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Hello!

 

I am new to this brilliant forum and I am hoping some of you lovely people could help me out with a few things, firstly i'll tell you a little about my situation.

 

I am 25 years old, from the UK. I have a business degree in Events Management and currently work as an assistant manager for a health and beauty company. My sister moved to Perth September 2012 as her now finance moved over there a few years before with his parents who had enough points. He now has citizenship and an Australian passport. My sister went out on the year working visa, she didn't complete the 3 months working on the land as she applied for a spouse visa and is currently on a bridging visa until she hears back from the outcome of her application.

 

I am now wanting to move to Australia and I am wondering what my best options are. I am wanting to move in June 2015.

Should I apply for a working visa, complete the 3 months in order to get a second year visa? But then what happens once the second year is up?

What about a student visa? I know you can only work 20 hours per week when on this visa which is not a problem.

Should I complete a course in the UK for a job that is on the SOL eg a PGCE in teaching before I leave? But then do I have to have so many years experience working in that role?

 

Also I am thinking of possibly using a migration agent, Does anyone have any experience of using one? If so what are your thoughts and anyone you can recommend?

 

And lastly, what advice can you give me? Anything would be appreciated. I have spoken to people I know from various different age ranges who have done it however I am always willing to listen to more experiences, especially as all the people I know live in Perth, what is it like in other parts of the country?

 

Many Thanks for your help

 

Victoria X

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A good option IMHO is to go enjoy and do the 2 years on the WHV, travel round Aus, soak up the experiences, sights and see more than just one city. Then see how you feel about wanting to be living there. You may find it's not for you or great for a WHV but not to settle.

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At the moment I don't see many pathways for you. The WHV is an option, but the likelihood is you would be coming back at the end.

 

Student visa could be an option. But be aware international fees are very expensive and there is no automatic pathway to another visa.

 

Studying in the uk for something on the sol is an option but will take time as yes, you would also need enough experience to pass the skills assessment and in the mean time there is no guarantee the occupation would stay on the list. The lists are updated regularly.

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and with teaching, you don't just need a PGCE, you also need post qualifying experience. and you'd have to look at what teaching areas are in need too as that changes regularly- most States and also on the SOL have a need for certain secondary specialisms but not a need for primary or other arts based subjects.

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Frankly, you've got little to no chance of getting a PR visa. Even if you get a teaching qualification, it has to be in the right subject AND you'd have to work a few years to get experience before you had a hope.

 

You've got a chance to get the working holiday visa and that chance will slip away as you get older. Grab it, and do the 3 months so you can get 2 full years. At the end of that time, head home and cross your fingers that there's something on the SOL that you can go for (it does change).

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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If you decide to try the PGCE route be aware, with eyes wide open, that it is - in general - not an occupation in demand here. You will need post qualification experience if you want to get a PR visa, sponsorship is relatively rare in this occupation. If you did take this option then you should strongly consider specialising in subjects such as physics, chemistry, maths or a European language like Spanish.

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Hello!

 

I am new to this brilliant forum and I am hoping some of you lovely people could help me out with a few things, firstly i'll tell you a little about my situation.

 

I am 25 years old, from the UK. I have a business degree in Events Management and currently work as an assistant manager for a health and beauty company. My sister moved to Perth September 2012 as her now finance moved over there a few years before with his parents who had enough points. He now has citizenship and an Australian passport. My sister went out on the year working visa, she didn't complete the 3 months working on the land as she applied for a spouse visa and is currently on a bridging visa until she hears back from the outcome of her application.

 

I am now wanting to move to Australia and I am wondering what my best options are. I am wanting to move in June 2015.

Should I apply for a working visa, complete the 3 months in order to get a second year visa? But then what happens once the second year is up?

What about a student visa? I know you can only work 20 hours per week when on this visa which is not a problem.

Should I complete a course in the UK for a job that is on the SOL eg a PGCE in teaching before I leave? But then do I have to have so many years experience working in that role?

 

Also I am thinking of possibly using a migration agent, Does anyone have any experience of using one? If so what are your thoughts and anyone you can recommend?

 

And lastly, what advice can you give me? Anything would be appreciated. I have spoken to people I know from various different age ranges who have done it however I am always willing to listen to more experiences, especially as all the people I know live in Perth, what is it like in other parts of the country?

 

Many Thanks for your help

 

Victoria X

 

From what you have posted, you would have issues qualifying for general skilled migration to Australia.

 

May I suggest that you consult a registered migration agent to develop a visa strategy?


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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