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  1. Hi wrussell, Thank you very much for the information. I want to ask you: 1) Do you know if VETASSESS is within the authorities that require academic qualifications from the 'listed institutions'? We had our degrees in Argentina (Bachelor of Chemistry and Bachelor of Environmental Sciences) at the Universidad Nacional de La Pampa (UNLPam) and Universidad del Salvador (USAL). We have been researching a lot, but we couldn't find substantial information regarding the list and we don't know if our Universities are actually recognised or not. 2) If our degrees do not belong to a recognised or listed institution, will this have a negative assessment as a result? or could it be approved but having our qualification considered as a minor category (e.g our Bachelor degree considered as a Diploma)? Regards, Pampa
  2. Hi everyone! If anyone could help me with the following enquiry I'll be thankful!: Migratory agents have access to the Country Education Profile (CEP) of each country, where they can see to which category a university belongs and according to that, they can check wether a 4 or 5 year degree like a Bachelor for instance (in my case from Argentina), is equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree or Diploma. To have access, they pay an annual membership (I read it in another forum). For what I have been researching, also any individual (not an agent) could access to the CEP paying for an annual membership that allows to see the info of the country you are interested in. Have anyone used this service, and could tell me how does it work? E.g. In that year (membership), can you do several consults from several carrers? What information is shown when you consult? Also, I haven't fully understood the following: Is there a list of universities that are "recognised institutions" and if the case university is not recognised you could not apply for an assessment by any means? or, Does the fact of having a degree from a university that is not within the "recognised institutions" just imply that the degree could be considered as a lower degree (e.g A Bachelor being recognised as a Diploma in Australia)? Thank you for any help or comment that you could provide me :rolleyes:. Regards, Pampa
  3. Hi Franks! Thank you very much for your help! (you and everybody who posted). I will be posting as soon as I have progress. Hope you the best for your migration to OZ! good luck! :wink: Pampa
  4. Franks, thank you very much for your response. The information and advice you are providing is useful! I understand that we are actually in a very different situation beacause of medicare subside that I will not have. I quote something you said though: "You pay the full amount for consultant visits, blood tests etc up front and then get part of it reimbursed, or some clinics may just ask you to pay the difference (i.e. the amount that the reimbursement won't cover), it's dependent on the clinic and consultant." I understand that the full cost you are going to pay up front (even though it is in some cases) before having the reimbursement, is the cost I shall have to pay due to not having medicare coverage...do you think this is correct? (please tell me if you think otherwise:unsure:). If positive, perhaps you could provide me that information when that time comes. It would be really useful for me to know at least in what order of magnitude these costs are (thousands, hundreds or less). I will check the PBS site you gave me! I have read a bit about PBS though, and I'm pretty sure that USA has no arrangement with Australia. Thank you for posting and helping us! Pampa
  5. Pampa

    Emigrating after a kidney transplant

    Hi Kirk, I have read your post, and I am in a similar situation. I am a 28 year old american citizen (US), Bachelor of Environmental Sciences. My girlfriend is also 28 years old, she is italian and a Chemist (Bachelor also). We are both planning to move to Australia with a work and holiday visa to start. I am kidney transplant recipient, got it 3 years ago, never been rejected nor had any problems. Currently, and so since I had received my kidney, I am really healthy, just attending a nephrologist consultation and having blood and urine tests once every two months. In addition, I am taking anti-rejection medication. Given that the kind of visa I am applying to, has no medical coverage, I have to cover full expenses by myself. Do you have any update or informationn regarding costs of meds, checkups with specialists and costs of healthcare beyond medicare? Hope you are doing fine! With kind regards, Pampa.-
  6. Hi Quinkla, Thank you very much for your response. I am already up to date with the information you are providing me. I know that work and holidays visa has a health requirement and that it has no medical benefits and so I'll have to cover full expenses by myself. Because of this, I was wondering if Franks or anybody else could provide me information about anti-rejection meds, medical consultation and lab tests (urine/blood) costs beyond Medicare. Regarding waiver, so I understand that the only way is having a work contract and, at the time to apply for the temporary skilled visa and the waiver, discuss with the employer the chances of "sponsoring" it. Regards!
  7. Hello Franks! Congratulations for your success. It was a really hard road! I am writing to tell you (and anyone that could help) my current situation: I am a 28 year old american citizen (US), Bachelor of Environmental Sciences. My girlfriend is also 28 years old, she is italian and a Chemist (Bachelor also). We are both planning to move to Australia with a work and holiday visa to start. I have a kidney transplant, got it 3 years ago, never been rejected nor had any problems. The cause of my kidney failure was Lupic Nephritis (my Lupus is in remission since my kidneys failed = 5 years ago), and I have been almost two years in dialisys. Today, and so since I had received my kidney, I am really healthy, just attending a nephrologist consultation and having blood and urine tests once every two months. In addition, I am taking anti-rejection medication. Firstly I'd like to ask you, how do you manage your medication supplies and costs? Are you still being supplied from the UK or does your waiver covers medication costs and you get supplied in OZ? Do you have information on costs (I'll have to pay for everything without coverage)? Regarding medical post-transplant follow up, I am having a hard time finding a recommended nephrologist...so the second question to ask you is how are you going to manage you regular medical control (Consult and blood/urine tests)? Do you have a recommended nephorologist and hospital in OZ? if positive, in which city? Finally, I want to tell that our idea is to stay in OZ after our WHVs are over. After reading your whole story about the health waiver, I didn't understand if you are going with a job contract and therefore your waiver is soponsored by a company or if the waiver is sponsored by Australian Government. If the last one is the case, is the fact that your wife is Australian important to this matter? I am not going to apply to a visa to stay longer yet, but I know that if I did, I would most likely not pass health requirements and would have to go for the waiver. I really do not to know where to begin with this. I hope you can give me some advice (or anyone reading), any comment will help. The resolution of your situation gives us a lot of hope! With kind regards, P
  8. Pampa

    Going for my PR!!!! Need advice plzzzzz

    Maybe you can start reading here: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/pre-july2011-booklet-6.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1119.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/Work/Pages/asri/plasterers.aspx http://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
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