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  1. Maybel family

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    Yeah, as you say, I think teachers in general get taken advantage of in most countries. She is open to a change of career but equally would still enjoy being a teacher in Australia. It’s a highly rewarding job and at least has a lot of purpose. Her cousin is a manager at an early years nursery/school (don’t quote me on that ha) but maybe that may be an option for her too. I think the pay disparity is large between early years and primary/secondary though.
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    That does seem crazy to be fair. Not sure we’ve even read that anywhere. Do you think that’s solely because it was private then? Yes, I agree, I’d say teachers work longer than most professions and believe the hours would be a shock to most. Are the holidays pretty much the same length for teachers I.e like 6 weeks etc? Thanks for your information. Much appreciated!
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    Hope for help? You make it sound like this site is the only resort in getting a visa… touch a nerve with many? You and one other? I was hoping for an intellectual discussion but people are posting without reading and making assumptions. Don’t get what people get out of sitting at home replying to something when they are not offering any help at all. If it’s not constructive why say it in the first place….
  4. Maybel family

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    Thank you.
  5. Maybel family

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    The day doesn’t stop there as insinuated in the post…
  6. Maybel family

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    For sure, I mean this system is much more complex than the English system, especially with all the sub regions here with different criteria. We already submitted visa assessments prior to posting on here. We recieved one reply and waiting on others. But yeah, it’s just nice to get opinions of others who have been through the system and to see if we have missed anything out etc.
  7. Maybel family

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    What is your point? Did he introduce himself? No. Was he helpful and suggest he was an agent, could give guidance etc and state he has a reputable backing? No. I didn’t appreciate him making assumptions. I suggest you read my initial post and response again.
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    I agree, it all depends where you go. We are quite open to anything really as long as the neighbourhood is nice. Sometimes you need short term sacrifices for long term gains and we could eventually move down the line if we wanted to. Sydney /Melbourne doesn’t really appeal to us if the hustle and bustle is equivalent to London. It’s never been our thing. To be honest, my partner works ridiculously long hours anyways - 8.30 start with hardly breaks in between, leave at 16.30. Followed by marking and planning when the kids are sorted and then working on the weekend too. It’s quite a lot. I used to work really unsociable, long hours for the Home Office which is why I changed recently.
  9. Maybel family

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    Thanks again for the reply. Yeah it was a full year. My partners checked a few sources that indicate her level of education is more than enough but again, it would have to be professionally verified. Work life balance is a subjective matter as well as working long weeks. It all depends on what type of job you do, where you live etc. Something we would need to look into in further detail.
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    I didn’t say I wouldn’t, I said I am wary as I’m not sure of the reputable agents. In stating that in a forum where people are here to offer advice, they have given me reputable agents. Whether you think it shouldn’t be a concern means nothing to me. You should always do research and seek other opinions in the matter, including agents without being duped. Secondly, for 7 years I also worked in immigration and whether you agree or not, there are fake agents about. Something that has probably been alluded to many times in this forum. So I suggest you chill with the judgemental response and try and be more helpful than subjective on a matter that is sensitive to those actively looking to migrate…
  11. Maybel family

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    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. Yeah, we always knew my job would not directly translate. If needs be, we could rent out our house here. We also have investments and substantial savings. Granted, we don’t want to burn through money unnecessarily, but we are willing to live below our means so that in the long term we could potentially forge a new life.
  12. Maybel family

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    Thanks for the reply. So my partner did a 3 year degree in business followed by a PGCE but it’s at a masters level so it’s post graduate. Yeah, we have done a bit of research regarding the competition for teacher places and it does seem very competitive. My partner is also open to doing another role if it came to it. What other options do you think could be open for her with her experience? I’m also aware that being a civil servant for over 10 years translates to nothing in Australia. Although there are potential jobs that I can get on behalf of the Home Office/HMRC is Australia, due to the location, competition again is high. Again, I’m open to doing something different if needs be. When I say better, I mean our family life experiences would personally be considered better I.e more for kids in terms of outside activities, better work life balance, weather, plethora of different experiences the list goes on.
  13. Maybel family

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    Hi all, We would really appreciate some advice if possible. My partner (33) and I (34) are assessing our options in moving to Australia. A bit about ourselves: 1.My partner is currently a primary school teacher and has been for 9 years post qualification. She has 4 years of uni under her belt including a PGDip. 2. Myself, I worked for the Home Office for the past 7 years but have recently taken up a new role with HMRC as a tax investigator. I also have 4 years of uni including a PGDip. We have two children (6 and 8 months) and as a family we are fit and well and have no medical issues. I have two first cousins who currently live in Australia (one of which has PR) and my partner has one cousin who is a citizen. Do you think we have a plausible chance in being accepted for a visa to work and live there? We have decided we are not overly fussy with where we would be placed as ultimately, we just want a better life and if we get granted PR further down the line, we could always move then. Any advice and info would be greatly appreciated. We are in the process of filling out forms to liaise with an agent, but just wary they just want money for a consultation. Many thanks again, Maybel Family.
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