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  1. Daffyduck

    Car hire Adelaide

    We're flying into Adelaide on the 12th of January and had been planning on renting a car for a few weeks. The usual big names are coming in with some pretty eye watering prices, can anyone recommend somewhere for a family sized rental that won't cost an arm and a leg?
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    Extra baggage allowance

    Singapore do it but you have to request it at time of booking I think.
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    Bank account pre move

    Thanks, was thinking I was going senile for a bit there and imagining things!
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    Bank account pre move

    Hi all, We've got our flights booked for the move in January. Had intended to open an account with ANZ this week in preparation. I can't seem to find anything online about opening an account before you arrive now, with ANZ or any other bank. Had something changed and these accounts aren't available anymore?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Offshore. Wife is the main visa applicant and she's a veterinarian
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Golden email today! Visa application 01/06/22 Medicals 04/06/22 186 PR granted 15/09/22 PMSOL accredited sponsor
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Looks like 60k off shores to be prioritised.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Anyone know what the current wait time is between medical clearance and visa decision for a 186 PMSOL? Had our medicals a fortnight ago.
  9. I know someone who did it pre COVID and it took about 4 weeks.
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    UK biomedical scientist to Australia

    The AIMS assessment is absurd, especially seeing as the IBMS give equivalence to Australian degrees! We decided to just go with my wife as the main applicant, she's a vet and all they wanted was her degree and employment history.
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    UK biomedical scientist to Australia

    No worries. Might be worth dropping the IBMS an email just to check what the requirements are for fellowship as it shouldn't be linked to your pay band, would follow that up with one to AIMS. It might well end up being an easier route than going down the AIMS exam route. Best of luck!
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    UK biomedical scientist to Australia

    Fellow BMS here. I don't think there is any way to avoid the AIMS test unfortunately, you meet the criteria for the English language component though as it's 7.0 they require. I had heard rumours that they accept fellowship of the IBMS instead of the exam but not seen any evidence of that, you could try contacting AIMS directly. You'll need to complete the skills assessment component to progress your visa application. Regarding employment, I've been in contact with a few labs (SA), was pretty much told they wouldn't consider me for employment until I'm in country or have a definite arrival date. If you're the main visa applicant you won't be able to move to or work in Australia until you have the visa which is dependant on getting through the AIMS part. The one ray of sunshine there is that they have added biomedical scientists/medical laboratory scientists to the PMSOL. Sorry, I know that wasn't great news, the AIMS exam is a pig if you've been specialised in a specific discipline then need to learn micro, path etc. all over again.
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    Rental Crisis

    Thanks very much, that's put me at ease a bit! We're not too fussed where we end up with the rental. Plan is to rent for a year to find out where we want to buy.
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    Rental Crisis

    How bad is the rental crisis at the moment? I'm hearing absolute horror stories about lots of families being homeless and it taking months to find accommodation. We're hoping to be over in Adelaide around September and now I'm getting worried we won't find anywhere to live.
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    Recruitment agencies

    Had tried sending a few emails and was robustly ignored. Will give Linkedin a go. Usually feel a bit awkward sending people an invite there out the blue.