Wow, time to start thinking about this seriously!
After a half hearted application we employed an agent who tweeked my Vetassess application and within 2 weeks of payment being taken by Vetassess, my skills have been assessed and passed!. We are applying for residency (old 175) so expected the application to be hard work however thus far, no issues. Now for visa application (expression of interest), police checks and medicals and then fingers crossed! Hopefully in 12 months we should be booked to validate the visa and visit friends then start the job search.