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  1. Daffyduck

    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.
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    Recruitment agencies

    I'm a biomedical scientist (medical laboratory scientist) by trade. Have been managing medical diagnostic labs for the last 6 years or so.
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    Recruitment agencies

    Can anyone recommend a good recruitment agency to lodge my CV with? I work in the healthcare/science field.
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    Shipping price increase?

    We've started having that discussion. It depends how much my wife's future employer is willing to cover, they said they would cover all costs associated with the move but we don't want to be seen to be taking the mick.
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    Shipping price increase?

    Just had a quote for a door to door 20 foot ISO container...... £7,800.......
  11. Hi, Can anyone recommend any good nurseries around the Trinity Gardens, Eastern suburbs area?
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    CGT/Rental income

    Turns out I was mistaken on the visa subclass. My wife would be getting an employer sponsored 186 visa with PR.
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    CGT/Rental income

    My wife and I are getting our visa application sorted out and are trying to figure out what to do with out main residential property and an investment flat. Originally, we had planned on renting them both out for a couple of years then selling if we're happy in Aus. Now, we're wondering if it would make more sense to sell before we go (easier than a long distance sale) and sit on the gains until 2023 when Australian house prices are (apparently) going to drop. Does anyone have any experience of this? Is there a "best" option for reducing tax liability?
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    Salaries

    Adelaide
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    Salaries

    Hi again all, I'll apologise in advance as I'm aware I'm asking lots of questions and being a bit of an information leech. Also, this question probably comes up a lot but circumstances change and the information online is extremely variable. We're progressing our move and my wife has a solid offer and I have a fairly solid one. The salaries are 130-140 & 70-80 respectively. Is this enough to live comfortably? Initially I thought it was but I'm reading a lot of stuff online that says you need to be earning 250k+ to live comfortably. Seems a lot to me so thought I'd seek out some first hand opinions. TIA
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