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  1. kmrg

    Living in NZ on Oz PR

    I was just looking this up today. It stated if you are a permanent resident in Australia you have the right to live and work in New Zealand. What is not clear to me is if you move to NZ before you become an Australian citizen, could you return to Australia at a later date or would you need to apply for a resident return visa??
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    Almost a year! Skills assessment

    Hi sorry I have realised my information may be out of date as I have been here 18 months now, they must have changed the process. That is a very long wait, even with the 32 weeks it is still delayed. I have been living in Melbourne, but recently moved up to mid north NSW coast. I am a social worker for adults, the system here is very different. Let me know if you have any questions.
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    Almost a year! Skills assessment

    That seems unusual, mine took 12 weeks. Have you tried to call and check up on why there is a delay?
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    3 months back in the UK

    Hi Tricky, out of interest what is your profession?
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    Any practicing Social Workers out there?

    Hi I am a Social Worker working in hospital SW in Victoria, but about to move to NSW. I would say that the majority of jobs are advertised on SEEK and you can also look directly on the local health authority / hospital websites. I just set up alerts to email me when jobs came up. In my experience there are quite a lot of jobs out there you just may need to go in on a lower level job to get experience, eg. if you are currently supervising staff in UK it maybe easier to just go for a standard SW role here whilst you build up your local knowledge. The only issue I am aware of is that as well as having the AASW assessment for migration purposes I also needed another assessment by AASW stating I was eligible for membership before I could start in my role. Good luck
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    Timeline Social Worker 189 visa grant

    Sorry I meant 12 months from Police check!
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    Timeline Social Worker 189 visa grant

    Hi You have 12 months from the date of the visa grant. I went over for a holiday to activate the visa at end of 2016 and then moved over here fully in July 2017. 70 points is a high score so hopefully you won't need to wait too long for an invitation to apply.
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    remarking ielts

    Hi wahid, Yes it took the full 6 weeks that they stated it might take. So if you are on a tight time frame it might be worth booking another test as well.
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    remarking ielts

    I had my writing increased from 7.5 to 8 on appeal so worth a try.
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    New arrival accommodation

    Where is the rental you have found for £2000 per month? I have booked a two bed apartment in Kensington, Melbourne for £1300 per month through airbnb.
  11. Thanks for replies. I will check FIDI website.
  12. Hi all We are finally moving to Melbourne in July and just trying to arrange removals. We are currently living in the Netherlands for my husbands work, and have all our things with us as his company paid for it to be moved over here from the UK. I did want to use a medium movecube as we are not really taking any furniture so won't need a container. I got a quote from Sevenseas but it appears that half of the cost is due to the fact that a driver will be coming over from the UK to deliver the crate. It seems a bit crazy to pay 600 Euro for someone to drive over from the UK, I am now wondering if I should get it all in a van and drive it back to UK myself and pack the crate there. Does anyone have any experience of other companies which are based in mainland Europe which can help? Many Thanks, kmrg
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    Newly qualified social worker

    Hi jackt, I would email AASW to check with them. You don't actually have to be registered with AASW to work as a social worker in Australia, unlike in UK where you must be registered with HCPC. My understanding was that the 4 year requirement was in relation to applying for a skills assessment as social worker for a permanent residence visa. Most jobs I have looked at just say requirement that you are eligible to register with AASW, not that you are registered. It also depends which area of social work you are planning to work in. If you are wishing to work with adults then you will just need to look for positions advertised as case manager / case worker. Hopefully a social worker / case manager with specific experience of SA will be able to advise further.
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    Appealed my IELTS

    Hey Andyvrs, I appealed mine last year for same reason and got my writing upgraded from 7.5 to 8 so it is possible! Good luck
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    A Decade in Aus

    Great post, good to hear a well balanced review of your experience.
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