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      Taking the Plunge or not

      Hello all

      This is my first post so be nice to me please haha.
      Ive just been offered the chance of an Electricians Job in the Perth area (sponsored).
      We are a family of 5 with kids aged 13/7/3.
      i just need pointing in the right direction for a few questions i have.
      • School Fees ?
      • My Wife is into her second year of a nursing degree and works in mental health do we Finnish off in england or is there plenty of support worker Jobs and carry on her education when we get there ?
      • My wife is also under a Psychiatrist and requires medication on perscription, Does this become expensive as i know there NHS can be expensive.

      Any help would be apreciated

      Thank you
      Chris

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walker View Post
      Hello all

      This is my first post so be nice to me please haha.
      Ive just been offered the chance of an Electricians Job in the Perth area (sponsored).
      We are a family of 5 with kids aged 13/7/3.
      i just need pointing in the right direction for a few questions i have.
      • School Fees ?
      • My Wife is into her second year of a nursing degree and works in mental health do we Finnish off in england or is there plenty of support worker Jobs and carry on her education when we get there ?
      • My wife is also under a Psychiatrist and requires medication on perscription, Does this become expensive as i know there NHS can be expensive.

      Any help would be apreciated

      Thank you
      Chris
      I'm not knowledgeable of visas, but I believe your wife would pay full fees, so may be better to finish in the UK. I haven't seen a cheap way of doing prescription like the UK. My sil pays through the nose for breast cancer prescription.

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      Have a look at the Chemist warehouse site to get an idea of cost on meds https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/

      and then check out the PBS for help (limited) with costs http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/general/faq
      You are probably on my ignore list.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walker View Post

      This is my first post so be nice to me please haha.
      Ive just been offered the chance of an Electricians Job in the Perth area (sponsored).
      Exactly which visa do you have? This will affect school fees for the children (and possibly also education fees for your wife?)

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      If this is a 457 visa think very carefully and do your research.
      So many wineries ......so little time

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      There are also some very useful threads on here for electricians so it may be worth having a search. I did think you needed a certificate, but I'm not sure what's involved so worth having a dig.

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      Do you happen to know what sort of visa you would get? If it is a 457, then your wife would pay international fees at uni if she were to continue her studies. You could probably find out what these are if you look at the uni websites near to where you are thinking of moving to, but I suspect they will be quite high. If you obtain PR then your wife would pay domestic fees which are considerably less, but I don't think she'd get the FEE-HELP loan, so you'd have to pay the fees up front.

      I think there may be fees for the children at school too, but I'm not exactly sure what they are. It looks like there might have been some recent changes, so the information seems a bit confused. Hopefully someone in WA will be able to help (we're in NSW). Something else to consider if it is a 457, is that you won't get help towards the cost of childcare for your youngest, which can be a considerable expense (at least it is here in Sydney, Perth might be different). I think on a PR visa you would be able to get some help towards childcare costs I think, which would help enormously.

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      Its great you have been offered sponsership, but it would be in your best interest to get a PR visa instead though, it takes longer to process but offers much more security and 'perks' for your family. Will the company wait? or do they need you asap?

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      Check what qualifications are needed for your wife to work in Oz - no use finishing degree in UK if she just has to repeat in Oz. If getting 457, be very wary. You can't buy an existing house only newbuilds, if you get laid off you have 3mths to find a job or leave the country. Is your sponsor shipping you over ? If so make sure they include a clause in the contract to pay for your return costs no matter what the reason unless by your choice.


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