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    New to Perth

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Vetteassess the practical for electricans

    These have all been suspended
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    Safety Officer/ Cert IV in WHS

    I am assuming you are in the UK and asking if this will get you a job in Australia? In which case no. You would need at least three years experience. Though that is assuming the occupation is on one of the skilled lists, which I am not sure it is.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. The first thing is you mention a carpentry business. Are either of you a qualified carpenter? Or do either of you have another trade? I am afraid having a family member in Oz who is a citizen is of very limited help. It can in some circumstances add some extra points, but also has some negatives. Just a comment on the better life / relative moving back to the UK, it isn't a "better life" just a different one. Hence about half of those that move, return.
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    over 65 & bridging visa

    Yes, and we are assuming the OP is British, so I am assuming you make your clients FULLY aware that reciprocal is not full Medicare by any stretch? I hope you also inform them of the pitfalls of what can happen should they live long enough through the visa processing and in 30 years fail the medical? i hope you also supply the complex financial advice an older person needs prior to such a move?
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    Holiday pay for work for agency

    I would not concentrate on plumbing as it will require some college courses (expensive) and about a year to obtain a state license. If you are hoping to get a second year visa, then I would get your regional work done first. Look at Inge like bar work and restaurants, which can be more lucrative than you might expect as WA has a system of penalty rates which mean work can attract high rates on weekends and things.
  7. If you are a registered migration agent, please put your MARN into your signature all with your contact details.
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    Primary School Teacher

    I am afraid if you want to teach, you must have four years of university education. The only option would be to do an extra year by doing something such as a masters
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    Merry Christmas

    To you, your family and all. Merry Christmas.
  10. There is no gauruntee that any one will get a particular job or type of work. It is impossible to gauruntee that.
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    Moving to WA

    Welcome to the forum I would run your situation past a good registered migration agent. Camilla at http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au is a member of the forum and is well thought of.
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    over 65 & bridging visa

    In theory yes. But. You need to be very clear about how this works. While on a bridging visa, you would have little or no access to state assistance. You would have limited acces to healthcare. Combine this with the fact this visa has a processing time of about 30 years, it means you would be spending all of your older years with limited access to any of the assistance most people rely on in their older years.
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    RRV visa issue

    As ali says, getting a firm offer / contract for the role via the agency would be a good option if they are willing. I am guessing you are aware of the other big issue regarding your wife and first child? That if they did not enter Australia to make first entry within the specified time, their visas would have been cancelled. So, even if you get an rrv they can not travel with you.
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    Advise on plumbing in Perth

    Have you got a visa?
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    189 and 190 Visa invitation

    For a 189, the last minimum points invited were for those on 85 and there were not many of them. For the 190, are you a graduate of West Australia?
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    WA State sponsored graduate?

    Did he complete his masters in WA?
  17. Don't beat yourself up about it. I have seen English teachers fail it! There are resources online to help with preparation
  18. 56 will not even allow you to claim competent English. The department consider a pass for purposes of migration to be 60. To claim any points, you need a minimum of 65 for ten points and 79 for 20 points.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    Furnished rentals are fairly thin on the ground in Oz, it isn't like the UK. Most will be there for short stay / holiday type lets. As a result, there usually expensive compared to longer leases. Generally, people moving over will rent one of these for a month or so while they find a normal unfurnished rental. In the mean time, people will buy some cheap basics to get through the gap between moving into a unfurnished place and their own things arriving. For example, IKEA do a kitchen starter pack which has pretty much everything you need for a very small amount of money. It will be the school summer holidays in January, so that will help with the kids schools, but yes, it should be fine to register them while in short term accommodation
  20. You need to check which list the occupation of social worker is currently on. Look here. Homeaffairs.gov.au If it is on the long term list, then she may be eligible for a 189 visa. This is an independent skilled permanent visa. The issue though is that she will need to carefully calculate points. This is where many people have an issue. Although the technical minimum requirement is 65, in reality, nobody is getting invited with less than 80. This can be very hard to get. If she can, then she needs to obtain a positive skills assessment for her occupation. She will need ILETS and will probably need a maximum score. However, the points system is being tweaked in November. As a result I would stronBly recommend you speak to a good registered migration agent to discuss the options. Camilla who runs http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au/ is very good
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    Primary Teaching question

    Welcome to the forum It is an awkward one. My gut reaction would say no, as they are looking at time spent at degree level or above. But, I would run it past a good migration agent. Camilla at http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au would be a good option. You would also need to look carefully at the points as you wouldn't have any on graduating for experience and while 65 is the minimum, the reality is you may need significantly more.
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    Better to go on UK or Irish passport?

    Points, occupation and and other qualifying factors.
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    Better to go on UK or Irish passport?

    It makes zero difference.
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    Visa 407 and primary school - help!

    It isn't the school that charges, but the state. The current fee is $4000 per year.