Statement of Purpose

“Diploma of Nursing”

Student Name: Dipendra Khatri

I am happy to state that I am writing this Statement of Purpose for the enrollment in Diploma of Nursing in Skills Training Australia. I am your name, son of father name and mother name. I am a permanent resident of your address born on date of birth. I am the younger sibling of my parents with an elder sister, sister name. Ever since my childhood, I had a caring and empathetic nature and a vision of serving for mankind. Therefore I decided to choose nursing as my career. I completed my High School in science faculty with biology as my major subject to pursue my education in the medical field.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION As per my academic qualification, I completed my School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in 2016 with a GPA of *** from school name. After that, I completed my Higher Secondary Education from institution name with GPA of *** in 2018. Since I had always dreamed of acquiring an international degree, I started to take PTE classes and gave an exam on 5 October 2018 and scored 74 as an overall band score with 71 in Listening, 81 in Reading, 79 in Speaking and 68 in Writing.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING AUSTRALIA OVER OTHER COUNTRIES Choosing an educational destination to continue my higher education was not easy. I did intense research regarding popular destinations for abroad studies and I found countless reasons for choosing Australia for my further study.

Firstly, Australia actually has some of the best colleges and universities in the world. 8 out of 100 top universities in the world are in Australia. Likewise, 5 out of the 30 best cities in the world are in Australia. With more than one thousand universities, training colleges, English language institutions and schools, international students can choose from over 25,000 courses. No wonder, Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world. The Australian Government regulates the education system in order to maintain a high standard of education associated with the country.

Many international and local students are succeeding in their careers by studying in Australia as there is a wide range of courses with a top class quality of education for both international and local students. All the multi-cultural backgrounds of students, great quality of education and governmental and institutional support for international students are some of the great aspects that have made Australia a more attractive destination for students all over the world. Australia is an English speaking country and has a safe and friendly society in which students can learn and travel freely. It is one of the best places in the world to study and has a strong international reputation for Higher Education.

Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. The crime rate is very low and living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the USA, UK and Canada. To study in the USA, students need to sit for competitive exams like SAT or ACT which takes a lot of time. In the UK the currency value is really high. Australian currency is a lot more economic for international students. There is no Tuition Protection Scheme in USA and UK and fees are higher than Australia which makes us feel insecure. When it comes to feeling safe and secured the USA is not a very reliable country as we used to hear about crime issues every day. Also, it takes 4 years to complete a bachelor degree in the USA where I can complete just in 3 years from Australia. There are no PSW facilities like Australia in most of the other countries. The climatic condition of Canada is very cold compared to Nepal which makes it harder for Nepalese to reside there. Talking about other Asian countries like Japan, China and European countries like Germany, France, Italy language is the key. So I would have to invest a lot of time to learn a foreign language which would take a lot of time.

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework monitors and protects the rights of overseas students studying in Australia including a right to information on courses, fees, and other information about the college. The Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS), an initiative taken by the Australian Government, monitors the placement and refund service for international students. As being a student myself, this is a very pleasing arrangement as I don’t have to worry of losing my investment on the study. I can rest be assured that I shall graduate from Australia without any setbacks. Moreover, Australia also provides PSW opportunities which will help me gain experience that will help in my career back in my own country. Also, Australia has special health insurance coverage for the international students called Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) which will cover any kind of health emergency care required during my stay. I had also collected feedback from the students studying in Australia already and received a positive response from them about the teaching quality, student life in Australia and finally decided to study in Australia not in other Countries.

