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  1. fluxsta

    Making The Move To Brisbane

    Great post! positive and real...... thanks Tink!
  2. read the guidelines on the Agos-04 form....it states something about each employer needing to give references. Don't quote me on it, but check as that rings bells
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    Official nurses thread!

    Don't take it as gospel that you 'only have to prove that secondary ed was in english'. Call AHPRA and ask about IELTS. there is a lot of chinese whispers about it and only AHPRA themselves will give you accurate info. I took it and NEEDED it as AHPRA had told me. I also got letter from secondary school to say that ed was taught in english. Get from the horses mouth..........it is too important
  4. fluxsta

    Making The Move To Brisbane

    Family of five $65,000 basic, kids all under 5. We have budgeted that it is going to be ok. Leave 10th Aug for Brisbane. We don't drink or do much socially outside of the kids. I believe once you earn dollars you think in dollars. Somethings more expensive, others cheaper so swings and roundabouts really? Oh and shopping around, freecycle, gumtree etc and sacrificing some things maybe? We think we will be ok on my salary to begin with. Extensive research we have done! My salary iisted on government website is close to national average. Depends on so many factors, we just thought we would take the plunge! Engaged with no kids I presume? Go for it!
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    I think this site is addictive

    Some threads have to be a joke!! It makes me roar, many mountains, lots of molehills. many a night shift wasted on the PC with a cup of tea and PIO
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    missing asda and tesco

    If there is no Iceland.....i am cancelling
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    missing asda and tesco

    I love this forum. And yes, no offence it seems that it is just you being grumpy. I seriously thought that this was a joke? I try to help out as much as I can on here, but come on........ This is what I deem 'high class problems'.. IT IS NOT THE UNITED KINGDOM!!! Sorry for the sarcasm, but 'Every Little Helps' :wacko::confused::mad:
  8. Just read your blog. Very informative and well written! Thanks. Will give it 2 years and see what happens.. :jiggy::hug:
  9. Ah yeah!!! More we have thought about it, Bris is the right choice.....just that we have physically seen Adelaide and not Brisbane!! Can't wait, working my last night shift right now. In 3 hours I am free for the adventure (or packing and goodbyes) to begin! :biglaugh:
  10. Holy cow!!! i knew it was higher, but was just thinking off top of my head what I had read! They are serious figures, how many zeros is that again? :biglaugh:
  11. Yep.....looks like the IELTS for proof of English (see below). I had to, they would accept no substitute, just remembered my secondary ed letter was meaningless to them and I submitted in person all my documents at the Adelaide AHPRA office. E-mail them to be sure........... http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Registration-Requirements.aspx
  12. Just contact them and ask them to send it to your home address? My uni had no need to send it on? It was my course and merely a copy of my certificate and transcipts. can't shed light, other than request it be sent to you. State that you need it 'certified' first and this has to be done before it is submitted?
  13. I also sent letters from secondary ed to confirm that I was taught in english. Sounds like they want IELTS test results.?? Have you done the IELTS test? they (apparently) keep changing the goalposts on this one. Check, if so find your nearest test centre by using Google. Don't be disheartened, remember they are under no obligations and we have to keep jumping through the hoops. Our motto was if it didn't need doing....we did it anyway!!! By any means... Also, it HAS to be a Justice of the Peace, contact local court house or search Google for Public Notary. Again, jump the hoops and follow all requests word for word.
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    Ok , i'm up for a slagging

    My allegiance is to my wife!! I only ever made vows to my wife? On our wedding day. I never remember making vows to my parents to 'live by the parent, die by the parent'......ooops sorry I meant 'sword'.
  15. Love it!!! Made friends there, no work there though. Sad not to be emigrating there but gotta go where the work is.... :biggrin:
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    Ok , i'm up for a slagging

    Roger that, will get in touch when we land :biggrin::jiggy:
  17. fluxsta

    Ok , i'm up for a slagging

    Kev, An emotive post, and I agree with lots. My 'immediate family' takes priority, and we have blessings from all, but to be honest even if we didn't it then I would deal with it. This move is about my wife and children, and I would also be doing my family here(mum,dad,sister and inlaws) a major disservice by staying because of their 'perceived' need to have the grandkids around. That is my perception (potentially) but not the truth. What my kids need is their mum and dad and they will see grandparents etc. My family is small, and when my mum and dad emigrated to Spain I didn't see them giving me and my sister a second thought!! Any family member who stands in the way of emigration is doing it with a selfish motive in place. My friends don't want see me go, and I am sure my family will be sad, but they would never stand in my way. No, they did it for them and themselves only and was their life, the same as it is my family's life. It isn't controversial what you propose, and I share the sentiment that people on forums such as these move back for the kids to see other family. That to me is very selfish, as i don't care what the age of the child is, it is the parents that want to go back and it is dressed up with all manner of reasons, one of whcih being what you describe. My twins are 18 months old and for me to remain in the UK just to see the grandparents every 3 weeks or so would be pointless. Our dream would be crushed, my parents don't want that and everyone would end up upset.......my life, my family, my choices P.S. we arrive 12th August, still up for showing us round mate? ;-)
  18. Two words: FOREIGN AID...... We are loaded and it is a conspiracy.....................and too much leaves the UK and not enough spent in it. Anyone see the newspapers yesterday? Civil servants in the MOD spent near on a billion £ on credit cards, our taxes!! The public will not last much longer with these grubby shenanigans I tell thee..... Don't bother me, got a roof over my head, food on the table, health and my kids P.S. the USA is about, what 1.7 trillion in debt or something? Darn wars cost a bit I fear
  19. Visited Adelaide for two weeks in February this year. Moving Brisbane 10th August this year, never visited......an adventure!!
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    What are the main reasons for returning to UK?

    Spot on, the NHS is tumbling....never gave me a days work and we keep hearing about how they need more nurses. Well ,theres one right here and he ain't needed?! Been private sector for me and now Ozzie nursing. It is my head, my teeth and you are right I take responsibility! :wink: 'We have to know who we are and what we want to be successful in the migration game' Correct....... Cheers
  21. We did a piece by piece comparison spreadsheet that was very very comprehensive and looked at same or similar products in Oz online. Our 3 bed house furniture and goods to replace would of cost about $25,000 - 30,000 approx to replace new, compared with £3500 to ship. We have cleared out some stuff, but if it fits in the container then it goes. they come 10th August Hope that helps :biggrin:
  22. fluxsta

    What are the main reasons for returning to UK?

    oops, my apologies also............
  23. fluxsta

    What are the main reasons for returning to UK?

    Thank you for illustrating and articulating what I was thinking, but unable to put into words without sounding rude to the poster. We land Brisbane on 10th August and wish to take part in the current non-recession economy :biggrin:
  24. Hi all, moving August/September to around Bracken Ridge area. Not had much contact on Brits in Brisbane so come here instead. We are aiming at making a few contacts and friends before we come over. Had a recce to Adelaide in February and met some poms there who made us feel very welcome. Guess you've all done the move at some point!?! The plan for a move to Adelaide fell through due to finding work in Brisbane, so awaiting 457 processing! 2 adults plus 3 kids, so looking at some social time maybe a play date or something? very exciting and so much to do, but our heads are screwed on and we trying to be patient! I ma a mentla health nurse and my wife works in elderly care. Just realised that I may have more joy touching base with people on this site as there appears to be more activity. So, if anyone is around the northern suburbs of Brissy would love to hear from you!!!
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