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  2. NorthumbrianDavid

    January - Good time to move?

    Thanks for that Ali.
  3. Jessica

    Making Friends & Clients

    Ok great thank you! X
  4. ali

    Making Friends & Clients

    Hi and welcome to the forum. If you check our guidelines, it will give you our business rules regarding advertising your business (you are allowed to do this in your signature .. quoting your ABN is also a good idea).
  5. Hi there! I’m Jessica, an aesthetics nurse from Sunderland England, with a background of Emergency Nursing, Im new to this whole forum thing, I’m in the process of emigrating to Perth, currently here for a short stay to finalise my nursing registration , still awaiting Visa, just wanting to try and meet some new friends really! Who are wanting to socialise, out for coffee, cocktails, beach days, anything at all really. Moving over here solo is quite overwhelming, some people say I’m crazy others say I’m brave! It’s a challenge for sure. and I’m also wanting to bring my business to Perth, I’m an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner specialising in Dermal fillers, Botox, facial augmentation & Profhilo treatment. I’m wanting to eventually open my business over here full time, just needing my foot in the door with new clients! My business page is Aesthetics By Jessica, I come with 4 years experience & knowledge, and a great following & recommendations! If any of you know anyone wanting any treatments I’m fully insured etc. ill look forward to any replies have a great day everyone
  6. Rossmoyne

    Job availability Perth

    It is very hard to get a job in Australia when you are out of the country. It isn't impossible, but very rare. At the moment, WA has a high unemployment rate and we are currently in an economic downturn. Some economists say there are signs of this changing, but I don't see anything showing that right now in general. Before I retired I worked in the HR field, and my recommendation has always been to literally door knock places you want to work and leave your CV, chat to whoever is employing etc. Often a job can be specialised and they will require Australian experience, but often, knowledge and skills transfer well too. Offering to do work experience can often be a way of getting your foot in the door too. I think you have to be prepared to take a step backwards if it means you get your foot on the ladder, and not expect to get your dream job straight away. Even going so far as to take any job at all just to keep your head above water. Also make sure you have some savings to tide you over for up to 6 months, just in case.
  7. ali

    January - Good time to move?

    Albeit a long time ago now (12 years), we made the move in January. Our reasons were very much around new year new start, enjoying a last Christmas with the rellies and making the leap soon after. Additionally (and more importantly) our daughter 11 at the time was in year 7 and had started high school in the UK, but at the time, year 7 in WA was the last year of primary school and we wanted her to have a complete year of finding her feet before going to high school (again). Can't comment about the rental situation (although i'm sure you'd get fixed up), if you're looking at a holiday rent initially - book in advance
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  9. NorthumbrianDavid

    January - Good time to move?

    Looking likely to be end of January when we move over. So on the cons side it'll be the middle of summer and scorching and the jobs market will be slow. Not sure about rental market? On the pros side, it should be good for the kids starting a new school year in Feb (I think)? And it ticks a lot of other boxes for us such as house sale, and being able to finish work with a payoff that will allow us a 3-6 months to settle and find work. Also it'll be mid cricket season which will be a big plus to help my eldest settle and make friends. Just looking for a bit of advice from those who have gone before us...? TIA
  10. Karl

    Job availability Perth

    I've decided that we'll be moving jobless. Currently in Singapore but I've been applying for 4 months with only 2 phone interviews in that time. I work in the offshore industry. We're moving in 3 months. I think being outside of the country rules you out automatically for a lot of positions. Just have to make sure you have some savings to tide you over.
  11. ali

    Job availability Perth

    I think a lot of people make the move anticipating that they won't find work right away. Sometimes, it's knocking on doors with your CV too. From my experience in nursing, a lot of UK applicants don't get past the shortlisting as they don't address the selection criteria well enough. Migrating is such a massive step to undertake and really does need a great deal of thought. I'm not sure about the 'aussie dream' .. I don't think we were influenced by anything other than having a holiday here and my hubby saying "I think I could live in Australia" and 18 months later - we were here lol. I do I think it's natural to have cold feet (or is it just being realistic?), - it wasn't until we got our visa that I actually thought that it was going to happen and sat on the plane I remember thinking "oh my god, this is it - we're leaving'. I think you have to think of the what if's and how you'll cope with that.
  12. JaneyV

    Job availability Perth

    Thanks Ali, I do check Seek regularly but what worries me is that people seem to say you have to know someone there who can help you out or have to have Australia experience (that makes sense for me regarding Employment law) but surely not for engineering if the company uses the same machines software etc. Its just very worrying to move your entire life and not know what is available and if you will be treated fairly. I think the problem is how the Australian dream is sold and then you look further Into it and find out lots of people just can't make it and yes this is also probably cold feet (which is probably natural) obviously I know we will have to try our hardest and it won't just happen but would like to know that there is at least opportunities that's all
  13. ali

    Job availability Perth

    The best place to look for jobs would be seek.com - it will give you an idea on what's available. It's more attractive to employers to have your visa in hand.
  14. Hi All My husband and I (and 2 young kids) are in the process of doing a 189 he is a Mechanical Engineer as well as a First Class Metal Machinist and I am an HR Advisor. I have been reading some of the forums and I am now starting to worry about whether we will be able to get jobs. We are both currently in good jobs in the UK and have never had any issues with getting jobs. Could anyone advise on the job market for the above job types? We are happy to live anywhere in Perth. Any advice is appreciated as I would hate to uplift our whole lives to not get jobs!
  15. Could anyone that has completed the Partner Visa application recently, please give an example of how you started writing all the evidence in each section of the "4 pillars"? ie: relationship, financial, commitment etc...... I'm struggling with the best way to do it. I want to get it right. Thanks so much.
  16. Catherine

    Rail jobs

    Yeah we have visas- we re actually in NZ at the moment as husband got offered a job for a rail company there and I am currently teaching. The idea was to work for a year or so in New Zealand whilst looking for work in Perth. Then make the move.
  17. verystormy

    Rail jobs

    The main job site is seek.com.au which should give you an idea. Do you have visas?
  18. Catherine

    Rail jobs

    Could anyone shed some light about locomotive maintenance tech jobs in Perth area? Is there much opportunity at the moment or in the pipeline? thanks Catherine.
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  20. verystormy

    visas

    Hi. If you mean you want to use a migration agent to help do your visas, then http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au/ is highly recommended. I am assuming you have don't some initial research to look at if you qualify for a visa?
  21. Slawka

    Diagnostic started in UK prior arrival

    Thank you JaseandAnne for valuable information. I hope your wife is much better now and I recognised you as I read your post about your situation some time ago. We for sure are going to buy insurance to have peace of mind and to cover mentioned by you extracts such as ambulance, dental etc. I was a little bit worried about gap payments as read some people end up with huge invoices. Funny is statement that UK GP had to think you are dying to do tests and diagnostic as we are trying to figure out what is going on with Bella since June last year. Probably in Oz we would already know. I am so excited and scared at the same time...
  22. sussexsteve

    visas

    hello looking to sell up in the uk and move to Perth..Anyone have any good contacts to arrange visas thanks
  23. ali

    Diagnostic started in UK prior arrival

    To the OP, in your case, I would ask your GP if they can summarise the test they have done and the results (you may need to pay). The GP here will probably conduct their own blood tests but at least they will have a set of results to compare it to. They may refer your daughter to the children's hospital. Generally, all children are bulk billed, even if the GP practise is private. Some bloods tests are not covered by Medicare but the most common ones are.
  24. JaseandAnne

    PING PONGERS!

    If i'm totally honest I had no guilt about leaving my Mum who was in her early 70's when we left. My dad is dead and my wife's family aren't close infact we never hear from them. We made the move for a better quality of life for our children, a more outdoor less sedimentary life for us and them, this we have. With my mum I do worry about her getting to the point where she needs looking after and I'm an only child. She lived in the next street to us in the UK virtually behind us and while I have asked her to come and live here (not sure how we'd go about that) she says no, she has a big circle of friends and a dog, is in good health and I have older children who still live in the UK although she doesnt see much of them they seem more of draw than the two little ones that live here.
  25. JaseandAnne

    Diagnostic started in UK prior arrival

    HI, I do not have experience of coming here with a pre existing condition however after my wife was diagnosed at 39 with Breast cancer we now have a reasonable understanding of the public and private systems. I'm pretty sure when you get here and see a GP, after registering for Medicare, they will want to do the tests again. When I first went to the doctors here they were not interested in getting my history from the UK they just did a whole raft of blood tests, questions about previous illness, family history, ECG etc and started again. Be mindful that some exploratory tests you have to pay for and are not available on medicare. The system here is very different, GP's are private and you have to find the ones that "bulk bill" the government as they just bill the government for your visit and blood tests etc. Unalike the UK where they have a budget to stick to, here every time I go they want to do some test or other and Ive actually started saying no as i'm in good health and fit. Back home they had to think I was dying before they would send me for a test I would wait weeks for. Here, have a blood test today , result in two days. Its run very much like a business, don't like your GP then go to another, no problem with catchment areas etc. Now, we have health insurance and while we did use it for my wifes cancer and she had excellent care for her operations and the hospital was more like a hotel, the health company are just an insurance company. Every year our premiums go up, what we get for it gets less unless we pay more money and of course there is an excess to pay but you will definitely need it as you'll need ambulance cover, especially with two littlens. Ambulances are not free here, also you'll definitely need dental cover as with most insurers you'll get check ups free or cheap for the family. My wife chose to have her Chemo on the public system as it was the same but no excesses to pay and the care was excellent. Hope this helps a bit and hope your litteln is ok.
  26. You can not be family sponsored for an occupation on the short term list. Occupations for family sponsored 489 have to be on the long term list.
  27. ali

    Documents/evidence for Partner Visa

    If an RMA has told you that you only need 3 years, then they will be far more knowledgeable about the requirements than us amateurs on the forum. Have the agents just responded to your general questions on the forums or have you sought actual advise and discussed your case in detail with them? More than once the RMA's on our sister site will say it is difficult to offer advice with just general information without knowing complexities of a case. The will give general advice on a forum, but you will need to pay them in order for them to look at your case particularly. I think Aussie bird, that you're trying to get information for the same question from so many different sources that that you are confusing yourself. Remember, the immigration laws change constantly and the RMA's will have updates long before us.
  28. Hi there. Myself and husband and young child are looking to make the move in the next few years, I have 80 points myself for the 489 visa with an occupation on the STOL. However we too have family living in Perth suburb and they want to sponsor us. But I’m lead to believe that this isn’t possible because it’s one of the areas where if they live they cannot sponsor us, but if your sister lives in Perth and can sponsor you this isn’t correct, am I right? Many info greatly appreciated.
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