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  1. ArunKumar275

    190 visa processing time

    190 visa I have applied on may 19,2018 pastry cook with 60 points, anyone near the time frame?
  2. WizardofOz2018

    Victoria 190 visa INVITATION

    Hi, I am curious as to how long you have waited for an INVITATION (ITA) for State nomination 190 visa from Victoria this year? Anyone in healthcare?
  3. TattooNurseGym

    Nurse looking to come to OZ with WHV

    Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum but just wanted to throw a question out there and possibly get some Info so I apologise if this has already been posted. I am a qualified adult nurse at degree level from England, I currently have just over a year post qualification experience in Emergency Department but will have around 2 years by the time I am am looking to actually move over to Oz. I have family In Melbourne so would be looking to go there, I am currently looking at the working holiday visa as my best option but I was wondering how those of you who have already moved or are in the process have found getting jobs? Have you gone through agencies? And are there any better ones to look at? Also what are wages like for agency workers as they dont seem advertise this info. Any extra Info or advice is also appreciated TIA
  4. ArunKumar275

    Visa approval ratio

    Is anyone have a data about the 190 visa approval ratio for last years, like 1000 applications issued sponsorship 900 applications approved by immigration dept......
  5. We've created a new forum for our members in Victoria (& for anyone heading to Victoria). The website is http://www.lifeinvictoria.com It's only just gone online today, so very much in its infancy at the moment (& some sections still have to be added). It's based on the next version of the forum software, so there'll be a couple of differences to pomsinoz and some new features such as 'facebook connect' which will allows for simplified registration & login using your facebook account details. Rob
  6. The best schools are located in predominately the east and south-east of Melbourne. There area also a couple of other great performing schools on the Mornington Peninsula and Werribee.
  7. Outsiders and locals kept Mornington Peninsula prices steady in spring 2018 ‘QUICK sales, packed inspections and outsider demand should see Mornington Peninsula sellers continue do well this spring. While prices and sales in many Melbourne regions have slowed, local agents said the peninsula was a very different market and still performing strongly. Mornington and Dromana were recently listed among top-performing Melbourne suburbs for price growth, according to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. “The peninsula continues to attract buyers from Melbourne suburbs and we saw a stronger winter market this year compared to last year,” agency director Nicholas Lynch said. “There are few signs of a slowdown in the peninsula and for example, Mornington is among the most search suburbs on realestate.com.au.” Mr Lynch noted that high demand and limited supply meant prices would remain strong in the region. He cited a recent off-market Mornington sale of almost $2 million, with the property fetching $1.6 million just 12 months earlier. “This price gain of $380,000 in a short time shows the strength of properties and the demand,” Mr Lynch said. Three recent Mt Eliza along Mather Rd also pointed to a healthy market, agents said. No. 53 Mather Rd sold in a week to a local buyer with a price guide of $1.3-$1.4 million. In August, No. 95 had 60 groups at the inspections for RT Edgar Mt Eliza and the mid-century home fetched $1.575 million. It had interest from overseas and city buyers and sold beyond its $1.4 million-$1.54 million guide. The agency also sold 104 Mather Rd in August for $1.29 million to a local buyer. Meanwhile, a three-bedroom Mornington unit on 375sq m at 1/7 Barkly St had its first inspection on September 1, attracting 40 groups. It had five offers soon after because it represented “good value and had a good location”, RT Edgar Mt Eliza director Vicki Sayers said. “There is no doom and gloom here on the peninsula. Some heat might have come off the market but sellers are still getting strong prices and homes are selling quickly.” She nominated Mt Eliza, Mt Martha and Mornington as suburbs which should perform well this spring because of demand from family buyers and also investors. In Mornington, the median house price was $882,000 in the year to June, with a quarterly change of 15.4 per cent, according to REIV figures. Dromana’s median house price was up 10 per cent to $830,000 over the same period. “We see all property segments doing well because of the range of buyers heading to the peninsula,” Mr Lynch said, He expected prices would continue to rise due to demand and because the peninsula was “becoming a destination of choice for buyers from the city, interstate and also overseas”.’ https://www.realestate.com.au/news/outsiders-and-locals-to-keep-mornington-peninsula-prices-steady-in-spring/
  8. babala87

    489 Visa Pool

    342313 : Elec Eqpmt trade worker Age- 30 points* PTE 50+ each - 0 Points Diploma- 10 Points TRA Positive skill assessment- 15 (10th Sep 2018) EOI submitted(55+10points) VIC- 24th Sep 2018 (489) Any Suggestion goes for 190 visa or stick with 489 with Estimate Waiting Time.
  9. Hi, we are moving to Melbourne in September for my husbands work, and will be moving with our two young children (2 & 3). We want to be close to Brighton as that’s where work is but think it will be unaffordable. We also need the area to have amenities for the kids and I so we get to keep busy. Our daughter turns 4 this summer and would have been due to start school in September so somewhere there are good kindergartens/day care would be perfect. Does anyone have any suggestions? We will also be bringing the dog so some parks would be handy. Thanks in advance
  10. anyone waiting from june 2017? motor mechanic? for TRT 186.?
  11. The Pom Queen

    Brighton - Melbourne Suburb

    Brighton Apart from the prices of property what isn’t there to love about this luxury bayside town. Brighton is an exclusive family Suburb only 10km from Melbourne’s CBD with stunning beaches, fantastic views of the city, boutique shops and some of the best schools in Melbourne no wonder so many people long to call it home. Brighton is home for some of Melbourne’s most wealthiest people, Shane Warne, Frank McGuire and Chris Judd are amongst the celebrities you will bump in to when taking your morning stroll along the beachfront or drinking your coffee in one of the beachside cafes. Brighton is home to around 23,253 people with a median age of 45. The average weekly income is $2,410 per week. The most common ancestries were English followed by Australian then Irish, Scottish and Italian. The occupation of over 61.8% of Brighton’s residents was listed as management and professional. The historical Brighton Bathing Boxes we discussed above are one of the most visited sites in Melbourne and can be found along Dendy Street Beach. If you like going back in time why not take a visit to the Brighton Baths Health Club established in 1881it is now a multi purpose health club which incorporates a stunningly presented outdoor sea pool, steam rooms, gym and a café/restaurant with views over the bay. When it comes to shopping you will be spoilt for choice. Church Street is home to over 200 stores which include gourmet café/bars, fashion, beauty and homewares. Brighton even has its own intimate cinema. When it comes to healthcare everything can be located along Church Street with Brighton Medical Centre being a one stop shop for all your medical needs. Do you need your eyes checked over, if so you will be spoilt for choice with Specsavers, OPS and locally owned optometrists there to help you chose the right glasses. You can also find a dentist, skin clinic, pathologist and cardiologist within walking distance. Nightlife – The majority of residents in Brighton are happy to stay at home or take one of the four coastal strolls along the foreshore. If you don’t fancy cooking then why not visit one of the many eateries along or surrounding Church Street. A couple worth trying are The Groove Train and Vivace a popular Italian on Bay Street. Fancy a cold beer then the Half Moon is Brighton’s well known local pub and family restaurant. When it comes to education you really can’t go wrong with Brighton being home to some of the most elite schools in Melbourne. The good news is you don’t even have to pay to attend private schooling with the state schools having great reputations. For primary school take a look at Brighton Beach Primary, it is a small government school achieving great results. The same can be said for the state secondary school “Brighton Secondary College”. You can also find a number of specialised schools like the Japanese School of Melbourne or the Adass Israel School close by. If Brighton ticks all your boxes but the financials don’t measure up then why not take a look at Brighton’s sister Suburb Brighton East. The median price for a 4 bed property to purchase is $1954,000 and a rental will cost you around $980. Brighton and Brighton East are separated by the busy Nepean Highway but if you don’t crave for the beach on your doorstep then it could be the perfect solution.
  12. Alligator-eyes

    VIT registration

    Hi Does anyone have any experience of the VIT registration process? It seems to be quite a long form to complete yet there doesn't seem to be any way to save the form to come back to at a later date. Am I missing something?!
  13. Moomay

