Have just discovered this visa which is perfect for my situation! Anyone know how easy they are to get, how long they take etc... Will be a 43yr old newly qualified midwife with a family x
Do you already have the employer lined up and is your skills assessment complete? If yes to both those, then I will take a wild stab at a few months. But really the question is very difficult to answer because it just depends and varies from case to case.
You will need to research carefully, however, based on the little information you have provided you may not qualify for a 121 visa.
The main way of being eligible for a 121 visa is to have a skills assessment and 3 years post qualification experience in your nominated occupation. If as your post indicates, you are “newly qualified” you will not meet the three year post qualification requirement.
You may have to consider other options such as a 119 which has lower threshold criteria.
There are many different visa subclasses so do your research well.
I am a newly qualified midwife from the north of ireland. At present there are no jobs at home so we have been toying with the idea of Australia for the last 12 months. I am dealing with a recruitment consultancy who specialize in New graduate midwifery positions. Melbourne and New south Wales seem to be the 2 areas that I have stumbled on that have transition programmes for new graduates. The hospital of state provide a sponsorship visa. The relevant documentation needs to be gathered by yourself and can be time consuming and lengthy. We have 4 kids aged 14, 7, 4 and 12 weeks old. We hope to be moved before the summer with a ob secured. Have a look at new graduate positions online.
hope u get sorted
Lisha, can you let me know what agency you're dealing with please? My kids are 16, 14 and 11 and I am 43 (nearly!) and so am running out of time...
It is difficult to say without knowing your particular situation. A 457 temporary working visa may be an option if you can find a suitable sponsor.
Correct in “exceptional circumstances” the three year work requirement may be waived.
the agency that I have spoken to is Geneva Health and the jobs are on the outskirts of Melbourne. Hope this helps.