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Thanks for the replies everyone. To be honest I dont think we will be able to do a reccie. Sidestep, My current job title was Systems Administration but was changed to IT Operations Analyst. I've looked on the SNOL list and theres definately one on there which matches the description of what I do. I've worked for the same company for 7 years and I havent got any qualifications in IT but that's a whole other post!
Hope that fiver's sterling and not them Aussie $$s
As others have mentioned about reccie and other preparations, I will stick my neck out to give you my assesment based on what you have written.
If I were you, I would not consider going at this stage, based on (1) child care (2) your and your husband qualifications.
1. Child Care. Me and my wife work in childcare at the moment. I was a journalist with 20 years experience and she was a secondary school teaching assistant back in the UK before we moved. Child care is expensive here, especially if you have to pay full time. Depending on the visa (if you get a permanent one where you could get some benefit, the child care cost should be high in the agenda. These will be eased when the children are older and go to school.
2. Job qualifications. Adelaide is not that big town, so consequently, jobs are limited, and here you will be competing againts migrant from other countries as well. Without qualifications, I would think will be more difficult to convince the employer to pick you, not other people. I had a friend in Sydney who came and needed to "force" the employer to test her for her skill. Only after doing that, they employed her. But stories about no response from hundred of application being sent out are common.
I gather you and your husband are still young.. So probably still enough time to equip yourself with qualifications.. Eventhough, that is also not a guarantee but hopefully will make life a little bit easier..
People often say that they were willing to take any job. I was in the same boat before I came, even tough I have more qualifications. I was once a senior journalist with a salary nearly 100 k $. But when I applied to be a trolley pusher for Woolies, they did not response..
Vetassess passed: 28 March 2008
VISA 475 GRANTED: 15/05/09
Permanent resident: Dec 2012
Previously lived in Campbelltown, since October 2013 moved to Melbourne, but still loves Adelaide.
Fantastic answer Tyke, I think you hit the nail on the head & answered a few questions for many others too, myself included!
Its great to see people like you who have been, there done that & are still interested in this forum & helping others, its much appreciated.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending"
ANMAC assessment submitted 2/2/12 received 19/4/12. Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa applied 12/9/11 granted 2/11/12. AHPRA registration applied 18/5/13 eligibility received 12/7/13. 3 week visa validation & research visit 21/9/13. Leave one way to Adelaide 23/02/14!!!! Start new job 24/03/14!!!
Your compliment means a lot to me.
To be honest I can't seem to shake it off and could not stop if I tried now
I spent a while yesterday discussing this forum and the current issues when I really did not to.
Even the local paper calls me for any good stories abut folk moving over here - I am doomed!
One wish is that more of the older posters would just pop back in and report what they are up to now