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Old Mar 28th 2014, 10:57 am
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Just looking for some advice, I am presently a detective with the London Met , I have over 14 years in the job and 7 as a detective. I would like to move to Australia to work . I have looked up the requirements for the WA Police and I do not qualify because I have over 10 years experience . Does anyone know if exceptions can be made to this rule ?
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Morning Goldfish

From what i have read on here with other peoples experiences, WaPol are very strict on entry requirements and won't accept anyone with 10 years and 1 day in the job.

Sorry mate
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Hi , thanks for taking the time to reply, that's what I thought myself.looks like I am stuck here !
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Only one thing for it . . .Marry an Aussie
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Just looking for some advice, I am presently a detective with the London Met , I have over 14 years in the job and 7 as a detective. I would like to move to Australia to work . I have looked up the requirements for the WA Police and I do not qualify because I have over 10 years experience . Does anyone know if exceptions can be made to this rule ?
Sorry mate, they will not bend at this current time, it was maximum of 7 years previously, and got bumped up to 10 last time around. They have been clear they will not consider anything more than their cut off. Unfair I know, but they can at this time afford to be very selective.
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Last summer the top cut off was 10 years. They then got rid of it. Depending on the level of applications, they may well do the same again so just keep an eye on StepForward for developments.
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Thanks , I will keep checking , fingers crossed!
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Obviously I don't know your exact circumstances but last time I applied before pulling out there were people going through the process who's husbands / wives had too much service and the advice from wapol was that once the person who is eligible gets in and goes to oz the other person could apply once a resident of oz so if your partner or wife has less service and can go through the process all may not be lost..
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I've not started a new thread as the title of one may cover it. So here goes. I've just been knocked back from the latest WAPol campaign, failing to get through the paper sift. I've just shy of ten years in the job, and although in a "specialist" post for the past seven, all of my service has been frontline, operational, uniformed policing. Even if recruiting again next year, given the service parameters currently specified, I'd be over the ten year point so unlikely to be able to submit an application.
And now to the point. My other half is a midwife. From researching, it's feasible we may be eligible to emigrate on a 189 visa with her being the main applicant. If so, it would be my intention to apply through lateral entry.
Now.... Anybody else gone down this route who might offer advice or guidance? I've a number of thoughts with regards this route. If I've been knocked back at such an early stage of the transitional application, is it likely this will have any bearing should I apply through the lateral transfer? Are there any service length restrictions or current role/experience issues if applying through the lateral transfer route?
My main concern I suppose would be making the jump having resigned at this end, finding alternative employment while going through the process in Australia, and the possibility of not getting though as a lateral transferee having made the leap.
Any words of wisdom, guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I've not started a new thread as the title of one may cover it. So here goes. I've just been knocked back from the latest WAPol campaign, failing to get through the paper sift. I've just shy of ten years in the job, and although in a "specialist" post for the past seven, all of my service has been frontline, operational, uniformed policing. Even if recruiting again next year, given the service parameters currently specified, I'd be over the ten year point so unlikely to be able to submit an application.
And now to the point. My other half is a midwife. From researching, it's feasible we may be eligible to emigrate on a 189 visa with her being the main applicant. If so, it would be my intention to apply through lateral entry.
Now.... Anybody else gone down this route who might offer advice or guidance? I've a number of thoughts with regards this route. If I've been knocked back at such an early stage of the transitional application, is it likely this will have any bearing should I apply through the lateral transfer? Are there any service length restrictions or current role/experience issues if applying through the lateral transfer route?
My main concern I suppose would be making the jump having resigned at this end, finding alternative employment while going through the process in Australia, and the possibility of not getting though as a lateral transferee having made the leap.
Any words of wisdom, guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
It will be a lot easier if you have a permanent visa, they do not tend to be as rigorous on lateral entry, and will from what I know give you a good go at applying if you have more than 10years service. I think it is something to do with the labour agreement they have with Immigration that limits them to this during the UK recruitment. Have a look at their website and to be extra sure drop them an email and ask the question.
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Originally Posted by foggy balla View Post
I've not started a new thread as the title of one may cover it. So here goes. I've just been knocked back from the latest WAPol campaign, failing to get through the paper sift. I've just shy of ten years in the job, and although in a "specialist" post for the past seven, all of my service has been frontline, operational, uniformed policing. Even if recruiting again next year, given the service parameters currently specified, I'd be over the ten year point so unlikely to be able to submit an application.
And now to the point. My other half is a midwife. From researching, it's feasible we may be eligible to emigrate on a 189 visa with her being the main applicant. If so, it would be my intention to apply through lateral entry.
Now.... Anybody else gone down this route who might offer advice or guidance? I've a number of thoughts with regards this route. If I've been knocked back at such an early stage of the transitional application, is it likely this will have any bearing should I apply through the lateral transfer? Are there any service length restrictions or current role/experience issues if applying through the lateral transfer route?
My main concern I suppose would be making the jump having resigned at this end, finding alternative employment while going through the process in Australia, and the possibility of not getting though as a lateral transferee having made the leap.
Any words of wisdom, guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Mate, I doubt you would have many problems getting in once you have PR.

That said, depending on when you applied/ were accepted, they may not be running transitional courses, so there would be the possibility that you would have to do the full (6 month recruits course)not entirely a bad thing........

And if you did end up doing the recruit course, you'd still get your prior service recognised once out on the track
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Originally Posted by foggy balla View Post
I've not started a new thread as the title of one may cover it. So here goes. I've just been knocked back from the latest WAPol campaign, failing to get through the paper sift. I've just shy of ten years in the job, and although in a "specialist" post for the past seven, all of my service has been frontline, operational, uniformed policing. Even if recruiting again next year, given the service parameters currently specified, I'd be over the ten year point so unlikely to be able to submit an application.
And now to the point. My other half is a midwife. From researching, it's feasible we may be eligible to emigrate on a 189 visa with her being the main applicant. If so, it would be my intention to apply through lateral entry.
Now.... Anybody else gone down this route who might offer advice or guidance? I've a number of thoughts with regards this route. If I've been knocked back at such an early stage of the transitional application, is it likely this will have any bearing should I apply through the lateral transfer? Are there any service length restrictions or current role/experience issues if applying through the lateral transfer route?
My main concern I suppose would be making the jump having resigned at this end, finding alternative employment while going through the process in Australia, and the possibility of not getting though as a lateral transferee having made the leap.
Any words of wisdom, guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Graduates from Germany, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, have done just that.

You may be able to join via Interstate transition since you have been in the job for around 10 years but you have to be a Australian Citizen

http://www.stepforward.wa.gov.au/how...tate-transfer/

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Graduates from Germany, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, have done just that.

You may be able to join via Interstate transition since you have been in the job for around 10 years but you have to be a Australian Citizen

http://www.stepforward.wa.gov.au/how...tate-transfer/
Not according to the link

1.To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:
•be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
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Not according to the link
That is correct you don't need citizenship, permanent residency will suffice (no other type of vise e.g 457 etc).
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I've gone through the process on a spouse visa. There are no restrictions as to age or length of service on the Lateral ( or Interstate as they call it now) entry stream. I'm 44 with 21 years service and neither have been raised as an issue.

Although my wife's an Ozzie, she's also a midwife too. They seem to always be looking out for them. Check out some of the other threads on here. I'd say it's your passport to the sun!
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