Tasmania ends return-to-work program
The state’s only re-entry course will end on July 1 forcing nurses to study on the mainland to meet national registration requirements, writes Linda Belardi.
Tasmanian nurses seeking to return to the workforce will no longer have access to a re-entry program following the government's decision not to renew accreditation for the state's only course. Australian Nursing Federation (Tasmanian branch) secretary, Neroli Ellis said the move was a cost-cutting measure and would force nurses to go interstate to meet national re-registration requirements. "Many nurses who have had a break of five or more years for travel or family reasons will now find themselves unable to recommence their career pathway," Ellis told Nursing Review. To undertake an approved...
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
I have recently moved from Tasmania to the mainland for the very reason that there were no jobs, no money and no government intending or in fact able to inject funds into growing the state. Tasmania is going backwards and this is just another example.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
I moved to Tas 5 years ago, and left after 20 months. I made my employer (DHHS) aware why I was returning to AUS. Last year I was offered a job in the private sector, but not made aware of the wage. Eventually I quoted my salary up here, and was told 'the boss didn't get that much'. And I'm a mere L1! Until the politicians put the state before their own careers, Tas will disappear. Which is a pity, I have good friends and family down there , and I return twice a year, for them and because I do love the place. However, a single person battles to stay afloat, and two wages are required to ensure a reasonable standard of living. So sad.
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