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    Guest jen/nee

    Hi Everybody

     

    Yeh another newbie. We are looking to go to aus just in early stages, talking to gomatilda. My husband is a welder by trade and we have been told that we will be able to go the 136 route. Not sure at this moment of where! Adelaide is coming out top but as for the job front their seems to be more in Perth and Brisbane. He has just applied for a job in brisbane which will pay for everything waiting for a reply. Anybody have any answers to whether it should be Adelaide or Brisbane? When I say welder he does off-shore work, pressure vessels that sort of industry. Also like most do we go for an agent or do it for are selfs.

     

    Cheers

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    Guest dglamoore

    Hi

     

    Welcome to the site :lol:

     

    We are off next month and my OH is a metal polisher by trade. We have a friend that has just come back from Adelaide and says there are fabrication shops all over the place :D

     

    We used Go Matilda too and cannot recommend them enough they were fantastic - specially with the TRA! Good Luck

     

    Lisa

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    Guest happy-jools

    Hello and welcome

     

    Wherever you decide hope its the right decision. Adelaide chose us as we only had enough points to get into Adelaide (its a low population or growth area, something like that).

     

    Not looked at any other areas, but Adelaide looks great, and if you do decide to go there, you will make lots of friends on this site who are all off to the same place.

     

    xx :wink:

     

    Julia & Steve

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    Guest jen/nee

    Thanks for your welcome.

     

    We have had an email this morning from a recruitment agency which are phoning use this evening to have a chat. This company are acting for a company who would pay for everything from visas to flight tickets. So fingers crossed.

     

    I would say that our application would be pretty straightforward as my OH has all his trade certs .

     

    Can I ask when you have your medicals what is the sort of things they check for? Do they check your medical records only I had Depression 20yers ago when I got divorced, the reason I ask this is from past experience how it is frowned on.

     

    I wish I was jumping on the plane specially with this weather 8)

     

    Cheers

     

    Jen

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    Guest jen&ian

    Hi

     

    Just wanted to let you know the medicals are no biggie. I got myself in a real flap about them especially as I had heart surgery as a child and my oldest child has a congenital problem with his shoulder. I was convinced they'd be refered.

     

    All they do is take a bit of blood, check reflexes, look in your mouth (God knows what for!) look in your ears, just to make sure they can't see daylight I think :wink: Ask you to read an eyetest chart, have a feel of your tum and send you off for your chest X-ray. No stripping off required :)

     

    I think you'll be fine as your depression was so long ago and was to do with a specific event in your life rather than being a chronic thing.

     

    Anyway I hope this puts your mind at rest a bit, Good luck.

     

    Jen :D

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    Guest jen/nee

    Thanks jen for that. Its put my mind at rest. I have just been on web checking are BMI mine is 19.77 and OH is 27.05 so it looks like we are ok om that one.

     

    When do you go Jen? :D:D

     

    Lisa I like the Web -site . I have just been on the yellow pages site and seeingmy OH Served his time in a Shipyad Adelaide has got a big shipyard so I think it wortha cv going over you never know.

     

    Bye for now :):):)

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    Guest jen&ian

    Hi again Jen,

     

    We are planning on going in October, I would happily get on a plane tommorrow but we need to do some hard saving first as there's 5 of us to get over there and support.

     

    Great name by the way :lol:

     

    Jen.

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    Guest Rachael

    Hi Jen

    My husband is also a welder/fabricator but for stainless steel etc, he currently makes exhaust systems for boats. If you have any companies that you know are looking for welders (and will pay for migration) could you let me know? we too are just starting out, moving to Adelaide and contacting Go Matilda.

    Rachael :D

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    Guest jen/nee

    Yes Jen its a brill name :D:D:D:D

     

    Rachael we have registered with seek.com anything 1 to 19 jobs come threw each day.

     

    We had an agent contact us saying we could be out there in as little as 8 weeks :o:o but it turns out that O/H is over qualified we have decided to go the root of the 136 but if a job offer comes up we will go out on 457 so we wont loose either way . O/H does work for off-shore, defence and petro-chemical industry. We just need to get his City & Guilds part 2 for Shipbuilding. We are lucky we have got his personnel file from his apprentership. The only thing we might have to get is new passports cause they expire in July 2009 .

     

    Also go on Yellowpages.com.au and search for companies that way we are just sending O/H CV everywhere they can either say no or not respond but they might say yes.

     

    Cheers

     

    Jen : :):):):)

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    Hi rachel - welcome to the site......ive just been reading your post about query on medical - as jen said all those things are pretty straight forward, however..........I did have a breast examination and know others that had it as weel - ive had no history whatsoever of breast problems......I think it really depends on what doctor you see.

     

    It was a bit of a shock, as I wasnt expecting it - and I had to strip right down to knickers only....... :oops:

     

     

    ...you'll be fine.

     

    sarahx

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    Guest dp n dd

    Hi Rachael,

     

    just to add to what Sarah said, the chaps also have to

    de-trouser for the 'cough test' - yes, there was 'cupping' :shock:

    unluckily for me i hadn't expected this either and had gone 'commando'

    ... a sheet of paper towel restored eye contact while I was laying on the couch for reflexes etc. :oops: :oops:

    apart from that it was v easy!

     

    Paul n Jeanette

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    Guest dglamoore

    Our meds were much more basic and no removal of clothes involved (thank god :shock: )

     

    We had eyes test, ears checked, height, weight, blood pressure, blood tests, urine test, quick feel round stomach area, no other feeling or cupping involved :roll:

     

    It certainly seems to depend on the doctor but we were happy - the doc was from oz and most of our medical involved chatting and getting tips 8)

     

    Lisa

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    Guest Aussiebound
    Hi Everybody

     

    Yeh another newbie. We are looking to go to aus just in early stages, talking to gomatilda. My husband is a welder by trade and we have been told that we will be able to go the 136 route. Not sure at this moment of where! Adelaide is coming out top but as for the job front their seems to be more in Perth and Brisbane. He has just applied for a job in brisbane which will pay for everything waiting for a reply. Anybody have any answers to whether it should be Adelaide or Brisbane? When I say welder he does off-shore work, pressure vessels that sort of industry. Also like most do we go for an agent or do it for are selfs.

     

    Cheers

     

    Hi Jen

     

    Its Sarah & Neil, been speaking to you through the Brisbane site. How are you getting on, any nearer to deciding where to go?

     

    We just sent off first lot of forms to Go Matilda, nearly ready for TRA application!

     

    Sarah

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    Guest Sue & Ash

    hi jen!

     

    welcome to this site - haha! i am new myself :D

    well, posting anyways, lurking around alot :wink:

     

    we are also at the very beginning and are also like many others it seems with gomatilda!

     

    only yesterday i've sent a huge email to them with all of OH's details (he's an electrician - so we'll go for 136modl ... i think ...)

    and we can't wait to start with the 'actual' TRA!!

     

    fingers crossed

    have you decided yet where to go??

     

    we'll be going to adelaide. mainly because our best friends moved out there 3 years ago and might give us a headstart.

     

    good luck

     

    Susi

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    Guest jen/nee

    Hi Sarah/Sue

     

    No where nearer to where we are going!! But I think we are going solo as we feel ours is pretty striaghtforward and we could save all that money. Just waiting on the one city & guild certificate have everthing else the main thing we needed was my O/H indentures which we have now found yiphee.. :) We are going the route of a 136 visas but applying for jobs so if we got an offer we could go on a 457 and complete the 136 in Australia. We just need the TRA now so not far off getting that sorted. Think we have got a solicitor that works in house for my O/H campany who can certify everything at no cost which would be fab. Did ring the magistrates courts in Chester and they Charge a fee of £85 , but if we weren't paying an agent it would be worth it just to make an appointment and it all be done.

     

    Just wish we had TRA then their are loads of jobs he could apply for. Watch this space hence that is why we are not quite sure where to go.

     

    Jen :):):)

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