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    Hi, Im new here. Just looking for advice and information regarding emigrating to Perth.

    Im married with 5 children, im just about to finish my Nursing Degree and my Husband is due to start PGCE in September. We are hoping to move over to Perth at the end of next year. Were going out there in Feb to setup bank accounts and looking into schools.

    Ive been looking into using a migration agent as think it will just make the whole process easier.

    If you have any reccomendations or advice I will gladly accept.

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    Personally, I wouldn't set anything up until you have your visa in your hand.  Nursing used to be one of those jobs that you could walk right into but currently that's not the case, there aren't as many jobs being advertised and with 5 universities in Perth (each with their own nursing programmes) there will be a lot of graduates going for similar positions.  Schools operate catchment areas

    Camilla from New Life Down Under is very helpful to our members and posts consistently on the forum if you're thinking of using a migration agent.  There have been some major changes to the lists and sponsorship etc., and it's wise I think to get some expert advice.  Depending on the visa you come on will if you attract additional school fees (e.g. with 457).

     

    Good luck with the process, you'll find the members here very helpful

     

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    Hi and welcome. 

    As Ali has said, I wouldn't do anything until you have a visa. Also, once you have a visa you either need to make the move or make a visit within 12 months of medicals or police checks, which ever is the earlier. 

    What is your husband training to teach?

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    Thanks for the advice guys, think we will make sure we have the visa before we do anything drastic. Im going to be working in ICU asa Critical Care Nurse, not sure if there are more opportunities with this speciality.

    My husband is training to teach Art and Design with amain focus on Photography. But to be honest he will work and do anything once we are there. :)

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    I think your husband will struggle to get a teaching role in that. About the only subjects in any demand are maths and science and often that needs working in more challenging schools to start. 

    Pas a newly qualified nurse, you will have to accept what ever you can get. WA is in recession and that means the government is broke - it spent like a drunk teen during the boom, and is now paying the price. 

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    We moved out here last Nov - I'm a primary teacher with 16yrs experience but can't get a teaching job in a school. I'm currently teaching at a daycare centre but I'm having to do a course to meet Australian standards. It's strange because our 189 visa was granted on my early years teaching!

    We have 3 children and that side of it has been really tricky settling them into school.

    If you can afford to come over first to do a reccy I'd advise it.

    Good luck

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