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Sun Shine

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    <p><p>Hi there</p></p>

    <p><p>Just wondered if the 'OT' part of your username is a clue to your profession?</p></p>



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    <p><p>Hiya! How are things going for you?</p></p>


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  3. Is this your plan? :biggrin:
  4. This sounds brill but a massive risk. I'm not sure how water tight the rules are? I'm in a position whereby my profession is not (as far as I can tell) in the postcodes areas that are stipulated by WA where you must live and work. Wouldn't it be fab to live in a stipulated area, secure a job in the Perth area (mine would be in a hospital), and also work a few hours in a stipulated area to cover the condition of living AND working in areas WA government have outlined, for a year, until you can apply for PR? :wub: I bet there's a minimum set hours you need to work to cover conditions of 475 Visa :huh: I can dream........:cool:
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    Help, please! 475 VISA & WA Sponsorship

    Thanks for your reply. From my point of view, I find the restrictions amazing, considering Oz reports having apparent skills shortages, my profession being one of them, then place restrictions on where you can work on a certain skilled Visa :err: I do realise this Visa empowers employers to recruit from overseas in those WA areas. I'll need to rethink my approach, but in the end, it could be a no go, unless I can secure employer sponsorship, which is proving difficult to organise from the UK :daydreaming:
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    Help, please! 475 VISA & WA Sponsorship

    Anyone? :cool:
  7. I'm in the process of gathering information with a view to applying for WA state sponsorship under a 475 Visa. I don't have enough points for 175/176 Visa. My occupation, Occupational Therapist, is on SOL and in demand in WA. If I was successfully granted a WA state sponsorship, under a 475 visa, could I only live and work in certain postcodes, as described on the webpage below? http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/skilledmigration/Pages/RegionalclassificationforPerth.aspx This would be silly if this is the case, the jobs are in hospitals and other places that are not located within these post codes! :confused: Or have I read this wrong? Please help! :eek:
  8. Sun Shine

    Today is the day

    The best of luck!! :jiggy: Let us know how you get on :cool:
  9. Sun Shine

    Anyone Moved to Oz without visiting first???

    Wow, it's fantastic to hear that like minded people just went for it and the leap of faith worked out well in the end :notworthy: I need to get my backside in gear! :cool:
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    Anyone Moved to Oz without visiting first???

    Thanks for the above replies. I also feel that if you visit somewhere on holiday it is totally different to living there permanently. I currently live in Devon, a fairly popular holiday destination for some, but I live and work here and do not see it as such, but I will visit places of interest on days off, weather permitting, etc. I feel nothing ventured, nothing gained, and if things don't work out with Oz, after allowing time to settle in, at least I had a go and tried :cool:
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    Anyone Moved to Oz without visiting first???

    Wow! Whereabouts are you?
  12. I know migration is a massive step, but, has anyone on this forum gone through the pricey migration process, Visa's, etc, and moved to Oz without visiting the country first? :huh: I'm soooo very tempted to do this, rent out the house, and go for it. I do realise Visa's take time and that's if you're lucky enough to get one, have enough points, etc. Crazy or not?? :chatterbox:
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    Got the job!

    Congratulations and well done! :jiggy:

    <p>Hello again! I planned my appointments purely by contacting various hospitals and asking for the OT departments (while i was planning the trip so still in the UK!!) They were all really obliging with me and straight away I had a good feel about it! I can email you my contacts if you feel they'll be useful x From the moment we landed in oz we felt relaxed! People are chilled out! We think we will end up north of the river and i have yet to look into Joondulup hospital as i think that is more of a community hospital that offers rehab (which i like) and a good mental health service (which i also like!). Yes, I am the main VISA applicant, my hubby is an electrical engineer. We have a 5 and a 3yr old. I did my skills assessment in summer 2009 so it's a bit dated now for me to offer advice. My next step is to apply for registration so I'm in a position to job hunt when the time comes! It's frightening when you think of all that needs doing eh!</p>

    <p>Linz x</p>