I have always had a dream of moving to australia but things in my life have so far prevented me which leaves me in the position that I am 31 with a daughter, I am a qualified hairdresser and have been for 3 years and have an NVQ 3 and my partner is a part qualified electrician hopefully will be fully qualified next year at an age of 42. I have been told that my best chance is to take my ILETS english and get my NVQ3 turned into an AQFIII and then work with my AQFIII over here for a further year and hope that I can still get state sponsored at a cost of £1900. Or wait till my partner qualifies and try get VETESSES and wait a further year then again apply state sponsored??
I have been told that because I didn't do a full apprenticeship my quals don't count and need to get AQFIII status? Has anyone else been in the position because I don't think if we wait a year we will get enough points due to my partners age - any help would be greatly appreciated I'm so confused over the different things i have been advised by an agent?? I really don't think we are going to get there and am devastated