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I am currently on a working holiday visa with my girlfriend. We have been here about 4 weeks and really like the country. We have seen a few of the main cities and decided to come to Perth and stay. We would like to stay here permanently, so basically trying to get the correct info for what visa's would be ideal for us.

 

I helped my brother-in-law set up a business in the UK. We were doing loft conversions. I was able to do all aspects of the job, carpentry side and business side of things. I was there about 6 years. I left as I always wanted to come to Australia. Now I have and like it I don't want to leave. I don't have a carpentry qualification as I learnt on job. I have 6 years job experience with carpentry in total.

 

So basically what should I do.....

 

Getting sponsored seams difficult, tried lots of companies and no luck.

 

Should I go on a student visa to do the carpentry certificate 3 course, but it can take 1-2 years and can cost a lot of money.

 

Is there a way if anyone knows that I could do a quick carpentry course so I can gain the qualification to match my experience.

 

Then there is the points based system. I am 29years of age - 30points, my English is ok so not sure if I can earn points there as I hear the exams are extremely hard, if your skill is on the SOL list then you get 10points carpentry is, but must complete an assessment of you skill I think, 6 years experience 15points,

So all in all 55points. 5 short. how else could I earn the 5points. Also which points visa do I approach the Individual 189.

 

Lots of questions I know. But I am in real need for help and advice. So please if anyone could help me with these questions, or can even point me in the direction of someone who can. I would be very grateful. Perhaps I could lend my skills to help you.

 

Thanks

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Hi quiff I may be wrong but without the qualification you won't get in so you'd need to get it but unfortunately I think your experience only counts after you get the qualification so you won't get points for experience. Have you approached a migration agent? They are often free for the initial consultation and would then be able to give you the right answer to all your questions. Good luck I hope you are able to find a way.

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Maybe without the points you need you could go down the employer nominated route? Best to speak to a migration agent but then it may be a case of getting the qualifications that you need. Are you going to extend your WHV?

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It doesn't sound hopeful for you having any way to stay. Your bed bet would be to invest a bit of money for a MARA registered migration agent to look over your cv and tell you what your options are.


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There is no quick course you can do and to be honest, I am not sure your experience would be sufficient for carpenter and in any case it is only usually post qualified experience that will count.

 

You could give Go Matilda a call as they will usually dona free assessment. But I wouldn't be hopeful.

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