After being ripped off by an oz agent, and loosing all of our money, and missing out on pathway D for the skilled visa, due to the agent, I have obviously been very dissapointed and annoyed how this could happen to us! I have been looking at other options which have resulted in dead ends for us. I have found that the only way, unless anyone has any ideas, is for my husband Gary, to go and get an NVQ in joinery and start again under the skilled visa. Sponsorship is not an option due to the school fees we would incur.
He is a time served joiner of 22 years, corgi and electrical qualified and registered. His main trade is joinery, he fits kitchens, so it makes sense that he goes down that avenue rather than the elects or plumbing. What level of NVQ would be needed to Gary to get the skilled visa? Is NVQ the best qualification for him to obtain or will oz accept anything else? If so what?
I would appreciate any help or advice. At the moment we are getting the house sorted and the visa money together, again, so I don't have an agent at the mo. Expensive time in the current climate! I am very wary though of who to use if any!! We have resided to the fact that it may take 2 years, esp if Gary has to get an NVQ, madness with 22 years behind him. So I don't fancy paying an agent at the mo when we don't have the right paperwork in order. I want to apply and have everything there ready so there's no hold ups!!
Ideas and experience appreciated!