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  1. Hello!!! Im new to PIO and I would be very grateful if anyone could help me please!! My family and I are hoping to move to Australia (things are slowly in process!), but as I am nearly 23, I cannot go through on my family's application. I work full-time but have been told it is better to apply as a student, which I think is great as I would love to study something I should of when I left school! I have been many times, close to leaving work to go to univeristy to study HE Diploma in Operating Department Practitioner....I am unsure as to what the equivalent is in Australia, and what entry requirements I need!! Please can anyone help?? Thank You if you can help!!:v_SPIN:
  2. Does anyone have any experience of secondary teaching in NSW high schools? I know that you initially have to do a load of paperwork to get approval - I've been through that and wasn't given it and am so now doing further study which the NSW Ed Dept has said will be sufficient. What I would like to know is what happens on the pre-employment induction course and then what happens next? I have heard that once you have approval to teach, you don't apply for a job at a school but have to go to whatever school you are sent to by the department and that could be far from where you live and usually not very pleasant - is this true? If so how do you get a job in a school you want to work in? Also I did apply for jobs when I was in Australia in private schools and lack of HSC experience was a recurrent problem - is this sorted out by doing pre-employment course? As far as wages go, do they take into consideration the years that you have been teaching and put you on the equivalent step on the pay scale? I've also been told that with vacancies, Australians are usually given the jobs before migrants and also if there are to be job cuts, it's the migrants who go first, anyone know anything about that? One more thing, is the current economic climate affecting jobs in the public sector, such as teaching? Sorry for the bomardment of questions, we're planning to return to Oz at the end of the year to have another go at migration, after a pretty disastrous first attempt - largely caused by problems with my job.
  3. Australian Immigration Department Explains Skilled Migration Reforms. In his address to the Australian Industry Group (AIG), National PIR (Personnel and Industrial Relations) Group Conference in Canberra, Mr Kukoc, FAS Migration and Visa Policy Division outlined the global nature of migration and the important role it plays in Australia’s economic and social development. Mr Kukoc also discussed a range of skilled migration reforms the department had implemented in recent years. Interesting in Australia, quite clear we need to plan for the future but current political/media environment does not allow much public pro immigration stances.... be interesting how much gets reported and how, political suicide :unsure:
  4. My Agent told me that i have got CO. It has mentioned in My Online Application Status that "23/09/2011 Department has sent E-Mail regarding your application". But agent told that they didn't receive any email regarding this. Hence, agent sent an inquiry to the department on 26/09/2011. But they hasn't received reply from DIAC as yet. As I feel my agent is also not playing his role properly. :cry: My questions are.... Are there any Telephone numbers to Contact DIAC in order to inform them regarding this problem???. Can my agent inform DIAC over the phone about this problem??? If so, I can force my agent to contact them over the phone and get their response as soon as possible. Please Please Help me..................... :confused: Thanks Samk6
  5. Hi all just thought I would give you this info as I have found it VERY informative I emailed the Dept of Energy in WA ref obtaining a license when arriving they sent me this. Hi Lloyd Your choice if you wish to be assessed before you leave or if you wait until you are in Australia. VETASSESS will assess in your country of origin and TRA will assess if you are already in Australia. Once we have received your application and you have been assessed by us we will send you to do the Electrical Trade Licensing Course and when you have successfully completed the course you will be granted your Licence according to the endorsement you have bee assessed by either VETASSESS or TRA. If you have been assessed as an Electrical Mechanic and once you have been granted your Licence you can then apply to do the Electrical Contractors Training Program so that you may be a self employed electrician/contractor. You can not do this process until you have been granted a full electricians licence with no restrictions. Below is the link to the application form you will need once you have been assessed by either VETASSESS or TRA http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/EnergySaf...018%200710.pdf Cheers Robyn Nelson Senior Customer Service Officer - Licensing Office EnergySafety | Department of Commerce * PO Box 135 Cannington WA 6987 | Level 1 Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington WA 6107 I then asked them to clarify exactly what the cert needs to read from VETASSES so I get an unrestricted license enabling me to go self employed, and got this back ; Hi Lloyd If you are assessed by TRA it needs to be Electrical Mechanic if you are assessed by VETASSESS it needs to read Offshore Technical Skills Record in relation to Units of Competency within the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Cheers Robyn Nelson Senior Customer Service Officer - Licensing Office EnergySafety | Department of Commerce * PO Box 135 Cannington WA 6987 | Level 1 Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington WA 6107 so all those about look into licenses , I hope this helps I intend to go self employed after 12 months experience working there to get me up to speed with their ways of doing things, I know know what I need to get an unrestricted license. Hope this helps someone like it helped me :biggrin: happy days Lloyd
  6. Any nurses who work in the RPA emergency deaprtment sydney? or in perth (freemantle hospital)?
  7. THE head of the Department of Immigration has made an "urgent" plea for additional staff, claiming his department is struggling to process the rising number of asylum seekers. Opposition Immigration spokesman Scott Morrison has today released a letter written by the head of the Department of Immigration, Andrew Metcalfe, and addressed to the head of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Conall O’Connell, asking for his help to secure extra staff to process an increasing number of unauthorised arrivals. Immigration department head pleads for more staff | The Australian I suppose this could mean also a shortage of staff all round in this department.
  8. Hi, My wife and I both did our medicals at the Medibank centre in Sydney and provided DIAC with the booking reference. Once we received the letters, our migration agent forwarded them to DIAC without opening them. 4 weeks ago, a DRC list was sent to DIAC, but a week later we received a response that the DRC was not accepted because they hadn't received the medicals from the 2nd applicant. :mad: Our agent tried to resolve the problem by contacting the department. DIAC's initial response was that a computer error was the cause and that they would sort it out, but we haven't had any feedback since. It's over 2 weeks now and our agent has tried to contact them multiple times since but seems to hit a wall; no response from DIAC at all. Our agent is reluctant to push DIAC too hard on this issue because it might negatively affect his relationship with them. Is this true? :err: Now he is going to try to send a new DRC in the hope to get a response. Can anyone please advise if there is anything else we can do?
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  10. Hi, I work as a support assistant in a school here in England and I am moving out to Sydney next week with a working holiday visa. Ideally I'd love a job similar to what I do here, so I e-mailed some schools in Sydney with my CV. I got a reply off one of them saying that they need a department approval letter off me from the department of education. I've looked on their website but it looks like it's mainly for trained teachers- which I am not. I have been looking at jobs in schools and the term 'techers aide' has come up which seems similar to what I want to do. So, to get to the point, could anyone tell me exactly what this department approval letter is and how to get one? Is it just for teachers or would a teaching assistant or aide need one? Also, is a techers aide basically the same as a support/techers assistant? Thanks for any help! Karina.
  11. Hi, I wonder if anyone can help? I work for the Bureau of Meteorology (Government Department) and have been for a year and a half on a year by year contract. I'm from the UK originally. We are trying to get Employer Sponsored permanent migration but they say they cannot do this because they can't offer us a permanent ongoing job because we are not Australian Citizens. They are however happy to keep us on contract year by year as they are very short of staff. Can this be right? Is this standard in government departments? How can we convince them to do Employer Sponsored PR? Many thanks for any advice - the 176 visa option was shut in our faces literally the day we got our Skills Assessment back from VETASSESS! Grrrrrrrrrrrr
  12. Hi Myself and my partner are coming over to bunbury end of Sept hopefully but can anyone let me know which govenmental department in the UK i need to inform that we are emigrating Thanks Jackie
  13. I'm in the middle of sponsoring a visa app, so I have been hearing a lot of visa tales lately. An interesting one that I was told about today people being "stalked" by immigration officers in relation to visa applications to verify their situations. Doing stuff like sitting outside peoples houses etc to verify they lived where they claimed. Has anyone else ever heard of this happening? Sounds a bit like BS to me but at the same time not impossible. Especially considering that plenty of people seem to go through without so much as a telephone call (in another thread I found before)
  14. George Lombard

    Department of Immigration Annual Report

    Has been released, the data of most interest to people here is the summary of the economic migration program at 1.1.1 Economic migration - Outcome group 1.1 - Annual Report 2008–2009 which inter alia explains the introduction of the CSL and gives some figures concerning its implementation. The text of the entry must have been written prior to 23 September but seeks to justify processing standards on the basis of consultations with the states and DEEWR. They won't be able to do that when the next annual report is released. The palette chosen for the graphs is quite interesting, I reckon they owe something to Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas, original design by Stamen, press any key to s :wacko:. Cheers, George Lombard