Well, we're moving out to Adelaide in July. We'll have six months of accommodation paid for and are coming with enough money to last us for four months from touchdown before we'll have nothing! If we can sell our UK property in time, we'll have about nine-twelve months before we're penniless!
I've budgeted myself and my partner getting minimum wage jobs as a worst case scenario.
She's a Secondary School Teacher and I am a Financial Planner in the UK. She wants to continue being a teacher, and we have applied for the Skills Assessment with the TRB and have booked the Mandatory Notification Training for shortly after we arrive.
So now my questions:
1) Is TRT work relatively easy to come by? Are people working for five days a week, four days or one day on average? There seems to be a real difference of information on other posts - some who've gone into contracts straight away, others that are saying they only earn $100 a day - which I don't understand as the Government rate is $330 a day?
2) I've go to do the Diploma in Financial Planning to have equivalent qualifications in SA. I'm thinking about a change of pace and would love to work for the South Australian Police Department. THe physical tests won't be a problem, and I know they're recruiting, but I don't know what the chances of success are? I'm unsure whether to do these swap over exams to take my UK Finance Qualification over or not?
So that's us! Just worried about the odds of finding any work in the first four months that pays us around $4000 a month combined so we can live (barely), and then concerned about the career aspect second really. Willing to do anything initially as long as it pays the bills.
Thanks for your time guys!