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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:
  6. 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:
  7. Sun Shine

    Help, please! 475 VISA & WA Sponsorship

    Anyone? :cool:
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    Today is the day

    The best of luck!! :jiggy: Let us know how you get on :cool:
  9. 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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    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?
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    Got the job!

    Congratulations and well done! :jiggy:


    <p>We too are thinking of either Adelaide or Perth. I'm pulled toward Perth for some reason, I'm not sure why. Did you set up your OT appointments via an agency? It will be interesting to see how different (or not) OT is in another country. I need to look into what I need to do to validate my qualification, etc, as it seems to have changed a bit recently. Are you the main applicant for your VISA? There's so much to look into, I honestly don't know where to begin! Do you know when you'll be going? Do you know which area you want to eventually live? We hope to do a reccie prob early next year, if not sooner. We've a 3 year old and hope that he'll travel ok!</p>




    <p>Hi there</p>

    <p>Another qualified OT here, though working as a Mental Health community worker for local authority, as OT jobs are few and far between here in Devon <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p>

    <p>I just wondered if you've secured an OT post in Oz? Myself and hubby are still deciding what to do regarding Oz, but I would be the main applicant if we decide to apply. Perth does appeal to us. Have you done a reccie?</p>




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    Upper age range to change to 50?

    Hi Is it true that the upper age limit when applying for a Visa will change from 45 years old to 50 years old after July 2011? Or is this misinformation.... Cheers Ali
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    Upper age range to change to 50?

    Thanks for your reply Pumpkin :smile:
  18. Hello I'm trying to establish what the job market is like for OT's in the Perth area or within WA as a whole. I understand that OT is on the CSL but I just wondered if this is the reality regarding my profession. I hope to start the Visa process early next year and would really like a realistic view on the job front so I can make an informed decision. Many thanks. :smile:
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    Go Matilda

    Hi, I sent off an enquiry, as my circumstances, job wise, is not clear cut, and received a prompt and informative reply. I'm still dithering regarding what to do next :goofy: When I get to the point of application, will contact go matilda as I feel confident about using them. :cute: I did contact a couple others, but did not get a reply....
  20. <p>Hey! I hope you're fine & dandy! Sent you a pm/email, not sure if it got through! Howz things going?</p>

  21. Hello and welcome back! I look forward to your reccie reports :cute:
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    40 years in Oz today.

    Welcome! Fabulous post :cute:
  23. Sun Shine

    Found out I am related to David Starkey

    Oh dear me....:rolleyes: (am I feeding these trolls?) Oh, and no misquoting me please :biglaugh:
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    Found out I am related to David Starkey

    I see the ego has landed........:wub: