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Anyone working within the Australian NHS?

Old Sep 24th 2013, 8:26 pm
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Hi

My OH Amy currently works within the NHS in the UK, as the manager of a team specialising in people with Obesity and Postural problems.

She would like to know if there are similar units/departments with the hospitals in Australia.

As the role is very specific it doesn't come up on the skilled list or job sites. So we wasn't sure if this field of work is used in Australia. Im sure it is but if anyone can offer any help/advice. We would really appreciate it.

Thank you
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Hi

My OH Amy currently works within the NHS in the UK, as the manager of a team specialising in people with Obesity and Postural problems.

She would like to know if there are similar units/departments with the hospitals in Australia.

As the role is very specific it doesn't come up on the skilled list or job sites. So we wasn't sure if this field of work is used in Australia. Im sure it is but if anyone can offer any help/advice. We would really appreciate it.

Thank you
There is no "Australian NHS". Is your wife a nurse? What are her qualifications?
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 7:19 am
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There is no "Australian NHS". Is your wife a nurse? What are her qualifications?
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 2:14 pm
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Hi

My OH Amy currently works within the NHS in the UK, as the manager of a team specialising in people with Obesity and Postural problems.

She would like to know if there are similar units/departments with the hospitals in Australia.

As the role is very specific it doesn't come up on the skilled list or job sites. So we wasn't sure if this field of work is used in Australia. Im sure it is but if anyone can offer any help/advice. We would really appreciate it.

Thank you
Hi Lee, as Dorothy says you'd need to provide more details of Amy's current role/qualifications to get more specific advice. The closest thing Australia has to the NHS (and it's not very close at all!) is Medicare. Public hospitals do employ dieticians and physiotherapists but without knowing Amy's qualifications it's difficult to know if she'd qualify for any of these positions.
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 5:26 pm
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Default Re: Anyone working within the Australian NHS?

Hi

Sorry, I should of said hospital system, as I am aware they dont have an NHS.

Amy isnt any form of nurse. She currently has the follow:



QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in Sport, recreation and allied occupations-operational services
• NVQ Level 2 Security, safety and loss prevention
• IRSM Level 3 National Pool plant operators certificate

• Fitness Instructor Award Level 2
• Level 2 Award in Chair-Based Exercise for the Frailer Older Person

• Advanced Fitness Instructor Level 3
• Exercise Referral Level 3
• Personal Trainer Level 3: Modules below
• Advanced Fitness Instructing-Gym
• Business Marketing skills for the fitness professional
• Nutrition and weight management
• Advanced Cardiovascular training
• Advanced resistance training
• Advanced exercise and fitness knowledge
• Client lifestyle and fitness assessment
• Training in different environments
• Chronic Respiratory Disease Exercise Instructor

• BACPR VI (Level 4)
• Obesity & Diabetes Management Instructor Level 4

• Mental Health First Aid England Training (mhfa)
• Disability Equality Training and Deaf Awareness
• European Computer Driving Licence
• Qualified Walk Leader

I am sure a lot of these mean nothing to some of you (As they dont me ) We are just trying to find out if there are similar jobs available to Amy. If so what area. Public/Private Hospitals or are these facilities just provided by private individual businesses?
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Not really. Public Health is very hung up on (degree and post graduate) qualifications and registration, I doubt she'd get a look in TBH.
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Default Re: Anyone working within the Australian NHS?

As Quoll says need university degrees to do this kind of work in Aus. Only thing she could do would be work at a gym or such like and I do not think Aus is short of people with these qualifications.

Our medical fraternity mainly work for themselves and do work in public health as well and they are not keen on anyone who does not have the right qualifications as they see it as downgrading skills here.

Anything to do with medical head to uni get experience and then apply
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