Application for the 5th Batch of Nurses and Caregivers for Japan is Now Open

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in cooperation with the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is now accepting applicants for the recruitment of the 5th batch of nurses and care workers for Japan.

Pre-employment orientation shall be conducted for qualified applicants prior to interview by JICWELS and representatives from participating health care facilities and institutions in Japan.

Qualified applicants who pass the interview and who are successfully matched with a Japanese institution shall undergo six (6) months of Preparatory Japanese Language Training (PJLT) that is sponsored by the Government of Japan and conducted by the Japan Foundation at the Language Skills Institute of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Taguig City. Upon entry to Japan, the workers shall attend another Japanese Language Training for six (6) months conducted by the designated language center in Japan.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:


  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • With Board License;
  • With at least three (3) years hospital experience; and
  • Must be physically and psychologically fit
  • Preferably 20 to 35 years old


  • Graduate from any four (4) year course and certified as a caregiver by TESDA;
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession
  • Must be physically and psychologically fit
  • Preferably 20 – 35 years old

For both positions, knowledge of the Japanese language will be an advantage.

Qualified applicants must register online at and personally submit the following documents to the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, POEA Building, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City from August 6 – 22, 2012.

  1. A detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture
  2. College diploma (for careworker applicant, diploma should be authenticated)
  3. Transcript of Records
  4. Valid PRC ID (for nurse applicants)
  5. Employment Certificates (for nurse applicants)
  6. Valid TESDA Certificate on Caregiving (for careworker applicants)
  7. Valid passport
  8. Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)

Qualified applicants from the Visayas and Mindanao area must also register online at and personally submit the above mentioned documents to the following POEA offices not later than August 17, 2012:

No regional interview will be conducted.

POEA Regional Center for Visayas
Mezzanine Floor, LDM Building
M.J. Cuneco Avenue corner Legaspi City
Cebu City

POEA Regional Center for Mindanao
2nd Floor, AMYA II Building, Quimpo Boulevard corner
Tulip Drive, Ecoland, Davao City

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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