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  1. Lambert

    Secondary Teacher Help

    Yeah applied from overseas directly with the Education Queensland. They do promise you the world and when you get here take it all back though
  2. Lambert

    Secondary Teacher Help

    I’m in a public school on a 482 visa.
  3. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I’m on a 482 visa.. I got offered the 491 and did all the paperwork but had to withdraw at the last minute due to my mother passing away and I just couldn’t commit to the visa at this time.. then covid happened and it was so hard to go back to my home country.. As it’s now fine I need to try and go back. If I cancel this visa or leave my job will this be classified as a cancelled visa meaning I couldn’t come back if I was to apply for another visa. Thanks in advance
  4. Thanks Paul. Do you have space/time to assist me in this? Thank you
  5. Hi all, I apologise in advance about the long(ish) post hit wondering if someone could help me with something. I’m currently on a 482 visa with Education Queensland as a secondary school teacher. I got invited to the 491 visa and was not long before getting it granted (literally days) but then my mother sadly and very suddenly passed away. COVID happened and I didn’t go back home (my husband isn’t British and I’d not seen my mother for many many years but that’s a different story).. On my 482 visa I’m in Mackay QLD, which I find really lonely and would prefer to be somewhere like Brisbane or if regional Cairns or the GC. I’ve recently had a new opportunity to work overseas in a very prestigious international school. I’m wondering should I take it and try and apply for PR (hopefully QLD) in a year or two time OR should I remain in Australia and see if QLD would give me another shot at 491 and if I don’t get that Ed Queensland already said I could go on a 187 visa. Could I even get a 491 visa nomination seeing as I had to withdraw the last time due to these horrible circumstances? Any advice is so greatly appreciated as I just feel lost. Thank you in advance
  6. Lambert

    Form 80

    I got mine granted without Form 80
  7. Lambert

    employment history

    Nope that’s what I did and I got it granted
  8. Lambert

    491 grant

    Just had my grant from DOHA after submitting just less than 2 weeks ago!!!
  9. Lambert

    491 grant

    Thanks mate! Really happy
  10. Lambert

    491 grant

    I already live and work in regional QLD so just moving to the GC where I’ll set up life!
  11. Just be mindful that you need a job offer from Victoria first before you can lodge the EOI.. now as you don’t have a lot of time left getting the job offer then the invitation is such a stretch.. Have your done your skills assessment yet? That takes roughly 10-12 weeks. I think the $4-5k Is ambiguous seeing as you need health checks, PCC from the countries you’ve been in for longer than 12 months, English tests etc. You can leave if you still have your WHV in tact.. bridging B is easy to get also, I got it!
  12. Hey, great to meet another British teacher.. I’ll try and answer as many questions as I can: Relationship status: Put defacto as that’s what you are. This only really applies if you are wanting to bring your partner with you on your visa. As your partner is Australian he in independent of you. Your also not applying for a partner visa (you on his) so again your absolutely fine Leaving: as soon as you lodge your visa, you’ll get your bridging A and you’re right you can’t leave. The bridging won’t come into affect until your 417 has expired. However, you can apply for the bridging B. That allows you leave Australia whilst your 189 is being processed. 189 EOI: Just be mindful even with those points your not guaranteed. I had 85 for 189 and actually work as a teacher here and didn’t get invited for almost a year. I put invitations for state sponsorship and got it a week later! Just be mindful Do you work as a teacher here now?
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    WA: most jobs are on the graduate list only, meaning if your not a graduate with a WA University your out. A lot of other states require job offer first. This is usually for people either on temp visas or graduates. It’s very hard to get a job from overseas as if they do offer you one, EOI can take weeks and the application can take months! No employer will really wait that long QLD: don’t need job offer but they have very very limited quota. Have a go though! It’s becoming tougher and tougher to be in Oz. When you do get there, it’s becoming more and more expensive to live. Where you from?
  14. Lambert

    491- any regional area?

    State which sponsored you
  15. Lambert

    190 Visa - Victoria

    Have to be more specific.. what is the job code, what’s your points for etc
  16. Hi all, I filled out my application and submitted already but worried I did a part wrong. Give details of employment undertaken during the 10 year period before the invitation to lodge this application. Is the applicant claiming points for this employment? No Is this employment related to the nominated position? Yes Has the applicant been employed overseas in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at a skilled level, immediately before invitation to lodge this application? Yes Duration of overseas Less than 3 years in the past 10 years I put Yes as it was linked to my nominated position but not claiming points and it wasn't assessed by AITSL. Do I have to gather evidence now due to me putting yes? Thanks
  17. Lambert

    BSMQ Commitment statement

    Of course mate. I’ll send it over
  18. Lambert

    Settlement funds help

    Hi all, I got my pre-invite today from QLD (very excited). It states under the settlement funds: "Mandatory Cash Component - $5000" "Other Funds Component - $10,000" "Total Funds Required - $15,000" My partner and I are onshore candidates - I already work in my occupation. My Australian current account has $3000 My partner's has $1000 We have a joined account overseas which has $15000 in there My questions are: 1. Can we show all 3 or is it better to clump them all into one account? 2. As our "other" components are cash is this ok? We own a house outright in Thailand but not selling it and therefore won't be money we will use in QLD. 3. Does it matter all accounts are not purely in my name (partner is on the visa with me) Any advice is greatly appreciated
  19. Lambert

    190 visa state change from SA to NSW

    There’s perfectly good high academic schools in SA (coming from a teacher perspective)
  20. Lambert

    Different school starting ages

    `As a teacher, I can tell you that they won't allow them to start early unfortunately. Schools in UK are just so very different to here
  21. Lambert

    Visa application help

    I didn’t think they could ask for evidence for non claiming points? My application is in at the moment. As I’m still relatively young, my previous 10 year history includes jobs I did whilst I was at Uni. I’d never be able to get info from those
  22. Lambert

    immi account eoi visa 491

    You need an Invitation first. Follow the link Paul sent
  23. Lambert

    nursing Pgdip EOI

    My PGCE is postgrad too and it selected bachelors as my highest. Still got invited it didn’t matter
  24. Lambert

    189 visa - waiting for invitation

    Yeah. You can pay for your visa itself but they have to pay to be sponser
  25. Lambert

    189 visa - waiting for invitation

    Nooo!! The question will ask did you pay for the nomination and such... click yes and it’ll be denied