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  1. [h=1]EMPLOYMENT-SOCIAL-ROLE POSITIONS: 1971-2015[/h]2010-2015-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania 1999-2009-Writer & Author, Poet & Publisher, Editor & Researcher. Retired Teacher & Lecturer, Tutor & Adult Educator, Taxi-Driver & Ice-Cream Salesman, George Town Tasmania Australia 2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston 1999-2004-Tutor &/or President George Town School for Seniors Inc ---ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN RETIREMENT from FT PAID EMPLOYMENT----------------------------- 1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies & Human Services West Australian Department of Training 1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies & Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland WA 1982-1985 -Adult Educator Open College of Tafe Katherine NT 1981 -Maintenance Scheduler Renison Bell Zeehan Tasmania 1980-Unemployed due to illness and recovery 1979-Editor External Studies Unit Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker Resource Centre Association; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC---all in Launceston Tasmania 1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities Ballarat CAE Ballarat, Victoria 1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill Victoria 1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies Tasmanian CAE Launceston, Tasmania 1972-1973 -High School Teacher South Australian Education Dept. 1971-Primary School Teacher Whyalla South Australia -------------------- YOU CAN GOOGLE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TASMANIA
  2. CMaradza

    Hi Everyone

    Hello All, My name is Cybil and I'm happy to be joining the forum. I am currently trying to migrate to Australia through 457 sponsorship since I have a degree from there already. I have fallen in love with Australia and would like to work there professionally for a time. Hopefully I can get to know some of you well :smile:
  3. Lucy Smorgon

    Hello Friends !

    Hello friends, I am new to the forum. I would like to introduce my self. I am Lucy Smorgon working in IT company. I have great passion towards sports. I wanted to know is there so much scope in australia for IT concern. Moreover i am planning to move to australia. Share your views. Thanks, Lucy.
  4. Guest


    Hi everyone, I am newbie, I hope to learn more from this community. Thanks. Aaren
  5. I was thinking that, if it was adapted to Australia's way of life, say with a lifting of the restrictions on drinking alcohol and gambling, it would be a pretty sound system, especially for blokes, unless they are gay or course. Looking around the world, many countries already implement it. I think the Archbishop of Canterbury is keen to see it implemented in the UK? Imagine Australia with no pubs, no Melbourne Cup, no pokies. I already hate gambliing so if I can just learn to do the same to beer, it would be brilliant. And there's a fortune to be made, sewing up all those rather attractive black Darth Vader gowns for the Sheilas. What do you think?
  6. Hi guys! I'd like to say hello and introduce myself, I'm a 26 year old male from Edinburgh that has been given a job offer in Melbourne and is weighing up the move :eek:. As the title suggests I'd like to get your opinions on my scenario as they will all be extremely helpful and hopefully help me in my decision to relocate. I live and work in Edinburgh in the I.T/Finance sector and have been offered a similar role in the same company but in Melbourne Victoria. My employers have offered the following to me: 62K AUD + Superannuation Sponsorship of a 457 visa Accomodation provided for the first month As a single 26 year old guy what sort of position will this leave me in Melbourne in terms of living costs/accomodation etc? Will I be comfortable as I'm in quite a decent position over here currently and I have a fear about "taking a step back" as I dont know the costs/currency value there? Thanks in advance, Rob
  7. Guest

    Proper Introduction!

    Thought I'd give everyone an insight into how long its taken me to start my new life in Oz So, I'm John, been with my partner for officially just under two years but we've been getting together for 4 years (since she came to the UK). The wife is an Australian Citizen so I am here under the Spouse category Visa and hope to have permanent residency sometime soon as we're planning children Timeline of events: March 14th 2010 - Proposed to the mrs, thankfully she said yes, it was a ring she had picked out that I bought. Down on one knee knowing the answer wasn't gonna be a no didnt help my nerves! She was laughing at the fact that I was shaking like a rattlesnakes tail when I went down on one knee! May 6th - Approached the AMC (Australian Migration Company) and was referred to Lee. He went through the details. At this point the wedding was set for September 2011. May 9th 2010 - Paperwork received. Looked through it and was pleased I had a migration agent looking after me! The sole amount of work required to process a visa was a little overwhelming! June 1st 2010 - Change of plan! Wedding bumped up a little to October 30th 2010, started flapping, the two of us now going for rings, dresses and suit fittings, looking for a church and paying the initial deposit of the agents fees. I'll jump forward to my medical at this stage as the next 2 months after June pretty much concentrated on the wedding plans.....and the groom to be and wife to be working our backsides off to get the money together! August 14th - Medical! Quick trip to Edinburgh to have this done, bloods/urine/xrays all done, blood pressure a little high...panic! Doctor assured me that was nerves. They let me stay around for another couple of hours, drinking a lot of water and calming me down, the ladies were really helpful . After the 2 hours pressure was normal woohoo! September - Police Checks, witness testimonies, personal statements, evidence of relationship, phone bills, rent accounts etc all submitted. Photographs too. There was a lot of back and forth mail going at this point between us and the agent making sure we had ticked all the appropriate boxes. Agent assured me that everything was fine and there should be no reason the Visa would not be approved. Back to wedding planning! October - Agent has all paperwork, just the marriage certificate to go. c/o assigned my case. Hypnotist, caterer, decorations for wedding all booked. Dress picked up and the wife to be was happy it fit without the use of special underwear lol. All coming together, although at this point I had gone through 2 best men and the third was unsure of the speech! (known the guy for 12 years, we have been through many 'adventures' which due to the prim and proper nature of the soon to be in-laws could not be disclosed lol). Went for rehearsal wedding at the church, our Vicar was lovely bless her, it was her first wedding at that church so she was a little nervous. Hymns, readings and music all planned and paid for the DJ at reception. October 30th 2010 - Wedding day! Lets just say it was memorable (in a good way) and all the stress, hassle and feuds were worth it November 2nd - c/o received last piece of the puzzle (wedding cert) and visa application now underway. Clearance date set as the 4th April 2011. November 10th - Crown Relocations booked for December 7th to collect and empty our house. December 7th - house looked empty! A month of having a small TV and sitting on bean bags, but was all worth it December 31st - last day at current employment! Both hung up boots to spend final weeks with family in England. January 10th 2011 - First leg of flight, heading to London to see the sights for a couple of days January 12th - Bye Bye England! So, a lengthy read (aplogies if you got bored lol) but since January 14th I have been residing in Queensland. So far this country is great, but bloody hot! Living with the Mother in law until my Visa has cleared and I can get a job. The wife works her little bum off, bless her I'm really grateful to everything that both my wife and yes, even the mother in law, have done for us. I mean, where we're living there is a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and pool on the complex! How many homes in England offer that! I love my new life here, and can't wait to settle down, start a family and own our own home. All in good time John
  8. Introduction of Public Interest Criterion Relating to Fraud from 2 April 2011 On 2 April 2011, the department is introducing a new Fraud Public Interest Criterion (PIC) that will be applied to certain visa subclasses in Skilled and Employer Sponsored Migration Program. The affected visa subclasses are as follows: Subclass Type of visa Title 175 GSM Skilled – Independent visa 176 GSM Skilled – Sponsored visa 475 GSM Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa 476 GSM Skilled – Skilled – Recognised Graduate 485 GSM Skilled – Graduate 487 GSM Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa 885 GSM Skilled – Independent visa 886 GSM Skilled – Sponsored visa 887 GSM Skilled – Regional 880* GSM Skilled – Independent – Overseas Student 881* GSM Skilled – Australian-sponsored Overseas Student 882* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student 883* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Residence) 495* GSM Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) 496* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional) 457 TES Business (Long Stay) 119 PES Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 121 PES Employer Nomination 856 PES Employer Nomination Scheme 857 PES Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme * While these visas are closed to new applications on 1 September 2007, pending applications remain. GSM – General Skilled Migration PES – Permanent Employer Sponsored visas TES –Temporary Employer Sponsored visas Transitional Arrangements Your application will be subject to assessment under the Fraud PIC if you have lodged an application for a type of visa listed above and that application is yet to be decided as at 2 April 2011 either by the department or is under review. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/fraud-pic.pdf
  9. Paper based applicants should make a note of it! :jiggy: Biometrics Collection Outside Australia Biometrics Collection outside Australia The Biometrics in Visa Processing Program (the program) is an Australian Government initiative that introduces biometrics collection into the overseas paper-based visa application process. The first stage of the program will include paper-based visa applications processed at 10 Australian Immigration Offices across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/about.htm Provides details on requirement to provide biometrics with your paper-based application. http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/collection.htm Details on how biometric data will be collected, stored and handled. http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/contacts.htm Information and contact details to assist you with your biometric enquiries. http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/countries.htm Details about which countries and visa applications are included in the program.
  10. Hi there ppl, I am from Singapore and this will be my first post in poms. I have been following very closely with the migration issues in this forum as me my wife and my kid have applied for our visa 175 on may 2009 and till date awaiting for a CO to be assigned to our case. Anyway nice to meet you people out here and happy posting. TC Shaik
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  12. Guest


