I have spent the last 2 months trying to work out how we can get a visa to make the move to oz. I am finally reaching the end of the line, and very sadly feel that maybe we just have to give up! Please, please, if anyone has ANY ideas left then I am willing to try!
Here is my situation: I am 31, married, 3 children. We will have approx £30,000 to take over.
I am a primary school teacher, 3 years experience.
My husband was a ductwork and heating ventilation fitter for 10 years but has been out of that for the last 8 years.
I studies a maths degree for 3 years and then a PGCE international for a year and a half. This is where my problem lies. My PGCE was classed as part time! I have just found out that this will almost definitely be refused by AITSL!!
I then decided to apply for a student visa and redo my PGCE in Oz. However, although the fees for domestic students are a reasonable 5,800 dollars, international students pay 22.000 dollars!!!!!!
Obviously I do not have this amount of money to spend. The £30,000 pounds is to set us up and pay the first months of living costs until we find work.
I know this is a very loooong post but if anybody can help I would very much appreciate it. I have contacted an agent but they wanted 600 just to check if my PGCE would pass the AITSL assessment. I am happy to pay for them to do the paperwork but I dont want to pay for nothing!!
Thank you in advance Karen xxx