Mazza227

Hello

    Recommended Posts

    Hi, I've been advised to come on to this site by a friend who relocated to Adelaide earlier this year. We are just thinking seriously (after years of thinking about it!) about moving to Adelaide area. We filled in the form to work out points, but there was not a section for filling in regarding self employed people. My husband is a painter/decorator which is on the skills list but he is self employed. I am a part time office worker and do the school runs for our 2 girls!

     

    My husband is 42 so we need to get moving pretty quickly before he gets to 44 or I believe it becomes much harder.

     

    So if anybody has any advise regarding self employed people coming over, then it will be very welcome. He is actually thinking of trying to find a job for a company to start with as it's hard to build up clients in a new area etc.

    I will go now and have a look at the other forums to see what info I can find out:huh:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Welcome to the forum.

    It makes no difference if he is self employed or not, it just means he has to get slightly different evidence for the skills assessments.

     

    Good luck. :-)

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Great thanks. Can i ask what he would need to do skills wise? Would he need qualifications to be accepted as he doesn't? Just years of experience! I've read about a white card and ABN? Is that something he needs and how would he get them please?

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Look up the code for his job and it should tell you who the assessing body is. They have different requirements for each body. It will probably be trades recognition australia. They should be able to tell you if they need a qualification.

     

    Abn and white cards don't come in until you get here.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I can out to Australia being self employed in the UK and I had to prove my company by the means of statuatory declarations, references from several customers and enclose my tax returns for several years prior to moving out !!

    I have several friends out here that are Painter and Decorators so could point you in there direction for help and advise.

    I noticed the other day an advert on here for Painters.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thank you, he will only have 3 years tax returns as he was employed before that, but getting those is not a problem, references also will be fine.

    Did you carry on being self employed when you went out there, or did you work for someone to start with? I think that is what he is thinking of doing whilst we get the hang of how things work out there etc.

    Any help from your friends though would be much appreciated though please, we are very new to it so need to get as much advise as possible :smile:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now