REASONS FOR NOT CHOOSING NEPAL Before deciding to opt for an international degree, I researched in the web about my interested course here in Nepal. In Nepal, there are not many good universities and teaching institutions. There are only 5 accredited universities in Nepal which are Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University and Mid Western University. Also, there are some institutions that provides Diploma of Nursing here in Nepal. Namely, some of them are CTEVT, BPKIHS, Manmohan Institute of Health Science, Vinayak College of Health Science, Om Health Campus, Norvic Institute of Nursing Education and few others. At the moment the competition is very tough for these universities and institutes. Students need to sit through various entrance examinations which has only a limited number of seats for admission. These take a lot of time for preparation. There are many people who have been trying for 3-4 years and are still unable to secure a seat. The quality of education provided is not as good as compared to the international one. It has a traditional teaching method and only believes on the marks obtained by the student rather than their practical knowledge. The degree holds very little value compared to an international degree. Due to this finding job with a national degree is very difficult as well. There is no use of modern technologies in the class room. The courses are very rarely revised due to which there is a lack to new information and students are taught old courses only. It is theoretical based only and there is no proper timing of exam and result either. Furthermore, If I study in Nepal I will always be under the roof of my parents care. Along with an international degree in Australia, I will learn to be an independent person by performing all my daily chores and responsibilities myself. I will learn to face every circumstances by my own which is a very important aspect in an individual’s life. Overall, I believe that I will grow as a responsible, self dependent and confident person when I return back to my native land. Also, while studying abroad, I will have the opportunity to meet students from different countries so that we can exchange ideas and culture with each other.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING SKILLS TRAINING AUSTRALIA With my further research, I got to know that Skills Training Australia is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) that has been leading the way in the delivery of community services, health and nursing training services since 1999. STA is dedicated to provide the highest quality training and assessment services to the students. Skills Training Australia provides a wide range of courses in the field of the health sector. I want to study a Diploma of Nursing in Skills Training Australia as it provides education with the use of new technologies and equipments. STA has placement agreements with some of the best public and private hospital and health care organizations.

in the state including Eastern Health, Austin Health, Monash Health and Healthscope which will be a good experience for my career. It offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of innovative and internationally organized degree in Australia. It has one of the best Diploma of Nursing programs in Melbourne which is composed with various culture and people from over 200 countries. Not only this, it provides a quality educational and inspirational setting with very affordable fees having AUD 10,000 per semester. STA has committed to continuous improvements, working hard to develop, implement and deliver the course and professional development program. There are other institutes like Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA), Holmesglen TAFE and Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE), Australian Harbour International College, Southern Cross Education Institute, Queensford College, Think Education, RGIT, Curtin’s College and many more that provide same quality of education for Diploma of Nursing as STA but many these have study plan for 2 years while STA provides the same education within 1.5 years. The fees of IHNA, Holmesglen and ACFE are also higher than that of STA which makes STA more favorable than other institutes. Southern Cross Education Institute is located in Adelaide and Queensford College in Brisbane. But I had an interest of studying in Melbourne. Environment is an important factor of consideration. As per my research, the weather change of Melbourne really fascinated me. Melbourne is often ranked amongst the world’s most liveable city every year. Considering the city and institute, I found STA as the best option for my higher education. The degree will provide me career paths in the health sector with many opportunities which is why I have chosen STA for my further study.

WHY STUDY NURSING COURSE? Nursing is all about the patient. It’s a career that helps us save lives, bring happiness to individuals and their families and comfort to those in need. From mental health and aged care to rehabilitation and midwifery, there are many areas where we can make a positive impact. If we are a compassionate, strong-valued person with an urge to help others, studying nursing is a great career move. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness and care if ill, disabled and terminally ill people. Studying Nursing leads to a career as a registered nurse with a broad range of opportunities including hospital care, community health, paediatrics, mental health, aged care and many more.

