Hello LittleMissWildChild, I just read your post. European qualifications don't count in Australia very much. If you don't have an 'Aussie certificate' don't expect too much, Australians don't care about British certificates. Only if it's a high demand area, for example motor mechanic, diesel mechanic, nurse or doctor, they take you on here for a good salary. My hubby also was underpaid and now they made him redundant due to recession in the automotive industry. I have a job which is at least one income, but one of us is searching for a job since we arrived 15 months ago.