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    Thank you all for your responses. Luckily if he does decide to do his degree, which we think will be a bonus regardless of where we end up, he's able to do this alongside working full time so no loss of income, he has several colleagues already doing theirs. Because of his shift pattern he gets a lot of days off to study. Part of his learning counts towards some modules too so he's completed some of it already. The RAF also provides some support so it's not the full cost of a degree as it would be applying without them. I think we do need to look in to applying now. If it's a no, then we can reassess in a few years. My husband is concerned even if we do get accepted to NT, will there be a job for him there? I've told him that's something to worry about later but he's very concerned. (Because of his age (coming up to 33) we already feel time is running out as we currently score 65, the minimum for a 190 Visa. If he gets a degree we go up 5 points, but if he's 39 by then we lose 10! And who knows what the immigration system will be like then anyway. Thanks again for your advice.
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    Just realised I got my visas the wrong way around....
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    Hello everyone 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. Thank you