    St Kilda

    St Kilda has everything at its fingertips. There is public transport at your doorstep, great schools, a trendy café scene, a lively waterfront and yearlong events and entertainment. St Kilda is an extremely sought after and popular suburb. Historically it was a very rich area, however today St Kilda has a bohemian, laidback, beachy feel. There is an established community of long-term locals in St Kilda. St Kilda is an attractive option for artistic people, but also professionals and those that enjoy the beachside living. You will also find families living here, and there are a number of primary and secondary schools to choose from. The schools in St Kilda and nearby include St Kilda Primary School, St Kilda Park Primary School, St Michael’s Grammar School, St Mary’s Primary School, CBC St Kilda, Wesley College, and The King David School. The real estate market is competitive and sought after, but there are a range of housing options. The streets of St Kilda a lined with historical mansions, cosy and humble terraces, contemporary developments and share houses are also readily available. The median price for a rental property is $660 per week * and the demand for rentals is high. While the median cost to purchase a home is $1.32 million dollars. If you are looking for a more affordable option and you have flexible living arrangements, explore the share house market. The suburbs next door to St Kilda include St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Elwood and Ripponlea. These are also within close proximity to the CBD. There is little need for owning a car in St Kilda if you are willing to navigate your way around using public transport. The public transport in St Kilda includes trams, a bus and a light rail. A one-way trip to the city could be done in under 50 minutes depending on the start and end destination. Taxis and Uber drivers are also readily accessible here. Many of St Kilda’s amenities can be accessed by walking or riding a bike. All your daily living needs are within close proximity, including opportunities for work. There are a number of professional, retail and hospitality businesses in St Kilda offering prospective employment. In addition, Melbourne is extremely close (approximately 7 kilometres away) and has a huge variety of employment opportunities. Luna Park, one of Melbourne’s icons can be found here. Luna Park attracts people from all over Melbourne. It is a theme park that is famous for its entrance, which is a giant clowns mouth. This is a great photo opportunity and you will also see this landmark featuring on postcards. Luna Park is a fun day out for everyone, whether you are looking for an activity to do with your partner, a friend/s or the family there is plenty to do. Here you will find carnival games, lots to eat, a roller coaster, a haunted house, fairy floss and popcorn. The Luna Park website has the details for all their events, including events throughout the school holidays, weekends and public holidays. A popular outing for locals and visitors from outside of St Kilda, is to spend the day enjoying the seaside. Along the busy waterfront you will find people enjoying a picnic, walking on the sand or strolling under the palm trees. This is also a popular spot to exercise and if you are feeling adventurous you can hire some roller blades. You can also hire or have lessons in wind surfing, kite surfing or paddle boarding. For those that would prefer to indulge their taste buds, grab an ice cream from Mr Whippy or the ice-cream shop. One of St Kilda’s little treasures are the penguins. If your timing is right, you can catch a glimpse of these cute little animals in their natural environment along the St Kilda Pier. This is another nice place to go for a walk. On a hot summers day, you can cool down and go for a swim at the St Kilda Sea Baths. This is one of St Kilda’s many assets and certainly adds to its sense of community. Also worth checking out is the Ferris Wheel. There is a laid-back atmosphere when it comes to dining in St Kilda and it surrounds. If you are looking for some suggestions try Pontoon (located on Jacka Boulevard), Pablo Honey (located on Acland Street) or Lady Grange (located on Fitzroy Street). On Carlisle Street in East St Kilda you will find many delicious bakery type stores. If you are after some Friday night drinks or a laid-back night out, there are lots of venues in St Kilda to choose from. Some popular choices include, The Post Hotel (located on St Kilda Road), Misery Guts (located on Grey Street), The Nelson (located on Acland Street), Captain Baxter (located on Jacka Boulevard) or Freddie Wimpoles (located on Fitzroy Street). Located in the historic George Hotel, Freddie Wimpoles is named after the 1886 Mayor of St Kilda. Here you will find a variety of beers, great food and a pool table. If this is not your scene, you could enjoy a night out at The Astor Theatre. Acland Court on Acland Street has all the necessary shops to fulfil your daily living needs and more. Here you will find a Coles Supermarket, doctors clinics and chemists, a laundry service, yoga, optometrist, hairdresser, homeware store, bakery, liquor store, take-away food and some general shopping. If you prefer to avoid the nightlife of St Kilda, Acland Street is worth avoiding after dusk. St Kilda also has a farmer’s market where you can purchase meats, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, breads, wines and much more. If you enjoy browsing markets, you will also find the St Kilda Esplanade Market here. St Kilda is an attractive option for independents, couples and families who enjoy an eclectic and bohemian atmosphere. St Kilda offers a trendy café scene, nightlife and the sparkling seaside at your doorstep. There are a variety of employment opportunities here and the CBD and traveling to Melbourne is a viable option given the accessible public transport. There are also a variety of schools in St Kilda and nearby, and you will find all the necessary amenities to meet your daily living needs. * $660 per week & $1.32 million dollars sourced from https://www.realestate.com.au/invest/house-in-st+kilda,+vic+3182
  14. ShaunR6883

    ENS 186 Nomination Question

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone can help me with my question? My manager lodged my ENS 186 nomination in March this year. I also lodged my visa application a couple of days after (without using a migration agent). My problem is that my manager is never around at the moment as he is so busy with business meetings and overseas trips, so I never see him to ask if he has had any news on the nomination application. My question is, is there a way to view the nomination progress through my IMMI account? All I see is my visa application. I have tried emailing and texting my manager but I don't want to sound too pushy! I know it's only been a few months but I'm worried that if anything goes wrong with the nomination I will lose my fee. Would I hear something through my email about the decision of the nomination? Also everyone seems to be using agents, am I the only person not? It was purely a financial reason why I chose not to use one, hope it doesn't back fire on me??? Thanks Shaun
  15. geex3

    Primary Schools Melbourne

    Hi, I am moving to Melbourne in June 2017 with my husband and two children (7 & 4). My husband will be working in Bundoora. We have been looking into living within areas approx. 20 km from his work place...Eltham, Templestowe, Research, Diamond Creek etc... I am hoping for some local knowledge and recommendation of the local schools (they all look good online). We are moving from a small east coast village in Scotland and from a primary school with approx 100 pupils, therefore a smaller school would be desirable. Any local knowledge on the different suburbs would be greatly received. Thanks.
  16. slashoholic

    Migration Pathway Dilemma

    Would appreciate any kind of possible help folks...have entered a migration pathway dilemma I am an international student from India and am currently pursuing a 2 year MBA course in Australia. My MBA course commenced in Feb 2017. The sole purpose of my coming to Australia, as many others, is to obtain a PR in Australia. Need help with the best possible route and options for me and my partner. Following are my circumstances which would give you a better understanding of my case : About ME (Currently residing in Australia) Male, 32 yrs DOB – Nov, 1984 Marital status – Unmarried Sister is an Australian citizen since 7 years, residing in Sunbury, Melbourne – 3429 Have completed a 3 year “Bachelor of Science” degree from India Have 9 years of work experience in Human Resources No professional Human Resource degree like MBA Currently pursuing a “2 year MBA course with specialization in IT” from a university in Melbourne About my PARTNER (Currently residing in India) Female, 24 yrs DOB – Dec, 1992 Marital status – Unmarried Currently residing in India 4 year “Bachelor of Technology” degree (Electronics & Communication) from India 1 year “Bachelor of Education” degree from India Total of 1 year of teaching experience in 2 different schools in India No engineering based work experience
  17. Hello Guys, I will finish my PhD study in field of computer science from a governmental university in Malaysia soon, I am interested to apply for Victorian state nomination for international PhD graduates program, do you know how should I start the process?Do I need to send my PhD certificate for assessment before applying? Hope someone can provide some hints here. Thank you in advance Myti
  18. Do you have a PhD? Holders of a recognised PhD now have a streamlined pathway to permanent residence. The Victorian Government has introduced a new pathway to state nomination through the Skilled Nominated 190 visa. To be eligible, applicants will need to: have completed a PhD in at a Victorian University and have an occupation on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) Schedule 1 and 2; or have completed a doctorate of a recognised standard (as determined by the relevant skill assessing authority) in a field relating to an occupation on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria. Applicants must also be eligible to apply for General Skilled Migration and meet all other state nomination eligibility requirements. There are a limited number of nominations available. To find out more contact the Victorian Government’s Skilled and Business Migration Program: Phone: +613 9651 9756 Email: Skilled@LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au Web: LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au/phd
  19. Hi all, Very helpful forum. Has anyone here used true blue migration? They have a no visa no fee policy. I will be applying for Victoria state nomination 190 visa as life scientist nec. I submitted my skills assessment with Vetassess 9 weeks ago and I will sit IELTs in 3 weeks. I live and work in Qld with my partner (both on WHV) since July. I will be applying from QLD. The Victorian state nomination website states you need a job offer but when I called they said it's not completely necessary as long as I convince then I want to live there. So I will write a letter with friends address and number in Melbourne (who I will live with) and a list of jobs applied for and a contract from my current job stating that I will finish in March and my employers number to confirm this. True blue have quoted me 2200 despite the fact that I've done a huge amount of it already. Any suggestions??? Or has anyone used True Blue before. I really want this PR visa but don't want to risk doing the state nomination part alone in case I don't get it but it's a lot of extra money. Sarah
  20. Hi, I've been looking on this site for over 2 years, i've had loads of information to do with visa applications which was a great help, now my husband,myself and two kids, my son who's 15 and my daughter who is 12 have finally arrived in Brisbane our dilemma is we do not know which areas to move to, my husband has got a job in Carrina, but we want to live by the coast, we loved Victoria Point, Wellington Point, looked at Redland Bay, Raby Bay/Cleveland, can anyone give us any advice/guidance about these areas and your opinions on the state schools, this would be really helpful as were so confused. thanks
  21. Michellep

    Registered Nurse

    Hi There is a Vacancy in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for a Registered Nurse. Please email info@merrindalemedicalcenter.com.au kind regards Michelle http://www.merrindalemedicalcentre.com.au
  22. karenandchris

    Victoria Nomination - no acknowledgement

    Hi Folks, My partner and I have recently submitted an application for Victoria State Nomination under the Primary School Teacher occupation. Submitted the application on 21st Jan, and not had an acknowledgement yet. Do appreciate it's 2 working weeks tomorrow, but wondering if we should give them a call next week to chase up? Is this what other people have experienced or it is unusual? Any help would be appreciated!
  23. Hey all, I'm making my way through the De Facto Partner Visa paperwork (just been assigned a case officer, woohoo). Our original plan was to move to VIC because my partner's family are based there and it would give us an easy start (somewhere to stay while we look for jobs). Naturally we're going to settle wherever the best opportunities are for our respective careers, but I wondered if anyone has cautionary tales or advice on the pros and cons of crossing the world to live near your partner's family? It seems practical to do so, but socially it doesn't put us on a very even footing (my partner will easily integrate back into a community he knows well, while I'll be slightly out on a limb -- whereas if we both move somewhere new we're forging a new adventure together, and can still visit his family a short flight away (e.g. if we went with NSW). It feels more exciting for my partner and I to head to a totally new city, rather than move down the road from his mum and dad, but what do you all think? Any stories or similar experiences would be great! -- future melbs
  24. I'm moving out of my houseshare in a week and want to find casual farm work (Farm hand? 1 month approx) in Victoria just to try it out. I've heard there's supposed to be good work up in Mildura and Shipperton but ideally I'd want a place in east gippsland, close to the coast. Does anyone know of any farms there with good work? also a few other things :smile: I'm thinking of renting a camper van as accommodation. Have people had good experiences with this - is the typical cost $40 per day or higher? whats the best way to find out about work on a particular farm - just call them up and ask? Any keywords to use to increase your chances? :wink: any other tips for securing farm work? Thanks a ton! :smile:
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