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    Hi we are seriously considering the big move to Perth. We hope to succeed via the skills select list. Can anyone point us in the right direction recommending agents, shipping companies etc. Are the any links for costs, living, rental costs etc. Any advice of mortgage,land buying. We are a family of 4 and I am a painter and decorator as well as a plasterer.

    Any info would be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance

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    The first thing. Visas, as everything else is academic until you know you qualify for a visa. 

    So, fist trade. The two you mention are very different and would be assessed totally differently. Which do you have a trade qualification in and what qualification? How much experience do you have? How old are you? Do you or any of the family have any major health issues? 

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    19 minutes ago, verystormy said:

    The first thing. Visas, as everything else is academic until you know you qualify for a visa. 

    So, fist trade. The two you mention are very different and would be assessed totally differently. Which do you have a trade qualification in and what qualification? How much experience do you have? How old are you? Do you or any of the family have any major health issues? 

    Hi I am a painter and decorator, 37 years old with over 15 years experience but no official qualifications. None of my family have any health issues and not sure if this is relevant but all my partners family already live in Perth.

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    The lack of formal qualification is going to be the issue. It won't necessarily be a bar, but will cause complications in passing the skills assessment. As a result, you will need professional help from a good agent as you will need to go through some extra hoops. Normally, a person does a skills assessment by providing the assessing body copies of qualification and evidence of experience and potentially practical assessment. But, in your case you will need to be assessed by what is known as RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). The unfortunate flip side being they will deduct a fair bit of your experience for what you can claim for points, usually about eight years, meaning you can only then claim seven years experience which may reduce the points available to you - you need at least 60, but the more the better as at the moment nobody is being invited with less than 70. 

    So, my advice would be to contact a good migration agent. Camilla is one who helps on the forum and I would recommend. He contact details are http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au

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