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  1. 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.
  2. @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
  3. 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.
  4. 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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    Skilled migration early childhood educator

    For AITSL, providing you completed 4 years university education in an English speaking country then you will not need IELTs for skills assessment.. The fours years university need to include supervised teaching practice though.
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    Would you recommend using a Migration Agent

    I was just showing you what it is like. If you feel using an agent is best then you should do that. Everyone’s situation is different.
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    Would you recommend using a Migration Agent

    Have a look at this. Might help you decide
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    Would you recommend using a Migration Agent

    If you can do the skills assessment then the rest is plain sailing usually. As he’s self employed, getting the experience evidence will be hardest probably but the same evidence you supply for skills assessment will be what you supply on immiaccount. if you are organised and your case is straightforward then there is no reason you couldn’t do it yourself. I managed it your husband probably needs to speak to down under centre to get his assessment and cert first.
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    Basic question

    No only the main visa applicant. Providing he has a British passport he will be fine as second applicant.