Nursing is one of the few professions that allow us to match our career with our lifestyle. Instead of working 9 to 5 everyday, we’ll have the opportunity to choose a schedule that best fits into our life. Daily shifts in the nursing range between four to twelve hours, which means we’ll have time to dedicate to family and other commitments. In terms of placement, most people associate nurses with working at their local hospitals. However, we can also find employment in schools, government agencies and home care facilities. Besides nursing is a respected profession that works on the front lines of patient care every day. Depending on the type of nurse we train to be, we could be working in a hospital, emergency ward, long-term care facility, or any number of other medical facilities. Working directly with patients every day can give us a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment. In the field of nursing, there are many different options. Some of which are home health aide, nursing assistant, practical nurse, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. While it takes at least 10 to 12 years to become a doctor, it takes only 3 to 4 years to become a professional nurse. Likewise, patients aren’t just female but male as well due to which male patients will feel much comfortable with the male nurse as they would be able to understand them much better. Due to all these reasons, there is much scope for men in nursing which is why I have applied for it. But the main reason would be because the greatest reward of nursing is the knowledge that we are making a positive difference in the lives of our patients. While many other jobs may have an indirect impact on others, nursing has a direct impact. We work with patients every single day to help improve their health, wellness, and comfort. It’s definitely a job to feel proud of. So, I have chosen a Nursing career in my life.

COURSE DESCRIPTION OF DIPLOMA OF NURSING IN SKILLS TRAINING AUSTRALIA The Diploma of Nursing is made up of 25 units of competency, which I will need to complete to gain the qualification and apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse which are following safe work practices for direct client care, confirming physical health status, complying with infection control policies and procedures, working with diverse people, practicing nursing within the Australian healthcare system, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nursing care plans, reflecting on and improving own professional practice and applying nursing practice in the primary health care setting etc. 400 hours of clinical placement will be arranged for students as part of a study. Diploma of Nursing can be studied 3 days a week for 1.5 years or 2 days a week for 2 years. I must attend a total of 10 weeks of unpaid clinical placement in a range of clinical settings which is arranged by Skills Training Australia, and provided through STA’s clinical partners in the greater Melbourne area. The full tuition fee for the course will be AUD 19,500.

WHY DIPLOMA AND WHY NOTY BACHELOR IN NURSING I had a clear choice of directly Bachelor of Nursing after completing +2. But I decided to study a Diploma of Nursing in Skills Training Australia first which will allow me to understand Australian culture and education system. Enrolling directly in Bachelor might be a bit of a challenge. With a Diploma course, I can get to adjust with the academic environment, teaching system and types of assessment. By the time I will get introduced to the basic theories, notions and elements of Nursing so that I actually get prepared for my further degree. Moreover, I will build confidence for further years of study to follow. Then after finishing the Diploma of Nursing in Skills Training Australia, I plan to study the Bachelors of Nursing in Australia itself so that I can become a registered nurse. For studying Bachelors of Nursing I have researched about some universities as well which are Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, La Trobe University, Federation University, Monash University, Deakin University, RMIT and Swinburne University of Technology. Also, I would get a facility of credit transfer for my Bachelors degree through which I can study 2 years Bachelor in Nursing and become a registered nurse. Also, I can study in small class size in college where it will be easy for me to compete with the students.

FUTURE PLANS AFTER MY COURSE COMPLETION AND INCENTIVES TO RETURN Nursing is a noble and altruistic profession which is for those people who are passionate about health and well-being and enjoy caring for people.. After completing the Bachelors of Nursing and becoming a registered nurse, I will fully utilize the opportunity of 2 years PSW to gain practical experiences. It will help me a lot to set a career back in my home country. After that, I will return back to my home country and use my knowledge, training, experience that I have learned to bring at least a small change for uplifting the health of people and serve my country. I would be able to set an example to other young men that doctor isn’t the only medical sector for men but we also have nursing.

