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Discussion in 'North & Far North QLD' started by Honey2007, May 26, 2014.

  1. Honey2007

    Honey2007 Guest

    Hi to all you brits down under,
    This is my first post, and i need your help, so here is our story..............
    My husband has 8 years experience in the painting/decorating/maintenance sector. He has not been in this trade for the last 5 years, but has just returned to it this month. He has no formal qualifications, just on the job experience/client testimonials/tax records to back up his years in the trade. I am studying for a level 3 diploma in early years teaching, and will be qualified in feb 2015 with 2 years experience. We are looking to emigrate to the cairns area, Queensland, as my sister has been there 8 years now, and we would like to move near her if possible. We have twin daughters age 7.
    I know we can get my husbands skills assesed, but how long does he need to be working in the trade before we can apply for a visa? and does he have enough years experience?
    I am being told lots of different information, and not sure which is correct.
    I know i cannot use my qualification (once qualified), as this is not on skills list, which is a shame as there is a shortage or early years workers in the QLD area.
    Any help in this matter would be very much appreciated!
    Lorraine x
     

  2. Keith & Linda

    Keith & Linda Member

    Hi Lorraine, sorry I can't really help with your questions, but if you post them on the sister site of Poms in oz, there are plenty if nice helpful folk on there whom can give you good advice.
    Good luck
     
  3. Honey2007

    Honey2007 Guest

    Hi Keith & Linda
    Thank you for your reply.......................I have posted this question on sister site, hopefully there will be someone out there who can give us some answers.
    Are you guys in OZ? If so, what part and for how long? Love hearing people's stories and how they are finding life down under. Want my girls t experience a healthy lifestyle in beautiful surroundings

    Lorraine
     

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