Just to let you all know some more about the 495 visa.
After being here a year and thankfully OH found work, my eldest son (17) went back to school. He started a vet course at the school Electrotech (sparkie), only to be told that he can't get an apprenticeship at the end.l We then applied to TAFE, he went for the test, which he passed and then we received the letter asking about our visa. We sent the copy off to them only to be told that he cant get into TAFE for an Electrician or Plumber or any Tradie as WE ARE TEMPORARY .
How bloody frustrating, he is now going back to the UK as he would be nearly 20 by the time we are permanent and he feels he's wasting his life here as he can't get a job as mentioned in a previous post, if you are temporary you don't stand a chance, even more so if you've just left school!!!!!!
I feel that we have let my son down, dragging him half way across the other side of the world away from college at home, his mates, only to be in limbo here!
Now, I am sooooooo upset that we will be without him here just wish things could be different.:(
Just thought I would share this.