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      Australian Visa Timelines Tracker website now live   19/10/17

      If you’re applying for an Australian visa, you want to know how long it’s going to take to be granted. This is understandable as you’re eager to start your new life in Australia. Having such information will also allow you to get on with other crucial steps in the immigration process. That's why, after feedback from our members,  we've launched our Australian Visa Timelines Tracker https://ww.australia-visa-timelines.com The tracker allows you to enter key dates about your visa application and compare them in tabular format with other applicants around the globe. You can look at who’s applied for the same visa as you, the same dates as you, from the same country, occupation etc. This will allow you obtain greater insight into the likely time is will take for your visa to be granted. We've still a couple of changes to make over the next couple of weeks, but the site is now online and available for use.


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  1. The process - Expression of Interest

    Thanks I will do. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  2. The process - Expression of Interest

    Hi Thank you. My profession is primary school teacher which is not on the skilled list but the supplementary skilled list for certain states. I will have 80 points. This is harder as I don't know how I find out what their ceilings are and when they will cap the applications for their state. It's all a bit of a minefield. Best wishes Sammy
  3. The process - Expression of Interest

    Hi Thanks for reply. That's very useful. Would you know how soon after submitting you should get an invite and if I don't get one is that the end of the process? Regards Sammy Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  4. Hey guys Can someone please advise whether I can submit an EOI without a skills test. Is there somewhere on the EOI where you have to say that you have done the skills test and attach results etc. I am in the process of doing the skills test but wondered if I can go straight to EOI to save time and then do it later? Also is the purpose of the EOI to tell you if it is worth you applying for the actual VISA? Will they tell you at this point if you don't have a chance of getting one? Bit confused about the early order process. Many thanks for any advice, Sammy Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  5. 489 Visa - Conditions of schooling and healthcare

    Thank you very much! Apologies for late response, only just caught up with this [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  6. 489 Visa - Conditions of schooling and healthcare

    Ok thanks. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  7. 489 Visa - Conditions of schooling and healthcare

    Thank you. It would be SA I am interested in. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  8. Hello all I've been researching and can't find a clear answer online so wondering if anyone can help. With the 489 Visa, will you have to pay for education and healthcare or not? Many thanks Sammy Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  9. Any Teachers Applying Now?

    Hi Quoll Thanks for all of your input - it's much appreciated. I wonder do you work in education yourself as you seem to know a lot about the climate in schools. I wonder do you know of any UK teachers who have successfully made the move and secured a job? Best wishes Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  10. Any Teachers Applying Now?

    Hi, Thanks for the info. So I take it that you are or were a UK teacher in Sydney? Do you mind me asking which Visa route you took and whether you ever managed to get permanent work? Many thanks. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  11. Please help a confused Primary Teacher

    Hi I have found it. It's really useful advice thank you. I will look further into the areas you mention and continue to pursue the 489 Visa route. Warm regards. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  12. Any Teachers Applying Now?

    Hi TeacherClem Thanks for response. I completely agree. It's so hard to know what to expect and very difficult to get to hear from teachers who have actually successfully made the move. I don't doubt that it is challenging to find work as many claim, however to be told it is pretty impossible is very demoralising and I'm feeling pretty stuck about how to proceed. I struggled to find my first teaching post in U.K, seven years ago and it was desperately competitive, but once in a school everything slotted into place. It's just the worry of arriving and struggling to find a job. I would have thought that an international applicant would bring different skills that employers would find attractive and thus we would have some advantage in the job market? All the best with your move. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  13. Please help a confused Primary Teacher

    Hi Snifter Thanks so much for getting back. I ideally would like to have a job lined up before I arrived so this is looking a little worrying with what you are saying. I really know nothing about the rural areas and have never visited them so it's hard to tell whether we would be happy living there. I need to do a lot of research on that. Do you have any idea of any particular remote areas that I could look into? I would love to read your last feed but the link is not working. Which forum was that post in ? Many thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  14. Dear all I'm so pleased to have found this forum and I really hope someone would be kind enough to help give me some advice. I am very confused with the research I have done so far and am looking for help! I am a Primary School teacher, 7 years experience. I have a family; a husband and two young children. I have a PGCE and am in the process of getting my skills assessment. I understand that Primary School teachers are oversubscribed in Oz so I am looking for areas where the best job opportunities will be. As far as I understand the areas where primary teacher are listed on the skills list are: Victoria ( but I don't have a language skill), and SA. I'm not sure if it is still on the list for the NT. I am most interested in SA where I am looking at the 489 Visa which would give me 80 points. As this is classed as high points I think I am eligible to apply for this visa with Primary teacher only being on the supplementary list. Please does anyone have any experience of the 489 to SA? Are there any Primary teachers out there who are making/ have recently made the move to OZ? What Visa did you get? Were you able to get employment before you made the move? How difficult was it to get a job when you arrived? Any advice is greatly, greatly appreciated. All the best everyone. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  15. Any Teachers Applying Now?

    Hi Yikes Thanks so much for your reply. I haven't taught a language but if needs must I'm sure I could take on a mantle in school, as you say teaching it at KS2. I wonder do you have a job lined up already or are you planning on looking for one when you get to Oz? I'm disheartened by advice such as Quoll above who say there are no jobs as primary teachers are heavily oversubscribed. What is your experience of finding work? Thank you for any further help as I'm feeling really down and confused at present as a Primary teacher trying to get to Oz. x Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz