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  1. Dear all, I'm very new to this forum and hope i'll be able to minimise my frustration level by getting some help from you guys here. I am married and from Pakistan. My husband is in Australia and he is a Permanent Resident there. We applied for my Visa in mid-May, received acknowledgement letter and medical requirements after 10 days, completed all medicals and submitted it finally on 9th June. According to the acknowledgement letter the average processing time period for my application given is 6-9 months. I feel so frustrated and helpless as we weren't expecting it to be that long. Does anyone here have any idea about the current processing times of offshore spouse visa applied from Pakistan? Also, my second query is my police clearance certificate was valid for six months. I got it done in Feb and its going to expire in August and my application is still in process. Will I be called again for the Police Certificate? I have no idea if I should have it prepared in advance before it gets expired, as the certificate takes 2-3 weeks for making. Awaiting a reply.
  2. I entered all the details it asked for and I got stuck at Page 4. One of the following issues is preventing this application from continuing: The applicant does not hold an appropriate visa. The applicant cannot be identified. The applicant will not be able to continue. The applicant should review the eligibility information on our website. Please help! Thanks in advance.
  3. I've seen this question asked a few times now so thought I would supply as much info on this matter as possible. Aussie power outlets are the same as the UK. 230-240 volts. Plug sockets are very different however, but you can get around this issue with an adaptor plug. If you have a High Definition Digital Television, even though Australia and the UK both use the PAL system to broadcast Analogue and Digital TV signals, there is still a good chance your UK bought TV may not work when you get here. First up...Analogue TV sets Australia and the UK both broadcast in PAL, but they are differing variations of PAL. This means the audio has different frequency properties and so, more often than not your UK TV (set up for PAL I) will not be able to receive the audio component of the signal from Australian transmitters (broadcast in PAL G). Secondly... High Definition Digital TV sets... Similar issue. The vision will be received fine by your HD telly, but the sound will more than likely be corrupted by the DIGITAL signal output by Aussie TV stations/broadcasters. The reason is that the UK and Australia ouputs digital audio in different digital based formats. Some in AC3 and some in mpeg which is a similar audio format to DVD audio. I should stress however that SOME very new Digital TV sets may have an option menu to change this audio system setting for receiving Digital TV signals in other worldwide areas, but unless you can check this out for sure on you particular model of Digital TV, it is best to sell it and start again with buying a NEW one here in Australia. It is also a good point to remember that the ocean can be rough, and you may need to wrap your precious telly-box in at least a foot of bubble-wrap before placing it into a container for shipping. Screen components on LCD and Plasma TV's are very fragile! In summary...sell your UK set before moving here and buy a new one in Australia when you arrive. LCD and Plasma Digital High Def TV's appear to be much cheaper here than in the UK, and if you purchase one here you will have peace of mind that everything will function properly, and that your vision AND audio will be crystal clear. My YG :idea:
  4. One of the world's biggest retailers continues to register trademarks in Australia, despite insisting it has no plans to set up here. German discount supermarket Lidl – which will open stores in the US next month, offering up to 50 per cent off rivals' prices – has trademarked the words LIDL TO GO and LIDL YOU. LIDL TO GO is the chain's convenience assortment. LIDL YOU is a streaming service. A Lidl representative told Fairfax Media the chain had "no plans" to enter Australia. It's speculated Lidl is keeping open the option of launching here, once it has bedded down its aggressive US expansion. Lidl is owned by the privately held Schwarz Group, one of the world's largest retailers, which also owns discount department store Kaufland. Until last year, Lidl planned to open in Australia and emulate the success of its arch-rival Aldi. But Schwarz Group chief, under executive Klaus Gehrig, decided Lidl would focus on the US and Kaufland would head Down Under to increase its international sales. Michael Bate is the head of retail at Colliers International, which conducted research for Lidl about the Australian market. Mr Bate said Lidl was initially excited by Australia but concluded the market was too small and too concentrated, and was now focused on the US. He said Lidl was "hedging its bets" by continuing to register brands here. The LIDL YOU application was lodged after Kaufland confirmed in November it was looking for land and staff in Australia. Lidl has applied for thousands of trademarks in Australia since the year 2000, around the time Aldi set up here. Last year it applied for trademarks covering hundreds of products, held talks with the Victorian government, and contacted suppliers. It's understood Schwarz Group plans to launch a bespoke Kaufland in Australia, rather than use its German or Eastern European formats. It's unclear when the first Kaufland stores will open here, although it's speculated it will be several years from now. After years of competing, Fairfax Media understands Lidl and Kaufland are now being encouraged to work together and share resources at a top level.
  5. So I'm wanting to move to Australia, permanently. I plan to get a two yearly working holiday visa, and then after this - what are my options? I'm an exotic dancer so I really don't have a career path. While in Australia I'd like to do some beauty courses. Ultimately I'd like to set up my own business which is very doable, weather it's mobile, in home or small store.Is there a visa for me to start a small business and stay in Australia after the two year working holiday visa? Or what are my options, if any, to permanently move and live in Australia?
  6. Hi, me and my sister are both over 18, and are dependent in a de facto(temporary) visa application for our mom and her partner. We stated that we are still studying as to why we are dependents even if we're over 18. We lodged the application last Dec 2016 and we're still waiting for the approval til now. We're currently in a tourist visa in australia. My first question is: how likely is it that our visa will get approved? We've been waiting for 6 months now, and we havent heard from them yet. this end month, our tourist visa will expire and i am planning on going back to our country but my sister and mom are planning on extending for another 3 months. My next question is: is me going back to our country alone and separated from my mom and sister will affect the decision of the embassy to our application? please help. Thank you!
  7. For anyone looking for a fruit picking/harvesting job in Queensland try contacting the companies below, if anyone has any additions please feel free to post. Amberley Edge Vineyard 47 Clarke Ln, Stanthorpe, QLD 4352 07-4683-6203 Harvest Time: February - March Main Crops: Grapes Gaeta Valley Organic Olives 1532 Gaeta Rd, Gaeta, QLD 4671 07-4156-3519 gaeta_organics@msn.com Harvest Time: February - March Main Crops: Organic Olives Gold Coast Christmas Trees 37 Paradise Ave, Miami, QLD 4220 04-1238-1555 goldxmastree@optusnet.com.au Harvest Time: December Main Crops: Christmas Trees Koogie Downs Strawberry Farm Lot 2/58 Rainforest Rd, Chevallum QLD 4555 07-4545-9100 Harvest Time: March - November Main Crops: Grapes, Strawberries McMartins Strawberry Farm Lot 7 Sports Rd, Bli Bli, QLD 4560 07-5448-4912 Harvest Time: May - October Main Crops: Strawberries Rolin Farms 124-190 Rutters Rd, Elimbah, QLD 4516 07-5497-4253 trosty40@bigpond.com Harvest Time: June - November Main Crops: Strawberries Strawberry Fields Palmview 133 Laxton Rd, Palmview, QLD 4553 07-5494-5146 Harvest Time: June - November Main Crops: Strawberries Strawberry Fields Stanthorpe 2 West Rd, Stanthorpe, QLD 4350 07-4681-0124 Harvest Time: November - May Main Crops: Strawberries
  8. When these two countries Work Visa Start process, duration, cost,job,where I start process which agency,etc
  9. The Business Innovation stream of subclass 188 allows individuals with an overall successful record of business activity to move to Australia with their immediate family. This pathway is suitable for those who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Applicants for this visa must be nominated by a State or Territory Government. The main qualifying requirements are that the main visa applicant must: Be younger than 55 years of age – though a state or territory can waive this requirement if the proposed business will be of exceptional economic benefit. Score at least 65 on the applicable points test. Have had an ownership interest in an established business or businesses that had at least A$500,000 turnover in each of those years for two out of the four fiscal years immediately before being invited to apply for the visa. Own at least one of the following percentages of the nominated main business: – 51 per cent, if the business has a turnover of less than A$400,000 per year – 30 per cent, if the business has a turnover of A$400,000 or more per year – 10 per cent, if the business is a publicly listed company Have an overall successful business career Have a genuine desire to continuously own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia. If the nominated main business provides professional, technical or trade services, have spent no more than half the time providing those services, as opposed to general management of the business. Have had no involvement in unacceptable business or investment activities. Have total net business and personal assets of at least A$800,000 that are lawfully acquired and available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted. The 188 visa is a provisional or temporary residency visa, which allows individuals holding such a visa to be in a very attractive tax position – as discussed more fully here. It has a validity of 4 years and 3 months, and before the expiry of the visa another visa must be applied for – this is usually the subclass 888 permanent residency visa. Provisional visa holders in the Business Innovation stream can apply for one extension for an additional two years so your visa can last up to six years. Requirements for the subclass 888 permanent residency visa under the Business Innovation stream are discussed here. Copyright of GM Business – a division of Go Matilda Visas and GM Tax – is your ideal partner for guidance and advice on a business visa strategy. We are Australian visa and tax advisors, so can work with you to confirm the business entities involved, and can establish and register your required business structure in Australia. As qualified accountants in Australia we can also provide ongoing support to you in an accounting and visa compliance capacity as you establish and develop your business in Australia, particularly if your objective is to secure permanent residency status in due course. We work with our clients on the basis of fixed fees, and a wish to have a long term relationship based on our expertise, trust and a quality service.
  10. A study by Demographia this year assessed 406 urban markets in nine countries: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States as at the third quarter of 2016. The report found Hongkong as the most 'unaffordable' city to buy a house. Sydney housing market was ranked second most expensive in the world and "severely unaffordable". While the median house price in Sydney is $1,077,000, the median household income is $88,000. Sydney pipped other global cities with expensive real estate such as Los Angeles, London, San Francisco and New York. Melbourne came in at six in the study, while Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth were all ranked in the top 20 most expensive. While the median house price in Melbourne is $740,000, the median household income is $78,200. For Adelaide, the median house price is $435,000 and median household income is $66,000. For Brisbane, the median house price is $495,000 and the median household income is $79,400. Demographia, which ranks housing affordability in cities with a population over 1,000,000, listed Australia's major problem as urban containment policies. Urban containment policies aim to curb the growth of the urban sprawl by encouraging greater density in existing housing areas rather than opening up new sites, commonly called "greenfields." "We should not accept extreme price levels in our housing markets. High house prices are not a sign of city's success but a sign of failure to deliver the housing that its citizens need," Director of the New Zealand Initiative Oliver Hartwich said in the report. The news comes on the heels of new NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced she would address the NSW housing crisis after declaring it "the biggest issue people have across the state".
  11. Musing on why the Australian Government now appears to preference general skilled visas (subclasses 189, 190, 489) over the permanent employer sponsored visas (subclasses 186 and 187). The former do not have a guarantee of employment in Australia, and often have difficulty securing a position in their skilled occupation. The latter are already working in Australia, and are paying income tax. Surely the better outcome for Australia is a skilled migrant who is employed and is paying tax? Is it simply that Government can't prosecute the case adequately with the Australian people? Or are we going to see a scaling back in the general skilled visa program in the next few weeks (eg a raised points threshold)? We live in relatively uncertain times. Best regards.
  12. EBAY has threatened to block Australians from using its platform if the government pushes ahead with its “unworkable” online GST changes. Under new laws slated to come into effect from July 1, overseas businesses with an annual turnover of $75,000 or more will be required to register with the ATO to collect GST on all goods sold, including purchases under the current low-value threshold of $1000. Treasurer Scott Morrison claims the changes are about ensuring Australian businesses “do not continue to be unfairly disadvantaged by the current GST exemption that applies to imports of low-value goods”. Major retailers including Harvey Norman and Premier Investments have long lobbied for the change, saying it will level the playing field against the likes of Amazon, Asos and eBay. But in a scathing submission to a Senate inquiry, eBay has joined a growing chorus speaking out against the changes, describing it as a “hastily introduced”, “counter-productive”, “complex”, “inconsistent” and “unworkable” bill that will “harm Australian consumers in many ways”. “Regrettably, the government’s legislation may force eBay to prevent Australians from buying from foreign sellers,” writes Jooman Park, eBay’s vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand. “No tax would be paid to Australia and none would be owed. It would raise no revenue, deny Australians access to choice and lessen price competition. This solution would not even represent a win for bricks and mortar retailers, because Australians would still find ways to buy online. “They would do so direct via dotcoms without paying GST and they would lose the confidence they current enjoy buying from eBay with the advantage of its trusted seller ratings. This appears to be the most likely outcome at present.” If the bill is not withdrawn, eBay said, then “significant amendments” would be required “to even contemplate third-party online marketplaces somehow collecting GST given their current business models do not support it”. Echoing arguments by RMIT economists Sinclair Davidson and Chris Berg, eBay points out that the legislation “potentially deems eBay to be a ‘seller’ and an ‘electronic distribution platform’” when it is neither. “This is a fundamental misunderstanding of the marketplace: eBay is not a seller,” Mr Park writes. “eBay does not own the goods, does not handle payments and it does not distribute anything. eBay is a third-party online marketplace that simply connects buyers and sellers. “Perhaps there is confusion with other online marketplace-style business models. However, in those cases the online ‘marketplace’ is actually the real seller. Indeed, such first party marketplaces are no different to a retail shop, they hold and ship the goods, have large warehouses with stock and they handle the payments. eBay does none of this.” eBay said an online poll of 1000 Australians found 59 per cent did not support the bill as “it’s unreasonable because eBay does not own, hold, sell or supply goods, rather it provides a marketplace for these transactions to occur”. “Under the current Australian proposal, tax liability changes depending on goods value; seller turnover; platform or direct sale; courier, postal company or repackaging business,” Mr Park writes. “A simpler alternative for an island nation is to work with the logistics companies. All parcels arrive at a small number of Customs points, via a small number of international logistics companies, one of which is government-owned. “These companies can require buyers to declare whether a good is new and to nominate a value of the good as part of the pricing of parcel delivery to Australia. This system does not require parcels to be stopped, other than for routine auditing. “It captures all goods, regardless of whether they were purchased via a platform or from a dot.com. It is practical and enforceable, raises genuine revenue and is fair. Unlike other proposals, this does level the playing field.” In a separate submission, Asos has also hit out against the changes. “We are concerned that if, complexity and uncertainty are not avoided, then compliance will be needlessly difficult which could have a negative impact on both the success of the legislation and the Australian consumer,” writes Carly Cazzolli, Asos head of trading for Australia and New Zealand. “There is too little time between the finalisation of the legislation and the proposed commencement date. It seems likely that the new legislation will not be finalised and enacted until May at the earliest, this only leaves one month to implement and test any required changes to both retailers’ systems and those of any third parties involved in the supply chain.”
  13. A subclass 892 visa application is the most popular pathway for those who have been living in Australia as the holders of a provisional business visa under sub classes 160, 161, 163, and 164, and who are owning and managing a business in Australia. Requirements for the granting of a permanent residency visa under subclass 892 are that the visa applicant: Is the holder of one of the above provisional business visas, or a subclass 162 or 165 visa Has been resident in Australia as the holder of one of these visas for at least 1 out of the 2 years immediately before the visa application is lodged Has a genuine commitment to continue to maintain business or investment activities in Australia Has never been involved in unacceptable business activities Is sponsored by a State or Territory Government Has had direct and continuous involvement in the day to day management of up to two businesses operating in Australia for the past two years Owns at least one of the following: – 51 per cent of a business where the annual turnover is less than A$400,000 – 30 per cent of a business where the annual turnover is A$400,000 or more – 10 per cent of a business that is a publicly listed company For the 12 months immediately before the visa application is submitted to the Department of Immigration the main business (or two main businesses together) had a turnover of at least A$200,000 In addition, for the 12 months immediately preceding the lodgment of the visa application with the Department of Immigration 2 out of 3 of the following requirements must be satisfied: The net value of the visa applicant’s (or the applicant’s partner’s, or the applicant and his/her partner’s combined) assets in the main business (or two main businesses) in Australia was at least A$75,000 The net value of the visa applicant’s (or the applicant’s partner’s, or the applicant and his/her partner’s combined) personal and business assets in Australia was at least A$250,000. The business/es employed at least the equivalent of one full-time employee who is: – An Australian citizen – An Australian permanent resident – A New Zealand passport holder – Not a member of the applicant’s family. The subclass 892 visa application must be lodged before the expiry of the presently held provisional business visa, and when the visa application is lodged with the Department of Immigration an ownership interest in the Australian business/es must have been in place for at least 2 years. Clearly there is a need to plan ahead to ensure a business in Australia is not acquired or set up too late to meet the requirement for a 2 year ownership interest, and to ensure business accounts are available and State or Territory sponsorship has been secured. All of these requirements are to be satisfied at the time the visa application is lodged with the Department of Immigration’s Business Skills Processing Centre.
  14. The Turnbull government and Reserve Bank can breathe a sigh of relief heading into the long Easter weekend after new figures showed the number of people employed soared above the 12 million-mark for the first time. The near-61,000 rise in employment in March was three times the number economists were expecting. It may revive the spirits of consumers in time for one the busiest weekends of the year for retailers, with confidence having been in steady decline since the beginning of 2017. "Australians are encouraged ... they are out there putting up their hands and saying 'I'm ready, willing and able to work," Employment Minister Michaelia Cash told reporters in Perth on Thursday. Total employment grew by 60,900 in March after the figure for February was revised up to reflect a 2800 increase, from a previously recorded decline. The March result included a 74,500 increase in full-time work, partly offset by a 13,600 decline in part-time jobs. However, with the work participation rate rising as more people sought a job, the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.9 per cent - the highest level in more than a year. "While RBA officials will take heart from the better tone of the March data, the fact that last month's pop in the jobless rate is now 'locked in' is likely to be a concern," JP Morgan economist Tom Kennedy said. Labor frontbencher Ed Husic said an unemployment rate of 5.9 per cent was as bad as it got during the worst of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. He said the government needed a jobs plan beyond a tax cut for big business and cuts to penalty rates for ordinary workers. "Where is their jobs plan, I can't find it," Labor's acting employment spokesman told reporters in Sydney. However, Senator Cash said three million small businesses in Australia employing in excess of six million Australians will now get a tax cut under the government's tax plan. "All of the small business owners I spoke to this week look forward reinvesting that additional money back into their business," she said. The government secured parliamentary support for part of its 10-year business tax reduction plan earlier this month, which starts with an immediate tax cut to 27.5 per cent for businesses with a $10 million turnover. Most of these firms had paid a rate of 30 per cent, apart from those with a turnover of $2 million which paid 28.5 per cent.
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    Hi everyone, my story is a bit delicate: I got my first WHV on Feb 2015 and applied for the second on Jan 2016, it's been approved on 24 March. Around November I started looking for schools as I was actually really excited about keeping up with my studies and so I wanted to choose the right school. At the same time I had my visa checked by my education agent and she confirmed me that it was expiring on 24 March 2017, so I kept looking and then at the beginning of March I started to apply for the student Visa. What happened is that I've found out I couldn't go through the request because my Visa expired on Feb 2017. So the next morning I went straight to the immigration to explain my situation and see what I could do, they gave me a BVE and I left the country. My concern is this: should I reply Yes or Not while filling details for a new visa when they ask if I've been excluded from or refused to entry to a country/ Removed from or asked to leave? What happens if my Australian student visa gets rejected? I'm contacting different agents but I'd like to hear from the folk also. Thank you so much you all if you can give your thoughts. Cheers.
  16. Here is the link to the latest visa application processing times published by the DIBP http://www.border.gov.au/about/access-accountability/service-standards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times
  17. I am 74 and my wife is 65. Both our children live in Australia, in Adelaide and Melbourne. We are hoping to go out on a subclass 143 Contributory Parent Visa which on average takes about 18 months to process. I understand that the initial visa application charge is A$1735 covering both my wife and I, and that the final visa application charge is at present A$37965 each. We would prefer spending as much time as possible in Australia while we are waiting for our visa application to be processed, so how can we go about this legitimately. On our visits we were issued with the normal electronic holiday visa which lasts 3 months I believe, and our purpose of visit stated “holiday”. Can we extend that visa once we are out there or do we need the Tourist subclass 676 visa for 12 months which costs about A$100 each. Would we need to go offshore near the end of the visa if we wanted to apply for another holiday visa? Finally, our state pensions and private pensions are paid into our banks in UK. Do we wait until our Contributory Parent Visa has been approved before we open an Australian bank account
  18. Hello all Can anyone recommend a good MARA agent based in london that is reasonable? Just want to see what options are available. Is it really necessery to use an agent for a spouse visa? We have been together nearly four years. cheers :err:
  19. Hi, If anyone was considering taking a first aid course in the UK before moving to Australia, I heard various different stories about UK courses being valid/recognised over there, so I contacted St. John's ambulance in New South Wales about it and received the following reply The requirement for first aid in the workplace in NSW is that the first aider must hold the National Unit of Competency - HLTFA301B Apply First Aid or to be the Occupational First Aider - HLTFA 403A Manage first aid in the workplace. Whilst it might be that much of the content is similar to the courses you will have undertaken in the UK – you must hold one or other of these certificates if you are the designated first aider. When you arrive in NSW – depending on your employment needs, you will may attend the refresher version of the course you require. In other words, the UK version of any first aid course will not be recognised by employers in Australia, and I also found out that they run courses weekly in most places and are a lot cheaper than the UK. Hope this helps anyone save their money over here. And I have just received my email telling me I have my Partner visa, sub class 100, so next month we go and start a new life. Best wishes to all, Dave.
