congtatulations thats the worse bit over,we have done it ourselves got sponsered by SA as well,we sent of visa in december now just waiting,we have done it ourselves and with help from the forums so if you need any help just ask.good luck.
thanks guys n good luck, will definetely be in touch, what is your trade, I'm a sheet metal worker
Cheers Dave n Sue
Thanks for your reply. Im a Company Secretary / Office Manager, boring stuff really just accounts, payroll admin etc although not really looking for too much work for myself (well thats the plan until i see a house out of our price range). OT is an Electrical Installations Engineer (Npower for 17 years) but has recently started working for SKY in UK (Foxel in Oz as owned by same company) and loves it and wants to do same in Oz. To be honest its all big TV's, surround sound and lots of sport but thats men and their toys. We are just starting out the process, how are you doing.
we decided to look at a move to Oz last September, been to exhibition in York, got loads of ideas, sent of TRA in January, just got my successful assessment back & are over the moon, will now apply for state sponsorship on line before the weekend is over, we are taking a bit of a gamble doing all ourselves, but the money we are saving by not using an agent is worth the gamble, & there is loads of friendly people on here who can offer good advice, need to get things sorted by April this year as I'm 45 & thats the cut off age.
Good luck Dave n Sue