My country is a developing country and there are wide opportunities in health sectors. They pay a high salary for qualified nurses. So, in upcoming days I can work as a senior nurse, supervisor, mentor in any reputed medical hospitals like Norvic Hospital, Bir Hospital, Om Hospital, Kathmandu Medical College, Grande International Hospital, T.U Teaching Hospital etc. Additionally, I will get the opportunity to work as a nursing officer in different NGOs, INGOs (Action Aid Nepal, ADRA Nepal, Care International Nepal, Child Welfare Scheme, Leprosy Mission Nepal, etc.) to upgrade the health of our Nepalese citizens. There are also various job sites like www.jobsnepal.com, https://merojob.com/ , https://publichealthupdate.com/, https://merorojgari.com/ etc. that we can easily surf to find our desired job. I would be able to have a nice livelihood as I would have about NPR 70,00 to 80,000 (AUD 800 to 1000) monthly salary in my own country Nepal. It will get increased as I get more experienced in the future. That way I will be able to recover my study investment shortly. Besides income, becoming a medical practitioner will also gain me immense prestige in my community. I also plan to contribute to betterment in the health of the people especially in rural areas of my country by using the skills that I will have acquired from my study in Australia as they are still deprived of proper medical care. I am confident that I will get a competitive job here in Nepal with an Australian degree. If unable to find a competitive job here in the home country, I can also apply for an international job based on my degree from Australia. I can apply for the Nursing job in South East countries, European countries where pay is very high for Registered Nurses. But I will give my first priority to my home country Nepal as it will be easy for me to work here in Nepal.

I am equally acquainted about the obligations as an international student in Australia. I am the only son of my family and I carry the responsibility to support and care them in their old age. Also, their immense love will always pull me back to my native land. I have certain duties towards my family and society. We Nepalese follow our every rituals with dedication so in future I need to be with my family to complete the rituals and ceremonies as I am their their only son. Likewise, I need to care after my parents property in the future. Therefore I would like to assure you that my intention of travelling to Australia is only for quality education. I will return back to Nepal as a well-educated, experienced and professional nurse.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT I am from economically sound background family is very supportive regarding my further studies. So my all the expenses for abroad study will be covered by my family. My family consists of 4 members including myself. My father is a Customs Officer at company name and address and has an annual salary of NPR ******. My mother is working as a Manager in the Company name. She has an annual salary of NPR ******. My sister is serving as a teacher in institution name and earns NPR ****** anually. We also obtain NPR ****** from house rent and NPR ****** from land lease annually. To sum up, the yearly income of my family is NPR ******* which is equivalent to***** AUD. Being conscious about my future education, my family had arranged to maintain savings for past years. Fund of NPR ******* (AUD ******) is maintained in my mother’s bank account of SBI Bank for my tuition fees, OSHC, a living and travelling purpose which was transferred via bank name In addition, we have a property of approx. NPR ******** (******** AUD). So, all the expenses throughout my study period can be undoubtedly covered by my family’s income in all the possible ways. I am equally acquainted about the obligations as an international student in Australia. I am the only son of my family and I carry the responsibility to support and care them in their old age. Also, their immense love will always pull me back to my native land. Therefore I would like to assure you that my intention of travelling to Australia is only for quality education. I will return back to Nepal as a well-educated, experienced and professional nurse and serve my nation.

VISA CONDITIONS UNDER STUDENT VISA SUBCLASS 500 I would like to state that I am fully aware about my visa conditions which fall under student visa subclass 500. As per the conditions, I need to have at least 80% attendance each semester. I also have to provide the details to an institution that I will be studying at and to Australian High Commission if address changes. Likewise, I must maintain Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) while in Australia and show academic growth. There is work limitation for International students and I will follow the same. Therefore, I would like to assure you that I will sincerely obey all the clauses under Visa Subclass 500. Also, I do not have any immigration history in my profile.

I believe that having quality education and ample exposure to practical based knowledge would be very helpful to achieve my ultimate goal and launch my career in nursing upon my return to Nepal. I belong to a financially capable family so it would not create any financial burden to my family. Finally, I assure you as a sincere international student that I will follow all the rules and regulations held by the institution as well as the Australian government.

Yours sincerely, Student name DOB: DD/MM/YYYY Passport No: ********

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