Hi all - am just new to this site so if there is a thread on my topic anywhere else - I apologise and would love to be directed to the said thread.
I am looking to come to Australia - WA (perth) or Brisbane at the end of 2008 beginning of 2009.
I have been hairdressing on and off for 21 years. I have been employed in my salon now for almost 5 years and have much experience in all aspects of hairdressing. I also do hair extensions (hot melt fusion method) which I have been doing for over a year now.
I took my hairdressing exams in 1989 so have the equivilant of NVQ1 & NVQ2 and have gone back to college to do NVQ3 which I will complete in September this year.
I am looking ideally for a sponsorship within a Salon but really don't know where to start - I am will to email and send my cv to any amount of Salons and do any work necessary to get my application out there.
I was in touch with a Visa agent (immigration oz) who took details from me and said I qualified etc but said it may take up to 18 mths for me to get a visa, then of course I wouldn't be guaranteed employment when I get there, so I would like to try the sponsorship route.
Can anyone help - any information would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance