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  1. Ballajura AFC is a football (soccer) club based at Kingfisher Reserve in Ballajura, (in Perths northern suburbs), where it has its own clubroom, full bar and catering facilities. Established 15 years ago the club has a strong set up with several hundred juniors (up to under 16 level), a masters team , ladies team and a Senior team who have just been promoted to Amateur Division 1 for 2009. Also in 2008, the Senior reserves won their League and the under 16 team were top 4 champions. The club is ambitious and is targeting further success and promotion to the Amateur Premier League. In order to support this objective and to take the club forward Ballajura is conducting an active player recruitment drive before the 2009 season starts in late March. The club is seeking to recruit experienced senior amateur or ex semi pro players for addition to the first team squad. Ballajura is an ambitious and forward thinking club. We have already recruited a number of new migrant players last season who helped in the clubs successful promotion to division 1 If you feel you fit the requirements and are interested in taking on this challenge please contact me to discuss. Bill Byrne Senior Coach - BAFC Tel: 0439 953 957 e-mail: bill.byrne@hotmail.com
  2. Guest

    Processing times for GSM?

    Hi, I am on group 5, applied in September 2009. They are up to processing Feb of 2008, as listed on the immigration website : http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/estimated-allocation-times.htm, it says that the applications have been "allocated". Once mine has been allocated, say 2-3 months from now (i hope, or just saying) HOW LONG UNTIL I GET MY VISA? Will it take much longer? or is it finalised withing 3 months? please some sources is useful!
  3. Proview220

    14th April 2009 Vetassess practical

    any one taken trade test for carpentry on this date up at accrington, trying to find any lads who was on this date.
  4. Hi All I got my state sponsorship on Sep 2009. at the time there was no need to have any kind of work experience so they approved it and i applied under 886 subclass. Like many others my case moved from Cat 5 to Cat 3 recently . Is my state sponsorship still valid ? my agent was advised by DIAC that a case officer has be allocated for my case but when i check online still the same status is on. Any comment is appreciated.
  5. Hey guys, We lodged our application in June 2009, if I want to convert my application to a SS application do I need to lodge a new application? It was told, if the application was lodged before July 2010 we don't need a new application, but with all the new changes on July 2011 can we still do this? Thanks is advance
  6. Hi all, I lodged my skilled visa 175 online in May 2009. Not even allocated a CO or anything yet! In the meantime I have met someone, got engaged in January 2011 and we're getting married in July 2011. I'm also in a new job since I lodged my application! Alot changes in 2 years! Don't even know where to begin in adding my fiance to my application, or updating all the details. And because I did my application online, how am I supposed to add to/change it? I think it is ridiculous that it has taken over 2 years and I've heard nothing! My fiance hasn't even been to Oz before so I've no idea if we'll actually even take the plunge, but after all the effort I've been to applying for this visa, it would be a shame to just write it off! Please can anyone advise me as to what I'm supposed to do to to update my application. Even though I did the online app myself 2 years ago, I'm tempted now to seek help from an agency because I just don't understand how to change my app now! Help please! Ruthie :confused:
  7. Hi Guys, I am facing very hard time with my visa application (skill : .NET technologies Specialist (ASCO 2231-79)), i have applied for visa on 23 July 2009, got mail from case officer on 8 APr 2011: For you application to be assessed the skills assessment provided needs to be for an occupation listed on the current Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL). The occupation on the skills assessment you provided with your application (NET’ technologies Specialist) is not on the current SOL. If you use the same documents provided at the time the original skills assessment was sought, the ACS will give you the opportunity to obtain another skills assessment. If you wish to obtain a skills assessment for the occupation nominated on your application or an occupation listed on the current SOL you will need to contact the ACS. To continue with the assessment of your application you need to provide a written explanation as to the current skills assessment on file not being for your nominated occupation and a skills assessment for an occupation list on the SOL. I have replied to this email and asked him is it ok to get the new skill assessment for "Developer Programmer (ANZSCO Code: 261312)". On this he replied that: The occupation you are seeking a new skills assessment for(Developer Programmer – ANZSCO Code: 261312) is on the current SOL and the assessment can continue once that skills assessment is received (providng the new assessment is based on the same evidence provided for the original skills assessment). However, please note that the occupation is not on the MODL (Occupation in Demand) so MODL points cannot be claimed. On your application you have claimed the 15 MODL points. As my prelimnary assessment is that you will not reach the 120 points required, I would suggest you seek sponsorship (state or family) to have the application assessed as a VE 176 which requires 100 points. Please forward the skills assessment to me when you receive it and if you obtain sponsorship send me the details and I will advise you of the requirements for the sponsorship you have obtained. This is really insane, after two years of waiting they are now saying that i am not eligible. They should process my application according to the old rules. Please advice me what should i do, should i ask my case officer that why my application is not processed under old rules?? thanks
  8. Hello All, Are there any applicants sailing on same boat ?... :SLEEP:...
  9. Hi Everyone, all of you that have got their visa will know why you need to shout about it.. and all of you still in the process, dont lose hope it will be here one day, Thanks to everyone for all my silly and frustrating questions you have helped me with over the last two years, Andy :biglaugh:
  10. Lodged my 175 visa 04.03.2009,WA SS obtained October 2009 now on WA SMP cat2....My form 1100 atached to my files 23 Dec.2010.....I send PLE few times,and call them after that.They told me;Please dont send PLE and dont call us...just wait for CO..!So frustrated now when I saw so many apllicants lodged in late 2010 and 2011 got visas.....Does anyone share same expirience with me...!:no:
  11. Guest

    175 GSM june 2009 got CO today

    :biggrin:Just thought i would mention that they are processing june 2009 app lodged 10 june 2009 got CO today getting closer now after nearly two year wait.
  12. G'day Fellow Poms in Oz-ers! Just to let you know I'm selling my silver 2009 Suzuki Swift RS415 100th Anniversary (Limited Edition). bought it for almost $22,000 it's for sale at the bargain price of £14,500 (priced to sell .... other models are on Car Sales for $16k!). Done approx 35,000km, service history, mint condition. 1 lady owner. Got LOADS of extras eg: Electric windows (front & rear) 15 inch alloy wheels keyless start climate control air-conditioning Power steering Alcantara interior trim (black & grey suede) fog lamps side mirror-mounted indicators remote folding side mirrors unique interior trim and 100th Anniversary badging. I also paid for colour coded reverse sensors in rear bumper....lifetime guarantee window tint & original Suzuki Swift car mats. This is a link for further info on the model inc. pics (mine is the same silver as the pics) - Suzuki Swift 100th Anniversary RS415 Car Research - CarPoint Australia Any inspections welcome. I'm in QLD on Sunshine Coast. Jenny :cute:
  13. For Sell: Trek 2009 Madone 6.9 Pro Specifications Frameset Color White with Trans Blue Frame Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62cm Frame OCLV Red Carbon Fork Bontrager Race XXX Lite w/E2 full carbon steerer Wheels Wheels Bontrager Aeolus 5.0, carbon Astana Edition Tires Bontrager Race X Lite AC, 700x23c, folding Drivetrain Shifters SRAM Red Front Derailleur SRAM Red Rear Derailleur SRAM Red Crank SRAM Red 53/39 Cassette SRAM OpenGlide 1090 11-26, 10 speed Pedals n/a Other Components Saddle Bontrager Race X Lite Seat Post Carbon seat mast cap Handlebars Bontrager Race XXX Lite VR, 31.8mm Stem Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon, 7 degree, 31.8mm Headset Cane Creek IS-8 Integrated w/cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy; 1 1/8\" top, 1.5\" bottom Brakeset SRAM Red Private Message me for more info
  14. Guest

    lodged 885 in march 2009

    hi there everybody!! i guess im the most unfortunate one among this forum members.. i lodged my 885 in march 2009 after completing my studies in information technology.. i cleared my IELTS( 7 IN EACH) and hence applied straightaway for 885 on my own.. i did not apply for 485 at all.. At the time of application i was still awaiting my ACS skill assessments..That time it wasnt necessary that one shud have the skills assessments and all the supporting documents at the time of application.. hence i nominated a wrong occupation, the biggest mistake one cud ever make.. I nominated information technology manager instead of computing prof nec.. now i heard computing prof- nec is goin to be bumped up to priority 3.. and i feel i wud be still stuck in priority 4. i have a great fear that my application is going to be considered invalid.. i am plannin to submit form 1023 asap.. i am not sure if that wud help.. if my application is goin to get rejected, will i have any options to apply for any other visa? its been 2 years since i passed out, but i still cudnt get a job in my field.. im still doing the job which i had when i was a student.. so there is no chance for a employer sponsered visa.. somebody please help me out..any of the migration agents in this forum or anyone who came across this similar situation, ur valuable answers wud be very much appreciated.. im in a serious dilemma.. thanks in advance.. dianne
  15. Hi we lodged our visa 21 months ago and not heard anything back. We are applying for skilled migration 175. Would love to hear from anyone in the same situation. Feel like our life as been on hold and get a bit fed up not knowing whats going to happen either way. Thanks x
  16. Hi, I have reference letters from my all employers dated Mar 2009 and I got my ACS skill assessment positive result in May 2009 but couldn't apply due to my own fault. As I am aware that I need to apply for a fresh RPL application and as per my agent that I need to get NEW reference letter again from my current employer(I am continuing with the same employer for more than 4 years now). I have got a reference letter dated Mar 2009 with the stipulated ACS format from the current employer. I am not comfortable asking for the reference letter again and my agent is making documentation more complex by saying that I MIGHT need reference letter from my old employers as well so I am thinking of dumping him as he is making my life miserable. I am looking forward for 261313 and my reference letters mentioned the duties as per 261313 duties (though my agent applied for 2231-79 Java to claim MODL points) So my question is how I can convince my assessor when it comes to reference letters whether certified true copies of my last 3 or 6 months pay slips will do. Does this make any further difference if I provide them colored certified copies to ACS. Looking forward to the advice Thanks in Advance Srini
  17. I lodged subclass 886 (family sponsor) last February 2009 . My degree is Graphic Design. At that time I lodge my application I was under - the SOL in existence prior to 1 July 2010 in ANZSCO code (schedule 2) – applies to GSM applicants who are eligible for transitional arrangements and who lodge their application before 1 January 2013. based from: Skilled Occupation Lists (Formerly Known as Form 1121i) However, I just don't get it, from the current priority processing list, which group I falls under? Is it group 3 or 4 ? Has anyone has similiar situation? I have searched in this forum but seems like I m still not clear yet. Thanks in advance
  18. Dear all Does anyone here knows, when the application of June 2009 are going to be processed? Is there an estimate? What are the current applications being processed now, I mean by date of lodgment?
  19. Hi, I am selling my Kia Rio LX. Bought it in Dec 2009 brand new, and it has rego until Dec 2010, It has done just over 7500 KMS', and one female owner - me!! It is a very economical car. Also pretty low insurance. Colour - silver. 5 Door. Radio, CD Player and Ipod Dock. Engine 1395. Air Con. Electric front windows. In lovely clean condition - no bumps or scratches. I am in Mornington, South Melbourne and can be contcated by PM to have a look and for more details if you want to do a check on the vehicle. I will get a roadworthy done. Selling cos had a promotion at work and get a company car!! Thanks Lyn
  20. Well as promised here is our reccie report from our recent visa validating trip to WA. I am going to be as honest as possible, and anything I say is not intended to offend anyone at all It is just in my opinion and what me and my family thought of things we encountered on our trip - I know I have only been there for 3 weeks and I am no expert. Right here goes if anyone is interested...... It may be a long one ........ Saturday 12th September 5.30am - arrive 4 hours early at Heathrow airport for check in for our flight with Royal Brunei - told at check in there is a problem with our youngest sons visa and we couldn't be checked in until they telephoned Canberra - 1 hour later we asked what the problem was and we are told my youngest son has not been issued a visa WHAT ???? 2 hours later and only 1 hour before flight departs I am now distraught - no answer from Canberra and turns out that when our visa labels were put into our passports earlier that week at Australia House the lady had made a mistake and when entering both my sons passport numbers she used the same number for both my sons visas thus cancelling the first one out . OMG !!!!! Still no answer from Canberra we sat at the check in desk where we had been for 4 hours counting down the minutes until the flight was due to leave - 10 mins to go and finally we were told Australia had overridden the mistake and we could check in - More tears from me, then we had to run to catch the plane which was already boarding by this time. To be honest had only booked the flight as it was so cheap, only £2000 for the five of us - 3 adults (our son is 12) and 2 child seats - so wasn't expecting much in the way of service at all - how surprised were we. The plane was fab - had personal tv's with movies, games etc free headphones, staff were brilliant so friendly - as many drinks as you wanted - non alcholic but we could have taken our own alcohol on board if we had wished. Food was nice and they seemed to be continually feeding you. Staff loved the kids made a fuss of them which was nice. Only thing I wish I had done was order kids meals - the food choices mainly consisted of noodle based dishes and although they didn't starve by any means I think they would have preferred them after seeing someone behind us with one. On the Brunei Flight we stopped at Dubai - this is a quick 20 minute stop - just time to get off the plane stretch your legs - you walk a couple of minutes then go through a security check (which seems a bit daft) then get back on the plane, time for a very quick cigarette if you smoke but not much else. Then onto Brunei - this was the killer of our journey we landed at 8 am and didn't depart on our connecting flight til 01.40 am the next day. Upon arrival in Brunei airport you are directed to the transit lounge - here anyone with a transit time of 4 hours or more is eligible for a free meal in the restaurant or a free tour of the city - we decided upon the tour. It was basic but free and we had plenty of time to kill - you go on a mini bus into the city which takes you past a few landmarks then you are given about 30 mins at a shopping centre before you make your way back onto the bus. It was nice to see Brunei but it was so humid and we were so tired from travelling that we were happy to get back into the air conditioned airport lounge. We had intended to book ourselves onto one of the other sightseeing tours available which you pay for but instead we booked ourselves into the transit hotel room within the airport and although it was the most horrible room I have ever been in and I still can't believe I got into that bed !!! It was worth it though just to lie down and sleep. The flight from Brunei to Perth was on an older plane with no personal Tv's this time but the food and drinks were in constant supply and staff were again brilliant. Booked a 7 seater with Mindarie Car Hire over the internet and we were greeted on arrival at Perth Airport at 7am. The bloke was an expat himself and chatted all the way to the Mindarie Office where we completed the paperwork he then told us our vehicle was already waiting for us on the driveway of our rented villa and he dropped us off. I was amazed how efficient his service was - to be honest the last thing we wanted was looking for a house in a totally unkown area whilst jetlagged !!! I had booked a villa in Mindarie Keys for the first 2 weeks of our trip and it was lovely, on a lovely street and only 2 mins walk to the marina. To be honest our first impressions of Mindarie were that it was a bit too upmarket for us to live there - we felt like we had arrived on an Hollywood filmset. We spent lots of time driving around and decided - Clarkson is to be avoided, Merriwa too. We didn't like Butler - nothing wrong with it but just one huge housing estate with not a lot of character. Mindarie - lovely, Quinns Rocks nice area's and some not so nice parts - but on the whole okay. Iluka - we really liked, Hillarys - lovely, Connolly is really nice pretty much all of it is situated around a really exclusive Golf Club. We like Woodvale, older properties more space around the houses and we heard good comments about the school. Edgewater was also nice. To be honest we ended up finding it difficult to pin down a favourite it all depends on budget at the end of the day and if you prefer to be oceanside or not. One thing for sure is everywhere is so accessible - the roads are good and the train is cheap and excellent. We were surprised at car parking and how most of them are free and even in Perth City Centre and at the Airport the charges are still cheap. Gavin was so amazed at how much development is going on - housing estates and plots of land (many showing sold signs) everywhere. This was a welcome sight with him being a builder. He also went onto a few sites and everyone seemed friendly enough - most commenting that things have started to pick up again and even though work did slow down for a bit they had still been earning enough. The wet weather had caused them most grief losing days. Gav was a bit disappointed that the brickies all seemed to have heads down and grafting and probably bit more serious than he likes - no banter going on. He gets the impression he won't be having his laughs like he does here in the UK where he manages to work hard but still have the odd joke and giggle. We visited Caversham Wildlife Park - a must if you want to get up close to Kangaroos and Koalas. Kids loved it - we did too. Yanchep National Park was a good day out too. Kings Park is beautiful - amazing views over the Swan River and City. The third week of our reccie we moved South of Perth and stayed in Port Kennedy nice but must say the shark which keeps attacking people put us off living there - a number of residents said they wouldn't go in the water because of it) - here we found houses were cheaper than in the North, we visited Rockingham (lovely beach) and all down the coast to Mandurah, Halls Head & Dawesville. We liked Halls Head and felt for a while this is where we should be living - houses good value for money, good school, nice beaches and open spaces. Then we thought about Secret Harbour again lovely and good value for money. When speaking to people and asking their opinions there really is a North / South divide but no-one could actually give a definate reason why they chose to live in either place. For a while our heads were telling us South is for us but since we got back and really thought about things our hearts are definately telling us North. The funny thing is I can't really give an answer why either. To be honest everywhere we went, even the places we wouldn't choose to live were not half as bad as some of the places which can be found within an hour or us in the UK. So its all good. Even the chocolate was ok - I couldn't work out what all the fuss was about ?? Tastes okay to me. Found food shopping simple and not expensive (even with the dire exchange rate - meat very cheap, fruit and veg seems more expensive than UK and you can't really do your whole shop in one store - we found if you are prepared to visit a couple of different supermarkets for different things(example Woolworths and Coles) it works out cheaper and then there's the markets where you can get lovely fresh local produce at a fraction of the price of supermarkets. On the whole if you want to watch the pennies you just need to be prepared to spend more time visiting more places - pretty much like the UK a good few years ago. Cars are a lot more expensive than in the UK - we were shocked at how much second hand cars actually are. You dont get much for £5000 - Bikes seemed okay - don't think we'll be bothering taking ours now. Sofa's did seem pricey - think I going to change mine before we move - good old DFS!! . Bedding, sheets duvets etc - the ones I saw were stupid money - definately be stocking up on those also towels were expensive. Bedroom furniture packages were reasonable - ie. Bed, chest drawers, bedside cabinets - think I'll buy new when get there as ours are bulky old pine ones!! Anyone interested in camping - our friends we met there have really struggled to buy a tent - they said they aren't as big and really wished they'd bought one here and taken it with them. I don't really fancy camping after seeing all the beware of snakes signs !! Although I must say we didn't see any snakes or even a spider - and I was looking out for them. Now we just want to sell our house and get back to WA asap. :chatterbox:
  21. Hi all, Please help! Ive been working as a nurse for the past 11 months and was told by my employer that it was a condition of employment and the dica that i was to hold health insurance and that the medicare agreement was not enough. So i took out health insurance for my family costing nearly $200 a month. Last week i got another job in melbourne and was told by them that as the sponser, they were liable for the health insurance for myself and my family - i am to send them my details and they will take over payments!! When i asked them about this and explained that i had always paid it they emailed me a link from the immigration site ....... I currently employ a Subclass 457 visa holder whose visa was granted before 14 September 2009. Do I still need to provide for their health cover? Yes, for Subclass 457 visa holders whose visas were granted prior to 14 September 2009, sponsors retain ultimate responsibility for the cost of treatment administered in a public hospital for the validity of the visa. Additionally, if you take on new workers that already have a subclass 457 visa that was granted prior to 14 September 2009, the responsibility for the cost of treatment administered in a public hospital for those workers and their dependants transfers to you. Sponsors who fail to meet the relevant costs may be subject to administrative sanctions. I just want to check with you guys before i march into HR !! I did call the DICA but my children started fighting and screaming whilst i was on the phone and the bloke put the phone down on me!!!!! Cant wait to move will be so much more better off, $200 for a start anyway!!!! Thanks for your help kris :notworthy: x
  22. CAR FOR SALE: We are in Point Cook, Vic and wil be going back to the UK in a few weeks. We are selling our car, details as follows: Mitsubishi Outlander LS 21,000 K Registered Jan 2009 (Manufacturing year 08) 5 Speed Manual, 2.4l engine Metallic Black CD player, Climate control, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Tailgate. Mitsubishi serviced in April this year $23,000 ovno It is great condition, has low KM's, is economical (7L/100km's) and is a perfect family car. Great value for money. It's on carsales.com.au if you want to have a look (see link below). Used MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER Private Seller Cars For Sale - carsales.com.au PM me if you want to arrange a viewing or have any queries. Thanks Macca Roo
  23. anyone applied june 2009 for subclass 163 visa and still waiting ? i was asked for med & pcc on sep 09, done by early oct 09 since then nothing. anyone there waiting long ?
  24. Hi All Im new :winkxmas: This is my first post, but my wife practically lives here.I am a qualified maintenance electrician and will be doing my Vetassess practical at Blackburn college,Lancashire on the 17th Feb 2009.I would like to hear from other electricians who will be doing their practicals the same time from South Yorkshire.I am in Doncaster and would like to arrange a meet up at the local pub to get to know each other before the big day and brush up on our skills.I feel that we could help each other as we all have strengths and weaknesses in different areas. Interested? Regards Mylady's O/H
  25. hi all i applied june 2009 for subclass 163 visa, asked for med & pcc sep 09, sent oct 09 since then nothing so far. anyone got idea how long might take for result. thanks fazlul
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