    Heya! I'm very new to this forum literary (register like 10 minutes ago ) Anyways, I'm getting enrolled in U of Sydney this July. I'm coming from Toronto, Canada and have very limited experience with Aussie. So, you guys can help me out (hopefully I can answer questions about Toronto if you have any) I quite new to forums in general - but I'll catch on. So hopefully I'll be able to talk to most of you guys See you around, - Lost P.S I'm known for getting lost in conversation - so hope you don't mind.
  13. moo-moo


    Hello to everyone on this site, . 2 months ago we had not even thought about going to Oz. Oh how things have changed OH was approached with the offer of a position at RMIT (melbourne university) Since then house as been put up for sale and we have started to declutter the garage (big job). We have been told that OH can go on a employer sponsored visa distinguished talent. However application not put in yet , though they want him there for beginning of next year. The employer are paying for us to fly out to have a look around in October. I have been reading the messages and the time scale seems very quick compared to what other people seem to have to go through. The big stumbling block at this end is trying to sell the house in the current climate and having to take a big drop in price compared to what houses were worth last year. I will keep everyone informed as to our progress. :v_SPIN:
  14. Guest

    introduction x

    Hi to all, Have been lingering around PIO for a while, thought I would introduce myself. I am Caroline, nurse, have visa since 08 and validated in Perth. Hope to be moving to Brisbane bayside area in August with my partner Liam (sparkie) and my 2 boys Jack (11) and Sam (6) House sale going through so fingers crossed. Looking forward to contributing to the forum and chatting to you good peeps! The smilies are mental! They scare me :laugh: Scally
  15. Guest


    Hello everyone, Hope all is well. I just joined this forum and am pleased to meet everyone. I'm in travel business Looking forward to network with like-minded people. Enjoy and good luck to everyone. Cheers, Rabica
  16. alofbrighton

    New SOL introduction date....

    Hi All, Can anyone tell me the date the new SOL definitely being introduced....just passed TRA assessment for General Gardener and need to move pretty swiftly to get VISA in. Any help much appreciated. Cheers, Al.
  17. Guest


    I am Richard. I came across this forum and surf with this forum. I like it much and looks informative. I would like to say hello to all the forum members. Hope have a good time with you all. Thanks all..
  18. jomark2oz

    Introduction and query on 175?

    Hi all! I have been a reader of this site for well over a yr now and thought it about time i introduced us! I'm Jo (28) a paediatric nurse and my partner Mark (37) an electrical engineer and i are planning to move to oz with our 2yr old william hopefully in the next 1-2yrs. We're unsure of what area we want to move to yet, going to visit Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide when we validate visas to finally decide! We sold our house in march this yr, lodged our visa (175) on 30-06-09. Still not been assigned a CO although from what i've read this could take some time despite our migration agents telling us it should be within 4-6wks! So has anyone got any realistic ideas as to when this could all happen? Look forward to 'chatting' more with you over the coming months, be fab to get to know others in the same boat! Jo
  19. Guest


    Hi all, Thought I'd introduce myself to the forum, after being recommended to join my me mother. My name is Chobi, male, 19, originally from Cornwall, now based in Western Australia after emigrating in October '08. Cheers!! Chobi
  20. Guest


    Hey just wanted to introduce myself to everyone... My name is Claire I am married to Ian and we have a beautiful little girl who is 5 and half. We moved to Perth from Warrington, we arrived on 5th January. We lived in an apartment in the City for a time, but now we live in Padbury. I would love to chat. Hope to chat soon :laugh:
  21. Guest


    Hello all I'm Dapper and i am new to this site. Me and my family are considering moving to Oz with the help of the people on here. Just wanted to know if there is much security management requirements in Oz? Cheers Dapper
  22. Hi Im new to the forum and am looking for some advice on how to start the process of applying to move to Australia:cool: Could some one give me a list (ie 1-10 say) of the first to last things to do to get me there. Ive been reading through here and am just a little confused of the whole process and dont want to miss anything out or get anything wrong.:nah: Am quite happy to provide info of current circumstances if that helps.. Many Thanks in anticipation xx
  23. Go Matilda - Your Gateway to Australia - News Best regards.
  24. Guest


    Hello everyone, I've just signed up as My husband and I are in the process of moving to Perth with our daughter. I've mainly come on here for advice as to what to do etc. We've applied for our Visa and have just recieved a letter to say we have our Case Worker which is what tempted me to speak to a few others about their experiences. We are going on a recreational visit to Perth for Christmas although aren't planning to move there until Sept. next year. As you have probably guessed I'm new so I apologise if this thread is in the wrong place etc etc. I look forward to talking to you all Thanks in advance for all of the advice I'm sure I'll recieve. Nikki
  25. Guest

    Hi to everyone - introduction

    Hi to all- I've no idea if this is in the right place, or if will even work, but here goes!! This is our first time on this forum, and isn't it great. Introductions...my name is Claire and i'm a nurse. My hubby, John is a NEBOSH qualified health and safety advisor/surveyor. We have 3 children-William 11yrs, Charlotte 9yrs and not forgetting our little angel Gracie aged 5yrs!!(mind you looks can be sooo deceptive!!) We have been looking into emmigrating for quite some time now, and have looked at nz aswell as australia. They both have so much to offer, and we are so confused. I think we are heading more towards aus now, but everything looks so daunting!! We are so undecided on which area to concentrate on, also as to whether we should use an agent to help us through it, and if so any suggestions? What should our next step be??? should i send off my cv to some health boards, or recruitment agencies-my mind is in overdrive at the moment!, and also do i need to go through all the registration process before i even do any of that??? John is wondering how easy it would be for him to get work. He has also just completed the nebosh trade certificate in construction health and safety as well as already having the general certificate in h & s. He would very much to concentrate on the construction side of things, but is unsure about the opportunities he would have open to him. I have been a qualified nurse since 93, and worked on surgical wards, paediatrics and my last position was as a school nurse in charge of a medical centre in a girls independant boarding school. I have had a break for 18 months, and have just applied for some jobs, one of which i have an interview for on monday-aaargh!!! So i was wondering whether i would be ok in finding a job in aus??? So sorry for all the questions, we are stressing so much, what with the house on the market, and now wondering if we would even be eligible to migrate to aus, and if so how best to go about it. Anyway if anyone has any suggestions on any of the ramblings above i really would be sooo grateful. Many many thanks Claire & co x :goofy: