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  1. The WHV would basically give you a taster, it's not easy (but not impossible) to go from WHV to a more permanent visa, but sponsorship seems to be less attractive to employers since they have to jump through more hoops to sponsor someone. If you qualify for a permanent visa then i'd certainly think about applying if that's your long term plan. The downside of the WHV of course is that you can only work for an employer for 6 months and to qualify for your 2nd WHV you have to do the 88 days regional/rural work in a recognised occupation
  2. Agree with this and picking up a bit of a banger to get you from A - B. The OP could look on gumtree for tools or advertise they need them
  3. You'd have to supply your own tools more than likely - the WHV really is designed not for tradies but for people who are on holiday for an extended period and may need to do some work for a few weeks in order to boost funds and set off travelling again.
  4. Hi, Most jobs will be advertised on seek.com but may be reluctant to take someone on for just 6 months, a lot of people on WHV look on gum tree for work.
  5. Depends what sort of contract your on - if you're a casual employer, the rate is usually a bit higher and includes holiday pay as you don't get holidays per se - you'd just be unavailable for work.
  6. ali

    cashless welfare card ?

    The card is currently only in a few regional areas - 20% of the welfare payment goes into the bank account of the recipient and 80% onto the card. Restrictions are buying alcohol with the card.
  7. Have a look at move cube - a lot of people have used them for smaller item.
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    New to WA

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Have you thought about joining a football team? A lot of clubs have social and masters teams - great way to get to meet people
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    UK year 4/5 Vs Grade 4 in Oz

    Hi Gill and welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry about the difference, most people I know have found the year groups to being quite similar.
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    over 65 & bridging visa

    Do be cautious, as VS says yes it's possible, however, it's only recently that an old lady on a bridging visa in a nursing home was going to be deported back to the UK as she didn't pass the medical and therefore the visa wouldn't be granted.
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    RRV visa issue

    Hi, I'm guessing the problem you're having is being able to prove the substantial ties to Aus. Have you asked the agency if they can re-write the letter to prove that you have a firm job offer (perhaps mentioning the name of the company). RRV's are taking a considerable amount of time for those who have not met the residency requirements. Did your family validate their visa's? If not then those will have expired and they would need to apply for new visa's also (rather than RRV's).
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    Shipping white goods

    I love how during the summer you put out a load and it's dry by the time you're putting out the second. We use our dryer a lot in winter
  13. Good luck Sharon. I think it will be down to the Uni's if they accept the qualifications against prior learning - it may be that they have to be against specific units. I know when my son did a cert IV - they looked at the units he'd done at High school in the related subject and he didn't have to do those particular units again and got a refund against them.
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    Shipping white goods

    Only daft question is the one that doesn't get asked lol. We brought both our washing machine and tumble dryer. We did use it in the winter months
  15. Hi @flaspur - welcome to the forum This is an old thread from 2018. would be great to hear though of your own migration journey