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    Student Loans chasing me

    Agree with the others. You should have updated your address with them when you moved. I managed to defer my payments as I was under the payment threshold, but if I wasn't I would have paid the required amount. My loan has now been written off, due to the length of time I had it. But if you're working and above the payment threshold then you're liable for it.
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    PR Visa from Ireland

    You'll also need to check if your or your partner's occupation is on the skilled list https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list
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    Movecube and cordless tools

    hope you've packed your thermals @Lavers it was 2 degrees when I set off for work this morning! That was in Melbourne, don't know if it's warmer in SA :)
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    subclass 190 PR visa

    School costs aren't 'covered' on a PR visa. Which means you will pay something. Depending on what subjects your son takes the school will charge for them. For example; the school my daughter attends charges around $350 per year for things like newsletters, photocopying, school diary, guest speakers, locker hire etc, then on top of this are the charges per subject, this could be $25 Maths, $150 Food tech, $50 English etc. These charges don't include books either, every year students are issued with a booklist, with what they are required to buy to participate fully in the lesson. So while it's not as much as $5K per year on a temp visa, it isn't free either. Schools are businesses at the end of the day and each student has an 'account', at least they do in VIC anyway :)
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    Work visas / permanent residency

    How can he 'bung' in an application for PR? He's already said he doesn't have a skill on the list, any relevant qualifications or experience? How would that work?
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    Thinking about the future, any advise

    Firstly check to see if your job is on the list. I entered 'consultant' in the search bar and a few options came up. Not sure if these would apply to you. You need to meet the requirements in order to apply for any visa. From what I've seen and read on this forum employer sponsorship is a difficult route, and probably only temporary, which is something forum members would advise against with a family. I wouldn't really have thought there is a desperate need for recruitment consultants. I regularly browse the job sites, such as Indeed, Seek etc and it's not something I've seen a demand for. Lots of recruitment agencies here in Melbourne and probably plenty of people to fill roles. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list
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    First time Centrelink

    I thought for jobseeker payments there was a 2 year waiting period? It doesn't say what the length of time is on this page but does say you have to meet the residency requirements. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment/who-can-get-it You'll just have to apply and see if you're eligible
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    UK plumber wanting to move on, 189??

    I'm pretty sure you would need a licence in NSW too. Maybe check here: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/plumbing,-draining-and-gasfitting And I think with the English points, if you're claiming points you have to have taken the test to claim them, just having a UK passport doesn't qualify but hopefully someone more knowledgeable can confirm this.
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    Retraining in Aus

    Hi, Not sure if the Access to higher ed diploma would be recognised here? In order to get what's called Credit Transfers, which means you've completed units as part of another course and want to claim a credit for them, the unit code has to be an exact match to the current unit. So I would say that might be difficult from overseas as the units of study won't match the Australian ones. Maybe send enquiries to a couple of SA unis and see what they say? The TAFE course is an option should she not be able to get into uni straight away. It will take her a bit longer than doing just the degree as the Diploma nursing courses as TAFE are usually 18 months, but it's a pathway. If she did a diploma first then went into the degree she would probably go into the second year of the degree and get credits for the first year, which is what usually happens for Bachelor of Nursing. Not sure if this is the same for Midwifery
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    Retraining in Aus

    Your wife would be classed as a mature student, so wouldn't necessarily need UK or equivalent quals to get uni, just depends on each uni's entry requirements. I'm doing a uni course and wasn't asked for any UK high school quals. I did a Diploma at TAFE (here in Australia) then went into the degree, and some of the degree units were recognised so I have exemptions for some of the units meaning my degree can be completed sooner. There are pathways through a lot of TAFEs. I work in a TAFE and a lot of our Diploma of Nursing students go onto different nursing uni courses, such as midwifery. To get into the Diploma if you are applying straight from school, then here in VIC a Year 12 certificate is required, but if you've been out of education for 12 months then you're classed as a mature student and you just have to meet the entry requirements for the course i.e. literacy and numeracy tests at the required level. As Marisa says, costs would depend on the visa you have. If permanent then you would qualify as a local student and some of the Diploma courses are free, but you wouldn't be able to access VET or HELP loans until you have citizenship. Hope that helps a little
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    Have you got visas?
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    Migration Agent?

    if you look on the TRA website it's under applicant guidelines. I've attached the PDF. Top of page 12 says experience after qual. don't know if this is the most up to date though. you could contact TRA and ask? untitled.pdf
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    Migration Agent?

    There are a few agents who post on here, who I believe would give an initial consultation. However, I think your experience has to be AFTER you're qualified to be able to claim it, and you would need this to pass the skills assessment. Have you checked with the relevant assessing authority? not sure if it's TRA or VETASSESS.
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    Using family car for UK visit

    I used my dad's car last year when I was over there and it cost me £50 to be added to the policy.
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    Childcare subsidy on a 489 visa?

    Have you checked here: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy/who-can-get-it/residence-rules I think you have to be PR, not sure though!