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    Moving to Adelaide

    If he has to do the gap course then I would say he needs to start making two enquires. 1. To PEER or TAFE SA for some dates. Peer only run two course per year. They will let him provisionally book and pay later. 2. To immigration SA to ask about funding. The gap course is approx $2000 plus cost of books. They may pay the course costs but not book costs. It will depend if he meets certain criteria though. seek is generally a waste of time for new migrants. A lot of employers don’t know what’s involved to get the qualifications changed over so shy away. Targeting big commercial companies direct is best. Try using LinkedIn to find other plumbers from uk and look for the first job they had in Adelaide. As the other post suggested. Air BnB for 4-6 weeks would be a good option. The dogs might cause you a few problems when applying for rental. You will find somewhere though. I wouldn’t pay too much notice to Homely. There’s not really enough people participating to make a true picture. There are some bad pockets even around the ‘nicer’ suburbs and people leave bad reviews of the fall out with neighbours over a tree which can happen anywhere. Any suburb along a train line will get you to city in 40mins which is fine for most. After the honeymoon period, how often will you go anyway? We shipped our dog over with a company called Golden Arrow based near Telford. They were really good although a little eccentric. We were able to visit them and you could see they really cared. I assume you have started all the rabies and blood work. Maybe get a transferwise currency card for booking quarantine so you are in control of the exchange rate. Dogtainers are really good option to get the dogs from Melbourne quarantine to Adelaide. We paid about $250. small things you could do are asking your estate agent or current landlord to write a little recommendation for you. Ideally mentioning how clean the house was and how well behaved the dogs are. Even scan in the sales brochure. Even consider writing a letter explaining a bit about you as a family for the landlord to read. It can help. If you really love a place you can offer 6 months rent up front. Hopefully some of this is useful to you but it is kind of a big adventure and there no formula that works for all. Don’t overthink too much as it will drive crazy. Get an air bnb and take a couple of weeks to find your feet. Aussies don’t do things quickly anyway.
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    Football Club Wanting Players 2020

    Hey @Daz, Have you tried the poms in Adelaide facebook group or poms wanting south australia group? There been a few guys asking for teams on there recently.
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    Moving to Adelaide

    Hey @Clare007, The construction industry here in Adelaide is doing quite well at the moment so your husband should be able to get a start if are arriving soon. It goes up and down though depending on projects. I doubt he will get much in reply while still in UK but once here things are a lot easier. I am an electrician and had no luck before arriving but once here I had my first interview on a Tuesday and started on the Thursday. Does he still have to do the Gap training on a 489? Trade assistant pays approx $25-$30 an hour. SA government were funding gap training if the skills assessment was done in the UK as part of visa application but not sure if it counts for 489. Might be worth asking immigration SA. In terms of areas, a lot of poms end up in the southern suburbs (us included) to the point you might even forget you moved countries.. I would say don't try to pre-plan it all. Suburbs are different and what suits one family wont suit others. Perhaps pick an air bnb either North, East, West or South depending on whether you want to be near the beach or the hills, barossa or mclaren wineries etc. and work it out from there. Houses you see on real estate (which i'm sure you have looked at) look nothing like the photos usually. My two cents would be go near a train line as buses are unreliable. Your hubby can use it get into the city for work ad you can get about easily without driving if you like a wine or two. There are some obvious areas to avoid such as Elizabeth in the north and hackham in the south. We were generally warned about anything with downs in the name but I wouldn't say its a fool proof method as there are good and bad pockets to every suburb.
  4. Have you checked interpol for your landlords picture I doubt they will call unless something makes them want to dig deeper. Surely you have receipts for rent payments etc in joint name you can supply or if its through an agent put them down. Joint bank accounts? A bill in each name with same address. If you have been married longer than 12 months, i doubt they will be that interested in you.
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    Electricians In Australia

    This is what you will be asked to draw. Best way to think about it is put all the stops in series first then do starts in parallel. Don’t forget the hold on contact.
  6. It will depend on your state rules. Here in SA they are allowed providing they give you 7-14 days notice but they should give it serious consideration if the tenant requests to be present.
  7. @GB537 we love it. Things Like jobs fell into place for us quickly which really helped. There’s so much to see and do around the city. The weather just makes everything better. Adelaide is so easy to get around that nearly everywhere is convenient
  8. Hi Guys, Not Sure if any of you are still about on here. My wife and I would also be happy to meet up in Adelaide. We've been here since June 2019 and are both 32.
  9. To answer the questions without going into visa stuff. 1. To work as an electrician, you will need an electrical worker licence. To obtain this you will need to a. Pass your migration skills assessment and obtain an OSTR b. Complete x amount of supervised hours on the job in Australia (a licensed spark will sign off your job card each week) c. Complete a 3 week gap course/ capstone at a local trade school. When you have done A,B&C you will be issued a certificate iii in electrical work which then gets you a full licence as an electrical worker. If you want to be self employed, you have to do all that and then do a contractor course and then apply for a contractor licence, In some states this part can be expensive i'm told. 2. The demand is similar to most big cities in the UK. If you put the effort in and be pro active when you land you should pick up work. The initial problem is companies can pick up 1st,2nd, 3rd year apprentices up cheaply from local trade schools for however long suits them, like an agency. This makes it slightly harder for a 38yr old spark who is new to the country but definitely not impossible. Get all your visa stuff sorted out first. Don;t bother tyre kicking jobs etc. 99% wont even reply until you're in the country. If you have linkedin have a nose around and you will likely find guys who have moved out to Perth from the UK. Don't need to make contact, just look at companies that first took them on and target the bigger commercial ones just before you fly out or when you land. A lot of companies don't understand what's involved for foreign sparks so shy away altogether. The companies that have had UK guys will know they get well skilled labour for the rate of an apprentice.
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    Evidence for cash work

    Try calling the down under centre in London. They should be able to tell you how you can evidence a skills assessment. 1. A wholesaler could supply a stat dec saying you have been a customer of x years and are well known tradesperson in whatever field. 2. Customer references Do you really need to prove all them years anyway? I mean most people can pass a skills assessment with 2/3 years. And even For the visa you only need to prove 8 years for max points.
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    Comparing shipping costs

    I would say just get the reps from a few companies out to give you a quote. Each one can tell you a price for a shared container or own container. You can then play them off against each other a little. Make sure each rep knows you have another 3 companies giving a price. we got Pickfords, John Mason and PSS round. The difference was about £500 and the higher ones then offered to match so then it’s personal preference. Go independent for insurance. You don’t want the shipper and insurance being the same ING you have to make a claim. They’ve already picked sides. Letton Percival or Insure your move are two good options. Letton Percival don’t cover tools though.
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    Electrician moving to Oz

    They don;t accept RPL so much for licensed trades, Everything is taken care of in the skills assessment/ OSTR. https://www.downundercentre.com/electrical-skills-assessment-australia_s11 Then when you arrive, you will have to complete 6 to 12 months of experience depending on which state you choose and complete a short course/ capstone at trade school. You use the OSTR to apply for a restricted electrical licence so you can work as a trade assistant or glorified apprentice.
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    Primary Teacher Advice Needed

    They started to get clamp down on it because heaps of primary teachers started getting assessed as early childhood teachers for a visa with no intention of ever entering the field when landing in Australia. Visa and teacher registration are completely different so you can revert to normal once in Australia. You used to be able to get the Uni to write a letter saying 45 days ages 3-7 and that would be OK. These days the qualification has to say early years in the title. 90% of early years vacancies in Australia are in long daycare and nobody wants to work there. Poor hours, poor work/ life balance and usually poor pay by comparison.
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    Down under centre

    A broad answer to your question is yes they are a good choice for doing the skills assessment with ( did mine as electrician with them) and their migration agent Jenny is also very knowledgeable. where I would be careful is all the other package crap they put your way such as the jobs site (waste of time and money. Only had two recruitment agencies reach out with generic emails and ghosted me when I replied. I think they do it so people jump straight into the Facebook groups in excitement and are edgier it further. A similar thing happened to my wife as a teacher on there too. I would love to see how many people have got an actual start. most of the Skype interviews seem to be conducted by ex clients who have jumped on the bandwagon promoting them. I realised that they had been on the group as long as me and went from asking questions to becoming the ‘expert’ which worried me. Some of them haven’t even moved out here yet either so are just repeating what a friend of a friend told them. as for their partner providers. Get a few quotes for every service you need. Sometimes they rely on you finding the service so easy that you don’t check. They were a few hundred over on shipping for us and what I thought strange was the price dropped instantly over a 5min call. Didn’t even take time to look over it which makes me think they had a big margin in it.
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    Electricians In Australia

    The max demand stuff. Isn’t as bad as expected but I did mine in SA. Is it the capstone exam he is about to do or just a project book at home? I don’t suppose he did any of it through Down Under Centre? If so he could ask Wes for access to the Facebook group. All the guys are using ATTC there and will follow the exact same path. happy to try and help but SA and QLD do things a little different.
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