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Hi Mark, my partner and I are looking to emigrate to Oz with our 2 young children. My partner is 43 and a nurse. Which visa would you recommend? What is the quickest route.. skilled visa or sponsorship? If she applies for the skilled visa can she try applying for sponsored jobs while waiting for visa to process?

Also I have been applying online for sponsored positions with not much luck. I am a mechanical fitter and specialise in pumps. I’m 45 so too old for skilled visa. I was wondering if I need to get my skills assessed by vet assess to apply for jobs? Would having a certificate III make me more successful in applying for jobs? And do I need this to work in Australia? 

I would appreciate any advice you could give me.

 

thanks in advance.

Ray

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Posted : January 31, 2020 11:47 pm
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Welcome, Ray. It's great to have you here with us. 🖐️ 

Posted by: @raymond-mccraw

Hi Mark, my partner and I are looking to emigrate to Oz with our 2 young children. My partner is 43 and a nurse. Which visa would you recommend?

Difficult to suggest from this info Ray. The 189 Visa is always preferred if you have sufficient points as you can move to Australia independently of a job. This gives you maximum flexibility which makes this Visa a popular choice.

A couple of  resources:

Points Calculator: https://gettingdownunder.com/australian-migration-points-calculator/  

More info on the 189 Visa on the Australian Migration Website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189  

Posted by: @raymond-mccraw

Also I have been applying online for sponsored positions with not much luck. I am a mechanical fitter and specialise in pumps. I’m 45 so too old for skilled visa. I was wondering if I need to get my skills assessed by vet assess to apply for jobs?

Depends which country you are applying from. Most sponsored jobs do not require a skills assessment. 

 

Posted by: @raymond-mccraw

If she applies for the skilled visa can she try applying for sponsored jobs while waiting for visa to process?

Yes, once you have registered an expression of interest, you can continue to look for sponsored opportunities. On the subject of sponsored opps, also make sure you have registered for job alerts here so we can notify you when a job matching your criteria is posted :) 

https://gettingdownunder.com/job-alerts-now-available/

Hope this helps

Mark 

 

 

 

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