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Old Feb 9th 2011, 10:33 pm   #16
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Visas granted!!!
Fly out in 5 weeks, ready to start work early April

Happy days!

Hope everyone else getting on ok!
Excellent news mate, well done


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Hi All,

I am a UK Paramedic (2 yrs post qual) with Clinical Tutorship experience looking at SJA in WA over the next two years or so. Just sticking my head in to say hello, and monitoring all this for future reference!

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Same as the UK then?
Would rather not be in the Cities.... rural will suit me fine....!
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Would rather not be in the Cities.... rural will suit me fine....!
can you fly a plane then?
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The plane has only a doctor,nurse and pilot on board.

Had the pleasure of being on the super cramped RFDS at Christmas with my daughter. You would seriously need to like flying to go on that thing regular.
Noisy,very cramped and can be jumpy

Choose a bigger rural town and they have a SJA office with proper ambulance crews. Used this at Christmas for hospital transfer, v professional and new ambulance vans.

St Johns Ambulance and RFDS gets from me

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I am a UK Paramedic (2 yrs post qual) with Clinical Tutorship experience looking at SJA in WA over the next two years or so. Just sticking my head in to say hello, and monitoring all this for future reference!

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Hi Dave

the window of opportunity for state sponsorship are slowly but surely closing down. You need to grab it now unless you have skills or relatives that can get you a visa.


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Thanks all,

No, I don't fly planes.... have fallen out of a couple though. Bigger rural would be fine, just not really a city person.

A colleague of mine is on her way over for a career break with SJA for 18 months, and we will be flying over for a holiday later this year.

Would love to drop everything and run now, but everything takes time! Plus the fact that my main breadwinner and better half has to finish off her contract here...

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Thanks all,

No, I don't fly planes.... have fallen out of a couple though. Bigger rural would be fine, just not really a city person.

A colleague of mine is on her way over for a career break with SJA for 18 months, and we will be flying over for a holiday later this year.

Would love to drop everything and run now, but everything takes time! Plus the fact that my main breadwinner and better half has to finish off her contract here...

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Hi Dave,

John is right, it seems QAS have scaled back recruitment, NSW amb serv still can't sponsor in international applicants, this has been on hold for 18months now. WA seem to be the main sponsor now.
From applying to WA and getting job offer took 5 months, which flew by!
Applications open until March

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This is probably a stupid question and I am expecting the answer to be no but do the Australian ambulance services (in any state) except oversees applicants onto their trainee schemes in order to become a paramedic.

I currently have no qualifications in this area. I would be looking to move over in about 1.5 years when I am finished my current degree in college. By then I would be able to complete a private EMT course and have some experience with a voluntary ambulance service.


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This is probably a stupid question and I am expecting the answer to be no but do the Australian ambulance services (in any state) except oversees applicants onto their trainee schemes in order to become a paramedic.

I currently have no qualifications in this area. I would be looking to move over in about 1.5 years when I am finished my current degree in college. By then I would be able to complete a private EMT course and have some experience with a voluntary ambulance service.


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Hi, not a stupid question at all! But I would think that you would have to at least have a student visa to study in Australia to be considered. My advice is to contact SJA WA direct and any other services in Aus to get a straight answer.

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Hi, Ukparamedic818 and rootbeerfloat.

Telephone interview wasn't as bad as I thought, was a bit of a crackly line with a slight delay and I could hear my voice echo down the line

There were 2 or 3 asking q's, clinical management such as how would you deal with a given scenario, there are also q's such as why do you want to be a para etc. Pretty much the ususal stuff. Didn't have any problem with language barrier, they said we don't need to know their scope of practice, had a feeling they knew ours, eg JRCALC, and expect us to know it well!
Was well explained beforehand!
After phone interview it was medical/fitness test then psychometric testing, and finished with a teleconference/webcam interview all spread over 2 months.

They seem v.good at getting things sorted and e-mailed me often.

Hope thats helped you, and happy xmas to you all

Congrats on getting the job!

I have applied for SJA and so far been selected for telephone interview (yay!) in a couple of weeks time....
I was just wondering if you can tell me what kind of scenario questions they asked you? Any advice you can give would be V much appreciated!!
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Hey all, this is directed to I wan tee go OZ (or anyone else with experience with this), I am a Canadian paramedic, and just completed my video conference and I am awaiting a response for a job offer from the Metro Perth Service (SJAA). Just curious how long it was before you heard back from them? My interview was approx a week and a half a go and the family and I are biting our respective nails. Thanks for any help.

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