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  1. LisaRich

    Victoria Skills Assessment

    Hi everyone, Has anyone gone through the skills assessment for carpentry with Victoria university?? What was involved? Our Migration agents use this one instead of VETASSESS. Thanks
  2. Hi everyone in the house.i want someone to direct me how to apply for the Victoria Skilled Sponsored Program.You can send message to my gmail box.I've read about the program and im interested to move to Australia.
  3. WHEN ARE THE JOBS? A large number of fruit pickers (up to 140 per day) are required during our fruit picking season in the mid January to late March/April period each year. We may also have vacancies for experienced tractor drivers. WHAT CROPS? Peaches, pears and then apples. PAYMENT Fruit pickers are paid on a piece-work system (rates are approved by the government authorities, growers and unions)so the more fruit you pick the more you earn. There is no guaranteed minimum wage for most fruit pickers on our farm. WHO ARE THE WORKERS? We have a large number of fruit pickers from all over Australia and many parts of the world. To work with us you must be an Australian Citizen or an Australian permanent resident, the holder of a New Zealand Passport or have an Australian visa that allows employment. WHAT IS THE JOB LIKE? Picking is generally done from steel ladders, so you need to be fairly healthy as there is a fair bit of carrying, lifting and walking. The fruit is picked into a bag which is slung over your shoulders in a harness fashion and then emptied into the 'bin'. The bin holds the equivalent of 22 cases of fruit, so it can take some time to fill a bin up. If you are new to fruit picking you may find it fairly difficult to begin with, but within a couple of days you will find that your daily bin numbers are likely to increase as you develop better technique. INDUCTION Before you start working on our orchard you will be instructed in the correct and safe techniques of using a picking ladder and other aspects of fruit picking. SUITABLE WORK CLOTHES Because it is generally warm you should dress for the environment. A long sleeved shirt is recommended. Boots or shoes with a firm sole will protect your feet. Thongs or bare feet are not acceptable. Sun screen is advisable for protection from the sun and hats are compulsory. ACCOMMODATION We have fully catered accommodation in 2 - 3 bed rooms and a camping area for those with tents. We also have a caravan park for those with their own vans and motorhomes. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application forms can be completed on our website http://www.rjcornish.com from the beginning of December through to the end of February each year. INTERESTED? Visit our website http://www.rjcornish.com for further details. Phone (03) 5872 2055 Fax (03) 5872 1054 jobs@rjcornish.com R J Cornish & Co Pty Ltd 174 Cottons Rd Cobram 3644 Victoria AUSTRALIA http://www.rjcornish.com
  4. Turnbull Brothers Orchards - Fruit Picking - Victoria If you enjoy outdoor, physical work, then fruit picking could be for you. We employ men & women from all round the world every year. We have work available from November to April. Cherries: November/December Pears: January/February/March Peaches: January/February Plums: February Apples: March/April Work Conditions Fruit Picking is quite physical, involving ladder-climbing, and often the weather is very warm. Pickers are placed in groups or "gangs" of approx 20 to 30. The "ganger" in charge of that group trains and helps pickers in the correct picking technique and keeps their bin tallies Hours (May Vary) Monday - Thursday 7.30am-12.00pm 12.30pm-4.30pm Friday 7.30am-1.00pm On some occasions Saturdays and Sundays are worked. Notification will be given prior to the day. Pay Rates We pay on a piece rate per bin - (the more fruit you pick the more we pay you). You are paid for the number of bins picked. Accommodation is available on the orchard. Regarding the room accommodation, you are required to bring your own bedding, pillow, cooking & eating utensils. The rooms contain beds & mattress only. (Shared accommodation - mainly 2 per room) Employees who live on the orchard will have the use of the communal kitchen, dining area & large communal refrigerator facilities. We cater for tents, caravans, camper-vans and some buses. Sites are powered, with communal facilities including BBQs, showers and laundries and washing machines. If you would like to apply for work here please see our website and fill out the online application form. 65 Turnbull Lane Mooroopna Victoria 3629 Australia Location: Australasia Duration: Jan Feb Mar Apr Nov Dec Job Type: Fruit Picking Agriculture Website: http://www.turnbullorchards.com
  5. Hello, Does anyone know how long it is taking these days to process Victoria State Sponsership? We sent our application ages ago but just recently sent the skills assessment. They have confirmed they have all the paperwork they need and that they will get back to us with their decision .... Fingers and toes crossed! my husband is a nurse and we hope to apply for 176 PR visa. Any experiences would be much appreciated. Arthur and Amanda, Manchester
  6. Earlier i have submitted Visa 176-family sponsored in Mar 2011. Then i got my Victoria SS in Aug 2011. I understand i have to re-submit and pay the Visa Fee again. However, if i resubmit now, is my application be treated using the March 2011 (100 point system) ruling OR July 2011 NEW RULING (the 65 point system) Appreciate anyone that can shed some light?
  7. Petals

    Life in Victoria

    Anyone who is Victoria specific come on over to Life in Victoria the forum for you, the link is at the foot of the page. Its a bit quiet over there as everyone seems to stay here. Having a separate forum makes it much easier to find information as you can find specifics for the State. So come on lets get the site moving
  8. Hi all, My husband is an Electician and we have our state sponsored visa and will be moving to Victoria as soon as we have sold our house. We have heard it will be difficult to get work as he will have to be supervised until hes has completed the 12 months gap training etc. We just wondered if this is true? Is it hard to find work if you are unlicenced? and also how much would he expect to earn before and after he is licenced per year? As we are trying to figure out where we will be financially, what sort of amount we could borrow for a mortgage etc. If anyone can help please let me know. Also if anyone has any jobs going let me know lol!!! Many thanks in advance. Natalie :confused:
  9. I need to relocate to NSW but I currently have a lease agreement until February 2012, I have spoken to the rental agency and will be able to sign over the lease agreement. It is situated in Werribee, about 40 min drive to Melbourne, 1hr by train. It has 3 bedrooms built in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, toilets, ensuite and walk in wardrobe to main bedroom. 5 min drive to train station, schools and shops walking distance. Good home to find your feet, $265 per week. Need to move ASAP.
  10. Hi Are there any social workers out there working in Melbourne and suburbs? I just got an independent visa so I don't need sponsorship but am wondering how hard it is for a British social worker to get work there - either as a statutory social worker or in the voiluntary sector? Any information about the social care job market would be much appreciated. thanks, Rachel :biggrin:
  11. The Pom Queen

    Rottweilers Stolen in Victoria

    TWO pedigree Rottweilers, one carrying a litter of puppies, worth a combined total of $20,000 have been stolen from a property in regional Victoria. The owner of the dogs believe they were taken from the rural property in Bullengarook between 5.30am (AEST) and 8pm yesterday. Police say one of the dogs is expected to give birth to eight pups within the next week and requires urgent veterinary attention.
  12. Hey all, we fly to melbourne tmw eve (omg!!!) and are going to be staying in temp accommodation in parkdale! After that we hope to move to Berwick area as my husband is working in hallam. Be great to meet up if anyone is in the area! I am 29, two children of 3 and 4.5 and loves socialising! Let me know x
  13. hi all just wondered anyone had recent experience of applying for victoria ss? Just wondered how long it takes as just applied. Seems it takes up to 12 weeks!! Can we begin online 176 visa whilst waiting or do we need this through first?? I'm just so inpatient LOL!!
  14. The Pom Queen

    Deadly Pigeon Virus hits Victoria

    Federal authorities have begun quarantining properties in Victoria amid fears a deadly pigeon virus could spread to other birds. The Agriculture Department is monitoring an outbreak of the avian paramyxo virus, which has been detected for the first time in Australia, among pigeons. The virus has already started killing some hobby birds, and threatens to spread to Victoria's chicken population. The commercial poultry industry vaccinates chickens. The Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp says the affected birds have died suddenly in large numbers and have sometimes appeared tired or have shown neurological signs such as circling or head flicking before death. The bug can also cause conjunctivitis or influenza-like symptoms in humans. But Dr Schipp says this is extremely rare and only usually occurs in people who have had close direct contact with infected birds. Greater Melbourne Pigeon Federation spokesman John Cocks says measures are being taken to stop its spread. "They (the Agriculture Department) have the affected properties under quarantine," he said. "[it's] not racing pigeons that it has been detected in, it's only fancy pigeons. "And the problem is that we don't want it to get to the racing pigeons. For them to just die like that would be a disaster." Mr Cocks says bird owners are hopeful the virus can be contained. "For us blokes, it would be devastating. I mean blokes pay a lot of money for their pigeons - thousands of dollars," he said. "There is a vaccine available overseas, but it isn't available in Australia." Victoria's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) wants pigeon racing to stop while it deals with the outbreak. The deputy chief veterinary officer, Andrew Cameron, says it is strongly recommended that pigeon races and shows are postponed. "It is important at this stage that people are able to protect their pigeons and I think the best way, if you've got a healthy flock, is by not exposing them to other pigeons, while we're attempting to determine the scope of the incident," he said.
  15. Having seen this article - interested in others' experiences of working in mental health in Victoria. Struggling to imagine just how much the s*** would hit the fan if a service user admitted on the ward I work on committed suicide on the unit and can't remember ever hearing about this happening in any of trusts I've worked in, despite my current trust's occassional headline-making errors! Wasn't expecting the grass to be greener but a little shocked. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/state-urged-to-act-on-shocking-death-rates-in-mental-care-20110904-1jsh1.html
  16. My daughter is going to school next year in berwick , Im not sure how good is the state schools and which ones to go to .Or should I go private and why?
  17. Are there any fellow essex dwellers making the move to Victoria ? :biggrin:
  18. Guest

    Victoria or Queensland??

    Hi All, We have been lucky enough to have secured state sponsorship 176 from both Queensland and Victoria, so now have a dilemma. I am a registered nurse and my husband is a plumber/gas fitter. we have a 17yr old and a 12yr old. The more research I do the more confusing it is. Any thoughts?? Thanks:cool:
  19. DrewNE

    457 Processing Times

    Hi Folks We got out visa, heading over in October, just going to look at flights now! I see a lot of people asking about processing times before so I thought i's include our timeline We're sponsored by DHS Victoria and the processing centre was Melbourne 14/07 - Application received - processing commenced 14/07 - Application fee received 26/07 - Application being processed further 02/08 - Further information requested 03/08 - Further information submitted 04/08 - Visa Granted - Woo Hoo!! Drew
  20. I planned to apply for the 175 visa, I have 60 points and plan to sit the IELTS to gain the additional 5 points required. As the 175 can take 18-24months we decided to apply for SS to Victoria. I am an Senior Occupational Therapist and my job is on the demand list. I completed the application last week and received an email today informing me that we have not been successful:no: due to "a lack of financial resource to assist with the move/settlement". I wrote $15,000 as I can prove this just now. However, it is likely we will have more and I hope to secure a job before arriving in Oz. I was under the impression there is no set amount required to immigrate:confused: and looking at the forum people appear to be going with less. I now plan to go for a 175 but I am worried about the amount they expect you to have. Can anyone recommend what you need to make the move, I though £10-15,000 would be enough for a family of 3, especially if I had a job to start?? Any comments welcome Leah (31), Robert (32) and Declan (5)
  21. My mate has just got a state sponsorship visa for Victoria and was wanting to know the ins and outs of getting licenced in plumbing and gas in Victoria. I work in the same area of work in Queensland but know that each state has its own laws and regulations, Can anyone give us any info ... Thanks
  22. Hi I know it may not interest many of you on here but the Victorian finals of the Gaelic Football and Hurling are on this Sunday at Gaelic Park in Keysborough. Starts at 12:00 until 4:30, don’t have any other details but might be a good day for anyone interested. 324 Perry Rd, Keysborough
  23. My State Nomination 176 has been refused by Victoria Government because professionals having experience in J2EE, Java and RPGILE/400 are not in Demand.Although my profession was in Demand list Need your valuable advice in this regard, what should i do. :unsure:
  24. DannyCoyles

    Grade A Electrical License in Victoria

    Hi Everyone I am asking on behalf of my friend (Paul) how to go about getting a Grade A Electrical License in Victoria. Paul is currently working in the UK as a fully qualified electrician and they have their PR visas. I have read through the electricians thread but there is no information for Victoria. Has anyone been through the process? How long does it take and how much does it cost? Any help would be greatly appreciated.