Hello I'm new to Poms in Adelaide. I've been a member of Poms in Oz for a little while, however having been to the Down Under Live Seminar in Leeds this weekend; plans have changed. Originally I thought we had enough points for a 175, turns out we don't unless OH does an English exam, which he knows he wouldn't pass, not sure I would either to be honest! So State Sponsorship it is... We had always planned on Melbourne; however Victoria does not sponsor Landscape Gardeners. Our options are WA & SA. Due to the nature of the work my OH will be doing i.e. outside manual labour, he is opting for SA, i.e. Adelaide as the weather won't be as hot or as wet.
Does anybody know what the general timescale of SS to SA is? My OH also has to obtain an AQF III, providing we get the first part of that off this week, does anyone have any idea how long that process takes. We were informed at the seminar that the "changes" will be announced at the end of April, taking effect from the 1st July. Does anyone have an opinion on whether or not if our application has not reached visa process status by then; is Landscape Gardener likely to remain on the State sponsor list for SA?
Little bit of info about us. I am 28. OH 27. He is a Landscape Gardener & owns his own business & my job title is an Office Manger in a Commercial agent. We're engaged getting married in Sep '10. We have no children. We met in Perth 7 years. We've travelled all over Oz, with the exception of SA funnily enough!
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.