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  1. Guest

    Tree surgeon

    Hello, OK I'm new to this so going to keep it simple. I'm just after some advice and to find out where I stand. I currently live in the UK but want to make the move to OZ. Are there many jobs out there for a tree surgeon and if so where do I start?? Any help will be much appreciated. Chris
  2. Hello everyone, I am a Brit who was accidently born in Australia and I'd like to take my daughters and live and work in the UK for two years. I'm gathering information on various issues and am now at the stage of looking into employment situations and what's available in my field. I have a Cert IV in HR Management and am currently doing a Diploma in the same through Western Sydney Institute. Does anyone know if these qualifications, while recognised nationally here, will be in the UK or if they are classified under another qualification title? I cannot find anything under 'Diploma', usually organisation's stating a preference for applicant holding or working towards a CIPD qualification. Any info or tips would be greatly appreciated, Cheers...MiniD
  3. Hi I am new to PomInOz and thought I would stop by and say hi and share my situation. I am living in Melbourne's outer east as an International Student studying for a Diploma in Community Services as a start to hopefully eventually qualifying as a social worker and somehow becoming a permanent resident. I know that becoming a social worker will involve further study but I'm hoping that I will be able to find an employer to sponsor me before then. I'm lucky enough to have family here who I live with and a few close friends but I often wonder what I'm doing and if I'm on the right path. I'm struggling to find part time work which I desperately need to start paying back my student debt. I'm 32 and worry that I will waste this time trying to achieve something that is never going to happen. On top of that I'd like to be thinking about meeting someone and getting my own place in the not too distant future. I guess I'm wondering if I should give it all up and go back home, get a job, start paying back what I owe and pretend that I never knew Australia even existed!! Anyone in a similar situation or got any words of wisdom for me?:confused:
  4. hello all new to this bt after living in sydney 6years ago as a nurse on a sponsored visa, me and my oh now with with our 2 children age 5 and 5 months are considering returning. dont think a permanent visa would be too hard to get but seeking any advice from people who have moved re cost of living. As a family we could prob be earning around $130000, bt is this enough for a good standard of living? would prob move to queensland as few friends moved there bt cars childcare rent etc is making us wonder. we partied and travelled when was last there so lived alot like students!!!! but would now want family living in the sunshine, here in uk both work full time and would do the same there. Any info from others families greatfully recieved x
  5. Hi All, My OH is completing his Skills test next weekend (Joiner) and fingers crossed if he passes I need to submit the WA SS as soon as the results are received. I have been looking through PIO and saw a thread a few days ago with some really useful info, but now I can't find it!!! Can anyone help with the costs needed, and what to write for the reasons for wanting to move to that state. I'm really worried i'll make a mistake and not get granted SS. I feel in a complete panic and need to be organsied, I must say my OH is so worried about his test as it is all down to him to pass or the dream is over. Any help or advise would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance Sporty
  6. Guest

