Thought I'd follow the lead of 'collip99' and set up a support thread.
Don't expect much input for a while as we don't have firm offers yet but I guess it will become increasingly useful to share information, bounce ideas off each other, ask 'stupid' questions and just generally share experiences/knowledge/concerns before and after arrival.
Like I say it's maybe a bit premature at present but will hopefully become increasingly relevant and useful over time. I set it up within this section to offer a safe haven for us all to share any questions, concerns or worries no matter how trivial we perceive them to be.
Any wisdom, knowledge, questions or worries are welcome so don't hold back!!!
Thanks for doing this, Macgyver. I'm sure come the time there will be plenty of questions....maybe more answers. Let's hope so! All seems so unreal at the moment. In six months time my life could've turned upside down (literally). Fingers crossed we get a good uptake and we all offer each other an amazing resource in terms of experience.
I for one cannot wait to put 'flesh on the bones' and add more substance to my dreams!!
Good to have the first reply on the thread!!!
I agree about needing to add more substance to complement the feeling of excitement. I want to start planning in more depth, looking at rentals, checking out public transport, social groups/clubs in the area etc but can't do any of it until some sort of offer/confirmation comes through for a specific area.
Crouched at the starting line waiting for the gun to go off at the moment....but it feels good to at least be in the race at this point!!
Hopefully hear something sooner rather than later
Yeah, all the things like home rental, furniture, white goods, car (do we salary package a lease car...or not?)
I'm desperately hoping we can go somewhere where there are already expats and/or some of us guys! I have one on on Kalgoorlie at the moment. More remote, but big enough for mod cons. Still isolated though. So, so, so much to plan. But where to begin??
Congratulations everyone! I am still working here in the UK and have not applied - would like to do so in the future so would like to keep tabs on everyone and how it really is to work in Aus. In not too long you will have first hand knowledge and experience to share. Keep us updated please!
Aye, don't know where to start!!! As when i was in the NT interview the chief exec said to me 'definately bring your car over here as they are so expensive' now i have looked into it a bit and i think it all depends on what your car is (there is a thread under imports/exports on here) but like think it takes a while to apply, then send it then license it etc. I got the sense that WA were offering 9 or 15k all in. Whereas NT broke it all down into flights, car hire, accom etc.
Yeah....not sure how far 15k will go for the three of us. We've already said we will need to be ruthless in what we take so not to worry about non-essentials. We were told about bring own car, but to be honest we've both got old cars and the price in bringing one over would not make much sense really. We won't be arriving in Australia with thousands in funds, so we will need to survive on bare minimum for the first month or two I'd imagine. Mind you, saying that we survive in the UK without too much in the way of adding funds to savings! Do we need AASW registration before we go over? That is $850AUD or $1000AUD fast-track.
I see that the GSCC hand over to the HPC...sorry...the HCPC on 1st August 2012. I'm kinda thinking that I will thinking of not re-registering after that date. What are your thoughts?
Hi all, this thread is a great idea!!
I too have a received an offer from Western Australia. I have also been offered a postion in the Northern Territory too.
I have suggested that a thread is started for Northern Territory?
Im so excited!!!!!
I too have been successful in the interviews for CP in WA. I'm so excited about moving to and practising in Australia!!
This thread is going to be very useful over the coming months - thanks Phil and MacGyver!!
I would suggest you all start preparing the required douments for registering with AASW. They require quite a bit of information, a lot of which has to certified by someone who is recognised by the law of the land.
Also, it's not cheap. I sent mine away a few days ago, I paid for the fast track - $1000 which is estimted to take about three weeks. It costs $850 for the normal service which is estimated to take eight weeks.
It'll be good to get to know you all and share info ... oh exciting times!!
just a thought - I am rellocating with my husband - no children. Do you think I'd be elligable for the $15,000 family fee?