的分享。

Kelly Kan 1

请问你在学习职业治疗本科专业时,最感兴趣的课程是什么?

我记得在本科一年级,我们需要了解生物学,心理学,健康和职业,肌肉骨骼结构和功能,社区和弱势群体,生理学和以证据为主的实践。我非常喜欢的是大二的“人体工学”这门课,这让我有机会接触如何应用矫形器和进行康复训练。人体工学指导我们如何有效帮助一个病人,设计和运用周围空间,让他最大限度地独立生活。作为职业治疗师,我们的工作就是发现并排除简单的工作场合事故和潜在的隐患。比如,当我们在为病人制作矫形器和研究康复训练时, 我们会制作一些病人需要的石膏,我觉得这种体验很有趣。让我们把书本上的知识,真正地运用到实践中,这样我也体会到活学活用的乐趣。

 

Kelly Kan 2

请问你在学习过程中,有没有一些挑战呢?

我觉得对我来比较有挑战的可能是作业和实习。尤其是在第三年,我需要在学期放假间隙完成5周的实习。在三年级的第一学期,我们虽然只有3门课程有考试,另外一门是实习课程。但对我来说,课业比较紧,有些压力。同时,在2年级和3年级,我们在学期中就有考试,所以我们需要合理安排好时间完成作业,同时好好复习考试。

请问你可否分享你的实习经历?

我在RSL进行了为期2周的实习,并且感到非常有意思。其中有养老院,老人公寓和理疗中心。当我跟随带我的职业治疗师一起去一些老人家拜访,我很感兴趣。因为我学到了在和他们交谈时,自己问哪些问题比较合适。同时我也学到,我在和老人交流的时候,同时也在观察他们日常的生活自理能力和家庭的环境。比如,当一位老人给我们倒茶的时候, 也是绝佳时机观察他们是否在日常家务小事中能行动自如。除了和他们聊天中了解老人,我们也用观察的双眼捕捉更多有价值信息。ACU的实习让学生在大学一年级的时候,有少量的实习机会。这样,我们就可以对职业治疗这个专业有更直观的认识。我觉得很重要的是,这帮助我更早了解这个专业是否自己喜欢的,同时对具体这个专业毕业后做些什么也更清楚。

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Post-study work rights explained

 

 

 

 

 

The temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa provides recent graduates with the opportunity to spend more time in Australia following their studies to gain practical work experience to accompany their Australian qualification(s). In 2013 some changes were made to this visa (Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) replaced the skilled graduate visa (subclass 485) 23 March 2013). Put Simply, graduates from an Australian bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree may now apply for this Visa under one of two streams – the post-study work stream and the graduate work stream.

If granted, the temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa will enable students to stay and work in Australia for between 18 months and four years after graduating. Being granted a visa is not guaranteed upon completion of a degree, but it is worth being aware of some of the requirements for this visa and the post-study work rights that it grants.

Australian Study requirement 
To apply for a temporary Graduate (subclass 485) under either stream, you will first need to satisfy the Australian study requirement. This is that you have completes at least Two years worth of study in no less than 16 months. To meet the two years worth of study you may complete a single qualification or multiple qualifications as long as the academic requirement for study adds up to at least two years. This study must also have been completed in the six months immediately prior to making your application.  Due to this requirement,  you may want to consider studying a longer degree in Australia if you wish to apply for this visa at the completion of your degree.

Post-study work stream

The Post-Study Work stream offers extended options for working in Australia to eligible graduates of a higher education degree. Under this stream, successful applicants are granted a visa of two, three or four years duration, depending on the highest educational qualification you have obtained. It is worth noting that study resulting in a diploma level qualification or trade qualification will not be considered under this stream. Eligible degree level qualifications include a Bachelor degree, Bachelor (honours) degree, Masters by coursework degree, Masters (extended) degree, Masters by research degree and a Doctoral degree. However, degree level courses which are packaged with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma course may be considered, provided they otherwise meet the Australian study requirement.

Graduate work stream

This stream is for international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Unlike the post-study work stream, a visa under this stream is granted for 18 months from the date of grant. The two requirements under this stream is that the course/courses studied must have resulted in a degree, diploma or trade qualification, and this qualification must be closely related to a nominated occupation. This meaning that the subject matter and the skills gained from the qualifications can be applied at the level achieved in the nominated skilled occupation. For example, you will not be eligible if you complete a Certificate III in Plumbing and a Diploma of Plumbing and Services in Australia and then nominate your occupation as ‘physiotherapist’, and so on.

 Other requirements for this visa may apply. For further information on Visa requirements always check the Australian department of Immigration and border protection website

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2017年公立医院护理新生毕业项目

每年澳洲每个省的公立医院组织都会到各大校园举行巡回招聘演讲,主要是帮助新一届的护理和助产士毕业生了解如何申请进入澳洲公立医院就职。最近,澳大利亚天主教大学悉尼校区,迎来了新南威尔士州公立医院组织的代表,前往校园广而告之如何申请新生毕业计划。今天,小编就和大家一起分享他们的信息。

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谁有资格申请2017年新生毕业计划?

1. 计划完成护理或助产士专业的课程(拿到最终成绩单为准),并可以在2016年6月1日至2017年5月31日期间,完成注册程序的护士或助产士。

2. 在开始正式成为注册护士上班前,已经达到注册护士资格证。

3. 澳大利亚公民,或者拥有可以在澳洲全时工作的签证

4. 请留意:澳大利亚公民拥有优先被录用权,其次是拥有澳洲永久居留权的人和新西兰公民

5. 请留意:公立医院不提供雇主担保

接下来,小遍将分三个部分向大家介绍同学们整个新生毕业计划流程。其中包括:

– 准备阶段(从2016年4月开始)

– 申请阶段(2016年6月至2016年10月期间)

– 等待阶段(从2016年11月开始)

 

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准备阶段 – 招聘流程

2016年3月底

公立医院组织到各大校园举行巡回招聘演讲时间表已经确定,公布于网站

2016年4月- 5月

请应届毕业生参加公立医院组织在各大校园举行巡回招聘演讲,内容关于新生毕业招聘计划和申请流程

2016年6月

6月16日(周四)上午10点:2017网上新生招聘流程启动

7月6日(周三)上午10点:2017网上新生招聘流程关闭

2016年7月

7月19日(周二):雇主向申请人发出面试邀请

7月27日(周三):申请人接受面试邀请的最后日期

2016年8月

面试在8月1日-8月26日期间进行

2016年9月

9月21日(周三):顾主通知申请人面试结果

截至9月29日 (周四): 成功的申请人必须网上接受工作邀请

2016年10-12月:成功申请人完成注册,成为澳洲注册护士

 

2. 申请阶段

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申请人可以在2016年6月16日到2016年7月6日期间,登陆网站填写申请资料:(http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/Recruit.aspx

在线申请表格分为三个部分:

– 个人信息

–  感兴趣的工作地点或医院

– 课程规范 (以往工作经验,对顾主选择要求的回应,推荐人信息)

以上信息出处,请参阅:

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Publications/transition-to-professional-practice.pdf

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5 tips to take the stress out of referencing

It’s week 9 and things are starting to get real – essays and other assignments are starting to pile up and just about everything is due. Regardless of the class or form of assignment, they all have one thing in common – referencing. There is no way to get around referencing, without it you’ll be caught with plagiarism and you’ll lose marks if it isn’t done correctly, but there are ways that you can make the whole experience a little less painful. Here are 5 tips for taking the stress out of referencing:

referencing like a pro

1._Don’t leave it till the end
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when doing an assignment is leaving all the referencing until the very end. I have done this on multiple occasions and it has resulted in a mad scramble an hour before the due time trying to find out where I got my information, which source goes where and in what order. One of the best ways to avoid last minute stress, and get your assessment done in less time, is to jot down notes as you go. Whether on a piece of paper or on your computer, it is handy to have a list of all sources you have used and excerpts of the information you got from each of these sources. That way everything will be organised when you come to fix up your referencing later. Another smart move is actually doing the referencing as you go, that means entering correct footnotes and updating your bibliography as you work through the assignment.

2.  Use valid sources
You’ll be surprised at how hard it is to reference a random website you found off google, that has no author, date and lacks other valid information. If you want to reference correctly, get those extra marks and make life a bit easier for yourself, then make sure you use valid sources. When doing any work at University, the library’s relevant online resources for your course and Google scholar are your best friends. All sources found through these means will include the relevant information needed for correct referencing. Additionally, never use sources like Wikipedia – professors will not look kindly upon this and it is sure you cause you more stress in the long run.

3.  Know your referencing system
Each course (and sometimes even different classes) will require different referencing systems. These could be anything from the Harvard reference system to the Australian Guide to legal citation. Make sure you check your Unit outline, or ask your lecturer which reference system to use before you start your assignment. This is incredibly important, because while some forms of referencing will require in-text citation, others will rely heavily on footnoting and so on. Make sure that you research your referencing system to ensure that you are completing your assignment correctly.

4.  Use a reference generator
While we should all know how to reference without using a generator, sometimes they are the best for saving time and organising your research. Systems like Zotero, make it easy to save sources and make notes as you go, taking most of the stress out of referencing. This system is quite complex though, if you are looking for a simple, web-based generator, sites like Cite this for me and Neil’s toolbox can come in extremely handy.

5.  Ask for help

As always, If you are feeling stressed, there is bound to be a service at ACU to help you. ACU’s Academic skills unit has a specific focus area on Academic referencing skills, and students are encouraged to prepare by attending:
– Workshops – these free, one hour workshops run throughout semester. Register to attend now.
– Drop-in sessions – these are brief consultations with an Academic Skills Adviser.
– Individual or group consultations – make an individual or small group appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser.

Do you have any other tips? Share them in the comments below! 

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