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Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by les1210, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. les1210

    les1210 Guest

    hi everyone

    my name is les my partners name is emma and we are wanting to find out what are our propests are in finding employment in brisbane, my partner is a registered nurse and iam a painter and decorator, my partner is working towards her degree and is a sister chest pain assement nurse ,i have my nvq3 advance and iam in the process of getting my nvq3 in supervision/supervisor, health and saftey management card and various security passes for milatary police and rail pases i class myself as highly qualified tradesman with 20 years experience in construction,proffesonal client work including well known proffesonal football stars,i have experience in local athoraties work milatary/police and industrial sprayer, i am only 3 in my area of 200 miles who s a showhome decorator,
    although my partner and have a ggod way of life and job propects we feel it s time we live and work instead of work to live emma and i are very hard working and would love to find a sponsor so we can live are dream
  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Les, Emma,

    I am not an expert on visas but I will give you my thoughts with my limited knowledge.

    Emma as a trained nurse will get a visa much faster than you, if she contacted the hospitals in the area she may find she could get sponsored to work here and that would speed up your application.

    I believe that Queensland have removed painter and decorator from their list for sponsorship. You would also have to get your qualifications verified and get an assessment.

    There are a lot of changes going on at the moment and no one really knows where painters will come in the general scheme of things when the new lists are produced.

    Your fastest and most secure route would probably be Emma applying for the visa and you coming as her partner. Emma would get work quite easily.

    I would suggest you contact an agent, most will give you a 15 min phone call interview to advise on the best route to take. "Go Matilda" and "Visa Bureau" are very well recommended and you can do online assessments and then they phone you to have a chat. You do not have to use an agent but there is no harm letting them suggest the best route for you to take.

    I hope this helps, hopefully someone with more knowledge of these visas may come on to offer more advice.
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya Les
    Colin is probably right, Emma should be able to get a visa on her skills, lots of nurses are the main applicant on their familys visa's.

    I know a few painters out here and all have found work ok, although most new houses are spray painted so their work has tended be painting the outside of schools, business etc

    Good Luck with everything
    Cal x

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