My husband and I are looking in to the possibility of emigrating to Australia and are already so confused about the best option, if we even have options that is!
My husband currently works for the RAF as an Aircraft Avionics Techincian which is on the STSOL. We've been told by one agent that they're concerned his qualifications in this trade (currently NVQ level) may not be enough to match AQF level 4, but another has said this should be fine. He's thinking about studying for an Aeronautical Engineer degree which would then make him eligible for a 190 visa we believe, but ths is going to take him 3 years....will it still be on the list then?? This is our biggest concern.
Also if we apply under the 189 visa, the only state open for his trade is NT, not actually somewhere we'd considered. We've recently spent time in WA and completely fell in love, so really this is where we'd like to end up in the long run. From my understanding, you can move after 2 years in the original state, is this correct?
It's all a bit much at the moment and it's a lot of money to start the whole visa process...we don't want to make the wrong decision.
I work for the Police which is absolutely no help to the application at all.
Any advice anyone can offer would be amazing.