    Townsville - help/advice needed

    Hi folks I hope to call upon anyone with a knowledge of Townsville, we are in the later stages of preparing to go there (month or two away now) can anyone reconmend any part of Townsville for us to rent in, we are a 37 year old nurse (will be working @ mater hospital) me 34 year old stay at home dad and our son Victor 2 year old, or indeed if you know of any part we should avoid that would be great also. Or if you just have some info about the place all would be welcome thanks for taking the time to read this post :notworthy:
  7. Hi all. This is my first time on this forum, well first time on any to be honest, so unsure what to do, but here goes. Myself and my family are thinking about moving to NZ. I am currently a prison officer, so I would be looking at jobs in the correctional facilities. My wife has been a local government worker all her life council tax/housing. I may have sorted a job for myself, but I am worried that when we get out there she wont be able to find work. We are thinking of moving to either Wellington or the Hawks Bay area. Any info on these areas would be great, Hawks bay would be ideal for us. Would just like to ask, whats the weather like over there, OH seems to think its just like the U.K, dull, damp and miserable, is she right. I have read a few threads on here and things look good/bad in NZ compared to the U.K. No jobs in NZ, lots of drink driving, locals very unfriendly, price of food/ housing higher than the U.K wages lower, less leave, god I am going on a bit... If I had a job at say $50k a year and a deposit of $163k would i get a decent house. What are the mortgage rates like monthly payments on a house say for $150k. I have gone on long enough and I apologize if all I have done is ask question, I just need to be sure for myself and my families sake that its the right move for us all. Many thanks and hope you all can help/advise. All the best petemel &( ickle charlie)
  8. Hello everyone!! :biggrin: I am moving to Sydney at the end of August and can not wait! It will be my first time I have ever been to Australia and am finding it hard to decide what areas would be best to live! I am trying to find somewhere that is not overly expensive and has a good nightlife, shopping and restaurants. I will be working near Wynyard so need to live within commutable distance from here. I dont mind taking the train. I have looked into surrey Hills, Bondi, Coogee and Randwick which all look amazing! Does anyone live or have lived in these areas that can provide me with any insight? Thank you all in advance!!!
  9. Hi all, hoping someone with experience may be able to offer some impartial advice - as I seem have ended up in a fix with the immigration clock well and truly ticking.... I've been here in QLD Australia for over 2 years now and have really found myself at home - I love it.I 'm a professional graphic and web designer with a background in the IT industry and motortrade in the UK -I also have a degree. I orginally entered the country on a working holiday visa, I then extended this for a second year as I liked it so much here. I received a job offer before this second working holiday VISA expired which met the salary and job type stipulations set out by immigration - so I put in an application for a 457 temporary business sponsored VISA and my potential employer applied to be a sponsor. I was put onto a bridging VISA class E due to the VISA system starting my 2nd year working holiday VISA before the 1st had ended when I re-entered Australia after a short trip abroad (holiday) so ended up staying here unlawfully for 48 hours accidentally. I myself have not heard anything back from immigration since lodging my application, but I was advised by the sponsor that he received back a letter today saying his side of the application had been refused, as he was not suitable to be a sponsor (his business is very small). Bascially, what are my options? How long have I got? Is my only option getting married to stay here legally now? I do have a long term partner but I hadn't planned on getting married just yet....I am determined to stay here as I have a life, friends and work here - the idea of being forced back to the UK is my worst nightmare. Any help, advice or thoughts really, really appreciated.
  10. Hi there We received our Visa Approval earlier this month which is brilliant but now we are stuck deciding whether we ship (at Great Expense it seems) to Perth Australia or not to ship?, Can anyone recommend any tried & tested good value Shipping companies?,(Scotland to Perth/Fremantle) We only literally have 2 couches, a rug, approx only 10-15 boxes, 2 folding bikes & a guitar to ship but unbelievably we have been quoted over 2,500 and this Figure does Not include insurance, possible quarantine, customs Inspection charges, possible storage, possible fumigation charges which would all be 'ching ching' Extra Hi there We received our Visa Approval earlier this month which is brilliant but now we are stuck deciding whether we ship (at Great Expense it seems) to Perth Australia or not to ship?, Can anyone recommend any tried & tested good value Shipping companies?,(Scotland to Perth/Fremantle) We only literally have 2 couches, a rug, approx only 10-15 boxes, 2 folding bikes & a guitar to ship but unbelievably we have been quoted over 2,500 and this Figure does Not include insurance, possible quarantine, customs Inspection charges, possible storage, possible fumigation charges which would all be 'ching ching' Extra - hmmm the list is endless..:arghh: Which leads me to wonder: Is it really worth it?.....we have been told that getting replacements in Australia we won't be able to get as 'good quality'' but I'm sceptical of this thinking that's just the shipping companies trying to put the scarers on us to try & influence us into using them & spending the big money.. Any thoughts, experience or advice very much welcomed.. Thanks Maria
  11. Hi there Posted this in Diemmas section by mistake but it's relevant in both sections I guess.. We received our Visa Approval earlier this month which is brilliant but now we are stuck deciding whether we ship (at Great Expense it seems) to Perth Australia or not to ship?, Can anyone recommend any tried & tested good value Shipping companies?,(Scotland to Perth/Fremantle) We only literally have 2 couches, a rug, approx only 10-15 boxes, 2 folding bikes & a guitar to ship but unbelievably we have been quoted over 2,500 and this Figure does Not include insurance, possible quarantine, customs Inspection charges, possible storage, possible fumigation charges which would all be 'ching ching' Extra hmmm the list is endless..:arghh: Which leads me to wonder: Is it really worth it?.....we have been told that getting replacements in Australia we won't be able to get as 'good quality'' but I'm sceptical of this thinking that's just the shipping companies trying to put the scarers on us to try & influence us into using them & spending the big money.. Any thoughts, experience or advice very much welcomed.. Thanks Maria
  12. Guest

    Emigration Help/Advice

    Hello All I just need somebody to point me in the right direction if at all possible as seem to be chasing around without actually achieving anything. My husband and I (and on the way Junior) are hoping to apply for emigration - however thusfar we have just managed to fill out a few self assesement forms from agents on line who all say yes yes yesy but pay us xxxx Aud and we will get the ball rolling. I have no issue with using an agent but my concern is that I would rather pay a bit at a time as we go trhough thr process if that makes sense.... so far example one agent as said yes - pay us aprox 2300 aud ( can't remember exactly) and we will begin, however what if we fail at the first hurdle and the skill assesments mean that we don't get thr points - I would be much happier paying a smaller amount to be told No.... Is that possible? I do have time on my hands so maybe we could look at doing the visa independently but then can anyone recommend a good source of infromation regarding how to do everything? To be honest any advice would be welcome just so I can at least start something rather than head scratching. Ps... we would be looking at a 175/176 visa - hubby would be applying as General Electrician pps sorry for typos but cant see the spell check onhere :arghh:
  13. Hi, I have now got my bricklaying practical test booked in a few weeks time, can anybody who has done it give me any advice/tips/help etc.....Not really sure what to expect? Any help greatly appreciated! Cheers:err:
  14. Hi, I'm a long time lurker and rare poster on these forums. I have asked a couple of questions on here but now I'm going to blow my load (so to speak) in this thread. You can check the BOLD bits for the questions if you don't want to read a spiel! Ok here is my situation, I am a 28 year old computer programmer with 3 years post grad experience. My wife is an interior designer, also 28, with 5 years post grad experience. We are from N. Ireland. I have a sister (14 years old) in Hobart and have been down numerous times to see her. On the last occasion, this time last year, another emigrant I was talking to basically offered me a job and sponsorship. I have been in contact with him since and there is still a position for me if I move over. However, numerous problems come in to play. I have checked with estate agents and there is not as much equity in my house as there once was. I could probably make £5-10k if I was lucky, at this current moment in time. We have no savings to speak of, and some loans to pay off. And by my rough calculations we would need at least £10k to pay off whatever we need to pay off, buy flights, ship our belongings over and ship our 3 dogs. That's before any fees for the actual visa process. So, I would need to wait maybe 2 years to raise cash and, hopefully, have the property market in NI become less of a bottomless pit. But I don't know if there would be the job there for me in that time. What would people advise me to do? I could just begin the 175 application process, as it seems it would take long enough anyway. Then by the time it was approved I could have raised the money, or won the lottery. But this leads to the first question. How long after visa is approved does it have to be validated? And say we went and validated the visa but came back to sort things out. Is there a time limit on when you can come back for? What would the process be for applying? Get skills assessed by ACS then apply? Then wait for CO and do everything else they say? Also what about costs? What should I factor in for (rough estimates): Flights (We're thinking around £1300) Ship Dogs (£5000 for 3 Jack Russell's?) Ship possessions (I'm thinking £3000 for 20ft) Visa application and surrounding costs (Again guessing at around £2500) Then we'd need to have some money on arrival, again £10k was what I was hoping to bring. Is there anything that I've missed or should think about? It's an awful expensive process, but a worthwhile one I reckon in the end. We will eventually be in Australia but trying to work out what the quickest route would be for us. Any help you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  15. Guest

    Electrician needs help/advice

    I applied for a GSM visa 1 Feb 2009 and then got state sponsorship from WA on 5 Feb 2010. I have no idea whats going on with my application, i dont know if it its been changed to a 176 or not. I also have no idea what category im in as regards processing times. Its changed so many times ive lost track of it all and have pretty much given up. Ive actually got a WA A grade electrical licence and have spent the last 8 months trying to find an employer who will take me on a 457 visa, but know ones interested. Can anyone set me straight as to whats happening and what category im in ? Thanks, Eamon
  16. chazzyg8

    help please with work

    im a single mum and work in a hospital as a ward assistant but when i look for if this will help me get to oz i cant find the informatin and now im thinking i may have to spend two or three yrs retraing to be classed as a skilled worker has anyone got any helpx x
  17. Hi all, I've been looking to move to Oz for months now. Got visa, no job in UK, no ties so possibly perfect time to go except I don't have a clue how to do it? Going alone so seems very expensive - serviced apartments very pricey but don't want to stay in a hostel. Can't seem to organise a job from here but not keen on spending around £450+ a week on short term lets without a job to go to...! Anyone had/going through a similar experience at all?
  18. Guest

    Need Help/Advice

    Hi everybody I'm Ad and I really really want to move (back) to Australia, specifically Brisbane. I went on the year abroad exchange in my 3rd year of Uni between July 2008 - July 2009 to UQ and safe to say it was the best year of my life. I loved almost everything about the experience especially the weather, the beer and the fantastic friends I made. In fact, it sounds silly to say but Brisbane 100% feels like home and having to come back was pretty devastating. Anyway suffice to say I'm wanting to move back permanently but as I'm sure you all know it really isn't that easy. I'm not in my final year of University and as yet I'm still undecided on what to do. I got it in my head that if I become a teacher that'd be the quickest route to immigration, 1 year training, 1 year as a NQT and then I start looking for jobs in Brissie. I kind of assumed that with male science teachers being so in demand in the UK it'd be the same in Aus but perhaps on further reflection I should have checked that out. In any case nothing is 100% decided. So I'm looking for advice on the quickest way back into Aus because I miss all my friends, the sun and just basically the quality of life I had over there. Is teaching the way to go or would anybody recommend a faster or perhaps more assured way back in. I don't have a girlfriend so I miss out on those points when I fill in the form. There may also be another thing that could conceivably count against me. I was arrested early on for causing a 'disturbance on public transport' and had a suspended fine (I was 100% assured this would not go on any kind of criminal record). I was also given an on the spot fine for 'failure to leave a premises' which I never got round to paying. Without protesting my innocence too much both incidents were very harsh and with the maturity I have now and the benefit of hindsight neither would have happened. All this has me worried though, as if it comes up at any point it is not likely to look very good at all. In fact I've thought about coming clean and paying the $300 fine plus any extra owed. Anyway, I hope the above paragraph doesn't paint me in too bad a light. I'm a nice lad really and not some lairy little chav or drunken yob. Just thought it was important to mention. Incidentally, I would be prepared to do a year in a low income rural community (or worse still Perth ) if it really helped with my visa and eventual citizenship. So Brisbane could perhaps wait an extra year because I'd always be able to visit people in Brisbane and vice versa. Anyway any help you could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks very much
  19. Morning all Myself, OH & 16 year old son will be arriving in Perth 31.3 for 18 days. We are staying in Rockingham, just off Rockingham Beach Road and have rented an appartment. The help needed - as we (myself & Gary) will be sorting out bank accounts, TFN, rentals and work start dates etc I was wondering/hoping if there is anyone who has a sociable 16/17 year old son or daughter who would be willing to offer my son, Nathan, the hand of friendship and show him around as I am sure he will not want to be trawling banks etc with us. The last thing I want is for him to be sat in the appartment on his own thinking 'OMG is this what I have to look forward to'! If there is anyone that can help I would be most appreciative. Regards Ann
  20. Guest

    All help/advice needed

    :chatterbox:I'm a registered nurse, passed my ILETs overall score 8.5 and have had my skills assessed with ANMC. So now ready to start my Visa application. It is mine and hubbies intention to live in SA, with all the changes, do we go down the State Sponsorship route and 176, or go straight for the 175. Have started to complete the State forms, but, keep asking myself more questions. The financial declaration, when getting it authorised, do we need to supply bank statements to the solicitor, it doesn't say, and when looking at it several times now, it doesn't look like you do. Why do I want to move to SA, very difficult to articulate, of course I know why, how do others respond to this question. Just to add I'm 42 and he's 41, so need to get a wriggle on.
  21. Guest

    Help

    Hi there everybody my name is robbe and i need help i have a girlfriend in aussie and we want to get married now i have to find out how to make this possible i think i hav to fill out forms can anybody out there help with a step by step proccess and how to start like what is my first step Thank u for any help u can give Robbe
  22. Hi All, Has anybody got any suggestions about getting a reference through your current workplace without causing alarm bells to ring?! (I need to have references from collage, 1st job, previous job and currant job) Please help! :eek:
  23. Hi all, Have just found and joined this forum so totally new to everything! I am currently a teacher of science in the UK and have 14 years experience, unfortunately being 37 years of age means I lose 5 points on the Skilled Migration visa. I have been researching all the other visas and am now completely confused! It seems that the state regional sponsored visa is my only option,due to my age, but from what I can see from the internet, I might end up anywhere in Queensland (basically I would like to move to Brisbane). Is this true? There is a possiblity of a job offer from one of the private schools in Brisbane, but am not sure about the sponsoring process,(not sure if the schoolwould be willing tosponsor me as well if it was going to cost a huge amount). If I were to recieve a job offer, does thisopen upany other visa possiblities besides the State Sponsored regional visa? Any answers/helpor advice would be welcome! Thanks
  24. Im new to the site and would like to know if anybody is going through the same situation as me and has any advice. My husband and I have been here for two years. we came on a student visa and I was attending a college in sydney. After a few weeks at the college it was on the T.V as it's was being investigated by immigration. We were told that the college would fulfill it's obligation regarding our education, so i finished my 1st year. during this time my husband got a job with a local employer who was willing to sponsor him. A year ago Our visa was changed to a 457. After filling in the paperwork and everything that goes with it E.T.C we applied about 6 weeks ago to the regional assesment board. We were shocked to hear that we have been refused as the unemployment in N.S.W is high and they had taken my husbands job of the skills list (Gym manager)but where told to hang on and if unemployment continues to drop the job may well go back on the list and we can re apply. I would like to know if anybody has any info as to weather we should take their advice and wait or should i contact an immigration agent here on the central coast for advice?? Does anyone know of a good agent here on the coast?? kind regards, Liz.
  25. Please, if there is anyone out there who can give us some solid advise for our friends who have just moved over here. They've come on a permanent sponsor visa (subclass 119). His employer is trying to dismiss him, saying there's not enough work. What are their rights - is a sponsor even allowed to do that?! And where do they go from here.:arghh:
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