Does anyone have any advice for people that want to move does not have a trade that Auz want, family there but in NSW so unable to sponsor us, very hard working family, despaerately trying to find a way to a better life. ANY assistance greatly received. When i say no trade, my husband is an ex bt engineer, but has not done this for 5 years now so would not be able to use this as i beleive you need to be doing the job now?
Last edited by doogie1; 22-08-2008 at 08:19 PM.
Originally Posted by doogie1
the only thing I can think of... check the list of jobs that they do require and train up on one of them. I "think" you may have to work a minimum of 3 years in any occupation..but please don't quote me. So say..you picked "hairdressing"..trained up ..although I have no idea how long that takes...but could you possibly be training at the same time as sweeping up hair in a salon but the address, business, looks like you're working there, although technically you are working there but you're still training at college?
This is just an example..there maybe many many jobs that you would be more suited to.
Also..another way would be to fly over, try and get a job and the company then sponsor you. Risky..but could be done.
These are the only two that I can think of..but there's probably more ways than this..sure folk that know will post.
Best of luck with it all.
Last edited by rockpool crab; 22-08-2008 at 08:03 PM.
Thanks for that, when i say no trades, my husband is a ex BT engineer but because only did this for 4 years and not done the job for 5 years, unable to use, i am 42 so will not have time to retrain, looked at this route, but thanks for help.
Originally Posted by doogie1
Could your husband, based on his experience as a BT engineer look and see if there are jobs available on any of the reputable recruitment agencies..if it looks hopeful..fly over..try and get a job... and there you have it? (I know I'm simplyfing but some folk manage this)
They do say that Ozzies are 10 years behind in our technology so the fact that your OH has been out that arena for 5 years might be ok.I know I would try it. Whats the worst than can happen..you spent the price of a holiday to achieve a live changing ambition. I reckon it's worthwile.
How old is Hubby and what is his current occupation, please?
My husband will be 42 in october, he is currently in warehouse, about to be made up to warehouse manager?
I think this is a long shot but as you haven't got any short shots, I'd do a bit of research.
The full ASCO Code is a gruesome document but it is the authoritative document for this purpose, and it is here:
The Code is divided into 9 Major Groups, so if the Code Number for the occupation begins with 6, it is a Group 6 occupation. The Page Index is at the back of the document and the page numbering is weird. The actual pages seem to be about 10 feet long. Therefore the pdf page number does not correspond with the page number in the Code itself. The Code's own page numbering is on the bottom right of each page.
You need to fish through the Code and find Hubby's occupation and the Code Number for it. Trust me, lass! Furniture Removalist is in there (and Grave Robber might be as well) so Hubby is definitely in there somewhere! I've never seen such a daft document as that Code and I dread to think what it must have cost to produce it, but hey ho!
If Hubby's occupation is within Major Groups 1-4 then you are in with a pretty reasonable chance of an employer-sponsored visa, particularly if your would be employer is in South Australia or Tasmania.
If Hubby is within Major Groups 5-7, employer-sponsored migration is still theoretically possible though harder to organise because the proposal would have to go through the Regional Certifying Body. It is often difficult (impossible?) to convince the RCB that a suitably qualified and experienced local candidate cannot be found to fill the vacancy.
However before we get too bogged down, please find Hubby in the ASCO Code (you will need to use lateral thinking - try Supervisors) and tell me what his job-title and Code number would be, please.
If this idea is not a goer, a Student Visa might be provided that you could afford it. Have you considered that possibility at all?