I am in the process of getting my skills assessed by the TRA and should have a response in the next couple of weeks, with the recent changes to the MODL I will now have to apply for a 176 visa rather than the 175 visa. My research has led me to thinking there is a lot of aircraft/defence work in the Adelaide area.
I have been employed in the RAF for 22 years as an Aircraft Technician Mechanical after completing a 3 years apprenticeship in the RAF in 1990.
My whole career has been spent maintaining helicopters and I am now looking for anybody that has "contacts" within this field in Adelaide.
If we are successful in the visa application we are lucky in that I will have my RAF pension of around A$ 21k but I would love to find a job before emmigrating. I have e-mailed various companies but do not seem to able to raise a response and wondered if this was to do with the fact that we are so early on in our visa application process. By mid March I fully expect to have my visa application lodged and being on the CSL expect to have a visa by the end of the year.
Can anyone please offer advice or assistance??