  20. Hi all, My wife and I are new members here, looking to move back to the UK in around August this year. We're hoping to find anyone who might know about the experience of having (my wife's) Australian GP qualifications recognised in the UK (although she completed medical school in the UK). The process appears to involve a fairly onerous application for a Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR), so any insights on whether this process is achievable would be great. If you have any understanding of the process, or know others who have been through this or a similar process, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, we're very thankful for the great content on here about shipping and all the other necessities of such a move! flyingnorth
  21. Hello all, I currently live in Ireland and have a small family, house, mortgage. You get the picture. I would like to move to Australia but need to do lots of homework firstly. I am VERY interested in hearing peoples experiences moving their families from Ireland to Australia. Why you went, why you did not stay here, employment, lifestyle, cost of living, fitting in etc ... etc ... Looking forward to speaking to you all. Cheers, Clive
  22. Hi everyone I am a teaching assistant, I have worked my way up through my qualifications from and NVQ 2 to now holding my Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). I want to eventually work here in and am currently living in Berwick, Victoria. My dilemma is I do not know where to start regarding finding out if my quals will be recognised here and if they are, what if anything do I need to do to make them official??? Many thanks in advance to any help offered
  23. Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before but I don't seem to be able to find a thread about pension transfers as yet. What I am wanting to know is whether or not myself and my wife would be better off transferring our NHS pensions to a similar scheme in Australia or leaving them here? We are moving to Melbourne in August and I have a job in a hospital in Melbourne. I'm not really sure what the pension/super scheme on offer is or really what we should do for the best. We have been in contact with a pension agent but not yet comitted to anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Steve
  24. Hi some asked me what to expect out of the day,i have done the vetasses assesment that was oct...mine was 31 oct.. Ill give a brief description of how the day goes,i have posted all this before so you can look up previous posts by me if you want...:smile: The day starts at about 0800 and goes on till everyone is finished,break at 1200 for 30 min. I have spoken to some guys and they said that the latest that they left was at 1600.. You need a scientific calculator,they say you need tools but they do provide everything,you just look like a twat when you turn up without any... The first thing you do when you get there is prove who you are..so remember id. Next is the test This is about 18 questions and goes as follows, questions on!!. ohms law power factor.. RMS values electrical units single and three phase power calculations. transformer ratios measure I and V in ELV circuit. From a design (given) carry out a functioning light and power installation witin time limit,use safe working techniques -switchboard design and protection -test installation and record results to verify compliance. From circuit diagram design,connect and fault find a DOL starter and 3 phase motor circuit -incl start/stop station,thermal overload,star-delta configuration,overload setting -answer oral questions on motor circuits. Also there is a little pin board you need to connect from a given drawing this is 3 resistors in series with a 4th in parralel,it goes like this,measure resistors to find appropriate ones,coonect in pin board, measure voltage at end of pin board,measure amps of certaain parts of pin board. Perform disconnect/connect of electrical equipment using safe working procedure (this means tag,and lock) test equipment and then reconnect..this is very health and safety orientated they really want to see you do it right.. If you think you need some extra tuition to prepare look at some of my prvs posts there are some numbers there.. Feel free to ask questions il help as much as i can..:yes:
  25. :sad: My wife recently had her teaching skills assesment back from teaching australia which came back unsuccessful. She was being assessed as a Secondary school teacher. She has been working in FE colleges (16+ years age group) for over 10 years now and is more than capable of teaching in secondary schools. She has a degree and Masters degree in her subject but the problem is that in Australia the secondary school years run from 12 - 18 and in the UK its 12 - 16. As my wife teaches 16 -18 year olds we thought she would fit into this category and have been told by various agencies that this would be fine. Teaching Australia didn't accept this because she completed her PGCE fulltime based on 16+ students. Is the only way round this for her to give up her 40k a year job to do another PGCE based on 12-18 or do a PHD and then get 3 years experience in a Uni? It seems like all people who have done this PGCE and have many years expereince are being turned away because it doesn't quite fit into the Australian education system. Surely there is something she can do in the evenings to enable her as qualified without doing a fulltime year course. PLEASE PLEASE help we are so deflated by this and are desperate to take our 1 year old daughter and 5 year old son to Australia. Is there anyone who has had the same issue or does anyone know how to get around this? Many many thanks for reading and any help would be greatfully appreciated. Jack & Laura